The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument includes important Native American sites, Old West settlements, and stunning landscapes described by explorers Lewis and Clark in their journals. It also includes tens of thousands of acres of privately owned land.
For the next few months, Inside Energy will be partnering with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Center for Science Education to get to the bottom of some of the most common and lingering questions about the impacts of oil and gas development, sharing what we know, what we don’t know, and the areas of active research.
Somewhere in the world, the sun and wind are always shining and blowing, and people are always using electricity. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get renewable power from the windy and sunny places to the power hungry places? That was presumably the thinking behind a question posed by an Inside Energy audience member:
Would transmission losses be too high to sustain an international green power electrical grid? The short answer: Yes. An international power grid would sustain huge transmission losses and would therefore be too expensive to be feasible, right now. But in some situations, regional or continental grids do make financial sense and are already under development.
President Trump is directing the Environmental Protection Agency to revise or get rid of the most significant climate regulation of the Obama Administration — the Clean Power Plan. Trump signed an executive order to “suspend, revise, or rescind” the plan at the EPA headquarters Tuesday.
Oil and gas regulations vary tremendously state to state and a new study finds that inconsistency means it is difficult to come up with a comprehensive picture of the environmental impact of what’s known as unconventional drilling.
Inside Energy, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain PBS and Fast Forward Films, presents “Beyond Standing Rock” a documentary exploring the conflict surrounding the Dakota Access pipeline and the struggle for Native American rights against the backdrop of the new Trump administration.