Jennifer A. Dlouhy

Business, Fuel

Oil Lobby Backs Carbon Fee as Substitute for Regulation

 A natural gas well being drilled in the Eagle Ford shale in Karnes County, Texas. A natural gas well being drilled in the Eagle Ford shale in Karnes County, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

The American Petroleum Institute board voted March 25 to endorse putting a tax or other price on carbon dioxide emissions, a shift for the oil industry that could influence the Biden administration’s plans for a governmentwide assault on global warming.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
March 25, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

American Petroleum Institute Mulls Embrace of Carbon Pricing

The Motiva Enterprises LLC Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas The Motiva Enterprises LLC Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. (Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News)

The American Petroleum Institute is considering throwing its weight behind a government-imposed price on carbon dioxide emissions as a way to slow global warming, a major policy shift by the oil industry’s top trade group.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Revokes Oil Drilling Permits for Additional Review

A truck passes a horizontal drilling rig in Lea County, N.M. A truck passes a horizontal drilling rig in Lea County, N.M. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration is revoking dozens of invalid drilling permits issued by agency workers without the approval of political appointees, despite a temporary order for such reviews.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Trump’s Arctic Oil Drilling Plan Will Be Tested in Court

Environmentalists and Alaska natives are challenging the decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. (US Fish and Wildlife Service/Getty Images)

Environmentalists and Alaska natives are challenging the Trump administration’s decision to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, arguing the government gave short shrift to the impact on polar bears and the region’s other wildlife.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump’s Biofuel Plan Triggers Political Fallout in Farm Country

Cornfield in Iowa Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s decision to defend the U.S. government’s power to broadly exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements is triggering a backlash in Iowa and other states that are top producers of ethanol and the corn used to make it.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Trump Rebuffs Corn Farmers With Status Quo on Biofuels

Corn in Illinois Corn stands in a field in Walnut, Ill. The Environmental Protection Agency will require refiners to use 20.09 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2020, a 0.85% increase over the 2019 requirement for 19.92 billion gallons. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration on Dec. 19 set relatively flat quotas for plant-based fuels in 2020, rebuffing ethanol and biodiesel allies who said the targets don’t do enough to support the industry.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Threatens California Highway Funding Over Smog-Choked Skies

California Mario Tama/Bloomberg News

The Environmental Protection Agency notified California in a letter Sept. 24 that it has failed to file complete plans for fighting conventional air pollution and may lose highway funding as punishment.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Seeks to Abandon Regulation of Methane Leaks From Oil Wells

Methane Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is seeking to abandon regulations designed to stop methane leaks from oil and gas wells, a move opposed not just by environmentalists but even some energy companies that worry that it will undermine the appeal of natural gas as climate-friendly fuel.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Plans to End Methane Curbs That Oil Companies Want to Keep

Activists demonstrate outside BP headquarters in Denver on Nov. 14, 2018 Activists from ProgressNow Colorado, grassroots organizations and stakeholders join forces to demonstrate outside the headquarters of BP in Denver on Nov. 14, 2018. (Associated Press/David Zalubowski)

The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they don’t want the relief.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump’s Bid to Ease Auto Rules Would Hike Fuel Costs, Study Says

Cars Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s plan to freeze U.S. vehicle efficiency standards would hike costs for motorists without doing anything to boost highway safety, according to an analysis by Consumer Reports that undermines the administration’s chief talking points in favor of the move.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2019

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