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How To Bring Scientific Integrity Back To White House, USA

December 1st, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

One thing I am particularly looking forward to is hearing more from experts and scientists so that we can usher in a new era of science-based policymaking. But before we get too excited about what those changes could be, there are some essential actions that the Biden administration must take to ensure that the scientists and their work will be protected over the next four years and beyond


Trump’s Last-Ditch Effort to Drill the Alaskan Wilderness

November 26th, 2020 | by Nexus Media

The Trump administration is making a last-minute push to sell oil rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Firms can now select which swaths of pristine Alaskan wilderness they would like to drill, and they could bid on leases before President Trump leaves office in January


Nevada’s “Lithium Valley”

May 13th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

No, lithium isn’t going to become “the new oil,” regardless of what the pandering pundits of the popular press say (it’s a raw material, not a fuel, and it’s one of the most abundant elements on Earth)


With The Public Distracted, Interior Department Moves Full Speed Ahead On Oil & Gas Leases

March 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

We are currently in a state of national emergency thanks in no small part to the Trump administration’s muzzling of public health experts and slow response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all do our part to limit the extent of this outbreak, the Department of the Interior (DOI) instead appears to be more focused on advancing oil and gas interests and abusing the situation to avoid public scrutiny and input on its actions


A $1.6 Million Win In America’s Second Offshore Wind Lease Auction

September 5th, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

American offshore wind took another major step forward yesterday with the second-ever competitive lease sale to develop renewable energy in federal waters. A subsidiary of Dominion Virginia Power won the Interior Department's auction to develop 112,800 acres about 23 miles from Virginia Beach with a bid of $1.6 billion.



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