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.

Latest Stories

ARCTIC

Trump's ANWR push: Will it really yield much oil?

Companies may soon have their first shot at securing drilling rights in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if a Trump administration plan comes to fruition this year. But experts are divided on whether the proposal will release as much oil as claimed.

OFFSHORE DRILLING

S.C. under fire for seismic testing approvals

In a bid to obstruct the Trump administration's support for offshore oil and gas development, coastal towns and small businesses in South Carolina are urging the state to reverse course on its approvals of seismic testing, given new information about potential harms to ocean life.