Newspaper Articles – H. Sterling Burnett

Republican Party Platform Promotes Pro-growth Energy Policies

Climate Change Weekly #219 The Republican Party platform embraces climate and energy realism.

Obama Administration Raises Royalties on Fossil Fuels from Public Lands

With little fanfare, on June 30 the Obama administration overhauled how it calculates royalties for fossil fuel extraction on federal land closing what it referred to as a "loophole." 

BLM Plan Would Permit Thousands of New Oil and Gas Wells in Utah

If the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has its way, nearly 6,000 new oil and gas wells will be drilled in on federal, state and private lands in an area of Utah where production is already common.&

Michigan Officials Spilt on Mercury Regulation Challenge

Two of Michigan's top elected officials have split over whether to continue a three year old legal battle challenging an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mercury and air toxics rule (MATS) req

California Coastal Commission Recommends Expanded Development at Large Coastal Site

The California Coastal Commission (CCC) has recommended approval of development plans for nearly 70 acres of land located on the Banning Ranch real estate project in Southern Cali

India to Fight Climate Change Through Less Flatulent Livestock

Despite its recent announcement it may not adopt the Paris Climate agreement before the end of 2016, India is moving ahead with a unique effort attempting to reduce the greenhouse gases its agricul

Florida Supremes Bar Utility from Charging Customers for Natural Gas Production Venture

In a 6 to 1 decision, the Florida Supreme Court reversed a Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) decision allowing Florida Power & Light (FPL) to charge its ratepayers for an oil and gas expl

Canadian Forest Company Seeks Millions from Greenpeace in U.S. Courts

On May 31, 2016, Resolute Forest Products (RPS) sued environmental group Greenpeace in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.