Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.
July 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: air-pollution regulation oil us-energy-policy environmental-health natural-gas shale-gas nitrogen-oxide us-shale-oil
A new study finds an association between living near active oil and gas wells in California and low birth-weight infants, adding to findings elsewhere on health risks from oil and gas production.
June 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: environmental-justice oil california us-energy-policy los-angeles environmental-health natural-gas oil-and-gas-industry oil-and-gas-field low-birth-weight-babies
How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.
May 5, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change energy public-opinion fossil-fuels regulation oil coal renewable-energy us-energy-policy natural-gas energy-prices energy-subsidies
The Deepwater Horizon disaster set new records for holding polluters to account. But it had much less impact on laws regulating offshore drilling or US oil dependence.
April 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: regulation trump-administration deepwater-horizon gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill us-energy-policy gulf-of-mexico offshore-drilling bp-oil-spill oil-spills environmental-law liability
The BP Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010 triggered the largest offshore oil spill in history. Ten years later, post-spill reforms are being undone and the Gulf of Mexico remains vulnerable.
April 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: oil-industry oil trump-administration oil-prices deepwater-horizon gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill us-energy-policy energy-dominance gulf-of-mexico offshore-drilling
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