Sen. Pat Roberts’ oil shale amendment
2012-03-13
Subtitle G–Oil Shale and Tar Sands Leasing    SEC. 50601. EFFECTIVENESS OF OIL SHALE REGULATIONS, AMENDMENTS TO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANS, AND RECORD OF DECISION. (a)    Regulations.–Notwithstanding any other law or regulation to the contrary, the final regulations regarding oil shale management published by the Bureau of Land Management on November 18, 2008 (73 Fed. Reg. 69,414)… Read more »
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Roberts amendment hangs oil company boondoggle on Senate transportation bill
2012-03-13
NEWS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2012 CONTACT: Matt Garrington, (720) 206-4348 Roberts amendment tries to hang oil shale boondoggle on Senate transportation bill The following is a quote from Denver-based Checks and Balances Project Co-Director Matt Garrington about S.AMDT.1826, Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) oil shale amendment to the Senate transportation bill. “After taking… Read more »
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Chevron backs out of oil shale development
2012-02-29
On Wednesday, The Colorado Independent reported that Chevron was pulling out of oil shale development in western Colorado. “Chevron has notified the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) that it intends to divest its oil shale research, development and demonstration lease in the Piceance Basin in Colorado,”… Read more »
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Group calls on Rep. Tipton to return contributions from SG Interests
2012-02-21
Public Campaign, a non-profit, non-partisan organization aimed at reducing the role of big special interest money in American politics, called on Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) “to return thousands of dollars in contributions he received from the executives of SG Interests.” According to the Denver Post, the company has been ordered to pay $275,000 following a… Read more »
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Fossil Fuel-Funded Think Tank Promulgates “Study” Attacking Wind and Solar
2012-02-17
The Heartland Institute, which receives hundreds of thousands of dollars from the fossil fuel industry, including Koch Industries, rightly came under criticism this week for its secretive role in promulgating anti-climate change science. Sadly, fossil fuel-funded efforts to spread misinformation using benign-sounding front groups don’t stop with climate change. The fossil fuel industry has also… Read more »
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