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May 27, 2019
Federal Government To Offer One Million Acres in California for Oil and Gas Development
The Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management has offered a detailed plan to open more than a million acres of public and private land in California to oil and gas development, including through the use of fracking.
Environment
May 24, 2019
Midwestern Governors Push Major Gas Tax Hikes
Citing pressing transportation needs, three Midwestern governors – two Democrats and one Republican – are calling for significant gas tax hikes in their states.
Energy
May 21, 2019
Costly Wind Power Menaces Man and Nature
The true costs of wind energy are too often (deliberately?) ignored or underestimated.
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Environment
May 17, 2019
Trump Administration Proposes Major Cuts in Federal Science Programs
Setting up what is certain to be a bruising showdown with Congress over Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending, President Donald Trump’s budget proposal recommends significant funding reductions in science programs at a slew of federal agencies.
Energy
May 15, 2019
Wisconsin Professor’s Anti-Fracking Agenda Exposed
A professor and group of student researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire claim they found elevated particulate levels associated with frac-sand mining.
Energy
May 14, 2019
Colorado Adopts Strict Anti-Drilling Legislation
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law sweeping oil and gas legislation which that allows imposing greater restrictions on new oil and gas exploration in the state than a proposition voters rejected in a 2018 election referendum.

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Energy
May 27, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Trump administration’s Bureau of Land Management has offered a detailed plan to open more than a million acres of public and private land in California to oil and gas development, including through the use of fracking.
May 24, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Citing pressing transportation needs, three Midwestern governors – two Democrats and one Republican – are calling for significant gas tax hikes in their states.
May 21, 2019
By Tom Harris, Jay Lehr
The true costs of wind energy are too often (deliberately?) ignored or underestimated.
May 17, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Setting up what is certain to be a bruising showdown with Congress over Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending, President Donald Trump’s budget proposal recommends significant funding reductions in science programs at a slew of federal agencies.
May 15, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
A professor and group of student researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire claim they found elevated particulate levels associated with frac-sand mining.
May 14, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law sweeping oil and gas legislation which that allows imposing greater restrictions on new oil and gas exploration in the state than a proposition voters rejected in a 2018 election referendum.
May 13, 2019
By Ronald Stein
With present technology, renewable energy sources can’t replace energy from deep earth minerals and fuels. Global economies increase, not decrease, their use of fossil fuels each year.
May 9, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
The Northern Indiana Public Service Co. filed a plan with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to remove coal from its electric power mix by 2028 and replace it primarily with electricity generated by solar power.
May 8, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Mueller report is in, and one thing couldn’t be clearer: Mueller’s team, despite its best (or worst) efforts, found no evidence Donald Trump or anyone on his campaign team colluded with Russia to undermine the 2016 U.S. election.
May 8, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Utilities in several states are attempting to run a con game on their respective states’ utility commissions and ratepayers.