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Valerie Volcovici

South Carolina aims to bar offshore drilling with budget proposal

Apr 17 2019

South Carolina's Republican-majority Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would require the state to block new infrastructure to transport or process offshore oil and gas as state lawmakers fear the Interior Department will open the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling.

Former U.S. interior secretary Zinke joins mine exploration firm's board

Apr 16 2019

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who stepped down in December amid ethics investigations, has joined the board of junior mining exploration company U.S. Gold Corp, the company said on Tuesday.

U.S. agency submits uranium import probe to White House

Apr 15 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department has submitted to the White House the results of a national security investigation into uranium imports, a spokesman for the department said on Monday.

U.S. presidential candidate Warren wants drilling, mining banned on federal lands

Apr 15 2019

U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said on Monday she would ban all fossil fuel extraction on federal land and in coastal waters, setting herself apart from a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls who have made climate change a central campaign issue but have yet to outline specific policies.

Federal court dismisses Trump administration's repeal of coal, oil valuation rule

Apr 15 2019

A federal court has struck down the Trump administration's repeal of an Obama-era policy aimed at boosting revenue for taxpayers by changing how energy companies value sales of coal, oil and gas extracted from federal and tribal land.

RPT-INTERVIEW-U.S. EPA chief defends big energy projects, says climate not top priority

Apr 12 2019

April 11 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a proposal to speed state-level permitting decisions for energy infrastructure projects soon, the agency’s chief told Reuters on Thursday, blasting states that have blocked coal terminals and gas pipelines on environmental grounds.

U.S. EPA chief defends big energy projects, says climate not top priority

Apr 11 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a proposal to speed state-level permitting decisions for energy infrastructure projects soon, the agency’s chief told Reuters on Thursday, blasting states that have blocked coal terminals and gas pipelines on environmental grounds.

U.S. Senate confirms former lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior chief

Apr 11 2019

The U.S. Senate confirmed former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt as the next Interior Secretary on Thursday, even as coastal-state senators from both parties raise concerns about his plans to vastly expand offshore drilling.

U.S. Senate set to confirm ex-lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior chief

Apr 11 2019

April 11 The U.S. Senate is set to confirm former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt as the next Interior Secretary on Thursday, even as coastal state senators from both parties raise concerns about his plans to vastly expand offshore drilling.

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to protect Native American site from drilling

Apr 09 2019

New Mexico lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill to protect federal lands around the Chaco Canyon from drilling and mining, attempting to permanently shield the Native American cultural site from recurring attempts at oil and gas leasing.

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