Energy & Fuel

"U.S. Judge Orders Oil-Spill Response Plan For Dakota Access Pipeline"

"A federal judge ordered Energy Transfer Partners LP to coordinate with local tribes and the Army Corps of Engineers to create an oil-spill response plan for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline by next April, a decision he said will allow oil to keep flowing and prevent spills."

Source: Reuters, 12/05/2017

"Trump’s First Major Trade Fight With China Could Be Over Solar Panels"

"With President Trump vowing to get tougher on trade, troubled American makers of everything from steel tubing and aluminum foil to washing machines have lined up to ask Washington for protection from foreign rivals. But Mr. Trump’s first big international trade fight could be over solar panels."

Source: NY Times, 12/01/2017

Score One for Corn: In Battle Over Biofuel, a Rare Setback for Big Oil

"America’s cars run partly on fuels derived from corn and soy. That’s because of a decade-old federal mandate beloved by Midwestern farmers but opposed by an unusual coalition of oil refiners and environmentalists. On Thursday, the Trump administration sided with the farmers and announced that it would stick closely to the current rules and quotas for fuel."

Source: NY Times, 12/01/2017

Enviros Face Once-Remote Prospect in ANWR Drilling Fight: Defeat

"Carl Portman remembers watching, heartbroken, from Anchorage in 2005 as a Senate effort to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lost by two votes. Now, 12 years later, another effort to open up the reserve to oil and gas drilling is working its way through Congress. And this time, the political winds have shifted."

Source: NY Times, 12/01/2017


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