Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in Wyoming If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) lays out how a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in Wyoming through 2040, including $21 billion In lost tax revenue and $62 billion in lost income.

Indiana House Passes Bill to Protect the Right to Use Natural Gas in Businesses and Homes

Indiana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that, if it becomes law, would prohibit municipalities and other local governments in the state from banning natural gas hookups for new businesses and homes, for heat, cooking, or other uses.

Court Decision Opens Wisconsin Wolf Hunt

Wisconsin opened its first wolf hunt in seven years on February 22, after a Jefferson County Judge denied a request by the state’s Department of Natural Resources to delay the hunt.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in Montana if Fracking is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming says a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in Montana through 2040, for example, it would result in $2.8 billion in lost tax revenue and $2.4 billion in lost income.

Seventeen Republican Governors Call on President Biden to Rescind Executive Order Halting New Oil and Gas Leases on Federal Land

A group of Republican governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden February 22, asking him to rescind an executive order he issued halting new leases for oil and gas development on federal land.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in California if Fracking is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming reports a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in California, including,$3 billion in lost tax revenue and $8.4 billion in lost income through 2040.

U.S. EPA Grants Texas Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal Authority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delegated to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality the authority to manage permitting for wastewater discharges from oil and gas activities, pipelines, and natural gas processing plants under the Clean Water Act.

Federal Court Strikes Down Environmental Protection Agency Power Plant Rule

A three judge panel of on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Outgoing Trump Administration Approves a ‘Critical Mineral’ Mine in Nevada

In the waning days of the Trump administration, the Bureau of Land Management granted Lithium Nevada Corporation the final permit needed to begin developing a lithium mine and processing plant on 5,700 acres of federal land in Northern Nevada.

Texas Wind Power Failure Continues, Most of State Experiencing Outages

The folly of chasing renewable energy as a means of mitigating “climate change” is making itself abundantly clear today in Texas. When will politicians wake up and realize that renewable energy almost always results in unreliable energy?

Legislators Introduce a Bill to Ban the Sale of New Fossil-Fuel Powered Vehicles in Washington State in 2030

Legislators in Washington state’s House and Senate have introduced companion bills to ban the registration of new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles in the state in 2030.

Rare Earths First? Or Last?

No Green New Deal proposed by President Biden can succeed without major increases in US mining and processing – unless he wants to make America even more dependent on China, Africa, and Russia.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in North Dakota If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) lays out how a ban on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in North Dakota, resulting in $500 million in lost tax revenue and $8.3 billion in lost income through 2040.

Study Shows Potential Economic Pain in Utah If Fracking Is Banned on Federal Lands

A new study from the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming (UW) lays out how a ban on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands would lead to “significant fiscal and economic losses” in Utah, showing such a ban would result in $150 million in lost tax revenue and $6.9 Billion in lost income through 2040.

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