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News Climate Change Energy Environment
December 14, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the final segment of TransCanada’s $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline.
December 14, 2017
By Joe Barnett
A federal court upheld the right of a New Mexico family of ranchers to access water on federal lands, determining the right dated back to the Territory of New Mexico.
December 13, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced the Department of Interior will offer the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history on March 21, 2018.
December 13, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued an agency-wide directive to end “sue and settle” practices within the EPA.
December 12, 2017
By Savannah Edgens
The administration of President Donald Trump is considering helping fund the construction of what would be North America’s largest wind power project.
December 11, 2017
By Christopher Talgo
Improved efficiency has reduced methane emissions from natural gas production in New Mexico by more than half from 2016 to 2017.
December 8, 2017
By Bonner R. Cohen
Energy Information Administration data show the United States set a record by exporting two million barrels of oil per day in late September.
December 1, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Rejecting claims made by environmental organizations suing the state of Arkansas, without comment the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided to maintain a hold on a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ delayed action regional haze regulations.
November 30, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy allowed Signal Peak Energy to continue operating its Bull Mountains Mine No. 1 near Billings, Montana on a limited basis.
November 28, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
A Federal court found environmentalists and community groups lacked standing to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to modify its guidance determining when transportation projects might violate air quality standards.
November 27, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt issued an Agency-wide directive to end “sue and settle” practices within the EPA.
November 23, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a logging company’s lawsuit against Greenpeace and a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit called Stand, who it accused of libel and racketeering.
November 21, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Department of Interior announced it is rescinding a policy implemented under former President Barack Obama placing large areas of public lands off limits for consideration of oil and gas leasing and development.
November 20, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
President Donald Trump’s administration has decided against funding the Delta tunnels water project in California.
November 20, 2017
By Jim Lakely
New Mexico’s Public Education Department (PED) last week did a disservice to New Mexico’s students, as well as the taxpayers who fund schools, when it caved in to global warming alarmists. This and more in this week's Heartland Weekly.
November 16, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
The House Agriculture Committee approved a proposed bill in October loosening environmental regulations for forest-thinning projects on Forest Service lands.
November 14, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
Hydraulic fracturing is rarely linked to seismic shaking, according to an analysis of earthquakes near “frack jobs,” conducted by Oklahoma state officials.
November 13, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
Representatives of the Texas Public Policy Foundation met with Environmental Protection Agency staff to show why as a matter of law the agency should reconsider its endangerment finding concerning carbon dioxide.
November 10, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Trump administration has cleared the way for a controversial project intended to draw water from beneath California’s Mojave Desert and sell it to water providers in Southern California.
November 9, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Environmental Protection Agency is ending a controversial practice known as “sue and settle,” under which the agency cuts deals with environmental groups leading to new regulations outside of the normal regulatory process.
November 7, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal judge ordered the Interior Department to immediately begin enforcing Obama era restrictions on the release of methane emissions from oil and gas exploration and production operations on public lands.
November 6, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced on October 5 it will not list the Pacific walrus or 24 other species as threatened or endangered under the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
November 3, 2017
According to a recent poll Americans do not want their government to do anything to address climate change that cost them very much.
November 2, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
President Donald Trump has slowed the pace of federal regulations by a record amount.
October 31, 2017
Federal regulators approved an expansion of Williams Partners’ Transco natural gas pipeline, allowing the Atlantic Sunrise project in Pennsylvania to move forward.
October 30, 2017
in mid-August the Trump administration reversed a policy implemented by former president Barack Obama attempted to ban or the restrict the sale of bottled water in National Parks.
October 27, 2017
By Jay Lehr
A coalition of crony capitalists and climate alarmists are fighting President Donald Trump's climate deregulatory agenda.
October 26, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke proposes to shrink the size and modify the management of at least 10 national monuments declared since Bill Clinton was president.
October 25, 2017
By Veronica Harrison
In two recent cases, federal courts have blocked President Donald Trump's deregulatory efforts.
October 23, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Populations of federally protected wild horses roaming throughout 10 Western states are growing to such an extent they are destroying their habitat.
October 20, 2017
By Kathy Hoekstra
The White House and Congress are working to modify the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), which they say is holding back domestic energy production and energy independence.
October 19, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Wyoming state Sen. Bruce Burns (R-Sheridan) says Wyoming's struggles have a lot to teach the country concerning relations with the federal government over endangered species and national monuments.
October 18, 2017
By Kathy Hoekstra
Delaware Gov. John Carney issued an executive order directing the state government to create a “working group” to explore the potential economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind development.
October 17, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed leasing 75 parcels for oil and gas production in Utah’s Duchesne, Uintah, and Emery counties in December, including one parcel near Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument.
October 16, 2017
By Bonner R. Cohen
The state of Wisconsin is waiving several environmental regulations as part of a deal that enticed Taiwanese company Foxconn to build a high-tech manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.
October 16, 2017
By Joseph S. D'Aleo
The waxing and waning of powerful hurricane seasons is not new.
October 12, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
A federal appeals court has determined local governments in West Virginia may not ban oil and gas wastewater disposal wells within their borders.
October 12, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is officially objecting to President Donald Trump’s proposal to open the Atlantic Ocean coastline to offshore oil and gas exploration and production.
October 11, 2017
By Michael McGrady
The air quality office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends the agency leave federal sulfur dioxide standards at current levels after finding no evidence they are inadequate to protect human health.
October 11, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register, proposing to rescind former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
 

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