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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»

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Guest opinion

Build Back Better Act will spell relief from heat and drought

It is crystal clear that Congress needs to take action to address climate change, and that we have no time to waste. ... Read more»

These real estate and oil tycoons avoided paying taxes for years

While some of the country’s absolute wealthiest people, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Michael Bloomberg, occasionally sidestep federal income tax entirely, a subset of the ultrarich does it year in and year out.... Read more»

Oil from Amazon rainforest goes to California refineries, airlines, retailers & fleets

A new report has pinpointed California as the destination for half of the oil drilled in the environmentally fragile Amazon rainforest, just one day after a high court in Ecuador overruled a resource extraction project that violated the constitutional rights of nature.... Read more»

To combat sky-high gas, energy prices, U.S. to tap oil reserves

President Joe Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from America's emergency stockpile - the Strategic Petroleum Reserve - in response to soaring gas and energy prices, while his administration continues to grapple with historic rates of inflation.... Read more»

Biden blocks energy leases in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon as Tribal Nations Summit meets

President Joe Biden on Monday said the administration will move to prevent oil and gas development for two decades near Chaco Canyon, an area in northwestern New Mexico that’s culturally significant to the area’s Native American communities and important for biodiversity.... Read more»

Biden calls for 'decade of action' on climate, apologizes for exit from Paris Accord

President Biden, speaking at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, urged the international community to transition to clean energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions, and also apologized for his predecessor exiting the Paris Climate Accord. ... Read more»

45% of Americans don’t believe humans cause climate change, poll shows

Nearly half of Americans still don’t think climate change is caused by human activities, but Democrats were far less likely than Republicans to hold those views, a new VICE News and Guardian poll has found. ... Read more»

Analysis

Biden calls for expansion of offshore wind – here’s how officials decide where turbines may go

University of Massachusetts Boston scholar David W. Cash, who worked at senior levels in state government for a decade, describes how the Department of the Interior will implement the Biden administration's ambitious plans to scale up leasing for offshore wind energy projects.... Read more»

Arizona projects get sizeable cut of Great American Outdoors Act funds

Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years. ... Read more»

Will taxpayers bear the cost of cleaning up America’s abandoned oil wells?

Oil and gas companies have a century-old bad habit of drilling wells and ditching them, and while Congress finally has a plan to plug some abandoned wells, new proposals effectively pass the fossil fuel industry’s cleanup costs on to taxpayers and may even enable more drilling.... Read more»

States use Hurricane Ida damage to push infrastructure bill

Pointing to stark pictures of inundated buildings and washed-out cars from Hurricane Ida, state and city officials are pressing Congress to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill.... Read more»

How the House reconciliation bill scraps Resolution Copper mine in Oak Flat

Proposals targeting specific areas for conservation in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and federal waters off Louisiana's coast made their way into the gigantic budget reconciliation bill that Democrats are moving through Congress.... Read more»

Analysis

Biden’s proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the U.S. electricity system

President Biden called for major clean energy investments as a way to curb climate change and generate jobs after the White House released a report that found that solar power could generate up to 45% of the U.S. electricity supply by 2050, compared to less than 4% today. ... Read more»

Big oil’s 'wokewashing' is the new climate science denialism

By downplaying the urgency of the climate crisis, the fossil fuel industry has new tools to delay efforts to curb fossil fuel emissions - and worse yet: even industry critics haven’t fully caught up to this new approach.... Read more»

House Democrats kick off reconciliation process with $30 billion Interior bill

The House Natural Resources Committee inched toward approval of a $30 billion bill to fund climate, tribal and environmental programs, marking the first time a committee considered any piece of the $3.5 trillion plan meant to change U.S. health, climate, education and tax policy. ... Read more»

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