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  • Dems Warn Potential Trump Donors [semi-satire]

    05/21/2024 11:11:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 May 2024 | John Semmens
    Rumors that former President Trump has asked major oil companies to donate a billion dollars to his campaign has irked Democrats such that Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md) warned the eight energy company CEOs that were said to have had dinner with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort last month "to not put all your money on one horse in the race. If that horse loses the race you could suffer much more than the loss of your investment." "Giving money to both sides has been a long-term insurance policy that has spared your industry from extinction," Raskin reminded. "If you think...
  • Donald Trump Threatened With New Investigation

    05/11/2024 7:16:07 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 39 replies
    Newsweak ^ | May 11, 2024 | Rachel Dobkin
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, has threatened former President Donald Trump with a new investigation into his reported promises to Big Oil. The Washington Post reported this week of a deal that Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, reportedly offered to top oil executives at a Mar-a-Lago dinner last month—raise $1 billion for his campaign and he will reverse dozens of President Joe Biden's environmental regulations and prevent new rules, according to people with knowledge of the dinner. According to the Post's sources, Trump said gifting him $1 billion would be a "deal," because of the taxation and...
  • Critics blast Biden administration’s new ‘conservation leases,’ which they say are illegal

    04/23/2024 7:18:05 AM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Just the News ^ | April 20, 2024 | Kevin Killough
    The Biden administration Friday rolled out three decisions aimed at greatly restricting oil and gas drilling, as well as mining activities needed for renewable energy, on public land. The decisions include shutting down the Ambler Access Road project, which would have opened up part of Alaska to mining needed for renewable energy, and blocking oil and gas drilling on up to 13 million acres of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Conservation Leases The third action the Interior Department took Friday was the finalizing of the Public Lands Rule. According to a statement from the Department of the Interior, the rule is...
  • Biden administration bars drilling in Colorado’s Thompson Divide landscape

    04/03/2024 12:01:28 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/03/2024 | RACHEL FRAZIN
    The Biden administration on Wednesday barred drilling and mining in a Colorado landscape known as the Thompson Divide, an area of mountaintops, foothills and valleys in the center of the state. The administration said it would bar drilling and mining in 221,898 acres of the divide’s lands for 20 years as part of an effort to preserve it for the future. “The Thompson Divide area is a treasured landscape, valued for its wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and abundant recreation, ecological and scenic values,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a written statement. “The Biden-Harris administration is committed to...
  • Federal Judge Smacks Down Biden's Attempt to Restrict Oil, Gas Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

    09/22/2023 5:47:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Federalist, ^ | September 22, 2023 | Steve Straub
    In a significant ruling late Thursday, Judge James Cain of the Western District of Louisiana sided with American energy advocates, striking down the Biden administration’s eleventh-hour restrictions on a pending offshore oil and gas lease sale. The injunction, favoring the plaintiffs – the State of Louisiana, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and energy giants Chevron and Shell – puts a halt on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) restrictive measures concerning Lease Sale 261. This crucial sale, encompassing vast expanses in the Gulf of Mexico, was scheduled for the following week. The ruling by Judge Cain reiterates the federal...
  • Brace for it: Energy prices in America are going to get much worse than we’ve ever imagined

    09/10/2023 7:22:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2023 | Andrea Widburg
    Last week, Joe Biden canceled all drilling in Alaska on federal land. Separate from the fact that no president should have that kind of power over the American economy and lifestyle, he paired it with another executive order that will make fuel more expensive than Americans have ever imagined. Joe Biden promised during his basement campaign for the presidency that he was going to “end fossil fuel”:The former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate made the comment Friday after a New Hampshire environmental activist challenged him for accepting donations from the co-founder of liquified natural gas firm.Biden denied the donor’s...
  • Biden’s War On Oil And Gas Shifts To A Permian Basin Lizard

