Jan 2020 – National News

Exporting natural gas creates carbon footprint rivaling that of coal, data shows

New York Won’t Appeal its Defeat in Exxon Climate Trial

Train safety investigator wants RCMP to probe fatal CP mountain crash

$15 Billion Oil Sands Project Might Not Go Ahead Even If Trudeau Approves It

Why Angry Alberta Landowners Want To Cut Off Power To Oil Drilling Sites

Low-Carbon Projects Are A Priority For Oil Companies In 2020

Canada’s Oil Sands Investment To Rise For The First Time Since 2014

Behind Closed Doors: Big Oil Talks Broader Emission Cuts

In Pennsylvania, poll finds registered voters split on whether to ban fracking

Trump administration OKs Keystone XL oil sands pipeline on federal land

Brunell: 2020 brings new sulfur oil mandate

Tribe members discuss best practices to clean up oil spills

Opponents inch closer to filing lawsuit over Port of Brownsville LNG terminal

Cheap Natural Gas Could Add 500 Million Tons to U.S. Emissions

What’s next for the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota

Regulators revisit environmental review for Line 3 pipeline

Alaska attorney seeks changes to state oil tax structure

Judge dismisses final charge against man in pipeline protest

North Dakota signals no new conditions on pipeline expansion

John Garamendi introduces crude-by-rail safety bill

U.S. states oppose LNG transport by rail

U.S. natural gas exports to grow with new LNG capacity start-ups

California City Bans Coal, Blocking Key Export Route to Asia

Big Setback for Utah Mines as Port City Bans Coal

Washington Might Compromise On Fuel Economy Standards Rollback

Indiana Utilities Would Be Prevented From Shutting Down Coal-Fired Plants Under New Bill

Louisiana appeals court hears arguments in pipeline lawsuit

Fewer visual track inspections by BNSF means rail safety ‘Russian roulette,’ union says

White House update of key environmental law would exclude climate change

Letter: Many questions still exist about utility (NY)

Letter: National Grid, stop pushing the pipeline (NY)

Michigan seeks extensive records about underwater oil pipes

Pennsylvania orders gas well plugged in fight over methane

Pipeline leaks oilfield wastewater near Canadian border

Connelly: A Trump assault on America’s bedrock environmental law

Trump proposes change to environmental rules to speed up highway projects, pipelines and more

Trump proposes sweeping rollback of environmental oversight

Enbridge withdraws application for Texas COLT offshore crude oil export terminal

Richmond bans coal, joining West Coast cities blocking export route to Asia

15 States Oppose Trump Plan to Allow LNG Shipments by Rail

Trump Looks To Speed Up Oil Pipeline Permits By Dropping Climate Reviews

North America Leads Global Crude Oil Pipeline Additions

Sabine Pass LNG project makes progress

Adirondack counties battling over future of rail lines

Kentucky miners block coal train over missed paychecks

Kentucky coal miners remain on tracks blocking coal shipment

Newly formed Houston pipeline company lands $400 million in financing

4 activists arrested trying to block coal-carrying train

Kinder Morgan sends out first export cargo from Elba Island LNG

Port Arthur LNG takes step forward with Saudi support

Jan 2020 – PNW News

Marathon drops plan to export xylene

Energy firm withdraws permit application for Oregon pipeline

Lawsuit planned to stop Idaho-Wyoming natural gas pipeline

Trans Mountain Expansion Scores Big Win In Court

Is Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project stalled? Energy firm withdraws permit application.

New argument complicates Millennium’s return to court

Support grows for questions on methanol plant permit

NOAA issues opinion on Jordan Cove plan

Oregon regulators reject request for LNG project permit extension

State Sen. Braun knocks Inslee’s clean fuels plan, opposition to methanol project

State regulators reject request for permit extension from Jordan Cove LNG project

Facing denial, Jordan Cove LNG project withdraws application for key state permit

A big oil pipeline heads our way: Canada’s high court rebuffs B.C.

Energy firm withdraws permit application for Oregon pipeline

Work On Controversial Coastal GasLink Pipeline To Continue

LISTEN IN: What 2020 will mean for the Thin Green Line

Shell Is Selling Washington Refinery

Crews working to remove derailed BNSF train leaking fuel into Kootenai River

Alex Ramel: Bellingham green activist is new state legislator

NOAA: Minimal impact on wildlife in proposed gas project

Puget LNG to provide LNG fuel to Potelco, InfraSource vehicles

Puget LNG joins SGMF

Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests

Work must stop on Trans Mountain, Site C, LNG pipeline until First Nations approval, UN committee says

Pro-LNG first nation hoping for a quick resolution to stand off between Wet’suwet’en and Coastal Gaslink

