Posts Tagged ‘drilling’

US auctions giant stretch of Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling

Coming on the heels of the Willow decision, this certainly feels like another step backwards in the fight against climate change, which this administration has said is an existential threat.” Source

Biden admin reinstates early $190 million in Gulf drilling leases

[embedded content] The Biden administration on Wednesday reinstated nearly $190 million in bids from fossil fuel companies for an oil-and-gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico that had previously been invalidated by a federal judge.  The move was one of the compromises struck between Democratic party leaders and pro-fossil-fuel Senator Joe Manchin of West […]

New UK PM Truss Announces Energy Bill Price Freeze, End of Fracking Ban, New Oil Drilling Licences

Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced a freeze on energy bills, an end to the ban on fracking for shale gas, and new licences to drill oil in the North Sea.

Federal Leases for Oil Drilling Fall Dramatically Under Biden

The Biden administration has issued the lowest amount of federal leases to drill for oil and gas than any other administration since the end of World War Two, according to an article in the The Wall Street Journal, on Sept. 4. The drop in permits to drill offshore or on federal lands has been noticeable, […]

Petropars begins drilling operation in Belal gas field

TEHRAN – Three years after signing a deal with Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) for the development of the southern Belal gas field, Petropars has finally started drilling the first descriptive-exploratory well in this field. Source

Lawsuit to protect Arctic polar bears from oil drilling launched against Biden administration

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent this week to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for allegedly failing to adequately protect polar bears from a Western Arctic exploration project. Under the Endangered Species Act, a notice of intent is required 60 days before the […]

Biden drilling report blasted as ‘shocking capitulation to the needs of corporate polluters’

Climate campaigners and other progressive critics on Friday called out the Biden administration for a new U.S. Interior Department report about leasing public lands and waters to oil and gas companies, slamming its proposals as far too weak given the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground. “These trivial changes are nearly meaningless in […]

Native American Tribe Calls Joe Biden’s Drilling Freeze a ‘Direct Attack’ on Sovereignty

A Native American tribe this week criticized the Biden administration’s order halting agency approvals for oil, gas, and coal permitting on federal lands including tribal lands. As the Washington Times reported Friday: The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, which has run an oil-and-gas operation on its 4.5 million-acre reservation for more […]

EU set to approve sanctions over Turkish gas drilling in the eastern Mediterranean

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Every Major Bank Has Now Ruled Out Funding Arctic Drilling

By Dharna Noor, Gizmodo. December 4, 2020 Above photo: Imagine wanting to drill for oil in a place this gorgeous. Steven Chase/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Getty Images. We got another one. On Monday evening, Bank of America said that it will no longer finance fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic, joining Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, […]

Major US bank promises not to fund Arctic drilling

Bank of America has officially committed to not financing any oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.  Thanks to pressure from environmental groups and Indigenous communities, one more big bank has joined its peers like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citi in this environmental commitment.  According to EcoWatch, the decision is especially […]

Why Erdogan won’t start a war with Greece over Mediterranean drilling

Tensions are still running very high in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey is prospecting the seabed for energy reserves in an area that Greece claims as its own continental shelf. This row over drilling rights has sparked strong responses from each side, with the two NATO allies deploying naval and air forces to assert their […]

Man Was Drilling For Water When He Found Something That Astounding

In the early 20th century, a man wanted to improve the agriculture on his ranch in Nevada, so he figured that a well needed to be dug to bring water and nutrients to the soil above. He lived in a barren desert and the water stored deep beneath the Earth’s surface would have provided a […]

Dutch Minister Confirms Ban On Drilling, Shale Gas ‘Not An Option’

Dutch Minister Confirms Ban On Drilling, Shale Gas ‘Not An Option’ Above Photo: The Netherlands will not give out any permits for the exploration for shale gas in the Netherlands, economic affairs minister Erik Wiebes has confirmed to parliament. ‘Shale gas is not an option in the Netherlands any more,’ Wiebes said. ‘We are not […]

Area of Protected Land Larger Than California at Risk from Drilling under Trump

An area of protected land larger than California could be at risk from fossil fuel development, as the Trump administration looks to ramp up drilling on federal lands – according to a new investigation by Unearthed. Across the United States, 120 million acres of land protected by the federal government sits above known and potential reserves […]

Government Geologist’s Terrifying Encounter With Extraterrestrials – After Drilling On Top of Their Base 2 Miles Underground

Next Story “On the Southwest part of the Archuleta Mesa, we built an underground facility the better part of three cubic miles hollowed out underground. And to the southwest of that, we were in the process of the early stages of building, we drilled four large tunnel-like holes, some of them ran two and a […]

