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A BP Plc logo at a gas station in London.

Photograph by Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

A BP Plc logo at a gas station in London.

BP Boosts PAC Giving as Company Fights Suspension

As BP fights a suspension from U.S. government contracting stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the London-based company is boosting its campaign contributions. The company’s political action committee made $208,000 in donations in 2013, almost three times the $70,500 it gave during 2011,...

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Gasland producer Josh Fox on June 11, 2013

Photograph by Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg

Gasland producer Josh Fox on June 11, 2013

EPA Needs Fracking Review: ‘Gasland’ Maker, Environmentalists

“Gasland” producer Josh Fox joined groups in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to re-open its probe of water contamination from gas drilling in Texas after scientists found methane in wells at combustible levels. “Evidence of contamination from fracking remains clear...

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Threaded drilling pipes are stacked at a hydraulic fracturing site in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013.

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Threaded drilling pipes are stacked at a hydraulic fracturing site in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013.

Obama Sees ‘Net Plus’ in Natural Gas — Yet Concerns About Fracking

There may be a record-breaking cold snap in Washington, but President Barack Obama is raising the heat in his battle against climate change. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Obama said one way to reduce global greenhouse gas...

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Climate Change Real Issue for Republican Mayor if Not House

On the day the Republican-led Congress held a hearing to cast doubt on the connections between freak storms and climate change, a Republican mayor from Indiana sat down for lunch in Washington and offered a quite different assessment. “Everybody sees...

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Corn is unloaded from trucks into the grain elevator at the Mid Missouri Energy ethanol plant in Malta Bend, Missouri.

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Corn is unloaded from trucks into the grain elevator at the Mid Missouri Energy ethanol plant in Malta Bend, Missouri.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 18.15 Billion

That’s the volume of renewable fuels mandated next year under a 2007 law. The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to reduce that quota to between 15 billion to 15.52 billion gallons, Bloomberg’s Mark Drajem first reported Nov. 15. “The proposal,...

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A plume of exhaust extending from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, is reflected in the Monongahela River on September 24, 2013 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

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A plume of exhaust extending from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, is reflected in the Monongahela River on September 24, 2013 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,100

That’s the emission rate — in pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour — that would be subject to new coal plant regulations under a revised Environmental Protection Agency proposal. The rules would “effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired...

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