Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.
Government support could be the deciding factor in whether a new generation of climate-damaging infrastructure gets built.
Ms. McCarthy was tapped by President Biden to lead an ambitious domestic climate agenda. Associates say she is frustrated by the slow pace of progress.
Prices are soaring as industry leaders meet in Houston. The vibe at the conference is “we’re part of the solution.”
The Democrat from West Virginia, a coal and gas stronghold, has single-handedly stripped key elements from his party’s plan to tackle climate change.
After years of tribal requests, the president plans to block new oil and gas leases within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. The ban is likely to generate strong pushback from industry.
After a party-line vote, Tracy Stone-Manning became the leader of an agency that manages oil and gas drilling on public lands.
The administration suspended leases that were auctioned in the waning days of the Trump White House. But a 2017 law requires another sale.
The move was widely expected and follows President Biden’s executive order to place a moratorium on new Arctic drilling.
Over the past month the Biden administration has defended three significant oil and gas projects, raising concerns among environmentalists that climate policy is being undermined
The administration says the country must pivot away from fossil fuels but backed a project set to produce more than 100,000 barrels of oil each day for 30 years.
Frigid temperatures last month froze pipelines and forced companies to flare vast amounts of planet-warming gases that they suddenly had nowhere to send.
An industry known for boom-bust cycles is resisting the temptation to pump more oil — for now.
Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.
The small South American country has become a hot prospect for oil companies looking to produce fossil fuels while spending less.
Just half of the 22 available tracts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge got bids, and big oil companies stayed away.
A last-ditch effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling is underway.
The announcement removes a major hurdle to approving a plan to hunt for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, part of a push to allow drilling there by the Trump administration.
The Trump administration, hastening its last-ditch effort to allow drilling there, said the sales would happen 30 days after an announcement is published in the Federal Register on Monday.
Also this week: Solutions for cities, and a Times investigation
Environmental groups argue that exploratory drilling licenses violate a constitutional right to a healthy environment. It’s a test case taking on an industry that is key to the country’s economy.
Canada’s oil patch has nearly 100,000 suspended wells, neither active nor capped, and they’re a worrying source of planet-warming methane.
The survey would bring heavy trucks looking for signs of oil reserves into one of the most remote and pristine parts of the United States.