Energy & Fuel

Ohio Lawmakers Add Provision That Could Open State Parks To Fracking

"Ohio legislators took a step toward allowing fracking in state parks, adding a provision in a pending budget that would strip the governor of the ability to control the issuing of licenses for the oil and gas drilling practice that has raised environmental concerns."

Source: Reuters, 05/04/2017

"Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Offshore Drilling"

"A coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its efforts to expand offshore drilling, arguing the move violates the president’s legal authority, threatens a multitude of wildlife and could harm the fishing and tourism industries."

Source: Washington Post, 05/04/2017

Trump Puts Renewable Energy Critic In Charge Of Renewable Energy Office

"President Trump has appointed Daniel Simmons, a conservative scholar who sharply questioned the value of promoting renewable energy sources and curbs on greenhouse gas emissions, to oversee the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), according to an email distributed to department employees."

Source: Washington Post, 05/03/2017


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