Utility Dive – Domestic energy programs were targets for some of the steepest cuts in Trump's budget proposal. The omnibus spending bill turns that proposal on its head, increasing funds for a number of offices Trump proposed to cut.
InsideClimate News – Nine months after oil starting flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has challenged the adequacy of leak detection technology used by pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners.
The Spokesman-Review / The Associated Press – Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump’s plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation’s coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal.
Washington Examiner – The negotiations to pass a fiscal 2018 spending bill this month include a quiet effort by a Republican lawmaker from Illinois to restart plans to store the nation’s nuclear waste in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.
The New York Times – Faced with questions about its commitment to safety, the Interior Department sent teams to the Gulf of Mexico last week to inspect giant cranes used in offshore oil and gas operations that are a significant source of accidents.