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The New Israeli Government and the Future of its Economic Reforms

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Efraim Chalamish

Increasing competition by reducing bureaucracy and opening up local markets to imports calls for better cooperation from Netanyahu, his ministers and various groups in the civil sector, including labor unions and nongovernmental organizations.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic, which the Departme...

Christina Wilkie

Fear Not, Oil And Gas Industry: Mark Begich Hasn't Forsaken You In His New Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Mark Begich has signed on with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the law and lobbying firm announced Wednesday. The Alaska De...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief Defends Forthcoming Fracking Study, Says It Will 'Add To' Dialogue

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a much-anticipated draft study this spring that will examine whether hydrauli...

Could Oil and Gas Inspire Change in Lebanon?

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Georges Pierre Sassine

Today, a group of Lebanese from across the world launched an initiative focused on supporting a vital sector for the future of Lebanon that we hear relatively little about: Lebanon's potential oil and gas industry.

The Game-Changing Water Revolution

James Stafford | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
James Stafford

"It's not enough anymore to think that if you don't live in a dry state you won't be affected. The water crisis affects us all in many ways. "

Bad Jobs Report Could Be Good For Oil Industry

James Stafford | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
James Stafford

The Fed has intimated that it will raise interest rates at some point later this year after more than a half-decade of easy money. But the March jobs report suggests that the swift appreciation of the U.S. dollar is starting to cut into job growth.

Kate Sheppard

It's Almost Impossible To Find Data On Oil And Gas Spills In Most States

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.02.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council has analyzed the data on spills and other violations at oil ...

WATCH: Nebraska Man Asks Oil Commission Just One Question: 'Would You Drink It?'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green

James Osborn has just one question: "Would you drink it?" "It" being a mysterious brown sludge -- allegedly fracking fluid -- that Osborn brought i...

Consumers and Industry Both Hurt by Toothless Fracking Rules

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Regulation can be a great reason to behave well, though industry rarely sees it that way. After five years of planning, 1.5 million comments, intens...

Want To Strike It Rich? Now You Can Crowdfund Oil Wells In Texas

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green

By Anna Driver HOUSTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Would be wildcatters and investors hoping to strike it rich in oil can now turn to crowd...

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

Documents Reveal EPA's National Fracking Study Halted by Industry Pressure

Jesse Coleman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Fracking companies had extensive influence over a critical study of the groundwater impacts of fracking, according to insider documents released by Greenpeace.

Kate Sheppard

Interior Department Rolls Out First Rules For Arctic Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration on Friday proposed the first rules for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. The Department of Interior's Bu...

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Keystone Bill, Sending It To Obama For Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed the Senate version of legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, s...

Kate Sheppard

Northeast Dems Revolt Against Obama's Proposed Atlantic Oil And Gas Lease Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Outlines New Proposal For Offshore Oil And Gas Leasing

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration released a draft of a five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales on Tuesday that would open areas of the Atlant...

Rubio's Week Ahead: Ditch D.C., Deny Science

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

As the Senate wrestles with the Republicans' Keystone XL pipeline legislation, Rubio will be skipping town to bolster his presidential bid. This legislation has implications for fossil-fuel dependence and climate change. And one of its amendments may address offshore drilling in the senator's own state of Florida. But Rubio has a book to sell and a campaign to fund.

Why the Oil and Gas Industry Likes Rules

William S. Becker | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
William S. Becker

Pushing back against new government regulations is what the industry's leaders and public relation teams are paid to do. But underneath their pro forma protests, smart oil and gas companies actually like reasonable regulations.

Obama plan to block ANWR development draws swift backlash from Alaska leaders

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its...

The State of the Environment

Rhea Suh | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green
Rhea Suh

The fact is all of us depend on healthy natural systems for our prosperity, our progress, our very existence. The state of those systems is imperiled. We need our political leaders in Washington to help create a more promising future for our children, not put it at greater risk.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Opponents Vow The Fight's Not Over In Nebraska

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court has reached a split decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, both sides are girding for the next battle...

Ten Days in the Life of Ilham Aliyev, President of Absurdistan

Till Bruckner | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Half a world away, the State Department said that it was "concerned", and called on Azerbaijan to conduct a "transparent" investigation in line with Baku's "international commitment to protecting media freedom." Human rights activists were not impressed.

President Obama Declares Alaska's Bristol Bay Off Limits to Oil and Gas Leasing

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

President Obama on Tuesday declared Bristol Bay "a beautiful natural wonder" and designated its salmon-rich waters indefinitely off limits for oil and gas leasing.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Bars Oil And Gas Development In Alaska's Bristol Bay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama announced new protections on Tuesday for Alaska's Bristol Bay, barring oil and gas development in the region. ...