Keystone XL opponents are pushing local governments to block the pipeline by lobbying zoning boards and county commissions, The Associated Press reports.

Ex-FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed by a federal judge to investigate whether a claims administrator committed ethics violations in determining payouts for those affected by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Houston Chronicle reports.

A group of U.S. oil-pipeline makers filed a U.S. trade case against firms in nine nations, saying they sold their wares below cost in the U.S. and that some received government subsidies, Bloomberg reports.

An effort by wealthy countries to give poorer ones $100 billion in climate change adaptation aid through contributions to multinational corporations rather than governments was shot down, The Guardian writes.