Oil And Gas
New Documents Reveal More About Alleged Ethics Violations at the Department of the Interior
Public records reveal additional details about top political appointee Timothy Williams' meeting with his former employer, the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity.
The Wilderness Society Pressures the Trump Administration to Measure the Climate Impacts From Oil and Gas Leasing
The environmental non-profit estimates that recent federal oil and gas leases will produce more greenhouse gas emissions than the European Union emits in a year.
The Trump Administration's Policies Are Fueling the Extinction Crisis
A new U.N. report finds one million species face extinction. The Department of the Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service are adding to the problem.
Can Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Pay for Beto O'Rourke's Climate Plan?
The Democratic candidate's first policy proposal calls for an end to tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry.
The Key Questions the Senate Should Ask Trump's Nominee to Head the Department of the Interior
David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist, is a behind-the-scenes operator who has positioned himself as an ardent opponent of conservation advocates.
In Utah, Young People Demand an End to Oil and Gas Leasing
A dispatch from a protest at the Utah Bureau of Land Management.
U.S. Oil Production Is Set to Rise as Experts Say Fossil Fuels Need to Be Phased Out
Already the largest oil and gas producer in the world, the United States is expected to ramp up oil production more than any other nation in the coming decades.
Industry Influence at the DOI: Five Takeaways From Our Investigation
An investigation by Pacific Standard and the Guardian revealed the full extent to which Ryan Zinke's Department of the Interior favored industry over conservation.
The DOI Has Gone Astray—and I Witnessed It Firsthand
The former director of the Department of the Interior's policy office opens up about where the agency went wrong—and how to save it.
New Documents Reveal the Extent of Industry Influence on Ryan Zinke's DOI
"They are undermining the department's mission at every turn": New documents reveal just how much the Department of the Interior favored industry over conservation.
A Federal Judge Rules Against West Virginia County in Natural Gas Pipeline Case
It's the second time in two years that the judge has overruled efforts by Fayette leaders to protect their county from what they view as the negative effects of West Virginia's natural gas industry.
'There's Nothing They Won't Do for the Industry': A Climate Expert Argues That EPA Bias Let Illegal Emissions Go Unpunished
An Environmental Protection Agency watchdog calls out Scott Pruitt's failure to penalize three Oklahoma-based oil and gas companies for polluting.
Climate Scientists Call on Jerry Brown to End Oil Extraction in California
There is no way to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement if California continues extracting oil and gas unabated.
How California Undercuts Its Efforts to Combat Climate Change
A new report details how California's bold plans to reduce oil consumption and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement could be canceled out by the state's own oil production.
New Jersey's Governor Signs a Bill Prohibiting Offshore Oil Drilling
Governor Phil Murphy's swiftness in moving to protect New Jersey's shores from oil exploration is the result of plans by the Trump administration to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and the Pacific.
A Massachusetts Court Rules That Exxon Must Release Climate Records
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that the state attorney general has the authority to investigate what the oil and gas giant knew about climate change.
Inside the Tax Bill's $25 Billion Oil Company Bonanza
A Pacific Standard analysis shows the oil and gas industry is among the tax bill's greatest financial beneficiaries.
Trump's Failure to Set a Cost on Carbon Limits His Own Effort to Expand the Fossil Fuel Industry
A protracted delay in the Trump administration coming up with its own carbon-cost estimate could empower environmentalists pursuing legal challenges to mining.