New Mexico Reports Record Revenue Driven by Oil and Gas Production

by Staff July 17, 2019

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Oil and gas production was the driving force behind a record revenue haul in the fiscal year that just ended in New Mexico, says the State Land Office. Education and economic development officials applauded the news as the industry continues to provide a steady revenue stream for public services and new job growth.

Colorado Officials “Optimistic” about Jordan Cove Following FERC Testimony

by ELENA CONNOLLY July 12, 2019

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A contingent representing Northwest Colorado, Utah and Wyoming traveled to Oregon to express their support for the Jordan Cove project, which would allow for natural gas produced in the region to be exported to Asian markets.

Congress Urges Trump to Increase Domestic Uranium Production

by Staff July 12, 2019

A group of 24 members of Congress signed a letter to President Donald Trump urging the administration to increase domestic production of uranium supplies needed by U.S. nuclear power plants. The letter argues the American nuclear sector is too dependent on uranium imports, including from countries holding hostile positions towards the U.S.

Trump Touts Environmental Record, Says U.S. Can Grow Economy While Cutting Emissions

by Staff July 9, 2019

President Donald Trump touted his environmental record on Monday citing falling emissions and improving air and water quality, all while oil and gas production continues to rise and the economy grows stronger. In a speech at the White House, Trump laid out his administration’s mission as a dual pursuit of economic growth and environmental protection.

Democratic National Committee Considering Climate Change Debate for 2020 Presidential Candidates

by Staff July 8, 2019

Feeling increased pressure from candidates and environmental activists, the Democrat National Committee (DNC) is now considering a debate focused solely on climate change for 2020 presidential candidates, according to a report from the Washington Post. The move represents a possible reversal after weeks of definitively telling candidates there would be no climate change debate.

Activist Group Known for Extreme Tactics Plans Utah Retreat Focused on “Environmental Justice”

by Staff July 3, 2019

Environmental activist group Earth First! is planning to hold their annual Round River Rendezvous (RRR) July 3-10 in the western Uinta Mountains of Utah that will focus on “environmental justice” and could possibly target oil and gas companies. This year’s gathering is prioritizing natural resources through a “convergence of folks from around the continent involved in direct action campaigns and other projects in defense of land, water, and all living creatures.”