Trump Administration Seeks to Change Obama’s Fuel Economy Standards

Next week, the Trump administration will begin working on a revision of the U.S.’ fuel economy standards. The current U.S. fuel economy standards were implemented by the Obama administration. The standards caused a deal between automakers, state officials, environmentalists and federal regulators. In 2012, the aforementioned organizations agreed to start increasing vehicle efficiency in theRead More

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IMF warns Venezuela of having 1M% inflation by the end of the year

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a concerning prediction regarding the Venezuelan economy. According to them, if the country continues to pri1nt money in order to cover their massive gap in the budget, their inflation could rise up to a baffling one million percent. Alejandro Werner, head of the Fund’s Western Hemisphere department, statedRead More

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Saudi Arabia to Suspend Oil Export through Bab al-Mandeb Strait Following Attack

Saudi Arabia has suspended oil export through the Bab al-Mandeb strait in response to an attack on two of their crude oil vessels by Yemeni Houthi rebels. The decision was announced by Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, stating that the suspension will last: “until the situation becomes clearer and maritime transit through Bab al-MandebRead More

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Scott Pruitt’s Reason for Resignation: Ethical Investigation and Major Scandals

Scott Pruit is now under investigation for a number of ethical concerns and conflicts of interest. From spending about 4 million dollars of taxpayer money on personal purchases, being lobbied by a number of companies, to even using federal aides for his wife’s businesses inquiries, Pruitt is facing a great number of controversies.  Because ofRead More

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Republicans Scrutinize Environmental NGO and its China Connections

The Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) praise of the People’s Republic of China’s efforts to clean up its environment has been scrutinized by two Republicans—Rob Bishop and Bruce Westerman—on the House Committee on Natural Resources. In their letter addressed to Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC, they suggest that the NRDC, a well-known environmental non-governmental organizationRead More

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Puerto Rico Still Feeling Impact of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico experienced far more damage from Hurricane Maria than we could have predicted. The Category 5 hurricane, which hit in September 2017, wreaked havoc on the island’s power grid and cellular networks, and diminished public access to medical care, clean drinking water, food, and fuel. Although the official death count was released as 64,Read More

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Texas Governor Signs Bill to Prevent Cities From Passing Fracking Bans

Texas flexed its industrial muscles on Monday, after state governor Greg Abbott signed a piece of legislature outlawing any bans on hydraulic fracturing within the states limits. The law is of top priority to Texas council members and is scheduled to be enacted immediately due to its ‘auspicious’ effect on the evolving energy market. AfterRead More

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Fact Checker Claims Obama Made False Claims About the Keystone XL Pipeline

The fact checker, Glenn Kessler, for The Washington Post proved that President Obama was wrong when he made the claim that the Keystone XL pipeline would “bypasses” the U.S and that it would only be carrying “Canadian Oil.” President Obama originally stated these false claims during an interview last week on WDAY of Fargo, N.D. In the interview ObamaRead More

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