Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

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Earth Day and the Oil and Gas Industry

As we celebrate Earth Day this week, we will learn about new opportunities to contribute to a cleaner planet. But we...
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Texas Interim Charges: What They Are and Why Texas Business Should Care

The Texas Legislature meets the first 140 days of each odd numbered year.  During that time, they are obligated by the Texas Constitution to...
Energy

House Oversight to Probe Pipeline Company Usage of Eminent Domain

The House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights announced today that it would be investigating companies’ use of eminent domain powers. Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Jamie...
Energy

Does America Need Middle Eastern Oil?

President Donald Trump said this week that the U.S. does not require oil from the Middle East. He said, "We are now the number...
Energy

Presidential Powers in the Energy & Environmental Sectors

With the upcoming election cycle right around the corner, it is useful to explore the potential ways new leadership could shape energy and environmental...
Energy

Election 2019: All’s Quiet on the Stateside Front… Mostly

Ordinarily, the first Tuesday after November 1 is filled with a flurry of political excitement; after months of campaigning, exhausted campaigns and their candidates...
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Boone Pickens—Renaissance Man of Energy

News stories this week about the passing of energy giant Boone Pickens inevitably refer to him as a swashbuckling Texan. In fact, Boone was...
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Michael Best Strategies Successfully Lobbies for Electric Scooter Bill

After Bird Scooters was sued by the City of Milwaukee for introducing electric ride-sharing scooters unannounced in June 2018, scooter rental laws were thrust...
Electricity

Superpower—A New Good Read on Our Modern Energy Industry Entrepreneurs

Russell Gold, Senior Reporter for the Wall Street Journal and author of The Boom, is taking a deep dive on what it will take...
Rebuild Illinois

Rebuild Illinois

Illinois is going to see a boom in construction now that Rebuild Illinois, a $45 billion capital plan, has become law.  The House and...