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OIPA News - Climate change

Gore gets cold shoulder

January 08, 2010

A two-ton ice sculpture has returned to the front of a Fairbanks, Alaska, liquor store. Full Story >>

Politics slow down climate change legislation

January 04, 2010

Election-year politics will slow down attempts at broad climate-change legislation and could derail the effort altogether. Full Story >>

Celebrate Christmas, cause global warming

December 23, 2009

You know how everything we really, really like now causes global warming — our cars, our jobs, our drilling rigs. Well, Christmas isn't exempt. Full Story >>

Inhofe says climate conference a failure

December 21, 2009

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe spent 18 hours in the air and four hours on the ground for the United Nations climate change meeting ensuring his point of view was heard. Full Story >>

Tide turning on climate change?

December 03, 2009

The "Climate-gate" scandal has shined a new light on the science of climate change, and people are taking notice. Full Story >>

This just in: Global warming causes AIDS

November 24, 2009

We've heard a lot of wacky theories from global warming alarmists, but this one might be the wackiest. Full Story >>

What would Gary England do?

November 24, 2009

Many TV weather presenters have shied away from the topic of climate change, but a New York Times report says that may be changing. Full Story >>

Filmmakers take on cap-and-trade

November 23, 2009

The OIPA's favorite filmmakers are back in the news, this time penning an op-ed criticizing the environmental hysteria aimed and oil and gas. Full Story >>

You can't say that again

November 19, 2009

In a show of irony, here's a 1962 Humble Oil advertisement. Full Story >>

Judge rejects global warming trial

November 17, 2009

A federal judge will not debate the topic of global warming in the case of a college student charged with disrupting an auction of oil and natural gas leases. Full Story >>

Climate bill put on hold

November 12, 2009

Senate Democrats have now said time has run out for climate change legislation this year. Full Story >>

Climate change debate cooling off?

November 04, 2009

The push for climate change legislation has fallen so far down the list of priorities in Congress one key committee chairman says it might have to wait until after the 2010 elections. Full Story >>

Boycott won't slow Senate climate bill

November 03, 2009

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will begin work today on climate change legislation despite the threat of a boycott from Republican members of the committee. Full Story >>

Senator says cap-and-trade a no-go

November 02, 2009

Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, saying his constituents have not been sold on a cap-and-trady system, has announced the climate bills offered will not pass the Congress this session. Full Story >>

Republicans threaten Senate bill boycott

October 30, 2009

Led by Oklahoma's Jim Inhofe, Republican members of the Senate's environmental committee are threatening a boycott to slow the advancement of the Senate's climate change bill Full Story >>

Inhofe in a hostile climate

October 28, 2009

As his Senate environment committee takes up climate change legislation, Sen. Jim Inhofe has found himself at the center of the storm. Full Story >>

The polar bears are coming (Updated)

October 27, 2009

Former Vice President Al Gore and his global warming compatriots have blamed the use of fossil fuels for destroying the habitat of polar bears. Now the bears are fighting back. Full Story >>

Oil companies sued for hurricane damage

October 20, 2009

A court ruling from the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans may open the floodgates for lawsuits against oil and gas producers. Full Story >>

Public thinks little of climate change

October 20, 2009

With House and Senate versions of a bill and the EPA threatening to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, climate change has become a popular topic in Washington. Everywhere else, not so much. Full Story >>

GOP maverick could help climate change bill

October 13, 2009

South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has become the GOP's newest Senate maverick. The man who replaced Strom Thurmond in office has discussed legislative compromises with Sen. John Kerry in negotiations on the Senate's climate bill giving Democrats hope that they've found the missing link in defeating a Senate filibuster. Full Story >>

Filmmaker confronts Gore

October 12, 2009

Phelim McAleer, one of the two Irish filmmakers who served as the keynote speakers at the OIPA's 2009 Annual Meeting, got his chance to question former Vice President Al Gore on Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." It didn't go so well. Full Story >>

New views on climate change

October 07, 2009

The climate change debate has reached the classroom, and according to New York middle schoolers, we're all going to die. Full Story >>

'Fence sitters' to determine cap-and-trade

October 01, 2009

The future of the Senate's cap-and-trade bill will rely on the decision of 21 'fence sitters.'
Full Story >>

Senate climate legislation unveiled

September 30, 2009

The U.S. Senate will unveil it's official version of climate change legislation today, but an unofficial debut of the bill has already caused a stir. Full Story >>

The benefit of climate change legislation

September 17, 2009

Michael Morris, president of AEP, says climate change legislation could be a good thing. If written correctly, action from Congress would at least keep the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act. Full Story >>

Inhofe, Dems agree?

