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Jennifer A. Dlouhy

U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), at the White House November 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama rejects Keystone XL, saying pipeline wouldn’t create many jobs, lower gas prices or boost U.S. energy security

The move ends — for now — a seven-year saga over the proposed pipeline.
(l-r) Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, of the IHS CERAWeek Conference talks with Rex Tillerson Chairman & CEO  ExxonMobil during the opening keynote address for IHS Energy CERAWeek Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

New York attorney general probing Exxon Mobil as climate change scandal intensifies

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has subpoenaed documents from Exxon Mobil following reports the oil giant funded — and then suppressed — research exposing the risks of climate change decades ago.
In this Nov. 7, 2012 photo, U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel during the U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. embassy in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China keeping an eye on surging U.S. oil and gas production

The recent surge in domestic oil and gas production offers an opportunity for the United States and China to collaborate, according to a new report.

Obama’s State Department rejects request to halt Keystone XL review

Although the move stopped short of a final decision on the $8 billion project, it was seen as paving the way for an eventual rejection of the proposed pipeline.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, with Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR., right, points to the Capitol building during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sanders: Obama should reject Keystone XL before Paris climate talks

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined prominent environmentalists in urging Obama to reject Keystone XL now — weeks before international climate negotiations.
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. heads to a closed-door briefing by national security officials on the situation in Syria, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chamber of Commerce pushing moderate Democrats to back oil exports

Oil producers’ hopes for lifting the crude export ban this year may have diminished, but they’re keeping pressure on Senate Democrats with an eye on 2016.
Lights are on at the U.S. Capitol on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. Democrats and Republicans are still at a stalemate on funding for the federal government as the shut down goes into the seventh day.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

End of the road for oil exports on highway bill

Oil producers and their allies in Congress had hoped to use the highway bill as a vehicle for unrelated provisions lifting the 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude exports.
This photo taken July 23, 2013, show the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Congress returns to work this week with a relatively short and simple agenda, vote to keep the government operating in the short term, then return home to campaign. National security threats from Islamic State militants and Russian aggression in Ukraine loom large, but September's session may be too short for lawmakers to do anything but talk about them.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Conservative coalition wants to see oil exports tied to highway bill

The strategy could give a big boost to crude exports — a top priority for oil producers and Republican allies on Capitol Hill — by tethering the issue to a federal highway bill and a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank that is popular with Democrats.
Wayne Knox, Assistant Construction Manager - Contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada delay could fix Obama administration’s Keystone dilemma

The Calgary-based company called for a delay while a Nebraska route review is underway, a process expected to take seven months to a year.
A field of dead corn sits next to the Lincolnland Agri-Energy ethanol plant July 25, 2012 in Palestine, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Environmental group says traditional ethanol mandates are crowding out next-generation alternatives

The Environmental Working Group paper could add fuel to an argument that the renewable fuel standard is too reliant on corn-based ethanol, instead of sophisticated next-generation alternatives that have been tougher to commercialize.