Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tag: oil drilling

Judicial scrutiny halts Wyoming drilling expansion over climate and wildlife concerns

The heart of the controversy lies in a 2022 sale that offered drilling rights across approximately 120,000 acres of federal territory in Wyoming.

Ecuador residents vote against new oil project in the Amazon

Petroecuador, the state oil company, will be required to dismantle its operations at the park's eastern edge in the Amazon in the coming months.

Department of Interior allocates $63.8 million to clean up orphaned oil...

“Through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, we are investing in the nation’s future by addressing legacy pollution on public lands."

Los Angeles’ long, troubled history with urban oil drilling is nearing...

The state has proposed a 3,200-foot setback rule for new wells, but this has not yet gone into effect and does little to address health concerns for residents who live near existing wells.

Biden administration reverses Trump-era policy that opened new oil development in...

The Biden administration will revert to "a 2013 Obama administration plan issued that protected about half of the reserve."

Biden continues drilling boom on public lands despite campaign pledge, analysis...

“The reality is that in the battle between the oil industry and Biden, the industry is winning.”

Biden drilling report blasted as ‘shocking capitulation to the needs of...

"The government's royalty rates and bonding requirements are far too low and lead to public money subsidizing Big Oil's profits while our federal lands and waters suffer egregious harm."

Fossil fuel companies pay $192 million to extract fossil fuels from...

“It’s basically a giveaway to industry of millions of acres of the Gulf of Mexico so they can lock in production for years, at a time when we need to be shifting away from fossil fuel development.”

California releases new proposal to ban oil drilling near communities

“We are committed to protecting public health, the economy and our environment as we transition to a greener future that reckons with the realities of the climate crisis we’re all facing.”

Ticking time bombs: California oil spill spurs new calls to ban...

“It’s time to shut them down.”

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IRS reclaims over $1 billion from wealthy tax evaders in under a year

New IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act targets wealthy tax dodgers, reclaiming over $1 billion in unpaid taxes.

Only a despot-friendly Supreme Court, instead of reigning in WH crimes, opens the gates

The right’s ferocious war on the Constitution has now super-powered the executive, leaving Congress, the judiciary, regulators, and ordinary, law-abiding citizens in the lurch.

Two-thirds of Americans, including majority of Biden supporters, urge President to withdraw from 2024...

New poll reveals widespread belief that Biden should step aside, as Democrats consider alternatives.

Tariffs don’t protect jobs. Don’t be fooled.

When employees have become their own employers, they will make the quantities and qualities of a society’s jobs a key policy objective rather than a side-effect of policies focused elsewhere.

FDA bans brominated vegetable oil in food because of concerns about chemical’s health harms

Due to the chemical's health hazards such as harmful effects on the nervous system, the agency said the food additive is no longer safe for food use.