Pope Francis met with oil and gas executives and investors in a closed-door session at the Vatican Saturday to sound the alarm on fossil fuels’ dire threat to humanity and urgently called for greater efforts to develop alternative energy. “There is no time to lose,” the pontiff told them. “This is a challenge of epochal proportions. Civilization […]
Donald Trump is reportedly considering ordering grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal and nuclear plants in hopes of extending their life, said Bloomberg Friday. He might want to hold off: There’s probably still plenty of heat from the burn that former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gave Trump regarding the plan. On Friday, the “Governator” tweeted […]
The White House is considering plans to invoke an obscure, Cold War-era law to prop up struggling coal-fired power plants, a move that some say could open the door for Democrats to take radical steps to phase out fossil fuels. The Defense Production Act gives the president broad authority to intervene in industries deemed vital […]
“All indications are that the refinery site is safe and stable and the air quality is clean and normal,” Superior Mayor Jim Paine said in a Facebook posting, noting that the evacuation order was lifted as of 6 a.m. local time (1100 GMT). “Welcome home.” At least 15 people were injured, local media reported, and […]
For six months last year, Pruitt rented a Capitol Hill condo at below-market rates from the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist.
The Interior secretary slashed protections for migratory birds less than three months ago.
If nuclear power is to be part of a U.S. climate change strategy over the next century, policymakers must address its increasingly precarious economics.
“As long as it’s made in America, I’m good with it,” Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday.
Obtaining congressional approval is “time consuming,” the administration’s infrastructure plan states. So the president wants to defer to his Interior Secretary.