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by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on November 23, 2016 - 10:03am

Thanksgiving is a day away, and that inevitably means talking politics. As family and friends gather, I expect there will be strong emotions shared about the recent election.

The state of play in politics today reminds me of David Bowie’s song Changes:

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-changes
Just gonna have to be a different man

The nation and our industry are in a state of transition, and it might feel strange to many people we know. The Obama administration is feverishly working to put the finishing touches on...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on November 15, 2016 - 7:17am
**As published on FoxNews.com: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/11/15/tapped-out-science-shuts-down-anti-fracking-myth-about-drinking-water.html

Two days after Donald Trump’s election victory, environmental regulators in Wyoming debunked one of the biggest claims of anti-oil and gas activists: That hydraulic fracturing – also known as fracking – contaminated drinking water in Pavillion, Wyoming, a small town of roughly 240 people. 

For years, anti-fracking activists have cited Pavillion’s plight over and over again as proof that hydraulic fracturing must be banned. Josh Fox,...

Tags: BLM, EPA, fracking, water
by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on November 8, 2016 - 7:12am
Has government use of social media turned into covert propaganda? In light of an investigation by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), the answer is yes.

Barack Obama came into office as the “social media president” after effectively using online communications during his campaign. So it’s understandable the president pushed the use of social media within federal agencies, and it makes sense given the increasing reliance by the public. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube have become primary sources of news.

According to a recent GAO report, federal agencies...