Trump administration sanctions have blocked President Nicolás Maduro's access to oil revenue from the gasoline refiner Citgo, which is owned by the Venezuelan state.
Steven MufsonToday I had a good conversation about #Venezuela and Citgo on NPR's "Here & Now" with @odowdpeterwbur.fm/2t5o5dV Did this marriage of US company & foreign regime ever make sense? Should Maduro foes boycott Citgo? And more...
As one CEO put it: “We need to future-proof ourselves.”
Steven MufsonShould business combat climate change? “We’ve gone from saying ‘it would be nice to do, but it would cost us’ to saying ‘if we don’t do it, we won’t be able to grow, we won’t be able to have tomorrow’s economy.’”
Steven MufsonThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is one of the few agencies to stand up to a Trump proposal. It rejected a DOE plan to help coal & nuclear power plants. Now a DOE official involved in plan may get a FERC seat @dino_grandoni@FERC
Agency’s proposed regulation has sparked massive controversy.
Steven MufsonEPA excluded its own top science officials when it rewrote rules on using scientific studies. The agency’s proposed reg has sparked huge controversy. It could limit guidelines on pesticides, radiation exposure, pollution & more w/ @chriscmooney
There’s no more important issue to the White House than curbing regulatory entities, which the judge has called “a headless fourth branch of the U.S. government.”
Steven MufsonThere is no more important issue to the Trump administration than bringing to heel the federal agencies & regulatory entities that, in Kavanaugh’s words, form “a headless fourth branch of the U.S. Government.” @scotusreporter@StevenMufson
Energy experts say no more than three or four new plants will be built anytime soon.
Steven Mufson“The EU does not decide how many LNG terminals to build; those are commercially driven decisions,” says Jason Bordoff, dir of global energy center at Columbia. "The market will decide whether the EU takes more LNG from the US, not Juncker.” @StevenMufson
Steven MufsonThe European Union is unlikely to build up to 11 plants to import LNG from the U.S., as Trump says. The EU is only using about a quarter of its current capacity and at least 3 big new pipelines are on the way. @StevenMufson