More Zack Colman Articles

  • Senate Democrats up all night, in for long haul on climate legislation

    Democrats held the Senate floor to talk climate change into the morning hours Tuesday, though they're not holding their breath on comprehensive legislation clearing Congress soon. Instead, organizer Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, described the event as an "opening salvo," as the more than two dozen...

  • John Barrasso looks to tie natural gas exports to Ukraine relief bill

    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., will attempt to tie a provision requiring the Energy Department to approve natural gas exports to NATO countries and Ukraine to the Ukrainian aid package being considered Tuesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Barrasso's move comes as Republicans, some...

  • Senate Democrats to talk climate change in Monday filibuster

    Green eggs and ham isn't on the menu this time around. Instead, senators holding the floor for all of Monday and into Tuesday morning will serve up a heaping dose of climate change. Senate Democrats will control the floor for an all-night session on climate change, according to a statement...

  • Offshore wind lobbies for credit to keep industry from blowing away

    Companies looking to build an offshore wind industry are lobbying lawmakers to extend a key tax incentive as a larger onshore wind credit faces congressional headwinds. No wind power is currently generated off U.S. coasts, though the Obama administration is hoping to change that. It already...

  • Ukraine a talking point for both backers and detractors of natural gas exports

    Advocates and opponents of expanding U.S. natural gas exports are using the crisis in Ukraine to plead their cases as debate over the issue reaches a fever pitch on Capitol Hill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is giving its blessing to a bill being introduced Thursday by Rep. Cory...

  • House passes energy-efficiency bill as Senate waits

    The House passed energy-efficiency legislation Wednesday as a companion measure in the Senate remains stalled. The bill from Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., which passed 375-36, is a scaled-back version of the legislation that is sitting in the upper chamber. The...

  • House sends White House first conservation bill since 2010

    Congress passed its first conservation bill since 2010 on Tuesday when the House approved legislation protecting more of Lake Michigan's shoreline. The House sent a measure to President Obama's desk that would expand the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Glen Arbor, Mich., by 32,500...

  • Pentagon warns of climate change 'threat multipliers'

    The effects of climate change are "threat multipliers" that will force the Pentagon to rethink how it engages in training, missions and humanitarian aid around the world, the Defense Department said Tuesday in its Quadrennial Defense Review. The review, released every four years, steps up...

  • White House proposes EPA cuts, clean energy and conservation increases

    President Obama moved more money into his climate-change priorities in his fiscal 2015 budget proposal, although the Environmental Protection Agency overall would receive less money.

  • Economics in the way of GOP's push for gas exports to Ukraine

    Republicans are growing more vociferous about speeding natural gas exports, as they say it would help break Russia's chokehold on Central and Eastern Europe. But approving new exports is a complex procedure, and the shipping costs make it tough to find a useful price point.



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