Zinke Proposes Expansion of Gulf Drilling

Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department has issued a press release announcing the opening up of all currently unleased federally-owned areas of the Gulf of Mexico: 73 million acres. The Department is planning these sales over the next five years with the first sale to take place in August of this year. Excluded from this sale of leases…

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A New Anti-Anti-Corruption Law

Last Tuesday, President Trump signed a law rolling back a regulation that required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments they made to foreign governments. Oil and gas companies say the transparency regulation was burdensome, and raised costs for their products that have been passed on to consumers. But an underlying law still exists, with…

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That Isn’t a Stream, It’s a Dump

“Clean air is vitally important,” President-elect Donald Trump told the New York Times last November, adding, “Clean water, crystal-clean water is vitally important.” That was then. Surrounded by legislators from Kentucky and West Virginia, President Trump this afternoon signed House Joint Resolution 38, in a scribble striking down eight years of outreach behind an Obama-era Stream Protection Rule…

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