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Department of Interior Exceeds 1 Billion Barrels on Public Lands

Posted by admin on February 21, 2020

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The United States Department of Interior reports that during fiscal year 2019, the US produced one billion barrels of oil on federal public lands for the first time in history. On Tuesday, February 11, the Department of Interior announced a historic event. During fiscal year 2019 — the period beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019 — the barrels of oil produced on federal and American Indian-owned land surpassed one billion barrels for the first
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3 Myths About Oil and Gas’ Impact on Climate Change

Posted by admin on February 14, 2020

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With each passing day, there seems to be another news story that bemoans the damage caused by climate change only to point the finger of blame squarely at the oil and gas industry. Economist Mark Jaccard, however, feels that anti-fracking activists’ may be operating under several mistaken assumptions regarding the role of oil and gas in climate change. Jaccard is one of a growing number of experts examining the broader impact of oil and gas around
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A Compassionate Way to Streamline Environmental Impact Reviews

Posted by admin on January 31, 2020

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In early January, the Trump administration released a bold new proposal to boost the efficiency of American business while preserving the sanctity of the U.S. environment. The initiative would streamline the currently protracted environmental impact review process by shaving as much as fifty percent off the current wait time. Five Years and Counting On the first day of January, 1970, President Richard Nixon signed into law the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The new law
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Chris Hohn Brings His Climate War to the States

Posted by admin on January 24, 2020

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In December, billionaire hedge fund manager Chris Hohn made headlines when he sent several very public letters to companies with which he’d invested. As the head of the charitably-named The Children’s Investment (TCI) Fund (which holds more than $28 billion in assets), the people on the receiving end of those letters were big names like Google, Microsoft, and the Canadian National Railway.  In the letter, TCI proclaimed that it would begin to make financial decisions
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Oil and Gas Contributions Transcend Tax Payments

Posted by admin on January 17, 2020

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At Upstream Petroleum, we’re proud to use our resources to invest in the safety, health, and well-being of every citizen of Colorado. That’s just one of the reasons that we regularly contribute to charities near and dear to our hearts. Take, for instance, our recent contribution to the Denver Rescue Mission.  For more than a century, the Denver Rescue Mission has offered the city’s homeless citizens an opportunity to get back on their feet through education,