Amid worries that the economy may be tipping toward a second recession, both Republicans and Democrats say creating jobs is their top priority. But the two parties are far apart on their approaches. Democrats favor targeted stimulus – investments in infrastructure, clean energy, and education – while hiking taxes on corporations and the rich to fund this jobs spending. Republicans aim to curb government regulation and cut taxes to give businesses and individuals more incentive to invest. Here are the Republicans' top five priorities.
The Census Bureau, the Department of the Interior, and the CIA: What do these agencies have in common? They're being humorous on Twitter, a move that experts are lauding, even in the face of controversy.
Shell has not decided whether it will proceed with Arctic exploration operations next year, Cunningham writes, but the oil major wants to keep its options open. Shell’s Arctic campaign, closely watched by the oil industry around the world, has thus far been tormented by setbacks and controversy.
The government shutdown has a direct impact on America’s overall capacity to drive global energy innovation, Peixe writes. The short-term lack of a federal government means that many of the nation’s top energy innovation institutions and laboratories must scale down their operations, or be completely shutdown.
Two lawmakers have proposed an Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park to preserve Apollo artifacts. Which raises the questions of how do we get there, and will there be T-shirts?
America's first offshore wind lease sale will take place in July, the Interior Department announced Tuesday. It's good news for the US wind industry, which is hoping to expand beyond land-based production.
Federal regulations on fracking barely apply because the states involved already have a say in the way drilling proceeds, Graeber writes. Perhaps, he adds, it's the energy industry that has a right to question why the government 'is moving forward with these requirements in the first place.'
Sally Jewell's first moves as secretary of the US Interior Department show so far that she's embracing her dual legacy as an environmental steward with rare ties to the oil industry, Graeber writes.