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  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has aggressively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. Zinke has run the Interior Department, which oversees Americas vast public lands, since early 2017.

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving the administration at the end of the year.

  • Conoco will spend more on Alaska and Canada than before in the next year, while keeping expenses in continental United States, which includes the costly and crowded Permian Basin, largely unchanged. Conoco said it will spend $1.2 billion on Alaska from its total capital expenditure of $6.1 billion in 2019, partly a result of a recently sanctioned oil project...

  • To capitalize on the subsidy, A.J. Gallagher arranged investor partnerships to produce vast quantities of refined coal, as the fuel is known in the industry, for utilities across the nation, splitting the benefit of the lucrative government incentive now worth more than $7 per ton. Our return on investment is staggering, CFO Douglas Howell told analysts in the...

  • Dec 2- Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said on Sunday that the Western Canadian province would mandate temporary oil output cuts to deal with a pipeline bottleneck that has led to a glut of crude in storage and driven down Canadian crude prices. The discount has typically been around $15, but has widened in the past few months to trade at $40 to $50 below WTI, hitting a...

  • WASHINGTON/ VANCOUVER, Nov 30- The U.S. State Department will conduct another environmental review of TransCanada Corp's long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, a U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could lead to additional delays of the project. The so-called supplemental environmental impact statement was ordered by Judge Brian Morris of the U.S....

  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke talks to reporters before departing Kanab Airport on May 10, 2017 in Kanab, Utah. Zinke has been in the state of Utah since Sunday talking with state and local officials and touring the Bears Ears National Monument.

    Embattled Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday angrily lashed out Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, who had called on him to resign. Zinke said of the Arizona Democrat, "It's hard for him to think straight from the bottom of the bottle."

  • The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. It was built in 1926. It was restored in 1999 to its historic appearance and now is a center for the arts in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Nov 9- A liberal-leaning California- based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case and soon could be asked to weigh in on a pipeline project he has championed. The 9th Circuit would hear any appeal by Trump's administration of the ruling late on Thursday by a...

  • *Loonie touches its weakest since July 20 at 1.3233. TORONTO, Nov 9- The Canadian dollar weakened to a nearly four-month low against the greenback on Friday as oil prices extended recent declines and a court ruling threatened to delay construction of a pipeline carrying heavy crude from Canada to the United States. The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports,...

  • Nov 9- A U.S. judge in Montana has halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing a sharp rebuke on Friday from President Donald Trump. Court in Montana late on Thursday dealt a major setback to TransCanada Corp, whose stock dropped 2 percent in Toronto. U.S. District Court Judge Brian...

  • A Montana federal judge just halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The judge said the U.S. government had failed to complete an environmental impact analysis. President Trump was not pleased with the decision.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 9- A U.S. federal judge in Montana halted construction of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, saying a U.S. environmental analysis "fell short of a' hard look"' at the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on Native American land resources. KXL, as it is known, is a proposed $8 billion, 1,180 mile...

  • *Loonie touches its weakest since Sept. 6 at 1.3202. TORONTO, Nov 9- The Canadian dollar weakened to a two-month low against the greenback on Friday as oil prices extended recent declines, and after a court ruling that could delay construction of a major pipeline carrying heavy crude from Canada to the United States. A U.S. judge in Montana late on Thursday halted...

  • Nov 9- A U.S. judge in Montana late Thursday halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, throwing another obstacle in the path of the project that has been in development for a decade. The ruling is a victory for environmentalists, tribal groups and ranchers who have spent more than a decade...

  • A weld shack is moved toward a pipe joint during construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma.

    A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the U.S. government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada project.

  • Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)

    Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester apparently wins his bid for a third term, fending off a strong challenge from Republican Matt Rosendale, NBC News reported.

  • Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    President Trump can hang his hat on gaining Republican seats in the Senate in Tuesday's midterm voting, says Capital Alpha's Chuck Gabriel.

  • Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte

    He made national headlines right before that election when he was cited by police for assaulting Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian newspaper. Gianforte later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to community service.

  • Nov 1- Canadian pipeline operator TransCanada Corp said on Thursday it is eyeing joint ventures and asset sales, among other options, to finance the construction of its $8 billion Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The Calgary- based company also said it has had substantial interest from potential partners for its Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which will carry...