Natural resources

Heather Richards

Reporter

202-446-0473

Heather covers offshore energy — oil, natural gas and wind — and drilling on public lands for E&E. She previously covered energy and the environment for The Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming.

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OIL AND GAS

Interior slashes Arctic oil spill regulations

The Trump administration today proposed an overhaul of offshore oil and gas safety regulations in the Arctic, suggesting the removal of nearly half the provisions penned four years ago when the Obama administration took a tough stance on drilling in the far northern seas.

OIL AND GAS

Final Trump offshore sale nets more than $120M

The final offshore oil and gas lease sale of the Trump era returned more than $120 million in high bids today from supermajors such as BP PLC and Norway's Equinor ASA, affirming long-term drilling interest in the Gulf of Mexico, according to federal officials.