House Cuts EPA Budget 34% & Explores RFS Reform While Senate Weighs Energy Revenue Sharing

Wednesday in Washington: Appropriations Bills Moving Along While Committees Weigh Additional Options for Cuts: The Senate will be taking up a compromise proposal authored by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to reduce the interest rates charged on student loans.  The interest rates more than doubled at the beginning of July and… More »

Challenges on the Horizon for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

HBW Resources: Greenfield Offshore Energy Report Researched and Written by Brent Greenfield Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway that could affect the development of offshore oil and gas resources.  With numerous legislative bodies now in session, HBW Resources is monitoring these activities to ensure that responsible policies based on sound science… More »

Senate Nuclear Option Exposes Lack of Experience While ENR Considers Increased US Oil Production

Tuesday in Washington: Lack of Experience Starting to Show: Following three hours of deliberation in the Old Senate Chamber last night, the Senate continues to struggle with an effort brought forward by Majority Leader Harry Reid to change the Senate rules with respect to filibusters of political nominees.  Proponents of the change say it is… More »

Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Issues Priorities For Administration & Congress

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative recently announced the release of a new report titled “Charting the Course: Securing the Future of America’s Oceans,” which urges implementation of 11 recommendations in furtherance of the following four actions: Enhance the resiliency of coastal communities and ocean ecosystems to dramatic changes underway in our oceans and on our… More »