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Government admits BP drilling permit process was unlawful: Greenpeace wins legal challenge

Government admits BP drilling permit process was unlawful: Greenpeace wins legal challenge

Greenpeace activists blocked a BP oil rig from drilling new oil wells in the North Sea for 12 days in June last year. BP’s rig operator, Transocean, is seeking unlimited fines and prison sentences for Greenpeace’s boss over the rig protest.  But following a separate legal challenge from Greenpeace the …

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Months After Major Oil Spill, Bahamas Could Permit Offshore Drilling

Months After Major Oil Spill, Bahamas Could Permit Offshore Drilling

The Bahamas looks poised to greenlight drilling for oil in waters about 150 miles from South Florida just months after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island nation and caused a major spill on Grand Bahama island.  The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) hopes to drill its first exploratory well in an area …

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Trump administration approves permit to allow building of Keystone oil pipeline

Trump administration approves permit to allow building of Keystone oil pipeline

The Trump administration has approved a right-of-way to allow for the building the Keystone pipeline on US land in Montana, moving the controversial $8bn project closer to fruition just months after a damaging oil spill on another segment of the network. The approval — which would allow for access on federal …

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