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Trump executive order expands offshore drilling

Trump executive order expands offshore drilling

Trump executive order could lead to reversal of drilling bans in US Gulf, Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic oceans A newly signed Trump executive order could extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that were previously deemed off limits.  The move is an effort to increase domestic production, however, industry demand for acreage is close to […]

By April 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US shale oil rebound shakes OPEC

US shale oil rebound shakes OPEC

How low can the costs of US shale oil production go? By Ross McCracken, Platt’s Managing editor, Energy Economist Even with oil prices hovering around the $50/b mark, the US rig count has increased rapidly while E&P companies continue to record substantial reductions in well drilling costs. The increase in new well oil production per rig […]

Hogan signs fracking ban, silences Western Maryland voices

Hogan signs fracking ban, silences Western Maryland voices

Governor Cuomo banned fracking in New York, yet to provide sustainable solution for  job loss, taxes, and other revenue Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth As expected, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Tuesday that officially bans fracking in Maryland. This development became an inevitable after Hogan’s March 17 announcement that he would support such a measure […]

Activist group steps on a rake with endangered river report

Activist group steps on a rake with endangered river report

River report uses scare tactics pushing misinformation about threats that don’t actually exist by Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth American Rivers has just released its annual list of the top-10 “most endangered” U.S. rivers, which is based on decisions the group feels could impact the rivers and communities around them. Virginia’s Rappahannock River happens to come in […]

Trump signs executive order to review national monuments

Trump signs executive order to review national monuments

National monuments may be rescinded or resized On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order which could see over two dozen national monuments either rescinded or resized. The move is part of the Trump administration’s push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development and has industry cheering and environmentalists […]

By April 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trump to sign new executive orders on environment, energy this week

Trump to sign new executive orders on environment, energy this week

Executive orders would make it easier to develop onshore, offshore energy President Donald Trump will sign executive orders later this week which will be on energy and the environment, making it easier for the US to develop energy on and offshore, according to a White House official on Sunday.   “This builds on previous executive actions that have […]

By April 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New report examines costs to US industrial sector of Obama’s Paris pledge

New report examines costs to US industrial sector of Obama’s Paris pledge

Hardest hit sectors would be iron and steel WASHINGTON, DC – Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate accord could cost the US economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040, according to a comprehensive new study prepared by NERA Economic Consulting. The study was commissioned by […]

#ExxonKnew campaign claims global warming caused Exxon valdez spill

#ExxonKnew campaign claims global warming caused Exxon valdez spill

Exxon Valdez is most studied industrial incident to date, no study on Valdez spill and climate change by Katie Brown, PhD, EnergyInDepth How irrelevant and desperate has the #ExxonKnew campaign become? Well, they’re now claiming that global warming caused the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, and that Exxon should have known it would happen. The claims […]

Community “disgusted” as Columbus teachers force pre-K students to protest Wayne fracking

Community “disgusted” as Columbus teachers force pre-K students to protest Wayne fracking

by Jackie Stewart, EnergyInDepth After the Columbus Dispatch exposed how teachers at Little Dreamers, Big Believers daycare forced preschool children to submit public comment to protest fracking around the Wayne National forest, criticism from the community has come pouring in. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the teachers told  children to make drawings of their opposition […]

White House Paris climate deal meeting postponed: WH official

White House Paris climate deal meeting postponed: WH official

Paris climate accord would see US reduce emissions by 26 to 28 per cent from 2005 levels According to a White House official on Tuesday, the meeting involving President Donald Trump and some advisers about the possible withdraw of the US from the Paris climate deal has been postponed. Reuters reports Trump was to meet with […]

By April 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →