October 21, 2016 archive

Feds to Re-examine Claims Oil and Gas Drilling is Harming Ancient Indian Remains in NW New Mexico

Native American concerns that ancient architecture found in northwest New Mexico could be harmed by oil and gas drilling have prompted the federal government to expand its review of public lands management in the area. The focus of the attention by the U.S. interior Department is the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, considered a world …

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Actress Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ After Arrest During Protest of Dakota Access Pipeline

North Dakota—where Indian activists and environments are protesting the Dakota Access Oil pipeline construction, actress Shailene Woodley has pleaded not guilty in court to criminal trespass and riot charges. The start of “Divergent” entered her pleas this week through attorney Alexander Reichert. She was among about two dozen protesters arrested Oct. 10. Woodley could get …

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Some Still Evacuated from their Homes After Deadly Anhydrous Ammonia Leak North of Omaha

Even late into the week, some residents near a deadly anhydrous ammonia leak 40 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska still weren’t allowed into their homes. The evacuation continued as officials with Tulsa-based Magellan Midstream Partners pipeline investigated the leak that killed a 59 year old farmer who drove into the cloud Monday night. As of …

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$19 million Energy Upgrade for Tinker’s Former GM Plant

Tinker Air Force Base is about to get a nearly $19 million energy efficiency project to be carried out by Oklahoma Gas and Electric and Honeywell. Honeywell says the challenge will be retrofitting the massive former GM vehicle assembly plant, replacing the hot water system with new boilers, the chilled water system and retrofitting light …

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Chesapeake Makes Changes in Drilling to Produce Less Wastewater

Chesapeake Energy Corp. is working with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to make significant changes in the way it drills in northern Oklahoma, a change that produces far less wastewater than its normal operations in the Mississippian Lime.. The Journal Record reports CEO Doug Lawler discussed the changes at his company’s analyst day.