Puneet Kollipara covers politics and the energy business from the Washington, D.C., bureau of the Houston Chronicle and Hearst. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and physics from Washington University in St. Louis. Follow him on Twitter: @pkollipara

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Congress stifles bill to funnel spill fines

A bipartisan push to set aside billions in fines from the BP oil spill for Gulf of Mexico restoration remains stalled in Congress as the disaster's two-year anniversary nears. ...

GOP to try again on linking Keystone XL to highway bill

Republicans will try again to pass a bill by Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., to let the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canadian border. In making the announcement, Republicans cited Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ plan to expand a pipeline in Canada to the Pacific coast. ...

Activists to stage protest for SEC energy rules

Human-rights and anti-poverty activists plan to urge regulators to finalize long-delayed rules requiring certain publicly listed oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to host governments. ...

Natural gas, renewables big factor in presidential pick, poll finds

A solid majority of Americans are more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports developing more natural gas, boosting federal support for renewable-energy use and research, and approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a new poll found. ...

Americans back range of energy policies, with partisan splits

A majority of Americans support a range of energy and environmental policies from more oil drilling to federal funding for renewables to regulations that curb pollution, albeit with significant partisan differences, according to a new Gallup poll. The partisan gap was at least 20 points on each of t ...

Americans back range of energy policies, with partisan splits

A majority of Americans support a range of energy and environmental policies from more oil drilling to federal funding for renewables to regulations that curb pollution, albeit with significant partisan differences, according to a new Gallup poll. ...

Activists sue EPA to finish coal ash regulation

Health, environmental and community activists have sued the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to finish long-awaited regulations restricting how power companies can dispose of the toxic chemical-containing leftovers from burning coal ash. ...

Republican hits Interior with subpoena over drilling ban

Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., issued his first subpoena to the Interior Department for documents that he contends could shed light on how the Obama administration justified its five-month deepwater drilling moratorium following the 2010 BP oil spill. ...

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