- President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California with a directive Friday that sets up a certain clash with environmentalists. (Bloomberg)
Trump Said to Order Review of Oil Drilling Off California Coast
Bloomberg | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California with a directive Friday that sets up a certain clash with environmentalists. Trump will order the Interior Department to review locations for offshore oil and gas exploration and consider selling drilling rights in territory that former President Barack Obama put off limits, according to people briefed on the order who spoke on the condition of anonymity before it is issued.
This is the third update on environmental regulatory and legal developments in Los Angeles and adjacent counties, as well as the Southern San Joaquin Valley.
OPINION, REPORT, & PRESS RELEASE
As California continues to lead the nation in combatting climate change, an expected 450 local business, government and non-profit leaders will gather at the 11th Annual Sustainability Summit to explore how investment in sustainability generates new jobs, spurs innovation, and boosts the economy.
Climate Denial in Schools
Vice | Emmalina Glinskis
Legislation proposed across the country since Donald Trump’s election threatens to bring climate change denial into the classroom under the guise of “academic freedom.” Currently, six states have legislative measures pending or already on the books that would allow anti-science rhetoric, including the rejection of global warming, to seep its way into schools’ curricula. While these types of proposals have become fairly routine in certain states, some of the most recent crop have advanced farther than in the past.
Rick Perry approves first natural gas export project as secretary
Washington Examiner | John Siciliano
Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday approved the first permit under his tenure to ship natural gas to overseas markets, even as large U.S. manufacturers are warning the Trump administration that those exports could lead to skyrocketing energy prices in America. “This announcement is another example of President Trump’s leadership in making the United States an energy dominant force,” Perry said in approving the Golden Pass export terminal in Texas for shipping liquefied natural gas abroad.
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