Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has placed a hold on the Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to become the deputy secretary of the Interior Department, Katharine MacGregor, over concerns about the agency's plans to expand offshore drilling, his office said on Dec. 4.
The U.S. Senate on Dec. 2 confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co who believes fossil fuels will power a large part of world energy needs for many decades, as President Donald Trump's second energy secretary.
The regulations, which were applauded by environmental groups, sent shares of California-based oil drillers Berry Petroleum Corp. and California Resources Corp. down sharply.
Murkowski and Manchin focus on efficiencies and creating jobs to replace those related to coal.
Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, late on Oct. 24 proposed a $454 billion plan over 10 years to help shift the United States away from gasoline-powered vehicles by offering cash vouchers to help Americans buy electric vehicles.
An increase in oil and gas production on U.S. public lands drove a 30% increase in federal energy and minerals revenue disbursements in fiscal year 2019, to $11.69 billion, the U.S. Interior Department said on Oct. 24.
The United States on Oct. 23 sued California and other state entities for entering a climate agreement with a Canadian province, saying the state had no right to conduct foreign policy, in the latest feud between the Trump administration and the state.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Oct. 22 faced the cold reality of a minority government that will likely be forced to tilt left to survive, a move that risks upsetting the business community and stoking alienation in oil-producing provinces.
Trudeau, lacking a majority, will need support from the New Democratic Party to get legislation passed.