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.
Reuters – The Trump administration’s plan to broadly expand drilling in U.S. offshore waters is moving slowly due to opposition from coastal states and indifference from oil companies that have turned their focus to other opportunities.
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.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, new policies cost oil and gas jobs; as gasoline demand falls, petrochemicals rise; and new acoustic lighthouses could stop bird deaths in wind turbines.
The Hill – Hundreds of church leaders are asking President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to halt plans to expand off-shore drilling in public waters because they are "unacceptable risks to God’s oceans and coastal communities."
Yahoo News – U.S. oil and natural gas is on the verge of transforming the world’s energy markets for a second time, further undercutting Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Greentech Media – On Sunday, March 4, the California Independent System Operator saw an all-time peak percentage of demand served by solar, hitting a record 49.95 percent at 12:58 p.m.
Utility Dive – Cybersecurity firm Dragos has seen a rise in targeted attempts to infiltrate utility systems, and the group behind them, "Covellite," may be linked to North Korea.
The rise of electric vehicles and energy storage is contributing to turbulence in lithium, cobalt and nickel pricing, new research suggests.
Washington Examiner – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday he is prepared to scale back his controversial proposal to massively expand drilling in federal waters off the US coasts.
National Public Radio – When a state representative discovered a GPS tracker on his pickup truck late last year, he immediately suspected that he may have been targeted because he was writing legislation to increase taxes on the wind industry.