The fracking boom in Texas and New Mexico and subsequent export boom is a shining example – illuminated by the flares of fracked gas – of exactly what not to be doing.
The backdrop to Lane Genatowski’s nomination is an overall uncertainty over the future of the very agency he’s supposed to lead.
And construction appears to be speeding up, with over 40 percent of those projects permitted between 2016 and mid-2018.
The KXL has been at the center of a contentious fight for a decade.
Three days after the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered work to pause on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, its sister pipeline also ran into legal trouble.
“Instead of looking for ways to patch up inherently flawed energy approaches like gas fracking we should be placing an immediate moratorium on all fossil fuel development."
While the development of public transit is seen by many as "positive for both impoverished communities and the environment," it hurts the Koch brothers' bottom line.
The EIA conference, hosted by the federal agency that tracks energy industry trends and statistics, would focus on a decidedly different topic: the booming oil and gas industry.
"Civilization requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilization."