Stories tagged: drilling
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over the agencies’ decision to allow exploratory drilling in the upper Green River …
Wed., March 20, 2019
Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change
A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing out west.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018
The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018
The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane – a key contributor to climate change that’s released in huge amounts during …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says her legislation to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling would generate $2 billion in royalties over the next decade – …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
NEWPORT – Morgan Joy drills for water. Fortunately for clients, his wells are rarely as dry as his humor.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
The Senate rejected an amendment Thursday that sought to block a key panel from raising revenue through drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move that could make it …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
Exxon Mobil vows to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from its natural gas drilling operations.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
Environmental groups are bracing for the Trump administration to approve controversial testing along the Eastern seaboard that would mark a significant step toward offshore drilling in waters off the coast …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017
Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
Tue., July 4, 2017
Pennsylvania’s moribund drilling industry, which has struggled with persistently low prices and a dearth of infrastructure to get its product to market, is showing signs of life.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017
Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed.
Wed., May 10, 2017
Libya’s national oil company says oil production in the violence-plagued country has exceeded 800,000 barrels a day for the first time since 2014.
Thu., April 27, 2017
President Donald Trump will take a major step Friday to expand oil and gas drilling off U.S. shores, directing the Interior Department to lift restrictions that President Barack Obama imposed …
Wed., April 5, 2017
Aiming for the world’s first-ever direct excavation of the Earth’s mantle, an international research group led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct a preliminary …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.
Thu., July 28, 2016
U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands to reduce delays, as applications were projected to be down 40 …
Wed., June 15, 2016
Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the …
Thu., May 12, 2016
Thousands of people are planning to rally in Anacortes this weekend to protest the oil flowing from two refineries in the area.
Tue., May 10, 2016
Royal Dutch Shell PLC confirmed Tuesday it will relinquish all but one of its federal offshore leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast.
Thu., April 21, 2016
The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming.
Wed., April 13, 2016
A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.
Tue., March 15, 2016
In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will not allow oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.
Wed., March 2, 2016
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
A glut of oil will keep prices from rebounding until next year, much later than previously forecast, experts at the International Energy Agency said Monday.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
The federal government will hold lease sales next month to open up 45 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration, the Obama administration announced Thursday.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016
The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land.
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015
A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance in a frank new 150-page report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal …
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to …
Thu., March 21, 2013
HELENA – A Colorado exploration company will stop drilling next to Glacier National Park, with company officials saying they haven’t located enough oil and gas to continue after 14 wells …