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Trump plan to expand oil and gas leasing in West draws, for the most part, a big yawn from industry

Published: 
Sun, 01/07/2018 (All day)

During his years in the White House, President Obama erected barriers to oil and gas development on the West’s public lands. President Trump, mindful of the energy industry’s view that those rules were too restrictive, has set his sights on dismantling them.

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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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Born in the U.S.A. and working in the fields — what gives?

Published: 
Thu, 01/04/2018 (All day)

Nicholas Andrew Flores swatted at the flies orbiting his sweat-drenched face as he picked alongside a crew of immigrants through a cantaloupe field in California’s Central Valley.

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The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard

Published: 
Wed, 12/06/2017 (All day)

ar Creek, Oklahoma, is breathtaking in a terrible way: At one time the world’s deepest source of lead and zinc, the three-town region is now a cratered landscape so poisonous that no one, aside from 10 holdouts, can live there. 

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Trump’s EPA wants to ignore science and put more dirty trucks back on the road

Published: 
Wed, 12/06/2017 (All day)

Diesel exhaust fumes are the most foul tailpipe emissions on the road, as anyone stuck in traffic behind an aging bus or 18-wheeler can attest.