"The renewable-energy business is expected to keep growing, though more slowly, in contrast to fossil fuel companies, which have been hammered by low oil and gas prices."
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- Source: NY Times, 04/07/2020
"President Trump, who met last week at the White House with oil company executives and lawmakers, said over the weekend he'd wield tariffs if needed to protect the oil industry, which is reeling from a global glut in supply."Source: EnergyWire, 04/07/2020
"A Canadian company said Monday that it’s started construction on the long-stalled Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, despite calls from tribal leaders and environmentalists to delay the $8 billion project amid the coronavirus pandemic."Source: AP, 04/07/2020
"Over the past week, as each thread of our ordinary existence unravels and travel feels like something we used to do, I’ve been holding tight to a single mental image. The deep brown gaze of a caribou calf as it passed inches from my face. The whites of its eyes as it glanced at me in surprise. The animal’s fear of the unknown dwarfed by its clarity of purpose."Source: NY Times, 04/07/2020
"After the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment."Source: AP, 04/06/2020
"A week after EPA issued a controversial enforcement policy, the agency declined to reveal how many companies sought waivers of noncompliance due to the novel coronavirus pandemic."Source: Greenwire, 04/06/2020
"A law firm that previously employed President Donald Trump’s interior secretary has, for several years, represented Saudi Arabia, the petroleum-rich nation that recently launched an oil price war that could bankrupt U.S. fossil fuel producers."Source: HuffPost, 04/06/2020
"The Bureau of Land Management is considering industry-driven requests to lease tens of thousands acres for oil and gas development near Arches and Canyonlands national parks."Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 04/06/2020
"The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment."Source: AP, 04/06/2020
"Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asking him to ensure that U.S. oil and gas companies can get federal loans provided for businesses in the coronavirus stimulus package."Source: The Hill, 04/06/2020
"The Interior Department on Friday extended the appointment of William Perry Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management in an acting capacity until May 5."Source: The Hill, 04/06/2020
"They hastily piled all the dumbbells and treadmills in the back of a gym to make room for 23 extra hospital beds. The beds aren’t needed yet, but on a reservation where residents suffer high rates of diseases that exist throughout Indian Country, the Lummi Tribal Health Clinic is taking every precaution to prepare for the deadly coronavirus."Source: Washington Post, 04/06/2020
"As Americans shelter in place across much of the country, washing their hands and making sure to stay six feet away from others, the farmworkers carpool on grocery runs. At day's end, most retreat to cramped, crowded quarters, sleeping several to a room."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/06/2020
"The Environmental Protection Agency warned Friday that disinfectants and sanitizers falsely claiming to protect against the coronavirus are flooding the market and threatened legal action against retailers that sell unregistered products."Source: NY Times, 04/06/2020
"The White House is inviting the country's top oil executives to a meeting tomorrow [Friday] about the oil crisis as a wave of layoffs, spending cuts and bankruptcies send shock waves through the industry."Source: EnergyWire, 04/03/2020