2017 January-February Alex Mills Contributors Oklahoma 

Oklahoma AG Nominated as Director of EPA

President-elect Trump’s nominee for Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, has been met with praise and criticism from members of the Senate, who will be voting to confirm him soon after Trump takes office on Jan. 20. Praise has come from both Senators from Oklahoma, Jim Inhofe and James Lankford, and numerous conservative organizations. Opposition… Read More
2016 November-December Alex Mills Contributors 

Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions Decline Again

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions have declined again, according to two new reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the Department of Energy (DOE). The EPA report issued on Oct. 7 stated that methane released from the nation’s petroleum and natural gas sector declined 3.8 percent in 2015, marking the fourth… Read More
2016 September-October Alex Mills Texas 

Numerous States, Oil & Gas Industry Fighting EPA’s New Methane Rule

States and industry representatives continue to challenge in court the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) methane rules aimed at the domestic oil and gas industry. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently challenging EPA’s “federal overreach”. More than a dozen states have sued over the rule… Read More
2016 July-August Alex Mills 

EPA Continues Rigorous Regulation of Oil Industry

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new methane emissions regulations have drawn criticism from the oil and gas industry and a growing number of members of Congress. EPA finalized the regulations on May 12, and industry quickly responded that the massive regulations will be burdensome financially and that it will take many man-hours to come into compliance with the information demanded.… Read More
2016 May-June Alex Mills 

US Oil Imports Hit 45-Year Low

U.S. dependency on foreign oil has been a major issue in the energy debate for many years. No one knows when the issue first gained notoriety but it really hit home in the 1970s with the rise of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), increases in crude oil and gasoline prices, an exorbitant inflation rate, and lines at gasoline… Read More
2016 March-April Alex Mills 

Presidential Candidates’ Position On Energy Issues Exposed

Energy issues have not been discussed very much in any of the debates – Democratic or Republican – during the past six months. However, the candidates have made several comments on various energy issues that will give a strong indication where they stand. Obviously, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, both Democrats, made the strongest arguments for more government regulation of… Read More
2015 November-December Alex Mills 

The Pope, Hillary Clinton and Oil Exports

The news from the nation’s capital in September had Pope Francis talking about global climate change, Hillary Clinton criticizing the Keystone pipeline and the oil industry, and the U.S. House getting ready to vote on repealing the ban on crude oil exports. Pope Francis arrived in Washington, D.C., and reiterated that Americans need to do more to counter climate change.… Read More
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