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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey hold a news conference for their proposed "Green New Deal" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Rick Perry, a champion of oil and gas, doesn’t think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be ‘pushed aside’ over her Green New Deal

Perry's comments stand in contrast to those made by President Donald Trump, who has slammed the Green New Deal as a "socialist nightmare."

Oil and gas operations release a powerful pollutant that threatens humanity — and a new satellite will have unprecedented abilities to track it

A methane-tracking satellite is one of seven projects funded by the $400 million Audacious Project, a new initiative from TED.
Workers at an oil pump in Lagunillas, Ciudad Ojeda, in Zulia, Venezuela, March 20, 2015.

The industry keeping Venezuela afloat is under pressure from both inside and outside the country

Internal decay and external pressure are adding to the turmoil in Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro fist-bumps with oil workers during a visit to a facility in the oil-rich Orinoco belt in the state of Monagas, March 21, 2013.

Rex Tillerson is talking about drastic action against one of the world’s biggest oil producers — again

Cracking down on Venezuela's oil industry "is something we continue to consider," Rex Tillerson said this weekend.

Nicolas Maduro is cracking down on rivals and Venezuela’s oil industry could take a big hit

Several former high-ranking officials have been arrested in recent days in Venezuela, in what appears to be a campaign to consolidate political power.

‘You don’t want guys stoned’: Canadian oil companies come out against legal marijuana

Canadian oil companies are criticizing Justin Trudeau's plan to legalize marijuana.

A Colorado appeals court sided with a group of teenagers who sued the oil industry for not protecting the environment

Environmental groups are applauding the teenagers' victory, calling it a win for climate change activists.

Mexico’s soaring gas prices have angered citizens — and the backlash has been fierce

The Mexican president and his party are getting withering criticism in the face of looming gas price increases, and a major cartel has chimed in.