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“This would be a huge step backward,” said one environmental advocate. “It would cause greatly increased pollution.” The Trump administration says it will help the oil and gas industry save money.
President Trump issues two executive orders that could make it harder for states to block companies from building oil and gas pipeline projects.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence highlighted curbs in environmental regulations and called energy a “source of prosperity” during a speech in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus. Pence, speaking Friday at the Ohio Oil and Gas Association convention, also hailed President Donald Trump’s decision to issue an executive order to pay for building… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Ohio to headline a fundraiser for the oil-and-gas industry. The Republican vice president is to appear Friday at the annual meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a trade association for companies that explore, produce and develop crude oil and natural gas resources… Read More
William Suan is no stranger to the problems abandoned oil and gas wells can cause. “It’s just an eyesore,” he said, standing inside a barn on his cattle ranch near Lost Creek, West Virginia. “I had to fence one off because it’s leaking now.” There are five inactive wells on his land, most installed in… Read More