Tag: Raul Grijalva

Interior chief defends Obama’s plan to stiffen drilling rules

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday defended the Obama administration’s plans to stiffen requirements for oil and gas wells drilled on federal lands, saying it was important to establish baseline standards that apply nationwide.  More »

House panel advances energy bills; Senate approval doubtful

The House Natural Resources Committee approved a suite of bills that aim to boost domestic energy development and ratchet up pressure on the Obama administration to open new areas to oil and gas drilling.  More »

Lawmaker pushes oil companies to open their books

Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is asking BP, Shell Oil Co., ExxonMobil and 11 other companies today to open their books and provide details on the value of the crude, gas and minerals they have extracted from public lands and waters. Grijalva wants the numbers to determine if taxpayers are getting a “fair return” from energy development and hard rock mining.  More »

Lawmakers seek details on oil royalties, hardrock mining payments

Western lawmakers are asking federal investigators for a detailed accounting of the oil, gas and minerals recently extracted from public lands and waters, as part of what they described as a bid to make sure taxpayers are getting a “fair return” from the development.  More »

Lawmakers scramble to lead energy committees

On Capitol Hill, high-profile skirmishes are playing out as Congressmen fight for the gavel on panels that help set the nation’s energy policies. (Photo: AP)  More »