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South Africa court suspends Shell seismic study plan

South Africa court suspends Shell seismic study plan

A South African court on Tuesday blocked Shell from using seismic waves to explore for oil and gas in the Indian Ocean, in a victory for environmentalists worried about the impact on whales and other species. Backing a suit filed by conservationists, the High Court in the Eastern Cape town of Makhanda ruled that Shell…

‘Odette’ weakens, heads to Palawan for another landfall –

‘Odette’ weakens, heads to Palawan for another landfall –

Photo taken from Sitio Bulay, Cansumalig, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Photo by Rey Tribajo TYPHOON “Odette” has weakened after battering Visayas and Mindanao but the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said it may make its final landfall in Palawan later on Friday.As of 4 a.m., Odette was spotted 75 kilometers southwest of…

Oil, gas firms give more cash to Democrats resisting carbon fees

Oil, gas firms give more cash to Democrats resisting carbon fees

Oil and gas interests this Congress have increased their giving to House Democrats who have worked to stop or weaken restrictions and fees their party’s $2.2 trillion climate and social spending bill would place on their industry, according to an analysis of campaign contributions.Using lists and federal data compiled by nonpartisan watchdog OpenSecrets of the biggest…

Oil demand, climate change clash in California pipeline plan

Oil demand, climate change clash in California pipeline plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that was shut down in 2015 after causing California’s worst coastal spill in 25 years is inching though a government review, even as the state moves toward banning gas-powered vehicles and oil drilling.Consideration of the $300 million proposal by Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline…