Louisiana sits at the crossroads of US climate policy, from experiencing some of the earliest effects of rising sea levels and changing weather patterns to depending on fossil fuels for economic growth.
We spoke with US Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican-Louisiana, about how the Biden administration's climate policies are playing out in his state.
He contends the White House's climate ambitions ignore just how dependent the US is on fossil fuels given the pace of cleaner alternatives.
We also asked Cassidy about the Interior Department's leasing moratorium, how offshore drillers are shifting assets out of Louisiana, and what he expects on US-OPEC relations under the Biden White House.
As August comes to a close, Washington, DC, is ramping up again with energy issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
On the natural gas side, the commission could start answering longstanding questions about how it will evaluate pipelines and LNG facilities in the face of...
President Joe Biden took a strong stance against fossil fuels right away, essentially canceling the long-simmering Keystone XK Pipeline and implementing a moratorium on all new oil and gas lease sales on federal lands and waters.
Since then though, his administration has refused to oppose other...