Energy & Fuel

"Trump Finds Common Ground With Cruz in Opposition to Carbon Tax"

"Donald Trump and Ted Cruz oppose a carbon tax, putting them in league with the Republican National Committee on the issue but at odds with some oil companies and economists who view a levy on those heat-trapping emissions as an effective way to combat climate change."

Source: Bloomberg, 03/31/2016

Pavillion, Wyo., Fracking Study Unplugged with FOIA

In 2011, EPA produced — and subsequently buried — a draft report on fracking contamination at Pavillion, Wyoming. Now one of the authors of the original draft has co-published a review of the research in the independent journal Environmental Science & Technology. The new study, based on FOIA'd documents, links fracking and polluted wells.

"Texas Oil And Gas Regulators Keep Close Ties To Industry"

"The cozy relationship between state oil and gas regulators and the industry they monitor is typified by a revolving door of officials who leave the Texas Railroad Commission to lobby for energy companies, including several who recently departed and made six-figure salaries working the Capitol hallways last year."

Source: Austin American-Statesman, 03/29/2016

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