Burning and extracting fossil fuels on federal lands accounted for nearly one-quarter of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced domestically between 2005 and 2014, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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A hearing has been granted to an 11th-hour attempt to delay or kill liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC) by requiring a new federal review on top of current provincial construction and environmental approvals.
In a development sure to impact the oil and gas industry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said state regulatory agencies should have a higher profile in protecting fish and wildlife, and asked his department to identify federal regulations that are more restrictive than those enacted by states.
Eight months after President Trump called for the federal government to expedite its review and permitting of major infrastructure projects, 12 agencies agreed Monday to follow permitting timetables designed to complete such reviews within two years.
President Trump signed an executive order (EO) Tuesday calling for the federal government to expedite its review and permitting of major infrastructure projects, which should include oil and natural gas pipelines.
Pledging to make the Interior Department “a better neighbor in the new Trump administration,” Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order (SO) on Thursday that calls for streamlining the permitting process for drilling on federal lands.
Industry and environmental advocates disagreed sharply on Wednesday during a Congressional subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, about an increasingly common practice of environmental legal settlements morphing into de facto regulation.
In a stunning defeat for the Trump administration, the Republican-controlled Senate narrowly failed to pass a bill calling for repeal of an Obama-era rule governing flaring and venting of associated natural gas on public and tribal lands.
Western governors are giving the Trump administration some feedback, and it is not all favorable, regarding the president’s executive orders on the handling of federal lands — on and offshore.
President Trump is reportedly planning to sign a series of executive orders (EO) this week before his 100th day in office, including one on energy and another on the environment, which collectively could help facilitate onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling.