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Oil Wells

North Dakota Tribe To Drill Own Oil Wells

AP | JOSH WOOD | Posted 01.02.2015 | Green

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is planning to drill the first tribe-owned oil wells on its North Dakota reservation n...

REPORT: Feds Failed To Inspect High Risk Oil Wells

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination an...

Sanborn Atlases: Divining Rods of Local History

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 10.27.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

The serendipity of wandering off on intellectual tangents once brought on by thumbing through a card catalog file has now gone digital and it is a lot easier on the back in some cases.

Is Colorado Saudi Arabia Of The U.S.?

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

DALLAS -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. said Monday that results from early drilling indicate that the company could produce the equivalent of more than 1 ...

Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells Threaten Drinking Water And Homes Across U.S.

Posted 06.04.2011 | Green

From ProPublica's Nicholas Kusnetz: A version of this story was co-published with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.In the last 150 years, prospectors an...

GE Makes Big Move Into Oil Business

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(By Megan Davies): General Electric Co (GE.N) is to buy a unit of British energy services firm John Wood Group (WG.L) for about $2.8 billion, the ...

Louisiana Removes Defunct Oil Wells But Hazards Remain

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana's thousands of orphaned wells, left behind by oil and gas producers, are eyesores that can also cause serious injuries, boating accidents and menacing spills in water.

Gulf Awash In 27,000 Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

AP | JEFF DONN and MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Leading environmental groups and a U.S. senator on Wednesday called on the government to pay closer attention to more than 27,000 abandoned oil and ga...

Gulf Oil Spill: Best Chance To Stop Leak Won't Be Ready Until August

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The best hope for stopping the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico has been compared to hittin...

New Arctic Drilling Suspended: No New Permits Until 2011

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is suspending proposed exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says in a...

Water Crisis, Energy Crisis, Vicious Cycle

Gal Luft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gal Luft

As Solomon correctly points out, we cannot address the water challenge without access to affordable energy. Conversely, we cannot solve the energy challenge without addressing the water challenge.