Total’s Report On Amazon Reef Drilling Reveals Oil Spill Risk To Nearby Countries

The controversial offshore oil project in the mouth of the Amazon river could pose significant spill risk to nearby countries, according to documents from drilling giant Total. The findings have led to the company to disown key parts of its own Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). In a statement to Energydesk, Total said: “The countries and numbers […]

Trump Order Could Open Up Area Larger Than Yellowstone To Drilling

Cliff Side of Cedar Mesa in valley of the Gods in Bears Ears National Monument. (Photo: BLM) 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. Trump issued an executive order last month requiring […]

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Reversal Of Arctic And Atlantic Drilling Ban

Anchorage, AK — Conservation and Alaska Native groups today filed a lawsuit against President Trump, challenging his decision to jettison a permanent ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The groups, League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Alaska Wilderness League, Defenders of Wildlife, Northern Alaska Environmental Center, REDOIL […]

The violence in Turkey highlights the country’s many conflicts

The attacks in Istanbul on Tuesday night came as a shock to many around the world but for a country that once prided itself as the Middle East’s pro-western, outward-looking beacon of stability, conflict and bombings are starting to become the norm. These were Turkey’s fifth major terrorist attacks in less than a year, and […]

SS Auschwitz Guard Convicted For Role In Mass Murder During Holocaust

Former SS-Unterscharführer Reinhold Hanning has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the mass murder of at least 170,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland during the second world war. On Friday a court in Germany sentenced the 94-year-old to five years in prison in what is likely to […]

"How America’s Afghan crusade came home to Orlando"

Orlando ISIS gunman was embedded in expatriate US-backed Afghan jihad network This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowd-funded investigative journalism project for the global commons The US-Afghan military industrial complex surrounding Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen’s father stretches from Blackwater to Donald Trump. […]

What Is the Key to Success?

Ask Gerhard Lauck: What is the Key to Success? Dedication and teamwork! The DEDICATION of each individual National Socialist around the world… combined with efficient TEAMWORK on a global scale… is the key to success! Here is just one example: webmaster Kyle Hunt and I have been closely collaborating for only a very brief […]

France Erupts In Defiance Of Employer-Friendly Labour Reforms

Print Friendly Above Photo: Vigier/flickr France is continuously rocked by debates around the meaning of the Enlightenment ideals of liberty, equality and solidarity that predate the French Revolution. Some important notions are widely shared. Most French citizens expect governments to meet the basic needs of all and promote individual expansion of talents and abilities. It is […]

Cucktianity: What is a Covenant?

We’ll apply some logic and reasonable sense now and ask ourselves – what is a covenant? When and how is a covenant done? Why would a God even bother doing a covenant? In fact, since the basis of the Bible is that he is “the only God”, why would “the only God” have to make […]

RT media crew under fire while filming in Daraa city, Syria

     Mortars landed near to where an RT crew was filming in the city of Daraa in southwest Syria, RT’s Lizzie Phelan reported after escaping from the scene. Journalists might have been the target of the attack, an accompanying military official said. “Two mortars [were] fired from opposition turf near where we were filming,” Phelan […]

Clinton Calls For Sanctions Following Iranian Missiles Test

Hillary Clinton has called for new sanctions against Iran over their recent test-firing of ballistic missiles. On Tuesday Iran test fired several long range ballistic missiles as part of an ongoing military drill in different parts of the country. The US Democratic presidential front runner said: “Iran should face sanctions for these activities and the […]

Cop Who Arrested Sandra Bland Has Been Fired

The tides are finally turning when it comes to dirty cops. A few years ago the idea of a cop being charged, or at the very least fired, for their misdeeds was laughable. Today this is not the case thanks in part to sites like this educating the public and shining a light on police misconduct. […]

Millions for GMO propaganda: the amount of money spent to keep you in the DARK will astound you

(NaturalNews) What is it about a requirement to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients that so scares the food industry that they would do anything to prevent that from happening? Why are Big Agriculture and biotech giants like Monsanto so hell-bent on keeping you in the dark about what’s in the food they […]

Governor Snyder Could Have Called Flint Emergency ‘At Any Time’

Print Friendly Above Photo: New emails show Michigan Governor Rick Snyder could have declared a state of emergency in Flint over its water contamination crisis months earlier than he did. (Photo: Michigan Municipal League/flickr/cc) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder could have declared a state of emergency in Flint over its water contamination crisis months earlier than he did, according […]

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