    09/04/2023 6:31:14 PM PDT · by Parley Baer · 27 replies
    As part of a massive, pre-holiday weekend document dump by the Biden administration on June 30, the domestic oil and gas industry received an unwelcome gift from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), one that shifts Mr. Biden’s continuing war on oil and gas to the Permian Basin. In a notice published in the Federal Register, USFWS said it has determined a need to list the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard, long a topic of concern and controversy, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Though a day past deadline, the notice of proposed listing will presumably satisfy a...
  • Progressive calls for climate emergency swell after Biden says he ‘practically’ declared one (only 7.41 years left)

    08/18/2023 12:31:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/23 | Rachel Frazin
    resident Biden’s comment that he had “practically” declared a climate emergency is reigniting calls on the left for him to actually take such action. The White House has not announced any explicit climate emergency declarations. Biden appeared poised to do so last year when talks on his signature climate legislation stalled, but he did not ultimately take the step. After the president was asked during a recent Weather Channel interview if he was prepared to declare a climate emergency, however, he at first said he already had. When pressed, he said he had done so “in practice” and practically speaking....
  • Biden: I Wanted ‘to Stop All Drilling’ on the Coasts and Gulf, Got Blocked by Courts

    08/08/2023 5:13:13 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/08/2023 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview with The Weather Channel that is set to air on Wednesday, a portion of which aired on Tuesday, President Joe Biden said that he “wanted to stop all drilling on the East Coast and the West Coast and in the Gulf” but was blocked by the courts from doing so. Weather Channel Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams asked, “Let’s talk Gen Z, because they’re going to play a big role in the next presidential election, and many of them are angry about the 7,000 oil and gas permits you approved since you’ve been in office. You promised no new...
  • Native American activists for and against drilling outside Chaco Canyon clash, derailing official visit (New Mexico)

    06/12/2023 12:19:11 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 12, 2023 | Ryan Boete, Susan Montoya Bryan
    Native American activists verbally clashed outside Chaco Culture National Historical Park on Sunday, derailing a visit by U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who was there to celebrate a 20-year buffer around a World Heritage Site in northwest New Mexico. Haaland’s trip to Chaco on Sunday was canceled when a group of Navajo land allotment owners blocked the road, upset with the Biden administration’s recent decision to enshrine for the next 20 years what previously had been an informal 10-mile buffer around the World Heritage site. The buffer protects the area from future federal mineral development, including oil and gas drilling....
  • Biden Admin Closes Off More US Lands To Oil And Gas Drilling

    06/02/2023 11:55:42 AM PDT · by CFW · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/2/23 | John Hugh Demastri
    The Biden administration on Friday ordered a 20-year ban on new oil and gas drilling leases within 10 miles of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, according to multiple reports. The moratorium — which the Department of Interior initially began considering in November 2021 — is a long-sought goal of several local politicians, conservation groups and Native American tribes that want to preserve the centuries-old Pueblo ruins located there, although some tribes have opposed the ban for limiting future economic opportunities, according to E&E News. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, herself New Mexican and the nation’s first Native...
  • Alaskan Trucking Fleets Promise $150K Driver Salaries Amid Drilling Boom

    05/06/2023 8:35:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Freightwaves ^ | 05/06/2023 | Rachel Premack
    As more drilling and mining projects are approved in Alaska, local trucking fleets are planning to hire drivers around the United States to haul equipment, chemicals and other loads — particularly on its fearsome Dalton Highway, a remote, 414-mile road that connects Fairbanks to oil fields near the Arctic Ocean. The developments, particularly ConocoPhillips Alaska’s Willow project, have been controversial as they may mar some of Earth’s most remote land. However, for the residents of the United States’ third-least-populated state, the new investments could bring an economic boom that many locals say the state needs. The construction of the Trans-Alaska...
  • Ed Markey Rages at Biden over ‘Disastrous Decision’ to Approve Oil Drilling Project

    03/13/2023 5:03:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/13/2023 | Ashley Oliver
    Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) issued a scathing rebuke Monday of President Joe Biden’s administration after it approved a scaled-down version of an oil drilling project in a petroleum-rich region of northern Alaska. Markey, a climate hawk and cosponsor of the failed Green New Deal, called the administration’s approval of ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project, a multibillion-dollar oil drilling endeavor in the federal North Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, a “disastrous decision.”
  • Biden administration moves toward approval for major Alaska oil drilling project: Takes step toward approving the $8 billion Willow plan that climate groups have long condemned.

