Latest from Will Englund
The Senate version of the defense authorization act, due for a vote this week, would give the Pentagon authority over a huge part of the Energy Department's budget
  • Jun 30, 2020
The company the led the fracking revolution founders on the shoals of debt.
  • Jun 28, 2020
Families of nursing home residents who have been unable to visit and provide care are distraught, so some states are beginning to relent on the lockdown. But critics say the moves are too hasty and too haphazard.
  • Jun 27, 2020
Chesapeake Energy, the Oklahoma company that saw natural gas as the future, is collapsing under mounds of debt.
  • Jun 19, 2020
Nursing homes got the message that they should be reducing the number of elderly and frail residents being sent to hospital emergency rooms. But they failed to introduce adequate treatment capabilities of their own. Thousands died as a result.
  • Jun 16, 2020
Nearly 2,000 facilities reported a shortage of nursing staff; more than 2,200 lack enough aides, and more than 500 lack any supply of N95 masks used to prevent infection, according to the data. More than 250 nursing homes lack any surgical masks and another 800 are within a week of running out.
  • Jun 4, 2020
Even once the world picks up again, the basics of the energy business will reflect the legacy of the 2020 pandemic.
  • May 22, 2020
The federal government has reduced the royalties that oil and gas producers working on federal lands have to pay. Wind and solar companies are being hit with retroactive rent bills.
  • May 20, 2020
Some energy companies that have gotten federal help were in serious financial straits even before the pandemic; for them, the loans are at least a temporary lifeline, but not a solution to their problems. They come against the headwinds of sharp stock declines, millions of dollars in losses over the past year, and large global stockpiles of oil, coal and gas.
  • May 18, 2020
Most suggested reforms of the retirement system would come too late to help the bulk of Baby Boomers. But a couple of ideas could bring some relief right away.
  • May 4, 2020