More Zack Colman Articles

  • Environmental groups tell Obama natural gas exports undermine climate goals

    Environmental groups fired a shot Tuesday in the growing discussion about natural gas exports as they urged President Obama to block new export terminals on climate change grounds. The flashpoint is a $3.8 billion Dominion Resources-proposed export facility in Cove Point, Md., on the...

  • House Energy and Commerce to take up natural gas exports bill

    A House subcommittee plans to hold a March 25 hearing on Rep. Cory Gardner's bill to expedite natural gas exports, the Washington Examiner has learned, in a move that underscores increasing congressional pressure to take aim at Russia as the Ukrainian crisis escalates. The House Energy and...

  • Sen. Dick Durbin backs Sen. Dianne Feinstein in CIA spying fracas

    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., threw his support Sunday behind Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein's claim that the CIA might have spied on Senate staff. "Dianne Feinstein believes that's the case -- I'll stand behind her," Durbin said of the California...

  • White House adviser: No individual mandate delay

    Delaying Obamacare's individual mandate to buy health insurance is not on the table, Dan Pfeiffer, a White House senior adviser, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "That will not happen," Pfeiffer said. The comments come after the House voted Friday to delay the mandate by a decade. The...

  • Russian sanctions coming in 'days,' says White House adviser

    President Obama's senior adviser said Sunday's referendum vote in Ukraine's Crimea region on whether to join Russia is illegal and that sanctions against Russia will be announced "in the coming days." Dan Pfeiffer said that the White House is concerned about the referendum, in which Crimea's...

  • Sen. John McCain: 'Fundamental reassessment' needed with Russia

    Sen. John McCain called for a "fundamental reassessment" with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Ukraine's Crimea region votes in a referendum that experts expect will annex the state with Russia. "Treat him for what he is. That does not mean the ignition of the Cold War. But it does mean...

  • Kay Hagan presses Senate for climate action

    Sen. Kay Hagan took to the Senate floor Thursday to call for congressional action on climate change. "This is a pressing problem that needs to be addressed and too often gets pushed to the backburner," the North Carolina Democrat said. The overture was of note because Hagan is in a tight...

  • Rep. Darrell Issa calls for Pebble Mine probe

    House Republicans are calling for an investigation into whether the Environmental Protection Agency planned to kill a controversial Alaska copper-and-gold mine from its inception, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. The EPA last month moved toward issuing a preemptive...

  • Senate Democrat heads to the heartland to push climate change

    Not even two years after activists struggled to insert climate change into the presidential race -- they criticized both President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney for their silence on it -- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Senate Democrats are starting early.

  • Obama signs first public lands bill in five years

    President Obama signed the first congressionally passed public lands bill in five years Thursday, and called on Congress to do more to protect the wilderness. "Now it’s up to Congress to do even more. There are currently dozens of conservation proposals before Congress – many supported by...

  • Dianne Feinstein pushes FERC to finish grid security rules 'quickly'

    A powerful Senate Democrat urged swift action from federal electric grid regulators Thursday to protect critical assets in light of a news report that has rattled regulators, lawmakers and the utility industry. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said concerns have been raised by a Wall Street Journal...

  • BP reaches deal with EPA to end federal suspension

    BP once again can do business with the federal government following an agreement regarding the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. The oil giant had been blocked from obtaining federal contracts since November 2012,...

  • Physical threats to electric grid put cybersecurity on backburner

    Capitol Hill discussion about the electric grid is shifting to physical security, leading federal officials and some lawmakers to worry that focus on cybersecurity is waning.

  • Ukraine crisis brings urgency to Senate Democrats' push on natural gas exports

    Some Senate Democrats are beginning to rally behind exporting natural gas on national security grounds. Debate unfolded Wednesday in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., tried to tie to a Ukrainian aid bill an amendment requiring the Energy Department to...

  • House GOP starts investigation on EPA power plant rules

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans initiated a probe Wednesday to determine who at the Environmental Protection Agency was responsible for crafting greenhouse gas emission rules for future power plants.



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