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Statement: Last oil company pulls out of the Arctic Refuge

Wildlife & wild places

Statement: Last oil company pulls out of the Arctic Refuge

The only oil company to be awarded Arctic Refuge oil leases during the January 2021 lease sale held in the final days of the Trump administration has canceled its lease, according to the Anchorage Daily News. The news of the lease cancellation by 88 Energy comes just days after the news broke that Chevron and Hilcorp terminated their leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in October 2021.

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Statement: Chevron, Hilcorp reportedly spend $10 million to get out of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge leases

Wildlife & wild places

Statement: Chevron, Hilcorp reportedly spend $10 million to get out of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge leases

Chevron and Hilcorp have paid $10 million to terminate their leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Anchorage Daily News, citing page 21 of the 2021 Arctic Slope annual report. A Chevron spokesperson confirmed “Chevron’s decision to formally relinquish its legacy lease position” to the Alaskan newspaper, while Hilcorp did not comment to the outlet.

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Statement: Kroger commits to comprehensive climate action plan

Global warming solutions

Statement: Kroger commits to comprehensive climate action plan

In response to a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century Capital Management°, Environment America and PIRG’s affiliated socially responsible mutual fund company, the grocery retailer Kroger* has committed to setting science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its full value chain, including its operations and its supply chains.

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PennEnvironment applauds federal government, Allegheny County Health Department for lawsuit against U.S. Steel

Clean air

PennEnvironment applauds federal government, Allegheny County Health Department for lawsuit against U.S. Steel

PITTSBURGH – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) sued U.S. Steel on Monday for multiple violations of the Clean Air Act at the company’s Edgar Thomson Mill in Braddock. The incidents occurred from 2014 to 2017 and include violations at the facility’s blast furnaces, oxygen processing shop and baghouses.

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