A D.C.-based nonprofit group Power the Future is pressing Colorado Governor-Elect Jared Polis (D.) to rebuff environmental lobbying efforts calling on Polis enact a moratorium on all new oil and gas drilling in the state.
Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D., Texas) has been removed from a list of candidates who pledged to reject fossil fuel donations over $200 after it was revealed he took multiple contributions from oil and gas executives.
After three-quarters of a century relying more heavily on foreign oil, the United States became a net oil exporter in 2018, a step toward what President Donald Trump calls “energy independence.”
Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday took credit for booming U.S. oil and gas production, telling investors to “say thank you” to him.
Colorado voters shot down a proposition that would have imposed significant new setback regulations on future oil and gas drilling in the state, a move many national political watchers thought could have been a bellwether signal regarding tougher environmental regulation for other parts of the nation as well.
Gil Cisneros, a Democrat running in California’s toss-up 39th Congressional District, has investments in more than 30 companies in the oil and gas sectors through his personal foundation, including one company that paid the U.S. government millions in settlements after bribing officials at an Uzbek state-controlled oil firm, according to a review of his foundation’s tax forms. In spite of this, Cisneros has been campaigning against the industry as part of his plan to defend the environment and combat climate change.
Rep. Jackie Rosen, the Democrat vying to unseat Republican senator Dean Heller in Nevada, has profited from investments in petroleum and natural gas, despite heralding “renewable energy” as a cornerstone of her campaign.
“From the steps of the Supreme Court to the White House press room, from global trading exchanges to the snowy reaches of Alaska — over the last week, you could hear the creak of history as it began to pivot in a half-dozen locales,” an editorial in the New York Times read.