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How the oil and gas industry is trying to hold US public schools hostage

By Leanna First-Arai Composite: Getty Images

The oil and gas industry wants to play a word-and-picture association game with you. Think of four images: a brightly colored backpack stuffed with pencils, a smiling teacher with a tablet tucked under her arm, a pair of glasses resting on a stack of pastel notebooks, and a gleaming school bus welcoming a young student onboard.

05/04/22
                                                               

Interior Department to resume oil and gas leasing, charge higher fees

By Anna Phillips Photo: Eli Hartman/AP

As pressure increases on the Biden administration to lower the price of fuel, the Interior Department announced on Friday plans to hold its first onshore oil and gas lease sales since President Biden took office.

04/15/22
                                                               

New York shows the challenges of phasing out fossil fuels

By Maxine Joselow Photo: Hans Pennink/Associated Press

In December, when the New York City Council voted to ban natural gas use in new buildings, environmentalists in the Big Apple barely stopped to celebrate.

04/12/22
                                                               

Why aren’t U.S. oil companies increasing production faster?

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Gas prices have of $4.318 per gallon as of Thursday morning (not ), with the prospect of going even higher.

03/10/22
                                                               

AP Source: Biden to ban Russian oil imports over Ukraine war

By Zeke Miller, Mike Balsamo, and Josh Boak Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter.

03/09/22
                                                               

Swap Russian gas for renewables, EU tells member states

By Joe Lo Photo: Paul Langrock , Greenpeace

The EU is urging its 27 member states to use taxes on energy firms and polluters to fund a transition from Russian gas to clean energy sources for heating, cooking and electricity.

03/08/22
                                                               

The Truth About Russia’s War: Our Addiction To Oil Gives Putin Power

By Mark Brownstein Photo: Adam Berry , Getty Images

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is alarming and wrong — recognized by governments across the political spectrum as a dangerous assault on peace and stability.

03/03/22
                                                               

Big Oil is exiting Russia. What does that mean for the climate?

By Emily Pontecorvo Photo: Stanislav Krasilnikov , Getty Images

Major international oil companies began dumping their investments in Russian oil and gas this week following the country’s invasion into Ukraine. But experts say it’s unlikely these decisions will mean anything good for the transition to clean energy, and could actually set the companies back with their plans to achieve net-zero emissions.

03/03/22
                                                               

Bipartisan bill banning Russian oil sets up clash with White House

By Josh Siegel Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The White House said it does not “have a strategic interest in reducing the global supply of energy, and that would raise prices at the gas pump for the American people.”

03/03/22
                                                               

Oil majors ‘not walking the talk’ on climate action, study confirms

By Josh Gabbatiss Photo: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

Four of the world’s largest oil-and-gas companies are failing to back their words and pledges on climate change with genuine action and investment, a new study says.

02/16/22