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The Food and Drug Administration may not be the first government agency you think about when wondering how the Trump administration will affect your business and daily life, but it shouldn’t be too far down the list. The organization is responsible for the regulation of everything from your pet’s...
The Texas Railroad Commission on April 14, 2020, had a hearing on prorationing. As of writing this article, no decision had been issued by the commission. For those who are very interested in this topic, I encourage you to go to the commissions’ website and watch the hearing and...
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Back when U.S. history and civics were taught in schools, citizens learned that an important part of preserving freedom in America is the balance and diffusion of power between the three branches of the federal government — the executive, legislative and judicial. Even less understood in our system is...
The massively bloated Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is set to be voted on by the end of the week. With democratic holdouts like Manchin suddenly jumping onboard, there seems to be a chance the bill makes it through the Senate. However, with an agenda as diverse as the Village...
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This issue’s focus on women in business got me thinking about my own experience with this subject during a 37-year career in the oil and natural gas industry. To say things have changed during that time would be a great understatement, though work remains to be done. I came into...
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Colorado lawmakers are expected to once again take up revising oil and gas rules in the state, the latest such effort in a long line of activity over the past fifteen years. This time, action under the dome follows an election in which the public overwhelmingly voted down Proposition...
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Legacy of President Donald TrumpAt dinner recently, a friend from France asked about the legacy of President Trump and what the 2024 election might look like. Those are good questions, and there is enough distance between January 2021 and now to give us some perspective. Let’s start with Donald...
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Shortly after assuming office, former President Barack Obama famously told the Republican congressional leaders, “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” Truer words were never spoken. Indeed, what a difference an election makes. Half a year ago, companies in the U.S. oil and natural gas...
In recent years, the global push to make energy operations cleaner was accelerated during the pandemic when the international community saw the possibilities of a world curbing its oil and gas consumption. In response, energy firms have been quick to invest in, and promote, their ESG initiatives to show...
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There are many major issues facing the Texas Legislature during the 2019 session. In early August I attended an event in San Angelo called the West Texas Legislative Summit which gave us insight into what those issues will be. The Summit was well attended this year with a handful...