Companies once allied with Wheeler ask his agency for help
The administration of President Trump, who campaigned on "draining the swamp," hasn't blocked acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler from getting involved with 14 companies that Wheeler represented as a lobbyist with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
U.S. ethane exporter linked to Russian owners and spy case
Houston-based American Ethane Co. touts itself as a "U.S.-based energy company." But a newly revised lobbying disclosure shows three Russian businessmen own nearly 90 percent of the company.
Patterson fined $74K for fire that killed 5
Federal worker safety officials announced yesterday they're seeking $74,000 in fines from Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. in connection with a January explosion and rig fire in Oklahoma that killed five men.
Green groups ask if Pruitt's EPA favored home-state drillers
Three environmental groups are questioning whether EPA gave lenient treatment to oil and gas producers from Scott Pruitt's home state of Oklahoma before he left the agency.
Officials to test Navajo wells leaking for years
Federal and tribal officials later this month plan to start testing 48 oil and gas wells on Navajo Nation lands in the Four Corners region that appear to have been leaking for years.