Ari Natter

Government, Business, Fuel

Dems Scrutinize Abandoned Offshore Oil Equipment

A containment boom at Talbert Marsh during an oil spill in Huntington Beach, Calif. A containment boom at Talbert Marsh during an oil spill in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Ariana Drehsler/Bloomberg News)

House Democrats began making the case Oct. 14 for stricter regulation of thousands of abandoned wells, platforms and pipelines off the U.S. coasts following one of the biggest offshore spills in California in nearly 30 years.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Congress Reinstates Obama Methane Rule for Oil, Gas Wells

 An oil well pump jack An oil well pump jack operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The House voted June 25 to rescind a Trump-era rule blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from directly limiting oil industry emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane, a move that would restore requirements imposed by the Obama administration while freeing the agency to craft new more stringent rules for the oil and gas industry.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Granholm Says Oil Industry Must Embrace Green Transition

Jennifer Granholm thanks the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Jennifer Granholm thanks the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee after testifying at her confirmation hearing for Energy Secretary on Jan. 27. (Jim Watson/AFP via Bloomberg News)

Jennifer Granholm used her first speech as U.S. energy secretary to warn oil and gas companies they risk being left behind unless they embrace a transition to cleaner sources of energy, while offering them an opportunity to partner with the new administration.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Workhorse to Meet With USPS Over Truck Contract

 (Luke Sharret/Bloomberg News)

Representatives of electric-truck maker Workhorse Group Inc. are scheduled to meet with officials at the U.S. Postal Service March 3 as the company explores options for challenging the loss of a massive contract to build the next generation of postal trucks.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

House Democrats Will Call for 100% Clean Cars by 2035

A charging plug is connected to an electric vehicle. A charging plug is connected to an electric vehicle. (Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News)

House Democrats on June 30 will issue an ambitious plan to combat climate change, a move intended to reassure their base of supporters but that’s sure to inflame opponents on the right.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Electric-Vehicle Tax Credits Get Bipartisan Boost in Senate

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A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation April 10 that would extend a lucrative tax credit for electric vehicles that could benefit companies such as Tesla Inc. and General Motors Co.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2019