On Monday, the Checks and Balances Project, Greenpeace, and Oil Change International will file this Freedom of Information Act request to determine if there were budgetary threats applied by members of the House of Representatives to force the release of a deeply flawed report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). We are filing this request… Read more »
The energy debate continued to get more contentious when wildly illogical arguments were tossed out during roundtable discussion hosted by Politico. The voices, from all sides of the energy debate, included Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), Rep. Dianne DeGette (D-Colo.), former head of the EPA Carol Browner and Doug Holtz-Eakin formerly of… Read more »
On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) proved again that he’s one of the hardest working politicians on Capitol Hill when it comes to the oil & gas agenda. Rep. Pearce incorrectly claimed that wilderness protection is preventing the state from making money. Unfortunately for the congressman, New Mexico media reported just yesterday that the state… Read more »
A recent investigation by DeSmogBlog and PRWatch exposes just who stands to benefit from the NAT GAS Act and the expensive tactics being used to ensure it flies through congress. The most recent tactic is a public relations campaign by Chesapeake Energy, which included the gas giant’s “Declaration of Energy Independence.” Chesapeake Energy’s CEO, Aubrey… Read more »
THE BALANCE SHEET | July 26, 2011 Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LET’S PLAY PIN THE PRO-DRILLING AMENDMENT ON THE SAFETY BILL Last Thursday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) started his birthday by filing pro-oil and gas amendments to S.917 at the… Read more »
Tomorrow, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is bringing two bills before his committee for markup, S. 916 and S. 917. It’s supposed to be a hearing on ways to prevent another Deep Horizon spill and the loss of life and economic and ecological devastation it caused. Also, to determine methods… Read more »
New analysis shows more than 6,500 drilling permits undeveloped, 97 percent in the Interior West Denver, CO – The oil and gas industry has failed to develop 6,573 federal drilling permits issued by the Bureau of Land Management, even though the agency has given these oil and gas operators a green light to drill. Over… Read more »
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT WHAT DOES $1.2 MILLION GET THESE DAYS? Last week, former BLM director and Forestry Service Chief Mike Dombeck explained how Interior Secretary Salazar’s leasing reforms are crucial to air and water quality and responsible energy development. His remarks came in response to a letter challenging those common sense reforms signed… Read more »
“People die from these things and the people who run the infrastructure for these cities know it they are scared of these systems.” — Dr. Robert Howarth, Cornell University speaking about the pipeline system that carries oil and gas around the United States. As clean up efforts following the Yellowstone River Oil Spill continue, Congress… Read more »
Nearly a week has passed and thousands of gallons of crude oil have poured into the Yellowstone River in Montana. The spill has placed attention on America’s often overlooked and aging pipeline system. As the media continues to cover ExxonMobil and its ruptured pipeline, here are a few things to consider about pipelines in the… 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.