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BLM Move Draws Mixed Response

Posted by admin on August 2, 2019

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In the coming weeks and months, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will officially move its headquarters from the nation’s Capitol, Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado. The ambitious move has drawn praise and criticism in equal measure. ‘A Victory for Communities in the West’ Longtime fan of the move Colorado Senator Cory Gardner was effusive in his praise of the decision. “The problem with Washington is too many policymakers are far removed from the
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Weld County Puts SB 181 to the Test

Posted by admin on July 25, 2019

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Earlier this year, Colorado governor Jared Polis signed into law SB181, a controversial bill that sought to hand oil and gas decision-making power over to the communities living among energy projects. That was the bill’s stated intention, at least, but new actions from one of Colorado’s most energy-friendly counties is putting lawmakers to the test. Power to the People When SB181 became law, Democrats hailed the decision as a victory for citizens who had spoken
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Fracking Actually Had Nothing to Do With the Firing of Ken Harris in California

Posted by admin on July 18, 2019

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In mid-July, California governor Gavin Newsom surprised the state when he summarily fired the state’s highest-ranked oil and gas regulator, Ken Harris. Statewide outlets were quick to connect Harris’ firing with an increase in the number of fracking permits handed out to energy in recent months. In Newsom’s own words, however, that wasn’t the case (not even close). It’s a ‘Strong Arm’ Environmentalist Pipe Dream It’s a pretty attractive narrative, to be quite honest. As
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Hurricane Season Begins in Earnest as Barry Hits the Gulf Coast

Posted by admin on July 15, 2019

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Category: Industry News
Over the weekend, the Southern United States braced for impact as tropical storm Barry made landfall. Though inevitable, the United States’ annual storm season never fails to leave a path of destruction in its wake that — thanks to the area’s booming oil and gas industry — could potentially have consequences that reach around the world. As tropical storm Barry swept across several states and caused an estimated $8 billion in damage, more than 3,000
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Ute Tribal Reps Among Delegation Defending Oregon’s Jordan Cove Project

Posted by admin on June 27, 2019

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On Wednesday, a 16-person delegation made up of leadership from the Western States and Tribal Nations Initiative (WSTN) and their partners from the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) held a press conference to tout the economic and environmental benefits of Oregon’s Jordan Cove pipeline project. Speaking at a public hearing held by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the commission of elected leaders minced no words when discussing the importance of this long-gestating project. If completed, the