Politics:

Trump Budget Would Cut Agency Key to Shale Boom

An agency instrumental to America’s surge in energy production would lose half its funding in President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget. The Energy Department’s Office of Fossil Energy, whose research helped push the U.S. closer…

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Dakota Access Pipeline Now Operational, Developer Says

Oil is now flowing through the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, carrying crude from Canada and North Dakota south to Illinois, its developer said Thursday. The pipeline, which sparked a months-long protest by Native Americans and…

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Maryland Becomes Third U.S. State to Ban Fracking

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed a bill banning fracking, making his state the third after New York and Vermont to prevent the controversial process of oil and gas extraction. Hogan, a Republican, said…

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Trump Approves Keystone XL Pipeline but Battles Remain

The Keystone XL oil pipeline running from Canada to America’s heartland has been approved by President Donald Trump, with a promise from TransCanada Corp. to increase the amount of U.S. steel used in its construction….

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Ted Cruz: Eight Years of Hostility Toward Oil & Gas are Over

Ted Cruz is pro-energy. The U.S. senator made that clear Monday as he visited with several oil industry leaders and field workers alike at sites around Midland. Donning a hard hat and steel-toe cowboy boots…

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