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EPA unveils chromium-6 testing guidelines

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency released guidance Tuesday outlining steps communities can take to test for unsafe levels of chromium-6, a likely carcinogen, in public drinking water.The guidance comes after a report released last month …  More »

Hearings on BP report pile up as spill commission woos Congress

Add the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to the list of Capitol Hill panels that are holding hearings on the final report by the presidential commission that probed the BP oil spill.Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the environment committee?…  More »

Hearings on BP report pile up as spill commission woos Congress

Add the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to the list of Capitol Hill panels that are holding hearings on the final report by the presidential commission that probed the BP oil spill.Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the environment committee?…  More »

After release of spill commission report, oil industry plays defense

The oil industry quickly began playing defense Tuesday after the national oil spill commission blamed “systemic” problems within the industry for last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Just hours after the release of the report, the oil industry is…  More »

After release of spill commission report, oil industry plays defense

The oil industry quickly began playing defense Tuesday after the national oil spill commission blamed “systemic” problems within the industry for last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Just hours after the release of the report, the oil industry is…  More »

Kerry calls for massive energy investments

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is calling on his fellow lawmakers to pass legislation to invest billions of dollars in transportation and energy technology.“Now is the moment for America to reach for the brass energy ring — to go for the moon here on e…  More »

U.S. Chamber chief pushes Congress to block EPA climate regulations

The head of the nation’s most powerful business lobbying group made clear Tuesday that blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations is a key part of his agenda.U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue attacked EPA…  More »

Reid: Congress must act on oil-spill bill

Sen. Reid blamed Republicans for the 2010 logjam, and said Hill action is needed to help prevent another catastrophic accident.  More »

BP spill panel to urge tougher oversight on offshore drilling

The report will shine a spotlight on drilling policy with oil prices recently trading at two-year highs.  More »

News bites: Alaska oil pipeline operator seeks to end shutdown, farm lobby takes on EPA, utility merger could hurt ‘big coal,’ and more

There’s a plan for restoring the flow of oil through Alaska’s massive pipeline.“The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System operator is installing a bypass to restore the line that carries 15 percent of U.S. crude output after a leak forced its closure thre…  More »

Chamber’s top energy official: Time for ‘unemotional’ talk about energy costs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top energy official is calling on policymakers to have a “very adult and unemotional” conversation about the nation’s energy priorities in light of the country’s economic troubles.Karen Harbert, president of the…  More »

Chamber’s top energy official: Time for ‘unemotional’ talk about energy costs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top energy official is calling on policymakers to have a “very adult and unemotional” conversation about the nation’s energy priorities in light of the country’s economic troubles.Karen Harbert, president of the…  More »
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