Energy

Major drilling projects among dozens fast-tracked after Trump order

By Rebecca Beitsch and Rachel Frazin
The Hill

“Oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) are just a few of the 21 fossil fuel and mining projects the Interior Department has forwarded with reduced environmental scrutiny due to the June order,” according to The Hill.

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There’s no climate benefit to keeping Obama-era rules on curbing methane emissions

by Seth Whitehead, executive director, Illinois Petroleum Resources Board
Chicago Sun Times, Letters to the Editor

“The repeal of the costly and redundant methane rule could help save up to 14,000 Illinois jobs, far outweighing the negligible climate benefit,” according to the author.

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California’s Dysfunctional Electricity Policies may lead to more Blackouts

by Ronald Stein, P.E.
The Heartland Institute

“Since intermittent electricity from wind and solar cannot provide continuous uninterruptable electricity, the state continues to rely on the Southwest and Northwest states for its power, and continues to be proud of “leaking” emissions to other states electrical generation so California can claim in-state emission reductions to meet its insatiable electricity demands,” according to the author.

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The Green New Deal means monumental disruption

by David Wojick
The Heartland Institute

“Kamala Harris co-sponsored the Senate resolution to support the Green New Deal. Now Joe Biden has endorsed the plan. Naturally, people want to know what the GND will cost – usually meaning in state and federal government spending. But that is the wrong question.  The real question is, how much do Green New Dealers expect to get out of it, at what total cost?” according to the author.

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If You Like Lockdowns, You’ll Love the Carbon-Free Future

by Paul Tice
The Wall St. Journal

“The climate-change movement is taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic, equating it with the “existential crisis” of man-made global warming. While praising the current display of unilateral government action as a model for addressing climate change, many environmentalists and liberal politicians have also called for a surge in government spending on renewable energy projects,” according to The Wall St. Journal.

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