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Trump Reverses Course on Offshore Drilling by Extending, Expanding Atlantic Ban

Trump Reverses Course on Offshore Drilling by Extending, Expanding Atlantic Ban

In a policy about-face, President Trump extended a moratorium on oil and natural gas development in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and expanded the ban to the Atlantic coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The president, speaking Tuesday in Jupiter, FL, near his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, threw a political bone to…

September 9, 2020
Trump’s 2020 Energy Industry Pitch a Replay of 2016; GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation

Trump’s 2020 Energy Industry Pitch a Replay of 2016; GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation

President Trump is betting that, by touting deregulation and deriding his Democratic opponent as an extremist who will raise taxes and throw wrenches into oil and gas development, he will galvanize domestic energy industry support ahead of the November election. Culminating the Republican National Committee (RNC) convention Thursday night in Washington, DC, Trump claimed his…

August 28, 2020
GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation, as Trump Claims Biden to ‘Lay Waste’ to U.S. Oil, Natural Gas

GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation, as Trump Claims Biden to ‘Lay Waste’ to U.S. Oil, Natural Gas

President Trump is betting that, by touting deregulation and deriding his Democratic opponent as an extremist who will raise taxes and throw wrenches into oil and gas development, he will galvanize domestic energy industry support ahead of the November election. Culminating the Republican National Committee (RNC) convention Thursday night in Washington, DC, Trump claimed his…

August 28, 2020
As Election Nears, U.S. Energy Industry Assessing Impacts of Possible Trump Loss

As Election Nears, U.S. Energy Industry Assessing Impacts of Possible Trump Loss

The oil and gas industry is bracing for a possible November victory by Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is leading in the polls and who officially accepted the Democratic nomination last Thursday from Wilmington, DE. President Trump was officially nominated for a second term on Monday as the Republican convention began.  Although energy policy has…

August 24, 2020
Oil, Natural Gas Industry Bracing for Possible Regime Change as Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

Oil, Natural Gas Industry Bracing for Possible Regime Change as Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

The oil and gas industry is bracing for a possible November victory by Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is leading in the polls and who officially accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday from Wilmington, DE. Although energy policy has taken a backseat to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic hardship facing Americans, climate change has nonetheless garnered…

August 21, 2020
BLM Opening New Headquarters in Colorado

BLM Opening New Headquarters in Colorado

The Department of Interior’s Bureau (DOI) of Land Management (BLM) will move its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, CO, the agency said. “This relocation strengthens our relationship with communities in the West by ensuring decision makers are living and working closer to the lands they manage for the American people. This effort will…

August 11, 2020
Trump Grants Presidential Permit to TC’s Cross-Border Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Grants Presidential Permit to TC’s Cross-Border Keystone XL Pipeline

Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. on Wednesday was granted a Presidential Permit by President Trump to increase oil exports by about 6% on the 10-year-old but stalled Keystone XL pipeline system, which is designed to move Canadian crude to Gulf Coast markets. The approval follows a 2019 open season that would add 50,000 b/d to the…

July 30, 2020
Trump to Nominate Two More to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Trump to Nominate Two More to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

President Trump intends to nominate Mark Christie, the current chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission, and Allison Clements, the founder and president of energy policy and strategy consulting firm Goodgrid LLC, to become FERC commissioners, the White House said Monday. Christie previously was president of the Organization of PJM States Inc. and served on…

July 27, 2020
Trump Administration Altered Social Cost of Carbon Formula to Support Deregulation, Say Critics

Trump Administration Altered Social Cost of Carbon Formula to Support Deregulation, Say Critics

The federal government’s current social cost of carbon estimates, which are used to calculate regulatory impact analyses for energy and other projects, are far lower than its prior estimates, due to Trump administration changes to the formula, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  While both current and previous were calculated…

July 15, 2020
GOP Lawmakers Want White House to Block Financial Institutions’ ‘Discrimination’ Against Energy Sector

GOP Lawmakers Want White House to Block Financial Institutions’ ‘Discrimination’ Against Energy Sector

Republican members of Congress have asked the Trump administration to battle what they say is discrimination against the U.S. fossil fuel industry by domestic financial institutions.

May 13, 2020
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