Browsing All posts tagged under »Department Of The Interior (DOI)«

Nominee For Fish And Wildlife Service Director In Confirmation Limbo

April 10, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Aurelia Skipwith has a BS in biology from Howard University, a Master’s in molecular genetics from Purdue and a law degree from Kentucky. She has worked as a molecular analyst and sustainable agriculture partnership manager. She was also co-founder and general counsel for AVC Global, a Washington, DC-based agricultural supply chain […]

More Power To The States Will Enhance US Energy Dominance

June 23, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ In the midst of a growing global economy, the world’s demand for energy is booming. In 2017, global demand for energy grew by 2.1 percent, more than double the previous year’s rate. Oil, gas, and coal accounted for about 80 percent of global energy consumption with oil alone accounting […]

This Bird Regulation Might Have Made You A Criminal. Not Anymore.

January 19, 2018 by

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By John-Michael Seibler ~ If you live someplace with a window, own a cat, or drive a car, then a recent change to a federal regulatory policy should come as a welcome relief. On Dec. 22, the Interior Department’s Office of the Solicitor published a memorandum (Memorandum M-37050) stating that it interprets a federal criminal […]

Largest Oil And Gas Lease Sale In History A Major Win For US Energy

October 27, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Samantha Block ~ President Donald Trump has vowed to make the U.S. more energy dominant than ever, and the Interior Department took an important step toward that goal this week. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday that his department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held […]

Alaskans Want More Drilling. Trump And Congress Are Working To Make It Happen.

October 21, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb and Samantha Block ~ The Trump administration is attempting to do what past administrations have either failed to do or blocked: open up part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. The House recently passed a budget proposal that opens the door to allowing drilling in the refuge. […]

Finally, Some Common-Sense Western Fire Policies

September 18, 2017 by

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New DOI and DOA policy to cut overgrown, diseased, dead, and burned trees is long overdue By Paul Driessen ~ President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. […]

Obama’s Last-Minute Land Grab Was Bad For Utah. Trump Is Showing He Hears The People.

June 25, 2017 by

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By Sen. Mike Lee ~ During the Christmas season last year, the Obama administration ignored the majority of Utahans by designating a vast tract of land in southern Utah as a national monument. Last week, the Department of the Interior took a welcome step toward reversing this executive abuse and returning to a legislative solution. […]

Trump Opens Doors On Oil Exploration, But Deeper Reforms Still Needed

April 29, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ In another move to free up domestic energy supplies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at lifting the Obama administration’s offshore drilling restrictions. For decades, bad policies have blocked access to America’s abundance of domestic resources, yet America has still managed to be a global energy leader. Trump’s […]

Government Funding Won’t Address Western Water Issues

April 1, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Sometimes, members of Congress have the memories of goldfish. One such example is a taxpayer-backed subsidy program for water infrastructure projects. The Bureau of Reclamation within the Department of Interior oversees water resource management in Western states for activities […]

New Interior Department Rules Expected To Curtail Gulf Oil Production

May 27, 2016 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Obama Administration finalized new rules it says will improve drilling safety in the Gulf of Mexico, but some experts are saying the regulations will undermine safety. The Interior Department, which is responsible for licensing and regulating oil and gas production on the U.S. outer-continental shelf, unveiled the sweeping new […]

Obama’s ‘All Of The Above’ Energy Strategy Is All Talk

April 1, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Calvin Frauenfelder ~ President Obama has made a couple of about-faces when it comes to offshore drilling in the Atlantic. After coming under pressure from environmental activists, the Obama administration has denied access to energy resources and job creation by prohibiting offshore drilling in the Atlantic. In 2010, the Obama administration […]