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Pipeline dominates Burlington City Council meeting [Times-News, Burlington, N.C.]

Aug. 21—The Burlington City Council discussed nine different items and received four presentations during its work session Monday, Aug. 20, including two presentations concerning the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project. The MVP presentations took the most time. Shawn Day, representing MVP, gave a presentation, and Emily Sutton with the Haw River Assembly gave a presentation opposing

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ConocoPhillips reaches $2 billion settlement with PDVSA [Houston Chronicle]

Aug. 20–ConocoPhillips and PDVSA have reached a $2 billion settlement to compensate for the seizure of the Houston oil company’s assets more than a decade ago, ending one of many disputes plaguing Venezuela’s state-controlled oil company during a time of crisis for the country. ConocoPhillips won the award earlier this year after an international arbitration

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Environmental forums across Southern California will focus on oil drilling, public lands [The Orange County Register]

Aug. 20–Concerned with the prospects of new offshore oil drilling and easing of protections for public lands, environmentalists and community leaders will hold a series of public forums throughout Southern California over the next two weeks. In addition to expert panels, organizers have invited state and federal legislators to participate in the events, which will

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