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Arctic oil drilling

Obama Administration Blocks Arctic Oil Drilling

The hits keep on coming for the oil industry as the Obama Administration races to cement its climate legacy before president-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. On Friday, the US Interior Department published its five-year plan for offshore drilling leases. The plan blocks sale of new leases for offshore … Read more »

Trump Presidential Victory: What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Industry leaders say they are committed to working with the president-elect Donald Trump come Jan. 1. And they’re also committed advancing the low-carbon economy.

Obama SOTU

Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Clean Energy, Calls for Coal-Lease Reform

President Obama took on big oil in last night’s State of the Union, emphasizing the US’ transition to clean energy. “Rather than subsidize the past,” he said, “we should invest in the future — especially in communities that rely on fossil fuels. That’s why I’m going to push to change … Read more »

EPA Mandates Biofuel Volumes for 2016, Big Oil and BIO Attack Requirements

EPA Mandates Biofuel Volumes for 2016, Big Oil and BIO Attack Requirements

The EPA finally announced the long-delayed biofuel volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2014, 2015 and 2016, boosting the volume of renewable fuels that must be blended into US gasoline, compared to the levels the agency proposed in June. Neither the biofuels industry nor the oil … Read more »

White House to Cut Methane Emissions from Oil, Gas

The oil industry has criticized the Obama Administration’s goal, announced yesterday, to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40-45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025. Methane emissions from oil and natural gas production are falling and the new proposed regulations could disrupt America’s energy renaissance, said … Read more »

EPA biofuels

EPA Slashes Cellulosic Biofuels Mandate

The EPA has slashed the amount of cellulosic biofuels that refiners must blend into their gasoline and diesel, from its initial proposal for 14 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel to 6 million gallons in the final 2013 requirement. The rule, issued yesterday, sets percentage standards for four fuel categories that … Read more »