Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT WHAT MORATORIUM? GULF LEASE SALE BRINGS IN $337 MILLION Last Wednesday, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) continued its work to increase offshore energy development by holding the first gulf-area… Read more »
Recently, the Checks and Balances Project responded to an open casting call from the American Petroleum Institute (API) to be a part of their multi-million dollar ad campaign targeting the 2012 elections. API’s Energy Citizens campaign sent an email asking for “all ages and races to express their views in a Commercial Spot on American… Read more »
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND THE WEST Drilling activity is at its highest level in 24 years, and the U.S. is about to see a full year of net oil exports for the first time in 62 years…. Read more »
On November 28, The Wall Street Journal published an editorial that misrepresents facts about our nation’s energy infrastructure. Here’s our response: The Wall Street Journal’s Nov. 28 editorial, “The Non-Green Jobs Boom,” misrepresents the truth about America’s energy industry. The simple fact is that energy development is not a zero sum game between oil and drinking… Read more »
Drilling activity is at its highest level in 24 years, and the U.S. is about to become a net exporter of gasoline for the first time in 62 years. So naturally some energy companies are worried about their government handouts. According to Wyofile, Chesapeake Energy and other oil and gas companies are now talking about their… Read more »
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT U.S. IS EXPORTING OIL According to The Wall Street Journal, the United States is set to become a “net exporter of petroleum products in 2011 for the first time in 62 years.” The report comes at… Read more »
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT OIL SHALE PROFESSOR SAYS LAMBORN’S BILL TOO MUCH, TOO SOON Phil Taylor wrote a preview piece about oil shale for E&E News, ahead of Friday’s hearing on Rep. Lamborn’s Black Sunday Bill. In the piece,… Read more »
On Friday, Rep. Doug Lamborn’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will again meet to discuss energy’s “fool’s gold,” oil shale. For a century, the oil and gas industry, and the politicians they support, have turned to the rock that burns whenever they want to distract from high oil prices or tout a new “jobs… Read more »
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT TELLING THE REAL STORY ABOUT OIL SHALE Last week, a former elected official and representatives of sportsman and conservation groups flew into Washington, DC. Their mission was to educate members of Congress and the administration about… Read more »
The Public Lands Team at Think Progress posted a great report last night on today’s House Natural Resources Committee meeting today to discuss drilling. It turns out this is the committee’s 20th meeting on this topic. Again they’re ignoring the fact that U.S. drilling activity is higher now under the Obama administration than at any… Read more »
A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept.
What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in Arizona? Wochit Former Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission Gary Pierce and water company owner George Johnson were indicted this week in federal court on charges of bribery, conspiracy and fraud.
Six years after former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family began receiving money, loans, vacations, golf outings, designer clothes and a Rolex from a businessman he called a friend, little has changed to prevent such largesse being provided to Virginia's top executive, state officials say.
A stretch of sunny, windy days, combined with brimming reservoirs at hydroelectricity facilities across the state, helped California reach yet another renewable energy milestone last weekend. Early Saturday afternoon, renewable sources produced a record 67.