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  • White House officials will meet with this billionaire activist during new climate push

    Senior White House officials and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are set to meet this week with Tom Steyer, an environmental activist pledging to pump up to $100 million into the November midterm elections, as part of a new campaign to promote President Obama's green agenda. “On Wednesday,...

  • The education establishment's success

    Many view America's education as a failure, but in at least one important way, it's been a success -- a success in dumbing down the nation so that we fall easy prey to charlatans, hustlers and quacks.

  • Supreme Court limits EPA on some greenhouse gas emissions rules

    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled to place some limits on the Obama administration's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions but largely upheld its foundations for factories and powerful plants. 

  • House takes up energy production bills this week

    The House this week will take up legislation that would speed up interstate pipeline projects, increase domestic oil production and expedite natural gas exports.

  • Examiner Editorial: Admit it, greens --- renewables can't power U.S. economy

    Big Green activists have taken their crusade against hydraulic fracturing to a number of state capitols for the same reason they oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. They want the fossil fuels that power the U.S. economy to remain in the ground, untapped.

  • Obama moves to save the honey bees, targets pesticides

    President Obama on Friday announced plans to save endangered honey bees and other pollinators, for the first time ordering a probe into new types of pesticides that some local governments and 15 European Union nations have restricted or banned.

  • It's time to approve Keystone XL

    President Obama has three new reasons to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring 830,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day from Alberta to U.S. refineries, which would lead to economic growth and job creation in the United States.

  • How Colorado's Mark Udall voted on Keystone XL

    In the end, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., couldn't avoid it -- he had to vote on whether to approve the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. He chose "no." Conservative groups tried pressuring Udall, mired in a tight re-election contest with GOP challenger and pipeline backer Rep. Cory Gardner, into...

  • Let Western states manage public lands, not bureaucrats in Washington

    A Western rancher who has his federal grazing rights restricted or removed doesn’t just lose a few cows. He loses a multi-generational investment, a profession, and a legacy to pass on to his children. An elderly hunter or trail rider who sees motorized access eliminated from national forest...

  • Keystone XL bill passed by Senate panel

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed legislation mandating construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday in possibly the last Senate action on the Canada-to-Texas project before the November midterm election. The measure secured a 12-10 vote, with two Democrats --...

  • Deal with White House in hand, Senate panel approves nominees for energy regulator

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee agreed to send a pair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees to the Senate floor -- but there's a catch. The panel voted to approve Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay as commissioners with the understanding that LaFleur, the acting...

  • Here's how the Keystone XL bill will likely die

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected on Wednesday to approve legislation mandating construction of the Keystone XL pipeline's northern leg, but its chances of reaching the Senate floor are already dashed. "I agreed to give them a vote. They, the Republicans, they...

  • White House floats expansion of Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    The White House is preparing to expand protections for a swath of the Pacific Ocean that would bar energy development, fishing and other activity in the area. The epicenter is the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, a marine sanctuary designated in 2009 by former President George...

  • Russia-Ukraine natural gas fight comes to Capitol Hill

    Russian energy giant Gazprom's decision to cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine is expected to amplify talks about natural gas exports scheduled to begin this week on Capitol Hill. The move by the state-owned company comes as Congress' natural gas export discussions, which had recently...

  • Obama blasts 'deniers' for opposing climate change efforts

    President Obama used a commencement speech over the weekend to hit hard at skepticism about climate change, calling it comparable to the belief that the moon is made of cheese. He made this comparison - a variation on his standard line comparing climate change skeptics to members of the Flat...



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