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The company hoping to break ground on a project that would send western natural gas throughout the world through a terminal in Oregon says the project is gaining support. The Jordan Cove project is an LNG export facility that would send natural gas from western Colorado’s Piceance Basin to a terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, for international export.
Fresh off the Democratic capture of the U.S. House of Representatives, green groups with ties to wealthy anti-fossil fuel foundations are working to position climate change as a top priority despite very little traction for the issue on the campaign trail. Members of Bill McKibben’s 350.org-backed youth activist group Sunrise Movement have challenged Democratic leaders to take up plans for a “Green New Deal,” confronting top members of the House Democratic leadership in recent days.
Congressman Jared Polis declared that a proposed oil and gas setback that could appear on Colorado’s November ballot represented a near-ban on hydraulic fracturing in the state and clarified his opposition to the measure Wednesday at an oil and gas industry luncheon in Denver. Both gubernatorial candidates, Republican State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Polis, spoke separately before a standing-room only crowd at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s Energy Summit at the Colorado Convention Center.
Our final list—we promise!—for 2017 comprises a collection of stories that either landed just outside our top social media hits or were left on the cutting room floor for our editors’ picks. Their significance still shines in different way—these stories “flipped the script” on conventional thinking or challenged a dominant news media narrative found elsewhere. As was typical of Western Wire’s diverse coverage in 2017, they reflect a broad interest in going beyond headlines for what Paul Harvey famously called, “the rest of the story.”
A Nebraska Public Service Commission decision last week to approve the Keystone XL pipeline with an alternate route through the state prompted a motion to reconsider by TransCanada, the pipeline’s builder. “TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP (“Keystone”) hereby requests the Public Service Commission (“Commission”) reconsider its order dated November 20, 2017. In support of this motion, Keystone asks that the Commission consider Keystone’s filing of an amended application in accordance with the findings of the Commission that the Mainline Alternative Route is in the public interest,” the company wrote in its filing.
A bipartisan bill to promote domestic energy development and reduce overlapping federal permitting processes and allow states to manage oil and gas development on federal lands within their borders passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources Wednesday. Republican Reps. Steve Scalise (La.) and Bob Bishop (Utah), and Democrat Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Vicente González (D-Texas) jointly sponsored the “SECURE American Energy Act.” The bill would increase state primacy in the federal permitting process, among other provisions, and would “spur economic investment in federal lands” and “increase revenues to federal and state governments.”
A new anti-fossil fuel group with plans to sway the 2018 vote in Western states like Nevada and Colorado, has formally launched a campaign to deploy an “army of young people” to push climate change and renewables issues in an effort to assume the mantle of the fading campus divestment movement. Through social media posts, emails, and a newly released video, the “Sunrise Movement” outlines its multi-state campaign of trainings and offers of full-time activism for the 2018 election, targeting politicians for an anti-fossil fuel campaign and paying special attention to one oil and gas company in particular: Exxon.