September 24, 2023

AOC Is One Election Away From Controlling The Committee In Charge Of Oil And Gas Drilling On Public Lands

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who led the charge for progressivesā€™ once-fringe Green New Deal, is now just one election away from chairing the House subcommittee responsible for overseeing Americaā€™s oil and gas drilling on public lands, E&E News reported Tuesday. Ocasio-Cortez currently serves as the ranking member of the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, establishing

Biden admin hit with lawsuit over approval of massive oil drilling project: ‘We are enraged’

A number of prominent environmental organizations filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday morning against the Biden administration, challenging its decision to greenlight a massive oil drilling project in Alaska earlier this week. The coalition of groups said President Biden’s approval of the Willow Project ā€” an oil drilling project in northern Alaska forecasted to produce more […]

White House blames predecessors for Biden approving massive oil drilling project

President Biden and White House officials have repeatedly blamed the recent approval of a massive oil drilling project in Alaska on previous administrations. On March 13, after numerous delays, the Department of the Interior (DOI) approved three of the five drilling sites proposed by oil company ConocoPhillips as part of its Willow Project in the […]

U.S. to Auction Almost 1 Million Acres Off Alaskan Coast for Oil Drilling

The United States will auction nearly one million acres off the Alaskan coast for new oil and gas drilling in December, mandated in the so-called ā€œInflationā€ Reduction Act (IRA). The United StatesĀ Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), inside the Department of Interior, will put hundreds of thousands of acres off Alaskaā€™s southcentral coast up for

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Offshore Drilling Regulation.

The Trump administration rolled back another Obama-era regulation, rescinding a rule pertaining to the offshore drilling industry. The Department of the Interior on ThursdayĀ announced changesĀ to theĀ 2016 oil and gas production safety systems rule, offshore drilling regulations that were put in place during the Obama administration. Among the reforms: independent verification of safety equipment and procedures […]

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