“The story of its ruin is simple and obvious; and, instead of inquiring why the Roman Empire was destroyed, we should rather be surprised that it had subsisted so long. The victorious legions, who, in distant wars, acquired the vices of strangers and mercenaries, first oppressed the freedom of the republic, and afterwards violated the majesty of the purple. The emperors, anxious for their personal safety and the public peace, were reduced to the base expedient of corrupting the discipline which rendered them alike formidable to their sovereign and to the enemy; the vigor of the military government was relaxed, and finally dissolved, by the partial institutions of Constantine; and the Roman world was overwhelmed by a deluge of Barbarians.” — Edward Gibbon. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter 38 “General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West”

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The Interior Department last Friday blocked 28 million acres of federal land in the state of Alaska from any mining or oil and gas development. 

Rick Whitbeck, Alaska state director for Power The Future, said the decision on D-1 lands removes an area the size of the state of Pennsylvania from resource development, which will have severe energy impact to the nation and the state of Alaska. 

Democrat President Joe Biden’s recent climate mandates will cause the cost of living to soar and leave most Americans facing widespread rolling blackouts, a new study has revealed.

The study was published by the North Dakota Transmission Authority (NDTA) and is raising major concerns about the Democrats’ radical climate agenda.

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It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the 2024 summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) this week in Astana, Kazakhstan. It can certainly be interpreted as the antechamber to the crucial BRICS annual summit, under the Russian presidency, next October in Kazan.

Argentina has slammed the UK's plans to drill for oil in the Falklands, accusing Britain of trying to illegally plunder its hydrocarbon assets and of violating its sovereignty.

The oil field in question is located 220km north of the Falkland Islands and is believed to contain more than 300 million barrels of oil.

The licence for the Sea Lion field is owned by Rockhopper Exploration, a UK-based company.

The Israeli company Navitas Petroleum will be responsible for extracting the oil from the seabed - a process that will involve drilling twenty-three wells.

Russia’s gas giant Gazprom shipped 23% higher volumes of natural gas via pipeline to Europe in June compared to the same month last year, according to estimates by Reuters.

Gazprom’s pipeline gas deliveries averaged a daily volume of 81.8 million cubic meters (mcm) in June, up from 66.8 mcm in June last year, per the Reuters calculations based on data from European gas transmission group Entsog and Gazprom’s daily reports on gas transit via Ukraine.

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