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California Governor Wants National Guard To Help Struggling Pot Industry Instead Of Protecting Borders

California Governor Wants National Guard To Help Struggling Pot Industry Instead Of Protecting Borders

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator   California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is hoping to pull National Guard troops away from the U.S.-Mexico border to help protect his state’s struggling marijuana industry. Faced with competition from a robust black market, the legal cannabis industry in California has not experienced the growth that supporters had expected. Newsom […]

EXCLUSIVE: Just How Dangerous Is The Border? Locals Share Their Stories

EXCLUSIVE: Just How Dangerous Is The Border? Locals Share Their Stories

Jason Hopkins and Molly Prince | Contributor    In a conversation with residents who live near the U.S.-Mexican border, one thing is made clear: There is a national emergency taking place at the border. The Daily Caller News Foundation spoke exclusively with Arizona rancher Jim Chilton, who says the border isn’t safe or secure. […]

A Final Border Wall Comprise Could Be Reached Over The Weekend

A Final Border Wall Comprise Could Be Reached Over The Weekend

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Lawmakers involved in border negotiations expressed optimism that a deal could be reached by the end of the weekend, but questions remain whether President Donald Trump would accept less funding for wall construction. Following the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history, which lasted a total of 35 days, a special […]

Murder Charges, Sell-off or Bankruptcy are all on Table for California’s Biggest Utility after Deadly Wildfires

Murder Charges, Sell-off or Bankruptcy are all on Table for California’s Biggest Utility after Deadly Wildfires

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator   Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), California’s largest electric utility, faces a range of consequences as a result of deadly wildfires that ravaged the state. In the past two years, California has been hit with a number of destructive wildfires — resulting in a high number of deaths. One […]

Fracking Bust? Shale Wells Across US Churning Out Less Oil Than Projected

Fracking Bust? Shale Wells Across US Churning Out Less Oil Than Projected

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator The implementation of hydraulic fracturing has helped propel the U.S. into an energy superpower, but there are signs that the fracking boom might not be as productive as developers assumed. The U.S. surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia in September to become the largest oil producer in the world. The historic milestone came […]

GOFUNDME For Trump’s Border Wall Surpasses $5 Million in Less Than Four Days

GOFUNDME For Trump’s Border Wall Surpasses $5 Million in Less Than Four Days

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator A GoFundMe page asking for donations to fund a border wall raised over $5 million from more than 88,000 pledges.  President Donald Trump long promised a wall on the country’s southern border, but a looming government shutdown prompted the White House to back off.  Conservative Republicans are vowing to vote […]

Report: Years of Bad Land Management Led to California’s Most Devastating Wildfires

Report: Years of Bad Land Management Led to California’s Most Devastating Wildfires

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator   An in-depth investigation found that federal, state and local governments were aware of California’s vulnerability to wildfires, but failed to take the necessary steps to prevent its devastation. California residents have recently been forced to deal with some of the worst wildfires in the state’s history. Over the course of a […]

Enviros Already Start Their Campaign to Derail Zinke’s Likely Replacement

Enviros Already Start Their Campaign to Derail Zinke’s Likely Replacement

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator   In the several hours since President Donald Trump announced Ryan Zinke would be stepping down from his position as secretary of the Interior Department, critics have launched an attack website against his likely replacement. The Western Values Project (WVP), a left-leaning environmental organization, has launched www.davidbernhardt.org, a website that purportedly […]

US Oil and Gas Reserves Reached Record Highs in 2017

US Oil and Gas Reserves Reached Record Highs in 2017

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator U.S. crude oil and natural gas reserves reached record highs in 2017, blowing past levels not seen in nearly half a century. Proved reserves of U.S. crude oil reached 39.2 billion barrels at the end of 2017, surpassing the previous record of 39 billion barrels set in 1970, according to data released […]

Greenpeace Reportedly Fighting to Stop Drivers from Learning About Carbon Taxes

Greenpeace Reportedly Fighting to Stop Drivers from Learning About Carbon Taxes

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Greenpeace is reportedly challenging the placement of stickers on gas stations that notify drivers of higher fuel prices due to the implementation of a carbon tax. Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who has embarked on a pro-energy agenda in his province since entering office, will execute a number of measures to fight back against […]