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Interior implements new regulations on offshore drilling insurance

Interior implements new regulations on offshore drilling insurance

The Biden administration has introduced new regulations to increase insurance bonds for offshore drilling cleanup, targeting companies deemed financial risks by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Heather Richards reports for E&E News.

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U.S. commits $75 million to relocate three tribes threatened by climate change

U.S. commits $75 million to relocate three tribes threatened by climate change

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs will grant three tribes $25 million each to relocate homes, schools, and critical infrastructure. These are the first grants distributed under a program aimed at helping tribes cope with climate change.

Ryan Zinke, former interior secretary, lied to investigators in casino case, watchdog finds

Ryan Zinke, former interior secretary, lied to investigators in casino case, watchdog finds

Former Trump interior secretary Ryan Zinke, a leading contender to win a House seat in Montana, lied to investigators about the pressure he faced over a casino proposal in Connecticut, the department's watchdog said in a report.
Interior watchdog finds David Bernhardt did not violate lobbying laws

Interior watchdog finds David Bernhardt did not violate lobbying laws

In a report, the Interior Department’s internal watchdog said the investigation found no evidence that David Bernhardt violated lobbying laws with a California water client.
Ryan Zinke broke ethics rules as chief of Trump’s Interior Dept., keeping improper ties with land developers, watchdog finds

Ryan Zinke broke ethics rules as chief of Trump’s Interior Dept., keeping improper ties with land developers, watchdog finds

Ryan Zinke broke federal ethics rules repeatedly by improperly participating in real estate negotiations with the chairman of the energy giant Halliburton and other developers, the department’s internal watchdog found in a report released Wednesday.
Biden is approving more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis finds

Biden is approving more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis finds

A new report illustrates that President Biden has been slow to reverse Trump's fossil-fuel-friendly agenda.
Interior’s new oil-and gas-leasing roadmap sidesteps climate action

Interior’s new oil-and gas-leasing roadmap sidesteps climate action

The report leaves the door open for new leases on public land. What does that mean for the West?
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