Northeast lawmakers are asking the Obama administration to abandon a plan to allow energy companies to conduct seismic research to identify hidden pockets of potential oil and gas along the Atlantic Coast. The Interior Department is on track to make a decision about allowing those seismic surveys as early as March.
A week after a federal appeals court rejected government mandates that refineries buy millions of gallons alternative fuel that is not commercially available, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to require companies to buy even more of it this year.
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