    03/13/2023 8:12:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/13/2023 | Emma Newburger
    Key PointsThe Biden administration on Wednesday recommended a scaled-down version of a major oil drilling project in the North Slope of Alaska, taking a step toward approving the $8 billion Willow plan that climate groups have long condemned.The Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management released an environmental analysis that proposes lowering the number of drilling sites from five to three under the project, which is led by ConocoPhillips, Alaska's largest crude oil producer.The federal government has 30 days to issue a final decision on whether to approve the project. President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday recommended a scaled-down version of...
  • Joe Biden's "9,000 unused drilling permits" lie: Even his own administration is acknowledging that’s wrong.

    03/01/2023 7:24:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a story that most of you are familiar with by now. Ever since taking office, Joe Biden has received complaints about the high price of gasoline and other fuels as well as the slow collapse of America’s energy grid. Critics point to Biden’s own policies, specifically the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and his failure to issue any more drilling permits beyond the bare minimum mandated by law. (And he’s missed some of those targets as well.) In response, Biden points the finger of blame at the oil and gas industry, claiming that the oil companies are...
  • Biden admin quietly admits White House's 9,000 unused oil permits talking point is wrong

    02/27/2023 11:20:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02-27-2023 | Thomas Catenacci | Fox News
    close Alaska leaders demand Biden administration 'not kill' oil drilling project The Biden administration quietly updated a federal database showing how many unused oil and gas drilling permits it has approved, reducing the number by more than 2,000. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) revised the current number of approved applications for permits to drill (APD) — which oil and gas companies are required to file once they identify a deposit on a lease that can be tapped — down from an estimated 9,000 to less than 6,700. The BLM, a subagency of the Department of the Interior (DOI), blamed...
  • Editorial: Cambria methane leak shows need for new EPA regulations (barf)

    11/26/2022 5:18:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 26, 2022 | The Editorial Board
    A catastrophic leak from a natural gas storage field in Cambria County likely released over one billion cubic feet of the potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. The incident demonstrates the importance of tracking — and punishing — methane emissions, a priority recently moved forward by both Congress and the federal Environmental Protection Agency. It also shows the urgency of implementing state-level regulations to control methane emissions from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry. Methane is the primary component of natural gas, and is fifty times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. While CO2 grabs the headlines, CH4...
  • L.A. City Council Votes Unanimously to Prepare Ordinance to Ban Oil Drilling

    11/23/2022 6:18:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/2022 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The city council of Los Angeles, once a hub of the American oil industry, voted 10-0 on Tuesday to instruct the city attorney to prepare an ordinance that would ban oil drilling within a city that is still dotted with pumpjacks. The Los Angeles Daily News reported: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a similar ordinance earlier in October. The City Council in January unanimously approved a series of recommendations aimed at banning new oil and gas wells. The draft ordinance would phase out all such oil and gas extraction activities by immediately banning new oil and gas...
  • Joe Biden Complains Oil Companies ‘Should Be Drilling More’ After Vowing to End Fossil Fuels

    11/03/2022 6:28:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/03/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    President Joe Biden complained that oil companies were not drilling enough for oil, despite his long history of trying to block oil and gas production in the United States. “We haven’t slowed them down at all, they should be drilling more than they’re doing now,” Biden said. “If they were drilling more we’d have more relief at the pump.”
  • Biden Pitches Plan to Refill Oil Reserves, but Producers Are Skeptical

    10/24/2022 4:30:47 AM PDT · by EBH · 45 replies
    After releasing the most oil ever from the U.S. emergency petroleum reserve, the Biden administration is signaling it will refill soon, a multibillion-dollar undertaking that it hopes will rouse sluggish domestic drilling activity. The pitch is likely to be a hard sell for many domestic producers, say industry executives and analysts. “It’s a little bit more [complex] than this,” said Olivier Le Peuch, chief executive of oil-field services company Schlumberger Ltd. On Wednesday, President Biden said for the first time that the Energy Department would begin purchasing oil to refill the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve when oil prices are $67...