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Oil and Gas Companies Address Climate Change Amid COVID-19

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July 16, 2020

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To say that 2020 has been a rough one for oil and gas companies is something of an understatement. The entire world has been reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 virus, but few industries have been hit harder than United States oil and gas. Once an international powerhouse, now previously bulletproof states like New Mexico say it will be three years before they can get back to normal.  Even as the industry fends off
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Colorado Rising, CAMPC Gear Up for Election Season

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June 17, 2020

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A few days ago, the voters of Colorado discovered that, for the first time in recent memory, anti-energy group Colorado Rising would not be pursuing an initiative for the November ballot. The perennial headline-grabbers explained that in 2020, they were concerned about gathering the required number of signatures for a planned measure that would increase the state’s oil and gas setback requirement from 2,000 to 2,500 feet.  The shock of the announcement was quickly followed
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Oil and Gas Looking to the Horizon

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June 3, 2020

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It’s no secret that the United States and the world at large are in dire economic straights. As a direct result of the outbreak of COVID-19, 22 million Americans have been forced to file for unemployment. Small and mid-sized businesses are being forced to shutter their doors. Every sector of the economy has been battered by the outbreak of COVID-19, and the subsequent shutdown of the economy. Oil and gas has perhaps born the worst
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Biden Gambles on Keystone Pledge

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May 25, 2020

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Presidential hopeful Joe Biden continues to step on his own feet as the country heads toward the November election. This time around, Biden’s need to pick up voters has helped alienate the candidate from one of the United States’ most prominent partners as well as millions of working-class voters. A Soft Stance on the Environment Back when Joe Biden had some competition in the race for the Democratic nomination, the veteran politician remained quiet on
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IOGCC Wants Trump to Hire Laid-Off Oil Workers to Plug Orphan Wells

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May 15, 2020

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Amid the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, one oil and gas group wants to use unemployed oil and gas workers to plug orphan wells. In recent weeks, the federal government has made some controversial (though temporary) changes to the environmental regulations that govern the oil and gas industry. Explicitly, the EPA stated that it will dramatically slow down enforcement of environmental regulations. The announcement immediately drew criticism from anti-energy advocates who declared that oil and