FORUM NEWS

GOP senators introduce bills to curb federal regulation of fracking

Two US senators introduced separate bills aimed at restricting federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing in onshore oil and gas activities. Both measures were referred to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where they may be combined before being considered.  

Power Past Impossible campaign launch

American Petroleum Institute is launching a new national advertising campaign, "Power Past Impossible," that highlights the many different and important ways oil and natural gas benefit people's daily lives.  

TransCanada makes new application for Keystone XL

Trump directed the State Department and other agencies to make a decision within 60 days of a final application. He also declared that a 2014 environmental study satisfies required reviews under environmental and endangered species laws.  

Infographic: Poll shows strong Alaskan support for Arctic offshore oil and gas development

The Arctic Energy Center released a new infographic illustrating the results of a poll that found that 76 percent of Alaskans, and 72 percent of Alaska Natives, support offshore oil and gas development in the Arctic.  

An America First Energy Plan

WhiteHouse.gov site posts "An America First Energy Plan" on website shortly after President Trump's taking office (on inauguration day).  

Without More Pipelines, Scary Economic Scenarios Become Real

Energy costs are "affordable" up until a certain point. That tipping point, experts agree, is when costs exceed 6 percent of a household's income.  

Coal lost hold as dominant energy source in 2016

Nuclear power accounted for the third largest share of electricity generation in 2016, at 20 percent. Renewables, like wind and solar power, accounted for only 8 percent, although they were the fastest growing energy sources.  

Embrace and Harness the U.S. Energy Renaissance

[A] sea-change is needed in the way Washington approaches American oil and natural gas abundance. It's critically important for consumers, the U.S. economy and our country's security.