BLM Speeds Drilling Permits as Inspections Suffer

July 15, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Last week, the Department of the Interior’s Inspector General released a report which stated that approval times for drilling permits on public lands are “often very long.” The oil and gas industry seized on this report, arguing that we should therefore funnel more tax dollars into permitting.[read more]

Is the IPCC Government Approval Process Broken?

April 30, 2014 by Robert Stavins

Over the past 5 years, I have dedicated an immense amount of time and effort to serving as the Co-Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 13, “International Cooperation: Agreements and Instruments,” of Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.[read more]