Top 5 topics from Sen. Wyden’s town hall in Eugene

Trans Mountain Expansion Scores Big Win In Court

Letters to The Province, Jan. 13, 2020: New and sustainable economy will result from transformation to clean energy

B.C. human rights commissioner calls on Canada to stop eviction of Wet’suwet’en people in pipeline standoff

Proposed Pioneer Square cruise terminal could help businesses, harm environment

Dec 2019 – National News

2019 was the year that Fracking fell apart

Canadian crude-by-rail shipments ready to surge, spurring new investment

Oil tax hike may imperil Alaskan ‘renaissance,’ governor says

Protester repeatedly stop train carrying coal to power plant

State, tribe to develop Dakota Access pipeline spill plan

A Major but Little-Known Supporter of Climate Denial: Freight Railroads

Record FELA Sanctions and Verdict Awards Upheld For ‘Pervasive’ Discovery Misconduct Against BNSF

Hennepin County jury awards $15 million to rail worker who inhaled noxious fumes

‘All I could see was flames’: Sask. crude oil train derailment fills sky with smoke, fire

Sask. First Nation concerned about massive oil leak from train derailment

Permian Basin gas could help fuel natural gas-to-gasoline plant

State must do much more to get off fossil fuels (NY)

Video: Huge CP Oil Train Inferno in rural Saskatchewan

ConocoPhillips owned oil on train that derailed in Sask., leaked 1.5M litres

Sask Oil Train: 33 cars derailed, and 19 of those spilled essentially their entire contents

Goldman Sachs will not finance oil drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge

U.S. rail carrier reportedly cracked down on same retrofitted tank type involved in fiery Sask. derailment

Derailed Sask. CP train leaked more than 6 times the amount of oil than 2016 Husky pipeline spill

Report cites TPC Group for unauthorized butadiene release in 2018

Derailed crude oil train cars leaked, ignited despite enhanced safety features

Chevron’s LNG exit adds to roster of companies walking away from Canadian energy

Ever hear of a nurdle? The western Pa. ethane cracker could bring this new form of pollution to the Ohio River

Enterprise, Enbridge join forces to develop offshore crude oil export terminal

Prosecutor: ‘Buy-a-badge’ pipeline security plan was illegal

Chevron ushers in oil’s era of the sober-major

Exxon Mobil gets five-year extension to complete Golden Pass LNG

Tellurian gets green light for groundwork on Driftwood LNG

Kinder Morgan’s Elba Island LNG poised for first export shipment

Cameron LNG begins production on Train 2

Dec 2019 – PNW News

Natural gas industry’s $1 million PR campaign sets up fight over Northwest’s energy future

2019 Sightline Report Update: Mapping BC’s LNG Proposals

Peter DeFazio announces opposition to Jordan Cove

Another Settlement Reached Over Columbia And Snake River Dams Leaking Oil

Port of Quincy to Expand its Intermodal Terminal in Central Washington

Trans Mountain Pipeline Makes Landmark Step Forward

Air agency approves Tacoma gas plant. Foes vow to fight on

Upon urging from youth activists, Tacoma City Council to vote on climate emergency

Tacoma liquefied natural gas site gains permit approval

Tacoma LNG project receives regulator emissions clearance

CER approves Kitimat LNG export application

Federal regulator approves expanded Kitimat LNG gas export licence

Cedar LNG steps ahead with impact assessment

Some leaking diesel fuel from train reaches Columbia River

Opinion: Brown needs to join urban and rural Oregonians in standing against Jordan Cove

Readers respond: Jordan Cove and pipeline are bad idea

Tribe, others decry Tacoma LNG ruling

Puyallup Tribe, environmental groups file two appeals against LNG permit

Port of Longview Commission OKs consultant contracts for rail expansion, Berth 4 projects

Ecology working on Kalama methanol plant emissions review

Washington’s Ecology director to step down at the end of the year

Environmental groups, Puyallup Tribe oppose permit approved for liquid natural gas facility

Why can’t Puyallup Tribe and Tacoma stand together on climate change? 3 letters: LNG

Local groups express disappointment in LNG decision; plans for appeal are in works

Tacoma LNG facility gains permit approval from clean air agency after long, hard fight

Tacoma liquefied natural gas site gains permit approval

Update: Train leaks 500 gallons of diesel in Tri-Cities. Some went into the Columbia River

Coal exports choked by green-minded towns on West Coast

Wyoming governor considers suing Washington over terminal

DA won’t file charges against pipeline protesters

No charges against Oregon pipeline protesters who occupied Gov. Kate Brown’s office, DA says