Today, the Department of Interior released a report which details the amount of land the Obama administration has made available for drilling, the rate of drilling permits processed, and how little land is actually in use. It’s time to clear up the muddy waters around the drilling debate, and today’s report by the Obama administration… Read more »
Re-posted from www.coloradopols.com There’s been much ado over Rep. Lamborn’s push to “set Big Bird” free by cutting federal tax dollars to NPR. Just yesterday, the Colorado Springs Independent reported that a group of local citizens are asking him to pledge to set Big Oil free of the billions of subsidies they get which drive… Read more »
This week, Western Energy Alliance (WEA) released what it claims are the, “Top 10 ways the federal government is preventing onshore oil and natural gas production.” The Checks and Balances Project decided to take a closer look WEA’s list and make sense of the lies put out by the oil and gas industry: Rhetoric Reality… Read more »
For Immediate Release March 17, 2011 Media Contact: Matthew Garrington, Deputy Director (720) 206-4348 [email protected] @checksandbals Hastings continues to work on behalf of Big Oil instead of American families Pushes for less regulation and more land while ignoring millions of dormant acres Washington, DC – The Checks and Balances Project is fact checking Natural Resources… Read more »
Thursday, Doc Hastings is holding yet another, carefully scripted, incredibly slanted hearing to promote his position that the Department of the Interior should return to the rip-roarin’ land grab of the Bush era. The good ol’ days when oil and gas companies could snatch up millions of acres of public land for song – or… Read more »
Mead Gruver | March 8, 2011 | Reposted from Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming, famous for its crisp mountain air and breathtaking, far-as-the-eye-can-see vistas, is looking a lot like smoggy Los Angeles these days because of a boom in natural gas drilling. Folks who live near the gas fields in the western part of… Read more »
Thomas Burr | March 9, 2011 | Reposted from the Salt Lake Tribune Rep. Rob Bishop is known for his comedic relief and he didn’t disappoint this week when he warned the head of the Bureau of Land Management that their actions could have unintended consequences. Bishop, who typically flies between Utah and Washington on… Read more »
Andrew Maykuth | March 10, 2011 | Reposted from the Philadelphia Inquirer The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s statistics on Marcellus Shale natural-gas activity contain serious flaws and inconsistencies, and do not accurately report the volume of wastewater being reused in the industry’s much-touted recycling efforts. The DEP’s most recent statewide statistics on wastewater production… Read more »
Susan Crabtree | March 11, 2011 | Reposted from Talking Points Memo UPDATE: Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of the Natural Resources Committee issued a release saying Kim is the first hire for the newly created Office of Oversight and Investigations, which will scrutinize the activities of the Department of Interior and “other agencies under the committee’s… Read more »
Memo: Getting the facts straight about western support for Wild Lands Oil and gas industry-backed politicians in Washington this week are continuing their efforts to return to the industry land-grab days of the Bush administration by ignoring the facts during “oversight” and budget hearings. Instead of supporting common-sense reforms that will drive robust energy development… 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.