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Energy debate breaks out in Senate hallway

Senators have already begun debating energy policy, sort of.On Thursday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) was fielding reporters’ questions in the Capitol about his bill to delay Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse-gas rules for coal-fired…  More »

Senate Energy Committee holding hearing on spill commission report

The chairmen of the national oil spill commission will present their findings to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Jan. 26, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said Thursday.The spill commission is planning to release the final version of it…  More »

Senate Energy Committee holding hearing on spill commission report

The chairmen of the national oil spill commission will present their findings to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Jan. 26, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said Thursday.The spill commission is planning to release the final version of it…  More »

Boxer promises to use ‘every single tool’ to thwart GOP’s climate rollback

The California senator plans to highlight health effects of greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to protect EPA’s authority.  More »

Boxer promises to use ‘every single tool’ to thwart GOP’s climate rollback

The California senator plans to highlight health effects of greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to protect EPA’s authority.  More »

Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

Dozens of Republicans used the opening day of the new Congress on Wednesday to introduce legislation that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions.Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Energy and…  More »

Nearly 50 House Republicans offer bill to block EPA climate rules

Dozens of Republicans used the opening day of the new Congress on Wednesday to introduce legislation that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions.Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Energy and…  More »

Energy groups abound on Issa’s Obama reg list

The Hill has obtained a full list of the companies and groups Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) reached out to in mid-December in order to identify the most onerous Obama administration regulations.The list includes a wide range of groups, but many of them …  More »

Lawmakers: Back off on drilling regs

The lawmakers worry new rules could limit a drilling method that has enabled a boom in natural gas development.  More »

U.K. warns about future spills, BP shares go up after report and more

The U.K. government warned Wednesday that the oil industry might not be able to handle a massive spill.“In a new report, U.K. lawmakers raised serious doubts about whether the oil industry was prepared to tackle a North Sea oil spill similar to the D…  More »

‘Systemic’ industry failure to blame for Gulf oil spill, commission concludes

The findings of President Obama’s panel come amid an escalating political battle over offshore drilling.  More »

Utah Republican to attack Interior wilderness policy with ‘whatever mechanism’ possible

A staunch House critic of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar hopes to undermine a recent Interior policy change that paves the way for conserving large areas in western states without a formal wilderness designation by Congress.“It is so bad we will use …  More »
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