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In Texas, calls to boost U.S. oil production after Russian invasion run into hard realities

In Texas’ Permian Basin — the nation’s most productive oil region and the place that would have to lead any jump in U.S. production — people in the industry, energy analysts and local leaders say there’s no quick or easy way to crank up American energy production ... Read more»

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Experts skeptical of Mexico plan to stop exporting oil by 2023

Mexico announced plans to end all oil exports by 2023, a bid by to make the country "self-sufficient" and better control the price of gasoline - but experts aren’t as positive that such self-sufficiency would be good for Mexico, and even doubt that such a goal is economically viable. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump and Boebert’s oil reliance spin

Although former President Donald Trump and Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert have both made claims that America is back to relying on the Middle East for energy, the United States continues a decades-long trend to import a smaller amount of its petroleum from the Middle East.... Read more»

A reality check on Biden’s '30 by 30' conservation plan

President Joe Biden's plan to protect 30% of U.S. land and water, over 720 million acres, by 2030 - what’s become known as the “30 by 30 plan” - has lofty ambitions, but what’s happening on the ground tells a different story of how it might play out. ... Read more»

Big oil & gas may pay price for keeping a dirty secret for decades

Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, filed by cities and states across the U.S., America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the environmental devastation caused by fossil fuels – and covering up what they knew along the way.... Read more»

Biden pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies.... Read more»

Here’s what Biden plans to do on his first day as president

Joe Biden early Wednesday unveiled the list of executive orders, memos and directives he will make when he assumes the presidency later in the day, reversing a slew of Trump administration actions and laying out new policies of his own.... Read more»

FactCheck: More Keystone spin

With a showdown vote approaching on the Keystone XL pipeline, both sides continue to spin the facts about exports and safety.... Read more»

SciCheck

Distorting climate change threats, solutions

Two potential Republican candidates for president distorted the facts about climate change and casually dismissed well-established threats and potential solutions.... Read more»

FactChecking competing Keystone claims

Two senators on opposite sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate are selectively spinning the facts to make their case. ... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Why are Republicans so obsessed with their Keystone pipe dream? For 35 jobs?

The 114th Congress is underway, and in a move that speaks volumes about the Republican leadership’s agenda, the first order of business is rubber-stamping the Keystone XL pipeline. The GOP is doing a big favor for Canadian oil interests by trampling the long-established process for making important environmental decisions. In return, Americans get sharply increased risks to our climate and water quality. ... Read more»3

Video: Keystone XL pipeline

Sifting through some claims and counterclaims about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.... Read more»

Pipeline primer

After more than five years of claims and counter-claims about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is expected to make his final decision soon. So we thought it was a good time to sift through the disinformation and lay out some basic facts.... Read more»

From state Senate to State Department: Jackson is new liaison to tribes

Former Arizona state Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. knew his job with the State Department would be a balancing act between representing the federal government and serving tribal communities. But five months into the job, he is finding that he also faces another balancing act, the same one that challenges tribes across the country – how to weigh economic growth against and cultural and environmental concerns.... Read more»

Analysis

10 essential pollution and public health measures in Obama’s climate plan

In a speech on climate change at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama announced a comprehensive “Climate Action Plan” to reduce U.S. pollution responsible for climate change, better coordinate international efforts to solve the problem of climate change, and provide additional protection from the effects of climate change that have already begun.... Read more»

Arizonans join march in Washington against Keystone XL pipeline

Prescott residents Cliff and Paula Fuhst often feel like “two blue dots in a red state,” but they felt right at home Sunday marching in Washington with thousands who oppose the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.... Read more»

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