oil and gas

Moolenaar talks with Daily News about new 2nd District, new Congress, energy, oil and IRS

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Rep. John Moolenaar wants all the constituents in his 20-county district to know that the U.S. Capitol is open to the public again.

The Capitol closed during the coronavirus pandemic and lawmaker security was heightened in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2022, riots over the counting of the 2020 Electoral College vote. Moolenaar and other lawmakers had to pass through metal detectors every time they entered chambers to cast a vote.

Rep. Meijer supports renewable energy, warns against ‘villainizing’ oil and gas

Republican Congressman Peter Meijer believes the U.S. needs to “maximize” renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, but warned against “villainizing” domestic oil and gas companies amid an increasing untenable international energy situation.

During a virtual town hall on Tuesday evening, Meijer heard an energy policy question from local engineer Ken Vranish.

Small town vs. big oil

Ferris Township in tax assessment dispute with Texas oil company

One of Montcalm County’s smallest townships is in a big dispute with a Texas-based oil and gas company.

Ferris Township — which has a population of 1,331 according the 2020 census — is such a small community, its township board only meets quarterly. However, for the past two years, the township board has been waging a considerable battle against W.B. Osborn Oil & Gas, a San Antonio, Texas-based company with multiple property leases in Ferris Township as well as two other Montcalm County townships.