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EPA official resigns over ‘crucify’ remarks

Al Armendariz, the EPA official under fire for comparing enforcement of environmental laws to crucifixion, has resigned.  More »

Obama’s green team comes out swinging for election season

Obama’s top energy and environmental officials are casting their work as central to boosting the economy, parrying Republican attacks.  More »

Republican floats measure calling on official to resign over crucify remarks

The resolution marks the latest push by Republicans in Congress to put pressure on EPA Administrator Armendariz to step down.  More »

EPA chief: ‘Crucify’ comments ‘disappointing’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson called an agency official’s 2010 comments comparing enforcement of clean air laws to crucifixion “disappointing” Friday.But Jackson declined to say whether the official would be fired or face any disciplinary action, saying the agency “will continue to review” the situation.Jackson spoke publicly Friday about the comments by Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz for the first time since Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) drew attention to them in a floor speech Wednesday, setting …  More »

Koch-backed group takes aim at Obama green-energy policies with $6.1M ad buy

The new ad from Americans for Prosperity knocking Obama’s green-energy spending will run in eight battleground states.  More »

EPA official apologizes after comparing his work to crucifixion

Al Armendariz said he regrets saying his philosophy is to “make examples” of people who break environmental laws.  More »

Obama vows to fight for climate action

“This is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign,” said Obama about global warming.  More »

Hatch looks to free up House-passed energy bills in Senate

Sen. Orrin Hatch is expected to introduce an omnibus energy/federal land use bill combining several House-passed bills.  More »

Reid draws line against Keystone

The Senate majority leader said he would hold firm against GOP demands to include Keystone approval in transportation funding legislation.  More »

Salazar: GOP living in energy ‘fairy tale’

President Obama’s Interior secretary blasted the House Republican energy agenda as the “invention of a campaign year.”  More »

DOJ files first criminal charges in connection with BP oil spill

The Justice Department on Tuesday filed the first criminal charges in connection with the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Senate names highway bill conferees, setting up showdown on Keystone

The House version of the transportation bill approves a permit for the pipeline, while the Senate bill does not.  More »

Grassley, Thune: Energy Department’s electric car loan caters to the 1 percent

The Republicans are bashing the use of taxpayer funds to support production of a luxury car that costs six figures.  More »

Romney rips Obama for ‘onslaught’ of energy regulations

Mitt Romney on Monday accused President Obama of imposing an “onslaught” of regulations and restrictions on domestic energy production.“Holding off on drilling in the Gulf, holding off on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf, holding off on drilling in Alaska, trying to impose the federal government into ‘fracking’ regulations with regards to natural gas,” said Romney at a western Pennsylvania campaign stop.“Then, of course, all the regulations related to coal, making it harder to mine it, making it harder to …  More »

Obama campaign seeks to inspire action, donations from green-focused voters

President Obama is urging green-minded voters to work on behalf of his reelection.  More »
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