With a background in economics and political affairs, Ken Silverstein has spent two decades covering corporate and public policy. He has worked as a beat reporter, a Washington, D.C.-bureau chief and an editor. His focus has been on the energy sector and he has won a number of awards for his coverage.He is editor-at-large for Business Sector Media as well as a columnist for Forbes. His work, generally, has been both published and sourced in a wide range of news outlets.
Despite a failed legislative attempt, the US Department of Interior now says that it will try and change the current methane rules for oil and gas operations through regulatory means — a move that, if successful, would still take years.
President Trump’s ambivalence about whether the United States should take an active part in the global climate talks is giving an opening to certain groups to potentially undermine the accord. That’s according to a new analysis from Corporate Accountability International.
Nearly half the companies in Fortune 500 have set targets to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiencies and up their consumption of renewable energy, says the just-released CERES Power Forward 3.0 report.
Now that the Trump administration has signaled it will try and rollback regulations tied carbon, methane and volatile organic compounds, it may soon turn its attention to most insidious pollutant of them all: mercury.