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Interior Dept. contender says Biden would target Trump Arctic drilling push on first day

23 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's last-minute push to allow drilling in a pristine part of Alaska's Arctic will be an early target for the next administration, according to Senator Tom Udall, a contender to lead the Interior Department under Joe Biden.

Interior Department contender says Biden would target Trump Arctic drilling push on first day

23 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's last-minute push to allow drilling in a pristine part of Alaska's Arctic will be an early target for the next administration, according to Senator Tom Udall, a contender to lead the Interior Department under Joe Biden.

Final offshore oil auction under Trump shows Gulf's 'long future': officials

18 Nov 2020

The Trump administration's final sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico generated nearly $121 million in high bids on Wednesday, an improvement from the last government auction held just as the coronavirus pandemic was beginning to depress world demand for fuel.

Final U.S. offshore oil auction under Trump will test industry demand

18 Nov 2020

Nov 18 The Trump administration on Wednesday will offer all available areas in the Gulf of Mexico for auction to oil and gas companies in its final offshore sale before the January inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat who has pledged to ban new drilling on federal lands and waters.

Top U.S. Interior Department contender eyes renewable energy expansion on public land

16 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON A top contender to lead the U.S. Interior Department under Democratic President-elect Joe Biden said the federal government should prioritize expanding renewable energy projects on public land, changing course after the Trump administration paved the way for a surge in oil and gas drilling there.

California official sees state auto emissions deal as 'template' for Biden

12 Nov 2020

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, who sources say could be the next federal environment chief, said on Thursday her state's agreement with manor automakers for fuel efficiency requirements could serve as a "good template" for federal standards through 2025.

U.S. agency again delays key permit for first major U.S. offshore wind farm

12 Nov 2020

A federal agency said on Thursday it has again delayed a long-awaited environmental study crucial to permitting the first major U.S. offshore wind project, but final approval of the project is expected by mid-January.

Trump administration lifts federal protections for gray wolf

29 Oct 2020

The Trump administration on Thursday said it would lift Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf, arguing the species had been brought back successfully from the brink of extinction.

Democrats in U.S. drilling states push back against Biden oil remarks

23 Oct 2020

Democratic candidates in oil drilling states were quick to distance themselves on Friday from comments by their party's presidential candidate, Joe Biden, that indicated he would move the United States away from a reliance on oil.

Trump, in reversal, approves California wildfire aid

17 Oct 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump approved California's request for additional wildfire recovery relief, reversing his administration's earlier denial after intervention from the state's governor and a key Republican lawmaker.

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