Energy Politics

Proposed rewrite of auto fuel economy rules threatens new “gas tax” for drivers

Proposed rewrite of auto fuel economy rules threatens new “gas tax” for drivers

“This will harm national security by spurring more oil imports, rewarding Russian oil companies and OPEC cartel” By Gregory C. Staple, CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation The American Clean Skies Foundation responded today to pending action by the Environmental Protection Agency to re-visit the post-2020 goals for automobile tailpipe pollution and fuel economy or […]

EPA budget slashed as Trump targets regulation

EPA budget slashed as Trump targets regulation

EPA budget cut by 31 per cent On Thursday, the Trump administration proposed a 31 per cent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, as the White House continues to work towards eliminating climate change programs and trimming initiatives to protect air and water quality. The proposed EPA budget cuts are a starting point in negotiations […]

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Trump looks for input from US energy companies on Paris climate accord

Trump looks for input from US energy companies on Paris climate accord

Conoco CEO favors staying in Paris climate pact President Donald Trump and his administration are looking to US energy companies for their input on the Paris climate pact, according to Reuters. During his campaign for president, Trump questioned the validity of climate change and vowed to exit the UN accord, saying it would be too costly […]

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Caught on Tape: D.C. anti-fracking group ‘Working at the local level’ in Colo. to ‘Ban fracking everywhere’

Caught on Tape: D.C. anti-fracking group ‘Working at the local level’ in Colo. to ‘Ban fracking everywhere’

Local elected officials in Boulder spoke out against “anti-fracking” activist agenda by Aileen Yeung, EnergyInDepth If there was ever any question about the involvement of national “ban fracking” groups in Colo. as part of their quest to stop oil and natural gas development nationwide, that matter is now firmly settled. National “ban fracking” groups have […]

After #ExxonKnew failure, activists try attacking Shell

After #ExxonKnew failure, activists try attacking Shell

Why should anyone take #ExxonKnew – or maybe it’s #ShellKnew now – seriously? By Katie Brown, PhD, EnergyInDepth What do wealthy activists do now that their #ExxonKnew campaign has failed? Choose another oil company to target, apparently. But the sequel is never as good as the original – and in this case, the original was […]

Murkowski secures repeal of BLM planning 2.0 rule

Murkowski secures repeal of BLM planning 2.0 rule

Preserves crucial role of states, local stakeholders in agency’s planning process Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) last week led the Senate’s passage of H.J. Res. 44, the House version of her Congressional Review Act (CRA) disapproval resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) “Planning 2.0” rule, according to a press release from the Senator. The resolution […]

UT study debunks another flaming water scene from ‘Gasland’

UT study debunks another flaming water scene from ‘Gasland’

Researchers quick to point out “no correlation” between methane concentrations in water wells and closeness to fracked wells By Matt Mandel, EnergyInDepth Methane found in North Texas water wells is from natural sources and not from hydraulic fracturing, according to a recent peer reviewed study from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin. The […]

Greenpeace claims immunity from lawsuits because claims are ‘hyperbole’

Greenpeace claims immunity from lawsuits because claims are ‘hyperbole’

Greenpeace also funded by Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Rockefeller Family Fund By Katie Brown, PhD, EnergyInDepth There’s been an interesting twist of events involving Greenpeace, one of the major groups pushing the failing #ExxonKnew campaign: They’ve been sued by Resolute, a Canadian forest-products company, for defamation and false claims about the company’s operations. But when […]

Trudeau tells Big Oil execs that NEP ‘a failure,” future includes oil, gas, clean energy tech

Trudeau tells Big Oil execs that NEP ‘a failure,” future includes oil, gas, clean energy tech

“But that year, my dad’s government introduced a policy called the NEP, the National Energy Program. It lasted until 1985 and it didn’t work. It was a failure.” – Justin Trudeau Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a speech Friday at the CERAWeek 2017 conference in Houston that clearly spelled out his Liberal government’s energy vision, […]

Alberta Metis groups claim conflict of interest as AER’s chief environmental scientist leaves

Alberta Metis groups claim conflict of interest as AER’s chief environmental scientist leaves

“AER is conflicted.  It’s dual mandate to both grow the industry and protect the environment means having to choose one over the other” – Metis Story updated Mar 13, 2017 after further clarification from AER on its mandate. Metis groups around Fort McMurray are reacting with disappointment to the very recent and sudden departure of […]