Ben Geman | February 28, 2011 | Reposted from The Hill Two top House Democrats launched an investigation Monday into the potential health risks of drilling for natural gas on public lands. House Natural Resources Committee ranking member Edward Markey (Mass.) and Rep. Rush Holt (N.J.), the top Democrat on the energy subcommittee, asked the… Read more »
Those who live on the front lines of the natural gas industry’s fracking operations out west are hoping that the light shed on the natural gas industry will finally get people listening to what they have been saying for years. “I feel terrible for the people of Pennsylvania and the east coast who are going… Read more »
Ben Geman | February 24, 2011 | Reposted from The Hill Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday struck back at critics of his “Wild Lands” conservation initiative, comments that come days after the House approved GOP legislation to block funding for the program. “I think there are people who have made more of this issue than… Read more »
Penny Stine | February 21, 2011 | Reposted from The Daily Sentinel When it comes to public land, Mesa County and Colorado both have plenty. As stewards of a fair share of the public land in Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management does its best to balance multiple uses. “Some people want to preserve it… Read more »
David O. Williams | February 21, 2011 | Reposted from Real Vail Congressman Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents Vail and surrounding Eagle County, is skeptical that vast oil shale reserves just to the west of his district in neighboring Garfield County are what one pro-business publication last week deemed “the brightest hope for… Read more »
Andrew Rustuccia | February 15, 2011 | Reposted from The Hill’s E2 Wire Lawmakers should support a proposal to eliminate tax breaks for the oil and gas industry if they are “really serious about the deficit,” President Obama said Tuesday. But the proposal, outlined in Obama’s budget request Monday, faces major obstacles in Congress. Republicans… Read more »
After decades of growing fat off the taxpayers, oil and gas companies are crying now that the meal may be done. In the 2012 budget, the Obama administration is, again, targeting the $3.6 billion fossil fuel industries receive in tax breaks and taxpayer-funded subsidies. Maybe the third time will be the charm for this effort…. Read more »
Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5) last night parroted oil and gas industry claims that regulations are preventing drilling on public lands in the West. But let’s take a look at the facts: Of the 30 million acres of drillable BLM lands under lease by oil and gas companies, two thirds, or 20 million acres, have not… Read more »
The latest news out of Washington and Colorado shows that the need for transparency in natural gas production heightens as each day passes. Unlike other toxic chemicals, which are allowed to be injected into the ground for natural gas extraction under an exception known as the Halliburton loophole, the Safe Drinking Water Act specifically forbids… Read more »
ANN ARBOR, MI — A 20-megawatt solar farm covering dozens of acres just outside Ann Arbor was supposed to be up and running this year, but the project is still on hold as the city seeks grant funds to cover increased costs.
Representative George Santos has spent his campaign money in plenty of conspicuous ways, from lavish hotel stays in Las Vegas and Palm Beach, Fla., to an unusual slew of payments for exactly $199.99 — two cents below the threshold where receipts would be required. But deep within Mr.
In a new twist to one of the most bizarre American political scandals in decades, the New York Republican congressman George Santos appeared to admit on Tuesday that more than $600,000 in loans to his campaign did not come from personal funds, as was originally claimed.
In the latest twist in the surreal saga of George Santos, this mystery man congressman has been named to seats on the House committees for small business and for science. As a former chairman of a House committee, I can envision the scene. Seating location is determined by seniority.