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A top congressional Republican wants to know more about a new Interior Department “strike team” dedicated to rooting out wrongdoing by companies drilling offshore and the government officials who police them.
A management plan for the vast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska splits an Indiana-size area roughly in half between conservation areas and land available for petroleum development, and allows pipelines carrying oil or gas to be constructed through the reserve.
The U.S. Department of Interior is investigating whether mining companies are skirting royalty rules as they increase exports of coal to Asia.
In a move surprising Washington insiders, Pres. Obama picks Sally Jewell — the CEO of REI and a former Mobil Oil Corp. engineer — for Interior secretary.
Oil and gas industry say President Barack Obama should tap a new Interior Secretary who has deep experience dealing with energy development on public lands.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will leave his post in March with a mixed legacy on energy development, having approved the nation’s first major wind and solar installations on federal lands, but drawing fire from energy companies for “sluggish” permitting of oil and gas projects on U.S. property.
A top Obama administration official joined engineers and environmentalists Thursday in calling for a federal safety institute dedicated to keeping pace with the offshore drilling industry as it moves into deeper waters and ever-more challenging frontiers.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday he is concerned about the series of blunders surrounding Shell’s recent Arctic drilling and is looking to a government investigation for answers. Salazar stopped short of saying Shell would be able to resume drilling exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas this summer.
We need someone who can find a middle ground, who can allay some of the unfounded fears about fracking, promote public understanding of the energy opportunity we now face, yet also help the industry embrace better standards of transparency and safety.
The federal government has opened a probe into the grounding of Shell’s Arctic drilling rig Kulluk, and investigation that could set back the company’s multibillion-dollar effort to explore in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas.