• Lebanon Oct 10

    Lebanon's 2 Main State Power Plants Shut Down, Out of Fuel

    Lebanon’s state electricity company says the country’s two main power plants were forced to shut down after running out of fuel

  • Donald Trump Aug 13, 2019

    Trump Claims Credit for Shell Plant Announced Under Obama

    President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tries to reinvigorate supporters in the Rust Belt towns that sent him to the White House in 2016. Trump visited Shell’s soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which will turn the area’s vast natural gas deposits into plastics. The facility,...

  • green energy Jun 19

    Temple Grad Given 30 Months in Prison for $54 Million ‘Green Scam' by Mantria Corp.

    A giant Ponzi scheme once dubbed “the largest green scam in America” was run by two Temple University graduates and a slick-talking Colorado salesman. Now, the first of the three people is being sentenced.

  • George W. Bush Jan 28, 2019

    Trump Rollbacks for Fossil Fuel Industries Carry Steep Cost

    As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions of dollars in savings reaped by companies will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive fuels.

  • Donald Trump Jan 4, 2019

    Outgoing US Interior Secretary Defends Legacy as He Leaves

    As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington still chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he’s lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insisted the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. The former Montana congressman also said he quit President Donald Trump’s cabinet on...

  • Donald Trump Nov 24, 2018

    What the Federal Report Says About Climate Change Damaging US Economy

    The United States is already feeling the heat from climate change — and the damage could cost hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century if more preventive measures aren’t taken now, a new federal report has found. Climate change has worldwide implications as well, which also means more trouble for the United States, NBC News reported....

  • Donald Trump Jan 5, 2018

    California Has Ample Weapons to Fight Trump on Offshore Drilling

    In the decades since a 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara tarred sea-life and gave rise to the U.S. environmental movement, politicians and environmental activists have built up ample ways to make it difficult but not impossible for the Trump administration to renew drilling off California’s coast. The Interior Department said Thursday it plans to open most federal waters off...

  • Donald Trump Jan 5, 2018

    Q&A: Plan to Expand Offshore Drilling Draws Cheers, Jeers

    The energy industry is cheering the Trump administration’s proposal to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling, saying it will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies and create jobs. Independent experts are dubious. They cite strong opposition — even from Republicans — to some ocean drilling and question whether oil companies will invest in expensive new...

  • Donald Trump Dec 25, 2017

    FACT CHECK: Trump on Making Christmas Great Again

    To hear Donald Trump talk, you’d think Barack Obama was the president who stole Christmas. Although Trump doesn’t generally single him out by name on this subject, the president’s meaning is unmistakable when he declares, as he has done since long before the holiday season, that’s he making it OK to talk about Christmas again. Obama, it would seem, did...

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2017

    Federal Judge Reinstates Obama-Era Rule on Methane Emissions

    Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. The order by a judge in San Francisco came as the Interior Department moved to delay the rule until 2019, saying it was too burdensome to industry. The...

  • Arizona Oct 2, 2017

    Interior Watchdog Investigating Sec. Zinke Over Charter Flights

    The Interior Department’s office of inspector general says it is investigating Secretary Ryan Zinke’s use of charter flights. Zinke disclosed last week that he has taken three charter flights, including a $12,375 late-night trip from Las Vegas to his home state of Montana. A spokeswoman for the inspector general’s office, Nancy DiPaolo, says the office is investigating.

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2017

    Trump Wages Battle Against Regulations, Not Climate Change

    While President Donald Trump’s beliefs about global warming remain something of a mystery, his actions make one thing clear: He doesn’t consider it a problem for the federal government to solve....
    Trump’s recent decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal was just his latest rapid-fire move to weaken or dismantle federal initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, which scientists say...

  • Donald Trump Apr 5, 2017

    Thousands of Defects Found on Oil Train Routes

    When a freight train derailed in the Montana town of Culbertson, spilling 27,000 gallons of crude oil, investigators blamed the 2015 accident on defective or missing fasteners used to hold the tracks in place. The previous year, cracks in a track that went unrepaired caused a train hauling oil to come off the rails and explode along the James River...

  • Donald Trump Apr 2, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump's Week of Feints and False Advertising

    President Donald Trump took steps on coal regulation and broader energy policy during a week also marked by shadow-boxing over health care and Russian intrigue. False advertising and rhetorical feints went into the mix.
    Here are some statements by the president and his spokesman on those subjects and how they compare with facts:

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2017

    Trump Tosses Obama's ‘Clean' Energy Plan, Embraces Coal

    Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs....
    The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a...

  • president Mar 21, 2017

    Rusty Patched Bumblebee Joins Endangered Species List

    The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S., overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the Trump administration. One of many bee types that have suffered steep population declines, the rusty patched has disappeared from about 90 percent of its range in the past 20 years....

  • Donald Trump Feb 23, 2017

    Republicans Who Won After Rowdy Town Halls Now Avoiding Them

    Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor....
    Across the U.S., Democrats and their allies are spending this short congressional recess protesting elected Republican politicians who are...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2016

    Drill, Baby, Drill? Election Reignites Offshore Oil Debate

    The controversy over drilling for oil in the Atlantic Ocean has been reignited by the election of Donald Trump, and environmentalists and coastal businesses say it could be the first major fault line that divides them from the new president. The Obama administration has moved to restrict access to offshore oil drilling leases in the Atlantic, as well as off...

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