oil and gas drilling

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Trump might limit states’ say in offshore drilling plan. Here’s how

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Sun, 03/24/2019 - 7:08pm

When President Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift.

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New U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

Published: 
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:11pm

Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth of planet-warming gases by the middle of the century, according to a report released Wednesday.

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California offshore drilling could be expanded for the first time since 1984 under federal leasing proposal

Published: 
Thu, 01/04/2018 (All day)

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California.

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Trump's directive on offshore drilling will face solid resistance in California

Published: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 (All day)

President Trump painted a golden future of “great wealth” and “great jobs” powered by oil pumped from the ocean floor as he signed an executive order on Friday to consider new offshore drilling around the country.

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After intense public anger, Republicans waver over slashing Obama-era action on methane gas

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Mon, 03/20/2017 (All day)

As Republican lawmakers consider how closely to align with the climate skepticism and fossil fuel fervor radiating from the White House, a nascent clean air initiative that energy firms want scrapped is fast testing their comfort zone.