Tag Archives: Ryan Zinke

No Social License to Drill

The ECOreport reposts an analysis of the Trump Administration’s fossil fuel policies that concludes they have no social license to drill

Originally Published on Center for American Progress

By Mary Ellen Kustin and Kate Kelly

In April, Maryland became the second state after New York to ban hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. This action may affect industry’s access to pockets of the Marcellus Shale formation, one of the nation’s largest oil and gas plays.
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Ten Things Jerry Brown Could Do To Become A Green Governor

The ECOreport reposts a OP-Ed from California, Ten Things Jerry Brown Could Do To Become A Green Governor

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Responding to President Donald Trump’s decision on June 1 to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown immediately issued a bluntly-worded statement condemning the decision.

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Trump Puts 2.7 Million Iconic Acres At Risk

The ECOreport reposts another story of the unfolding National Monuments scandal,  Trump Puts 2.7 Million Iconic Acres At Risk

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Lawrence Carter & Joe Sandler Clarke

More than 2.7 million acres of iconic US landscape could be at risk from fossil fuel exploration following Donald Trump’s decision to review protections on national monuments, an Energydesk investigation can reveal.

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Trump Nominates Former Lobbyist for Deputy Interior Secretary

The ECOreport reposts news from the United States, where Trump Nominates Former Lobbyist for Deputy Interior Secretary

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

On April 28, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate David Bernhardt of Virginia, who has served as a lobbyist for the politically powerful Westlands Water District, for Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

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America Ramps Up Offshore Oil & Gas Development

The ECOreport reposts a public announcement, America ramps up offshore oil & gas development

Editor’s Note: The following press release is being printed for public information, definitely NOT as an endorsement.

Press Release from the United States Department of Interior

HOUSTON – On the stage of the Offshore Technology Conference, flanked by men and women who work on offshore oil and gas platforms, Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke today signed two secretarial orders aimed at unleashing America’s offshore energy potential and growing the U.S. economy. The first order implements President Trump’s Executive Order signed Friday and directs the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to develop a new five-year plan for oil and gas exploration in offshore waters and reconsider a number of regulations governing those activities. The second order establishes a new position – Counselor to the Secretary for Energy Policy – to coordinate the Interior Department’s energy portfolio that spans nine of the Department’s ten bureaus.
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America’s First Executive Order Threatening National Monuments

The ECOreport looks at America’s first executive order threatening National Monuments

By Roy L Hales

President Donald Trump may soon become the first U.S. President to ever revoke the status of federal lands designated as national monuments. He is concerned that “wasteful regulations … create barriers to achieving energy independence” and curtail “economic growth.” So today Trump signed America’s first executive order threatening National Monuments.

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Jerry Brown Meets With Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Today

The ECOreport reports an OP-Ed from California where Governor Jerry Brown meets with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Governor Jerry Brown will meet with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Sacramento this Thursday — and many opponents of the Delta Tunnels fear that one of the major points of discussion will be the controversial California WaterFix project.
In an an email to me this afternoon, Heather Swift, Department of Interior spokesperson said, “The Secretary plans to discuss water, fire and public lands priorities” during his meeting with Brown.

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Access To Oroville Dam Records Denied

The ECOreport reposts news from the ongoing water wars in California, Access To Oroville Dam Records Denied

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

As California Governor Jerry Brown prepares to meet with Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke in Sacramento today to discuss water and other issues, the Brown administration is denying the Sacramento Bee access to State of California public records regarding the Oroville Dam crisis.

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Trump’s DOE Promotes Wind & Solar

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the Unites States, Trump’s DOE promotes wind & solar

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey 

All of those folks who were cautiously optimistic about former Texas Governor Rick Perry as head of the US Department of Energy might be feeling a little more cautiously optimistic now. In the past several days, the agency has pushed out some news and social media messages hinting that the agency will continue to follow through with support for renewables.

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