US President Donald Trump has eased offshore drilling rules imposed nearly a decade ago after an oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico. It's a major victory for the oil and gas industry, and another blow for environmentalists.
Major oil company investors are starting to use their voting rights to speak out against a lack of climate action. Shareholders in Shell and Equinor have already had their say, now BP is in the spotlight.
For the last two years, Trump has gutted US environmental regulation and promoted climate denial. But following Democratic gains, planet Earth should have more allies — at least in the House of Representatives.
TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline leaked about 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota in the US. It comes days before neighboring Nebraska decides on the fate of the company's ambitious Keystone XL pipeline project.
Anxious gas and oil workers in Canada have demanded an end to what they see as job-killing anti-pipeline policies. But Ottawa faces a dilemma: How to balance job security for those workers while fighting climate change?
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