ANWR drilling: Will it really happen?
When a Republican-led Congress passed the tax overhaul just before Christmas in 2017, lawmakers refashioned the federal government's approach to oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
BOEM rejects $4.4M in leases after critical federal report
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) rejected $4.4 million worth of oil and gas industry bids to potentially drill in the Gulf of Mexico from a recent auction that otherwise netted $155 million.
Beyond coal and oil: Wyo. faces crisis
With its coal sector crumbling, Wyoming is leaning heavily on its oil industry to make up the difference. But experts are warning that the boom times are truly over for Wyoming's fossil fuel-dependent economy.
Top climate hawk bashes first big offshore wind project
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a leading advocate for climate action, has been critical of a proposed 85-turbine project that would reduce emissions in Massachusetts. Whitehouse, a Democrat, says his state of Rhode Island has set a better example for how to build offshore wind facilities.
OIL AND GAS
Trump leases concentrate in water-stressed areas — report
Most of the oil and gas leases offered at auction by the Trump administration have been in water-stressed areas of the country, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress.