A federal judge ordered Anadarko Petroleum Corp to pay a $159.5 million civil fine reflecting its stake in the Gulf of Mexico well whose 2010 blowout caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill.

As Premier Brian Gallant prepares to head to Paris for the UN climate talks, he says the conference could help New Brunswick and Canada make the case for energy projects, such as the Energy East pipeline, by bolstering the country's credibility on climate change.

A report by the Royal Society of Canada says there are major research gaps when it comes to understanding the environmental impacts of oil spills in water.

The Energy East project to transport crude oil across the country in unused natural gas pipelines is the safest method of transportation available, according to a TransCanada Corp. spokesman.

The leader of one of the largest union groups in North America called U.S. President Barack Obama a “hypocrite” for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline and insisted the Alberta-to-Texas project will get built.

Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a climate change plan that will give oil-producing companies room to grow while cutting carbon emissions, experts and stakeholders say.

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