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Death of shale ‘exaggerated’: US oil patch springs to life

by Josh Siegel
The Washington Examiner

“The increased activity that surged in March follows a temporary slowdown in February due to freezing weather and comes after drillers shut in a record amount of production in 2020 because travel shutdowns during the pandemic sapped consumption of oil-based fuels,” according to The Washington Examiner.

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The hidden energy tax: Biden punishes the ‘ordinary people’ that he claims to care about

by Editorial Board
The Washington Times

“The Center for Strategic and International Studies,” according to the Washington Times, “analyzed the contents of Mr. Biden‘s plan and concluded that more than half (56%) “could be understood to address climate change.” Given the plan’s price tag of $2.65 trillion over eight years — or about $330 billion a year — that means that somewhere north of $180 billion would be spent on climate change each and every year of the plan.”

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Biden punts on shutting down Dakota Access oil pipeline, angering environmentalists

by Josh Siegel
Washington Examiner

Biden administration blinks:  tells court it will not, at least for now, order the shutdown of the already-operating Dakota Access pipeline.  The pipeline is vital for moving Bakken oil and keeping energy prices low.  The shutdown would have been a boon for the Burlington Northern Railroad owned by liberal doner, Warren Buffet.  Failure to shutdown the pipeline also pits environmentalists against unions.

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Democrats put a back-up plan in their climate bill if costs soar

by Abby Smith
Washington Examiner

Democrats may not be as confident about their green initiatives as they sound, as the Washington Examiner reports about their “escape clause:  “Top House Democrats’ plan to eliminate carbon emissions from the power sector by 2035 includes a provision that would delay requirements to purchase more clean electricity if compliance costs become too high.”

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Oil companies defeat New York City appeal over global warming

by Jonathan Stempel and Sebastien Malo
Reuters

Reuters reports a minor victory for sensible power regulation: “Ruling in favor of BP Plc, Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions should be addressed under federal law and international treaties.”

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