Energy & Fuel

Trump Interior Rescinds Four Climate, Conservation Policies

"The Interior Department’s No. 2 official issued a secretarial order just before Christmas rescinding several climate change and conservation policies issued under the Obama administration, saying they were “inconsistent” with President Trump’s quest for energy independence."

Source: Washington Post, 01/08/2018

Without Fanfare, Oil Companies Received A Tax Break On New Year’s Day

"Congressional Republicans allowed a tax on oil companies that generated hundreds of millions of dollars annually for federal oil-spill response efforts to expire this week — a move that amounts to another corporate break in the wake of lawmakers’ sweeping tax overhaul late last month."

Source: Washington Post, 01/05/2018

"Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling"

"The Trump administration said Thursday it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters, giving energy companies access to leases off California for the first time in decades and opening more than a billion acres in the Arctic and along the Eastern Seaboard."

Source: NY Times, 01/05/2018

"Pennsylvania Shuts Down Construction On Sunoco Gas Pipeline"

"Pennsylvania environmental officials ordered Sunoco on Wednesday to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state, citing a series of spills and leaks of drilling fluid and other “egregious and willful violations” of state law that have plagued the $2.5 billion project."

Source: AP, 01/04/2018


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