The White House’s proposed budget deals a whopping blow to environmental programs of all kinds, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) would lose an invaluable asset: research into environmental health impacts.
What does it take for a $260-billion multinational corporation like Exxon to catch a break these days?
Some shareholders want to see oil companies take human rights into greater consideration when choosing what projects to finance. And the stark police brutality against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during its protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 is why.
Last fall, the cities of Oakland and San Francisco sued oil behemoth Chevron for billions of dollars because of its role in causing climate change. Chevron is, of course, fighting the case, but if it loses, it wants to take down another oil company with it.
U.S. public lands are getting hit from all angles these days. Not only can those interested in gold and uranium mining now explore treasured lands like Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, but oil and gas interests can now access all public lands in a much quicker, less regulated way.
America’s treasures are up for sale and the only thing you need to get them is the president’s phone number.
Let’s check in with notable glasses-wearer and likely Burning Man attendee Rick Perry. The Energy Secretary is in Davos for the World Economic Forum this week along a host of other Trump administration officials to rub elbows with the richest people on the planet because populism.
Preparing for anything climate change-related is officially out at the Department of Interior.
America’s environmental movement is having an Empire Strikes Back moment. From reneging on climate change leadership to rolling back regulations and opening up America’s public lands for business, the Trump administration has been almost shockingly effective at one thing this past year, and it’s hacking decades of…
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has spent decades seeking oil. Specifically, oil that lies beneath the tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). With this week’s passage of a GOP tax bill containing a provision to open ANWR to drilling, she’s finally achieving her goal.
OKLAHOMA CITY-In the rotunda that towers above lawmakers at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the names of oil and gas companies past and present are inscribed. Conoco. Halliburton. Phillips.
PONCA CITY, OK—Sherry Walls should be able to turn on her gas heater to combat the stinging cold of winter without worrying that she might blow up her house. Her home, on a red brick road in Ponca City, Oklahoma, should be a place where her children can safely sleep.
It isn’t just the super-rich who are pleased with the GOP tax bill. Proponents of opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling are the closest they’ve been in decades to achieving that controversial goal.