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Jeb Bush To Roll Out Energy Plan At Company With A History of Violations

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to release his energy policy at an event near Pittsburgh on Tuesday, and the site...

Feds Decide Not To Add Greater Sage Grouse To Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will not be adding the greater sage grouse to the federal endangered speci...

Oil & Gas Producers' Profitability Is Down

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

In addition to slower revenue growth and cascading margins, liquidity is another area of softness to watch in the oil and gas industry.

Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces incr...

Obama Administration Facing More Opposition to Atlantic Drilling Plans

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is facing increased pressure to change his position on drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- and not just from envir...

Oil Industry Gets Help On Undermining Ozone Standards From A Well-Informed Source

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to lower limits on ozone pollution has been fraught with controversy. But opponents of l...

Kerry On Arctic: 'We're Not Going To Suddenly Be Weaned From Oil'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

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In Alaska, Obama Highlights Climate Change While His Decisions Draw Accusations Of 'Hypocrisy'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

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Environmental Groups Threaten To Sue EPA Over Fracking Wastewater Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not implementing new regulations...

EPA's Common-Sense Climate Measure: Fix Methane Leaks

Earthjustice | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green

Getting our own house in order by creating a common-sense solution to fix preventable methane leaks should make it easier to build a convincing case for other countries to take meaningful action on climate.

EPA Methane Rule: A Good Start Toward Meeting Administration's Landmark Goal

Mark Brownstein | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green
Mark Brownstein

To understand the impact of these new draft rules, it's important to look at what they do - and what they don't - and measure them against the nation's bold but readily achievable goals set out by the Obama administration earlier this year.

Obama Administration Releases New Rules For Methane Emissions

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new standards limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations, a sign...

Obama To Visit Alaska, But Enviros Cry Foul Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska later this month to visit the front lines of climate change, which he called "one of the ...

Sizing Up EPA's New Voluntary Methane Reduction Program

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.24.2015 | Green
Mark Brownstein

Did EPA hit the mark - will this program achieve real, measurable, verifiable benefits for the environment? Does it fairly recognize and reward those companies that step up to innovate and lead?

Jeb Bush Wants To Cut All Energy Subsidies

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that if elected in 2016, he would cut subsidies for both fossil fuels and renewable energy. ...

A Lot Should Happen in 5 Years

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

Five years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was signed into law. Nevertheless, sections of the law still remain to be implemented because of delays in enacting regulations.

Kate Sheppard

Mining Heads Into The Deep Sea, Raising Environmental Concerns | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green

Mining in the deep sea for minerals is uncharted territory, but one company is well on its way to making it a reality. Now, the company is trying to c...

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Say Shell's Drilling Plan Could Harm The Pacific Walrus | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of environmental groups are asking the Department of the Interior to rescind permission granted to Shell to begin exploratory d...

Oil and Gas Energize U.S. Job Market

Sean McGarvey | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Sean McGarvey

The United States energy boom is lifting up our nation's workforce, reducing utility bills for American families, and providing hope and opportunity for long-neglected communities. The family-sustaining jobs that the boom is creating are exactly the type of jobs we need to rebuild the great American middle class.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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. "