The latest state budget from Ohio Gov. John Kasich renews his effort to increase the severance tax for oil and natural gas. And once again, that proposal is meeting with opposition from some state lawmakers and leaders in the state’s oil and gas industry.
As political discussions in the U.S. focus on the future of fossil fuel industries, an event in Ohio last week explored a future with no fossil fuels at all.
Advocates say Michigan officials are delaying potential action to close oil pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac by undergoing a pair of studies that could take up to 18 months to complete.
Advocates who live near the BP refinery outside Chicago say recent fines for pollution violations are “less than a drop in the bucket” for the company.
Groups that have been closely involved with Michigan officials’ inquiry into the safety of oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac say the ongoing process is moving too slowly and continues to favor the company.
While the United States of America is the most powerful nation in the world, many of our young men and women in uniform will argue that we are still not free of control by a distant ruler. The modern oppressor we face today is oil.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is preparing to finalize a package of rules governing pipelines, and neither the oil industry nor landowners are happy.
Todd Melby’s 30-minute documentary, “Black Gold Boom,” focuses on a debate over oil on a western North Dakota Indian reservation and lives of transplanted couples and families.
A recent analysis of oil and gas production data for Ohio’s Utica shale play casts doubt on earlier optimistic projections from both industry and state government sources.
Top Michigan officials announced Tuesday that the state would not call on Enbridge Energy to shut down a controversial oil pipeline that runs along the floor of the Great Lakes, suggested that the line may have a limited lifespan.