By Zack Colman | 01/15/14 04:48 PM
An Environmental Protection Agency study concluded that a proposed mine in southwest Alaska that has generated lobbying and congressional hearings over the agency's review process would hurt native tribes in the area as well as salmon stocks. At issue is whether the EPA has the legal authority...
By Zack Colman | 01/14/14 05:16 PM
The Senate and the House are at odds over a chemical spill in West Virginia that left 300,000 people without tap water for five days, as the Democrat-led upper chamber is planning hearings on chemical safety while House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Tuesday that current regulations are...
By Zack Colman | 01/14/14 02:25 PM
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., called on coastal Republicans to join a currently all-Democratic new Senate Climate Action Task Force to "wake up Congress" on climate change.
By Zack Colman | 01/14/14 11:11 AM
Republicans won several energy and environment concessions in the $1.012 trillion fiscal 2014 spending bill House and Senate lawmakers unveiled late Monday, though attempts to handicap a slew of Environmental Protection Agency regulations did not make it into the final version.
By Zack Colman | 01/14/14 09:10 AM
Democrats and Republicans in both chambers will lay the groundwork Tuesday for 2014 election messaging on energy and climate issues at a pair of events in the House and the Senate. In the House, the Energy and Commerce Energy and Power Subcommittee will put proposed Environmental Protection...
By Zack Colman | 01/10/14 02:04 PM
A long-awaited final federal study on the environmental impact of using seismic guns to search for oil and gas deposits off the Atlantic coast is due at the end of February, signaling future battles between Republicans and Democrats regarding offshore drilling.
By Zack Colman | 01/10/14 11:50 AM
Coastal states stand to bring in cash from offshore drilling through a Senate shuffle that would promote Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Landrieu has been pushing a bill that would allow those states to grab a share of the federal...
By Zack Colman | 01/09/14 08:01 PM
A pair of senior Democratic senators demanded Thursday that the Obama administration investigate the safety of oil tanker trains following two recent accidents. “The recent derailments and accidents involving crude oil are alarming and demand increased vigilance. We urge you to work together...
By Zack Colman | 01/09/14 05:10 PM
The nation's energy infrastructure will go under the microscope as part of a four-year review formally announced by the White House on Thursday. The Quadrennial Energy Review, modeled after a similar Defense Department initiative, will investigate how equipped the nation's electric grid,...
By Zack Colman | 01/09/14 01:19 PM
Republicans vowed Thursday to push further against findings by the Interior Department's internal watchdog that the Obama administration's changes to a study of the jobs impact of a potential rule on mining pollution were not politically motivated. At issue at the House Natural Resources...
By Zack Colman | 01/08/14 06:07 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed greenhouse gas emission rules for new power plants Wednesday, generating quick criticism from the energy industry and Republicans. The rule, with a forthcoming one on existing power plants, is the centerpiece of President Obama's...
By Zack Colman | 01/08/14 01:48 PM
Expanding oil and gas production, as well as removing export restrictions for fossil fuels, are among the top priorities for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this year, CEO Tom Donohue said Wednesday. Donohue credited the energy industry, led by the shale energy boom, with driving $284 billion in...
By Zack Colman | 01/07/14 02:05 PM
The oil and gas industry's main trade group pledged Tuesday to flex its muscle in the 2014 elections as it called on lawmakers to support "pro-growth energy policies." "Elections matter," said American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard at the group's annual policy event in Washington. "The...
By Zack Colman | 01/07/14 11:33 AM
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Ak., called for ending the federal ban on crude oil exports Tuesday, saying that current regulations were designed in an era of "scarcity" and that maintaining them would stifle domestic production.
By Zack Colman | 01/07/14 05:04 AM
Growing debate on whether the U.S. should end a restriction on crude oil exports is setting the table for potential policy changes through Congress or the White House, energy analysts said Monday.
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