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Washington Post: Former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on North Korea

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Anne Gearan January 30 Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was nominated last month by members of Congress. His nomination, which has not been previously reported, is for decades of work on behalf of hostages and prisoners held in several nations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was asked to consider case histories including the late OttoRead the full article »

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Governor Richardson OpEd: Restoring U.S. Forests Can Help Solve Our Water Infrastructure Crisis

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Novel solutions have emerged that could unlock forest restoration investment. An OpEd by Governor Richardson, Published in the Huffington Post, 7/20/2017   While Washington waits for the details of the Trump administration’s promised trillion-dollar plan to fix American infrastructure, there’s a critical need to focus on the infrastructure that carries our water. One step weRead the full article »

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Bill Richardson on CNBC – Iran Oil Back Online

Monday, January 25, 2016

Discussing oil supply, Iran’s production, warmer weather and the direction of oil prices, with Former Bill Richardson, (D-N.M.) and Lawrence Summers, Harvard University. Watch the full video on

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The US should be careful selling oil

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Not everyone is a fan of the recent lifting of the U.S. oil export ban. “I would be very cautious for the Department of Energy to go ahead and move forward and try to sell some oil right now,” said Bill Richardson, former U.S. energy secretary, in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday. “I thinkRead the full article »

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Fmr. Gov. Bill Richardson: U.S.-Mexico crude oil export swaps make sense

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson on the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba and crude oil export swaps between the U.S. and Mexico. Watch the video on Yahoo >>

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Benefits of US oil exports offset costs: Richardson

Monday, August 17, 2015

Easing the U.S. export ban on crude oil may result in slightly higher gasoline prices, but the benefits would outweigh the costs, Bill Richardson said Monday. The former U.S. energy secretary and two-term New Mexico governor made his comments after Reuters reported on Friday that the Obama administration will allow limited sales of U.S. crudeRead the full article »

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Gov Speaks at the Governors’ Meeting on Climate & Forests in Barcelona

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gov addresses 26 Governors from 26 states and provinces from around the world about jurisdictional approaches to low-emission development, land use and climate control. In attendance: President Artur Mas (Catalonia – Spain); Governor Tião Viana (Acre, Brazil); Governor Pedro Taques (Mato Grosso , Brazil); Governor Marcelo Miranda (Tocantins, Brazil); Governor Waldez Góes (Amapá, Brazil); Governor Simão Jatene (Pará. Brazil); Vice Governor HenriqueRead the full article »

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U.S. has bold plan to stall climate change

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

In baseball, there’s a traditional comeback after a tough season: “Wait ’til next year!” For climate change “next year” is now. This year is the time and the United Nations’ international climate negotiations in Paris in December are the place to secure strong global agreement to curb heat-trapping emissions. A successful climate pact will sendRead the full article »

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Energy and Climate Change Conference 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Governor Richardson’s Remarks to Open the Energy and Climate Change Conference and Introduce Gina McCarthy Welcome to the 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change. I am honored to be the conference Chairman and delighted to open our proceedings. It has been a very interesting yearRead the full article »

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Does China’s Quest for Energy Security Threaten the United States?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Why Washington needs to be concerned about Beijing’s need for fuel. While the United States and European Union strongly oppose Russia over its expansionist agenda in Ukraine, China has cautiously avoided having to take a side as the rhetoric became more and more heated. Russia’s increasingly fraught relationship with the West has strengthened China’s hand,Read the full article »