Natural Resources

12 Years Later, Feds Start Investigating Leaking Gulf Oil Platform

"Twelve years after Hurricane Ivan destroyed a Taylor Energy Co. platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government has finally started investigating how oil and gas that is still leaking from its wells damages natural resources."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/31/2017

"California’s Marine Sanctuaries May Face New Drilling Threat"

"The same communities that fought for decades to protect California’s coast from offshore oil drilling have renewed their battle calls as the Trump administration considers opening 3,500 square miles of state waters to energy development."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 07/27/2017

Interior Pulled Glacier Chief, Climate Expert From Zuckerberg Tour

"Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg flew to Glacier National Park on Saturday to tour the melting ice fields that have become the poster child for climate change’s effects on Montana’s northern Rockies. But days before the tech tycoon’s visit, the Trump administration abruptly removed two of the park’s top climate experts from a delegation scheduled to show him around, telling a research ecologist and the park superintendent that they were no longer going to participate in the tour."

Source: Washington Post, 07/21/2017

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