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Drilling permits spiked then plunged under Biden

Although the Biden administration last year approved more permits to drill oil and gas wells on public lands than the Trump administration in its first year, Interior Department data shows approvals have been more modest for months.

Biden outpaces Trump in issuing drilling permits on public lands

Biden outpaces Trump in issuing drilling permits on public lands

The Biden administration came into office promising to shift the country away from its dependence on fossil fuels. But faced with political and legal challenges, oil drilling and coal mining on public lands have continued unabated.

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.
Oil companies welcome Kern permitting changes while opponents turn to courts, state government
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Oil companies welcome Kern permitting changes while opponents turn to courts, state government

After a unanimous vote by the Kern County Board of Supervisors to reinstate streamlined drilling permits, local oil producers said they were looking forward to a more predictable regulatory structure, while an opponent pledged to challenge the measure.

Drilling permits cancelled for underground natural gas storage project

Drilling permits cancelled for underground natural gas storage project

Ohio environmental regulators have canceled key permits needed for an underground natural gas liquids storage facility proposed along the Ohio River. 
A pause for energy developers threatening Texas Big Bend region

A pause for energy developers threatening Texas Big Bend region

Big Bend is undergoing a thoughtful, patient exercise to achieve a unique goal in Texas: Tilting the balance between shareholders and stakeholders more favorably to those intent on preserving what is sacred in this rugged territory.

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