By Zack Colman | 02/06/14 04:41 PM
The White House on Thursday tapped Council on Environmental Quality chief of staff Mike Boots as its interim chairman. Boots will take over for outgoing chairwoman Nancy Sutley beginning Feb. 18. Taryn Tuss, a spokeswoman with the CEQ, said Boots "has been an integral part of every major...
By Zack Colman | 02/06/14 11:30 AM
House Democrats will amplify calls to combat climate change this year through an increased House floor and media presence, a group of them announced Thursday.
By Zack Colman | 02/05/14 05:58 PM
Billionaire climate activist and Keystone XL foe Tom Steyer's political action committee is asking people to vote on the next Senate candidate to target with a TV attack advertisement -- and one of them is Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. Steyer's NextGen Climate PAC typically bashes Republicans for...
By Zack Colman | 02/04/14 02:07 PM
Momentum is building in the Senate to advance a bill aimed at preventing a chemical spill similar to the one that left 300,000 West Virginians without drinking water last month. But at this point, it's a one-chamber effort.
By Zack Colman | 02/03/14 02:08 PM
The White House quickly hemmed the expectations of advocates of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline who cheered a long-awaited State Department environmental review that appeared to inch the project closer to approval. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said on a pair of political talk...
By Zack Colman | 01/31/14 03:20 PM
The proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline would not significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions, the State Department said Friday in a long-awaited environmental report, delivering a victory for the pipeline's boosters and a blow to environmental and left-wing groups that oppose it. The...
By Zack Colman | 01/31/14 05:09 AM
Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement will create a vacuum for House leadership on climate change, though allies say the California Democrat has helped cultivated a young crop of like-minded lawmakers to fill the void. Waxman announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election this year. The top...
By Zack Colman | 01/30/14 03:36 PM
The measure passed 67-32, with 14 Republicans crossing the aisle to vote in favor and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., the lone opposing Democrat. But whether that's the "strong" number Democrats were seeking to coax House Republicans into putting the bill on the floor remains to be seen.
By Zack Colman | 01/30/14 02:43 PM
The wind industry is angling for another extension of a key tax credit, but how to get it and other expiring provisions across the finish line is not clear. The American Wind Energy Association said Thursday that it has a record 12,000 megawatts of wind energy under construction across 20...
By Zack Colman and Sean Lengell | 01/30/14 01:49 PM
Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, a high-profile lawmaker and longtime advocate for clean air and health care initiatives, announced Thursday he won't seek a 21st term in office. The Californian, who was first elected to Congress in 1974, said he wasn't leaving out of frustration but rather...
By Zack Colman | 01/30/14 10:54 AM
Royal Dutch Shell will abandon plans to drill in the Arctic this summer following a court ruling that put its program in doubt. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled last week that the Interior Department erred in its environmental assessment underpinning the 2008 lease sale in...
By Zack Colman | 01/28/14 11:00 PM
President Obama doubled down on an energy agenda that includes oil and gas production while also outlining actions on climate Tuesday night during his State of the Union address.
By Zack Colman | 01/28/14 10:21 PM
As expected, President Obama didn't mention the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline Tuesday night in his State of the Union address. But movement may come soon, as many believe the State Department is close to finishing an environmental review of the controversial Canada-to-Texas project. American...
By Zack Colman | 01/28/14 08:42 PM
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has been tabbed as the designated survivor for Tuesday's State of the Union address. That means Moniz won't be at the Capitol in case a calamity should strike the other cabinet-level officers attending President Obama's speech. Moniz would have the responsibility...
By Zack Colman | 01/28/14 10:17 AM
Environmental groups want President Obama to say he will use his pen to draw a border around lands they feel deserve special protection during his Tuesday State of the Union address.
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