Energy & Fuel

November 5, 2019

NPF Webinar: Covering Clean Energy and Politics

In this free National Press Foundation webinar (1:00-2:00 p.m. EST), we will help journalists understand clean energy and climate change and the resources you’ll need to cover these issues in an election year. Topics to be covered include global trends and challenges, fuel diversity, and government incentives and pressures.


Despite Promises, Energy Giants Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas

"When leaders from Exxon Mobil and BP gathered last month with other fossil-fuel executives to declare they were serious about climate change, they cited progress in curbing an energy-wasting practice called flaring — the intentional burning of natural gas as companies drill faster than pipelines can move the energy away. But in recent years, some of these same companies have significantly increased their flaring ... ."

Source: NY Times, 10/18/2019

"Pa. Refinery Blast Spewed Deadly Gas; 'Lucky' No Fatalities"

"A towering explosion at a century-old Philadelphia oil refinery earlier this year released 5,239 pounds of a hydrofluoric acid, federal investigators said today, the first time they have seen releases of the potentially deadly chemical during a refinery blast."

Source: Greenwire, 10/17/2019

"Interior: BLM Chief's Financial Ties To Law Group Run Deep"

"The Bureau of Land Management's top official recused himself last month from decisionmaking tied to nearly five dozen organizations and individuals — including a two-year ban on clients represented by his former law firm — but newly disclosed documents show his financial ties to some of those interests will last a lifetime."

Source: Greenwire, 10/17/2019


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