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“Orphan” wells, investing in infrastructure, and high tech coal; Also, will oil sanctions mean a big gas bill for Memorial Day travel?

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State agencies at odds over new law to address ‘orphan’ oil wells Elizabeth Harball, KTOO, May 22, 2019 A few small oil companies have gone bankrupt in Alaska in recent years, leaving the state or other landowners on the hook for cleaning up the wells they left behind. So this month, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission started requiring … read more

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Hurdles galore for offshore energy, EPA analysis & carbon taxes

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Politicians are blocking America’s offshore energy boom Jim Nicholson, Fox Business, May 21, 2019 In April, the South Carolina Senate advanced a measure that would prohibit the use of state funds for any infrastructure projects related to offshore development. Virginia lawmakers considered similar measures earlier this year. This tactic, though clever, ultimately has potential to harm the coastal communities that … read more

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ANWR bill: no humans or rights? Mining for security. Pebble suit dismissed.

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Human rights bill on ANWR ignores humans and their rights Matthew Rexford, The Hill, May 20, 2019 The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, as it’s known, preaches a “moral responsibility to protect this wilderness heritage as an enduring resource to bequeath undisturbed to future generations of Americans”, but fails to acknowledge the basic needs of future generations of Arctic … read more