Archive for October 9th, 2017

Flaring is a technique oil and gas companies use to burn off leaking methane but is blamed for its contributions to climate change (Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press).
EPA

Courts thwart administration’s efforts to rescind Obama-era environmental regulations

WASHINGTON, DC — “The rapid-fire push by the Trump administration to wipe out significant chunks of the Obama environmental legacy is running into a not-so-minor complication: Judges keep ruling that the Trump team is violating federal law. The latest such ruling came late Wednesday, when a federal magistrate judge in […]

Friendly policies keep US oil and coal afloat far more than we thought
Coal / Energy

Friendly policies keep US oil and coal afloat far more than we thought

US fossil fuel production is subsidized to the tune of $20 billion annually WASHINGTON, DC — “Oil Change International (OCI)  is only counting direct production subsidies. As they acknowledge, that leaves out a great deal. For one thing, it leaves out the annual $14.5 billion in consumption subsidies — things like […]