September 16, 2009

During a speech on the Senate floor earlier this month, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe read a number of quotes from Democrats raising concerns with cap-and-trade. Full Story >>

Inhofe continues cap-and-trade debate

August 20, 2009

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe continues the argument against cap-and-trade legislation and is one of hundreds of lawmakers on all levels of government to sign the Americans for Prosperity "No Climate Tax Pledge."
Full Story >>

Houston rally focuses on climate change

August 19, 2009

Hundreds of people showed up in Houston Tuesday for a lunchtime rally that served as a celebration of the oil and natural gas industry and a protest against Washington's energy policies.
Full Story >>

It's an energy tax

August 18, 2009

American Solutions, an organization led by Newt Gingrich, is pushing to defeat cap-and-trade legislation, calling the bill a tax on energy. Full Story >>

Moderate Senators threaten climate bill

August 10, 2009

Ten moderate Senate Democrats from states dependent on coal and manufacturing sent a letter to President Obama saying they would not support any climate change bill that did not protect American industries from competition from countries that did not impose similar restraints on climate-altering gases. Full Story >>

New lobbying money helps climate bill

July 31, 2009

A stream of new money flowed into the U.S. House of Representatives during debate on the recently-passed cap-and-trade bill, and millions of dollars of fresh cash came from groups hiring climate lobbyists for the first time. Full Story >>

N.D. holds cap-and-trade key

July 23, 2009

In the global warming debate, sparsely populated North Dakota could prove to be the deciding factor. With two Democratic Senators, both of whom sit on committees holding court on the House climate bill, the state known for its badlands could possess crucial swing votes. Full Story >>

Climate debate gets heated

July 20, 2009

A Senate hearing on clean energy went awry, when Harry Alford, the president and chief executive of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, claimed the discussion was tinged with racial overtones. Full Story >>

Cap-and-trade supporters at odds over bill

July 13, 2009

The House-approved cap-and-trade legislation already faces a battle in the U.S. Senate, and now, former proponents of the idea are reluctant to support the bill. Full Story >>

EPA has inconvenient voice

July 10, 2009

An EPA research analyst claims his report on global warming was squashed by supervisors fearing a “very negative impact" on the agency. Full Story >>

Washington Examiner: Greenhouse gases are down — thank fracking

May 28, 2016

A recent editorial in the Washington Examiner hits the nail on the head about the dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in America over the past few years: Full Story >>

Climate change discussions to resume in June

May 19, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn't given up on climate change legislation and says his Democratic caucus will meet in June to discuss how to move the bill forward. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 29

March 29, 2017

A rundown of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
Trump’s executive order undoes Obama-era climate policies
Weatherford’s Ruscev warns of domestic overproduction
U.S. shale enlists genetics to boost output
Oil drillers face an angry mob in Mexico’s guerrilla country Full Story >>

Lucas works to block EPA on greenhouse gases

March 03, 2010

Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas has joined Republican leaders in an attempt to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Full Story >>

Isn't 'global warming' supposed to make it warm?

February 25, 2010

Oklahoma has seen it's fair share of winter weather recently. First, there was a blizzard in December. Then an ice storm in January. With more snow on the way, the state's senior senator, Jim Inhofe, is continuing his opposition to Al Gore and the former vice president's global warming theories.
Full Story >>

Texas takes on EPA greenhouse gas decision

February 18, 2010

The state of Texas is suing the EPA, saying the federal agency used tainted data when ruling that greenhouse gases threaten the public. Full Story >>

Chamber of Commerce to fight EPA

February 15, 2010

The nation's Chamber of Commerce will challenge the EPA's decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, the first step in challenging the Obama administration on global warming. Full Story >>

Climate change hearing canceled, Inhofe builds igloo

February 15, 2010

What's the definition of irony? Washington's blizzard forced the cancellation of a Senate committee hearing on climate change. Full Story >>

Maybe the Green Berets really are green

February 12, 2010

The Obama administration's defense review mentions "climate change" 19 times, dedicating three of the review's 105 pages to the topic. As a comparison, China was mentioned 11 times, Iran five, Russia four and North Korea three times. Full Story >>

Inhofe works to block EPA climate plan

February 04, 2011

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe is leading an effort to block EPA from regulating carbon emissions, a move that, unsurprisingly, has drawn criticism from Democrats. Full Story >>