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COVID-19 and Lockdown Response Drive Largest Historical Drop in U.S. Oil Production

The U.S. Department of Energy reports oil production in the United States fell by eight percent in 2020, the largest single year decline in U.S. history.

New Mexico Requests an Exemption from Biden Oil and Gas Leasing Ban

New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has requested the U.S. Department of the Interior grant her state a waiver frpm a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands President Joe Biden enacted shortly after taking office.

Texas Bill Would Divest State Funds from Companies that Shun Fossil Fuels

A bill filed in the Texas Senate would direct the state’s investment funds to divest from any companies that “boycott” fossil fuels.

The United States’ Newest National Park Opens in West Virginia

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, in West Virginia, is America’s newest national park. It became the nation’s 63rd national park, the first designated in West Virginia, when former President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed in December 2020.

Multi-State Commission Bans Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River Basin Commission voted to ban natural gas drilling within the Delaware River watershed.

Fourteen States Sue to Overturn Biden Administration’s Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Moratorium

Attorneys General representing 14 states sued the Biden administration over its decision to pause the issuance of new leases for oil and gas production on federal lands and waters.

One California County Bucks State Trend, Kern County to Resume Gas and Oil Permitting in April

Kern County, California's five-member Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance which would permit new oil and gas wells beginning in April.

Texas Oil and Gas Operators Aim to Reduce Flaring

Facing increasingly strict state regulation and the threat of new taxes, Texas oil and gas producers have banded to together to develop ways and co-ordinate efforts to reduce the routine flaring of natural gas.

Federal Court Allows Land Swap in Arizona to Proceed

U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan, of the U.S. Court for the District of Arizona, denied a request to by members of Native American tribes in Arizona to block a land swap between the U.S. Forest Service and Resolution Copper, a mining company.

Twenty-One States Attorneys General Sue the Biden Administration for Cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline

The attorneys general of 21 states have joined in a federal lawsuit to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.

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COVID-19 and Lockdown Response Drive Largest Historical Drop in U.S. Oil Production

The U.S. Department of Energy reports oil production in the United States fell by eight percent in 2020, the largest single year decline in U.S. history.

New Mexico Requests an Exemption from Biden Oil and Gas Leasing Ban

New Mexico’s Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has requested the U.S. Department of the Interior grant her state a waiver frpm a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands President Joe Biden enacted shortly after taking office.

Texas Bill Would Divest State Funds from Companies that Shun Fossil Fuels

A bill filed in the Texas Senate would direct the state’s investment funds to divest from any companies that “boycott” fossil fuels.

The United States’ Newest National Park Opens in West Virginia

The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, in West Virginia, is America’s newest national park. It became the nation’s 63rd national park, the first designated in West Virginia, when former President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed in December 2020.

Multi-State Commission Bans Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River Basin Commission voted to ban natural gas drilling within the Delaware River watershed.

Fourteen States Sue to Overturn Biden Administration’s Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Moratorium

Attorneys General representing 14 states sued the Biden administration over its decision to pause the issuance of new leases for oil and gas production on federal lands and waters.

One California County Bucks State Trend, Kern County to Resume Gas and Oil Permitting in April

Kern County, California's five-member Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance which would permit new oil and gas wells beginning in April.

Texas Oil and Gas Operators Aim to Reduce Flaring

Facing increasingly strict state regulation and the threat of new taxes, Texas oil and gas producers have banded to together to develop ways and co-ordinate efforts to reduce the routine flaring of natural gas.

Federal Court Allows Land Swap in Arizona to Proceed

U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan, of the U.S. Court for the District of Arizona, denied a request to by members of Native American tribes in Arizona to block a land swap between the U.S. Forest Service and Resolution Copper, a mining company.

Twenty-One States Attorneys General Sue the Biden Administration for Cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline

The attorneys general of 21 states have joined in a federal lawsuit to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.