OIL AND GAS
U.S. Drilling Approvals Increase Despite Biden Climate Pledge
The high level of approvals underscores Biden’s reluctance to more forcefully curb petroleum production in the face of industry and Republican resistance.
BY MATTHEW BROWN, AP
Horrifying Massive Oil Pipeline Blaze Sets Gulf Of Mexico On Fire
The hellish blaze that erupted in gulf pipeline operated by Mexican state oil firm Pemex was reportedly extinguished after several hours.
By 
MARY PAPENFUSS
Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s Pause On New Oil And Gas Leases
A federal judge in Louisiana ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters.
BY KEVIN MCGILL, AP
Biden Hits A Rough Patch With Climate Hawks
After months of smooth sailing with climate and environmental groups, the president and his team find themselves on shaky ground.
By 
CHRIS D'ANGELO
and 
PHILIP LEWIS
WHAT'S HAPPENING
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Huge Oregon Blaze Grows As Wildfires Burn Across Western U.S.
Trump Fanatic Paul Hodgkins Sentenced To 8 Months In First Felony Capitol Riot Case
Surgeon General Portends Return Of Mask Mandates Amid COVID-19 Surges
Joe Manchin Heads To Texas For Fundraiser Hosted By GOP Donors
Biden Asks Americans To Stop Panic-Buying Gas And Making Supply Issue Worse
“Gasoline supply is coming back online,” he said of the Colonial Pipeline after a ransomware attack. “Panic-buying will only slow the process.”
By 
RYAN GRENOBLE
After Championing Greener Building Codes, Local Governments Lose Right To Vote
The nonprofit consortium that oversees much of the nation's building codes just gave the construction and gas industries more control over the process.
By 
ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN
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Biden’s Pause On New Oil And Gas Leasing ‘Will Not Significantly Impact’ Industry
The executive order, part of a suite of climate actions, could set the stage for bigger policies down the road.
By 
ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN
and 
CHRIS D'ANGELO
There's A Big Hole In The Argument That Ditching Fossil Fuels Will Kill Jobs
The clean energy transition isn't Big Oil's only problem. Oil and gas jobs have been disappearing for a long time.
By 
AMY WESTERVELT
Revealed: The Oil Lobby’s COVID-19 Wish List For Trump’s Interior Department
The American Petroleum Institute sent Trump’s Interior Department a lengthy list of demands in March to help it weather the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
By 
CHRIS D'ANGELO
and 
ALEXANDER C. KAUFMAN
A Trump-Tied Law Firm ‘Played Both Sides Of The Ledger’ During Oil Market Crash
The lobbying giant raked in cash from both U.S. oil interests and Saudi Arabia, the nation that launched an oil war that sent fossil fuel prices tumbling.
By 
CHRIS D'ANGELO
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