Trump Administration to open 90% of US Offshore to leasing and roll back Obama-era drilling regulations

Guest post by David Middleton The plan is to open almost everything in the 2019-2024 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program, with Eastern Gulf leasing beginning when the Congressional moratorium expires after 2022. Secretary Zinke Announces Plan For Unleashing America’s Offshore Oil and Gas Potential Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire U.S. Outer Continental Shelf…

NASA-led Study Solves a Global Methane Puzzle

From NASA GODDARD: A new NASA-led study has solved a puzzle involving the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, with a new calculation of emissions from global fires. The new study resolves what looked like irreconcilable differences in explanations for the increase. Methane emissions have been rising sharply since 2006. Different research…