Duggan Flanakin

Duggan Flanakin is the Director of Policy Research at the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. A former Senior Fellow with both the Texas and Arkansas Public Policy Foundations, Mr. Flanakin has a Master's in Public Policy from Regent University. During the years he spent reporting on environmental regulation in Texas and nationwide, Mr. Flanakin authored definitive works on the creation of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and on environmental education in Texas.
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The United States Continues to Lead the World in LNG Exports

Natural gas consumption continued to increase around the world in May, and liquefied natural gas exports were up to help meet global demand, the International Energy Agency reports.

Judge Blocks Citizens’ Initiative to Halt Spokane from Adopting a Gas Ban

Spokane Superior Court Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren ordered the city auditor not to place a citizens’ initiative, the Spokane Cleaner Energy Protection Act, on the November ballot.

Oil and Gas Moratorium Fails in Louisiana Parish

The Caddo Parish Commission rejected a proposed moratorium offered by one of its commissioners to temporarily suspend ongoing and proposed oil and gas drilling activities in the Louisiana Parish, which contains Shreveport.

Fishing Industry Pressures Maine’s Gov. Mills to Limit Offshore Wind

Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation permanently banning offshore wind turbines within Maine’s 3-mile-limit for the offshore waters under the state’s legal jurisdiction.

St. Louis Pipeline Permit Was Wrongly Granted, Says Federal Court Panel

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission failed to adequately assess the merits a 65 mile natural gas pipeline before approving it.

Federal Oil and Gas Drilling Permits Soar

The Biden administration is on pace to approve the largest number of new oil and gas drilling permits since the George W. Bush administration.

U.S. Supreme Court Puts Baltimore Climate Lawsuit Back Under Federal Jurisdiction, For Now

The city of Baltimore’s effort to force 23 energy companies compensate it for the costs of climate change through litigation hit a roadblock in May when the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn a lower court's decision to remand the city’s lawsuit to state court.

California County Fights State Oil and Gas Restrictions

The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to formally oppose embattled California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plans to ban hydraulic fracturing – and eventually all in-state oil and gas production – statewide.

Historic Washington State Hydro-Electric Dam Threatened with Closure Due to Astro-Turf Release

A flood-related incident that sent piece of artificial turf into the Puyallup River has resulted in the Puyallup Tribe demanding the historic Electron Hydro dam be torn down.

Minnesota Appeals Court Approves Enbridge Pipeline

A three judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission acted properly in approving the environmental impact statement, certificate of need, and route permit for the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project.

Duggan Flanakin

Duggan Flanakin is the Director of Policy Research at the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. A former Senior Fellow with both the Texas and Arkansas Public Policy Foundations, Mr. Flanakin has a Master's in Public Policy from Regent University. During the years he spent reporting on environmental regulation in Texas and nationwide, Mr. Flanakin authored definitive works on the creation of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and on environmental education in Texas.

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