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Under Trump, U.S. drilling permits on federal lands soar

12 Apr 2019

The United States approved nearly 40 percent more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands in 2018 than it did the previous year thanks to an automated online system introduced in the waning days of the Obama administration, helping reduce a big backlog of applications.

U.S. lawmakers grill Trump's Interior Department pick on oil drilling, ethics

29 Mar 2019

President Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Department of Interior, a former energy lobbyist, faced tough questions during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday about potential conflicts of interest and the administration's unpopular plan to expand offshore oil drilling.

Offshore drilling center stage as lawmakers grill Trump Interior pick

28 Mar 2019

March 28 U.S. lawmakers will quiz President Donald Trump’s new pick to lead the Interior Department on Thursday, focusing on the former energy and mining lobbyist’s plans to expand fossil fuels production from the United States' public lands and waters.

PG&E bankruptcy threatens major battery storage project

23 Mar 2019

A major battery storage project that would help California replace three of its natural gas power plants may need to be scrapped as a result of PG&E Corp's bankruptcy, according to court documents filed this week.

UPDATE 1-PG&E bankruptcy threatens major battery storage project

23 Mar 2019

March 22 A major battery storage project that would help California replace three of its natural gas power plants may need to be scrapped as a result of PG&E Corp's bankruptcy, according to court documents filed this week.

PG&E bankruptcy threatens major battery storage project

23 Mar 2019

March 22 A major battery storage project that would help California replace three of its natural gas power plants may need to be scrapped as a result of PG&E Corp's bankruptcy, according to court documents filed this week.

Solar and wind firms call the 'Green New Deal’ too extreme

21 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade.

U.S. judge blocks drilling over climate change, casting doubt on Trump agenda

21 Mar 2019

A U.S. judge has blocked oil drilling planned in Wyoming because the government failed to adequately consider its impact on global warming - a decision that could complicate President Donald Trump's broader efforts to expand oil, gas and coal output on America's public lands.

Low prices spark interest in latest U.S. Gulf oil, gas lease sale

20 Mar 2019

The Trump administration's fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico received $244 million in high bids on Wednesday, reflecting an uptick in interest from drillers attracted to the region's low prices.

U.S. Interior official suggests Trump drilling proposal will include Atlantic: recording

16 Mar 2019

The Trump administration is likely to open up portions of the Atlantic to oil and gas drilling despite opposition from East Coast states, a U.S. Interior Department official suggested in remarks at a recent energy industry conference, a recording of which was reviewed by Reuters.

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