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Trump Considering Waiving Jones Act Mandate for Natural Gas, Sources Say
Energy
Trump Considering Waiving Jones Act Mandate for Natural Gas, Sources Say

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is seriously considering waiving the requirement that only U.S. flagged vessels can move goods from American ports to Puerto Rico or energy-starved areas of the Northeast, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The issue... Read More

New Mexico Residents Complain About Oil and Gas Drilling
New Mexico
New Mexico Residents Complain About Oil and Gas Drilling
2019-04-16 21:32:34
by Tom Ramstack

Members of a U.S. House committee advocated for stricter oil and natural gas drilling regulations during a hearing Monday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources said lax regulations are creating too... Read More

Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
Environment
Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
2019-04-11 12:16:33
by Dan McCue

Bipartisan legislation enacting a long sought after drought plan for seven states in the Colorado River basin has been sent to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature. Senator Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Representative Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., fast-tracked passage... Read More

Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
Health
Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
2019-04-10 13:01:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Residents of Appalachian states warned about severe health and environmental consequences from renewed mountaintop coal mining during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers called the hearing to address concerns raised by Trump administration policies to loosen environmental restrictions on... Read More

Is the Cost of Your Gasoline About to Rise? Washington Looks Ready to Talk About a Tax Hike
Energy
Is the Cost of Your Gasoline About to Rise? Washington Looks Ready to Talk About a Tax Hike

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration and congressional Democrats have found something they agree on — and it could mean higher taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Last week, President Donald Trump’s energy secretary, Elaine Chao, told senators that a gas... Read More

Gaetz Unveils a Green Real Deal as a Counterproposal to Ocasio-Cortez’s Plan
Environment
Gaetz Unveils a Green Real Deal as a Counterproposal to Ocasio-Cortez’s Plan

WASHINGTON — Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the Green Real Deal on Wednesday, a competing resolution to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, a sign the ambitious plan to combat climate change championed by the Democratic freshman has convinced some... Read More

Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
Environment
Federal Judge Restores Obama Ban on Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters
2019-04-01 16:14:19
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Friday night reinstated an Obama-era ban on oil-and-gas drilling in vast swaths of the Arctic Ocean, holding President Donald Trump exceeded his authority in attempting to overturn it. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason... Read More

Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion
Environment
Cunningham Champions Bipartisan Push to Ban Offshore Drilling Expansion
2019-03-30 00:11:07
by Dan McCue

First-term Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., this week introduced legislation aimed at banning offshore oil and gas exploration on the eastern seaboard and Pacific Coast. Offshore oil and gas exploration has been a hot-button issue in South Carolina and many other... Read More

Will the US Recommit to Paris Climate Accord Goals?
Climate
Will the US Recommit to Paris Climate Accord Goals?
2019-03-27 23:06:16
by Dan McCue

Less than 24 hours after Senate Republicans shunned the so-called Green New Deal, House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a new bill, the Climate Action Now Act, aiming to hold the Trump administration to the United States' original commitments under the... Read More

Trump Might Limit States’ Say in Offshore Drilling Plan
Energy
Trump Might Limit States’ Say in Offshore Drilling Plan

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift. Governors, Republican and Democratic, and state legislatures up and down the Atlantic... Read More

California’s Wildfire Threat Could Be an Opportunity for Clean-Energy Microgrids
Energy
California’s Wildfire Threat Could Be an Opportunity for Clean-Energy Microgrids

To the untrained eye, the shipping containers clustered on the outskirts of Borrego Springs, Calif., don’t look like an innovative clean-energy technology that could help California cope with wildfires. But these containers, in the remote desert of eastern San Diego... Read More

America’s Oil and Natural Gas Boom Continues To Reshape Foreign Policy
Energy
America’s Oil and Natural Gas Boom Continues To Reshape Foreign Policy
2019-03-15 23:59:34
by HJ Mai

For decades, U.S. presidents have pursued energy policies aimed at reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. The first commander in chief to achieve the goal of energy independence could be President Donald Trump, with the United States expected to become... Read More

For New Bedford, Massachusetts, Creation of First Offshore Wind Farm in US Means Jobs
Energy
For New Bedford, Massachusetts, Creation of First Offshore Wind Farm in US Means Jobs
2019-03-02 01:13:24
by TWN Staff

Long ignored in the United States, offshore wind energy is poised to become a new economic engine in New Bedford, Massachusetts that will bring thousands of jobs and launch a new major industry along the eastern seaboard. During the 19th... Read More

Data Shows the US Quietly Transitioning to an Electrified Future
Energy
Data Shows the US Quietly Transitioning to an Electrified Future
2019-02-02 01:24:46
by Michael Cheng

In the US, the automotive sector is gearing up for a disruptive, electrified future. The future of gas-powered cars is at risk, due to the proliferation of sustainable, battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs). Data published by Inside EVs indicate a sharp... Read More

Southwest Oil and Gas Boom Provides Fuel for National Economy
Economy
Southwest Oil and Gas Boom Provides Fuel for National Economy

An oil and gas bonanza in Southwestern states may be helping to drive the continuing national economic boom. Read More

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