Category: Politics/Policy

Top GOP lawmaker ups call for Keystone XL’s approval after upbeat jobs report

GOP Rep. Fred Upton, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says the Obama administration should approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline following stronger job creation in December.  More »

Jerome Bettis stars in new EPA ad

Jerome Bettis, the iconic Pittsburgh Steelers running back affectionately known as “The Bus,” is starring in a new Environmental Protection Agency ad touting the need for new regulations to limit pollution from power plants, POLITICO reported.  More »

Pipeline inspector says President should say no to Keystone XL pipeline

A former pipeline inspector said the government should not approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline because of shoddy work by the company has plagued TransCanada’s first Keystone pipeline.  More »

Italy last for potential Libya oil concessions

Libya’s new leaders will remember who provided the most help in overthrowing Muammar Qaddafi when it comes to new oil concessions. Italy, the biggest investor in the country, may find itself at a disadvantage.  More »

Ohio lawmaker praises well ban, has concerns about fracturing wastewater

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who represents an area stricken by earthquakes near a hydraulic fracturing wastewater-injection well, said he supports the state’s decision to ban it and all wells within five miles from operating.  More »

Liberal group blasts API over national energy campaign

The progressive Center for American Progress blasted the nation’s top oil-and-gas lobbying group on Thursday for its newly launched campaign that seeks to promote further oil and gas drilling.  More »

Steffy: Pipeline and politics entwined

The Keystone XL pipeline is back – for all the wrong reasons.  More »

Parnell expected to meet with oil CEOs

The chief executives of the big three North Slope energy producers are expected to meet with Gov. Sean Parnell today.  More »

API head slams Keystone delay, launches domestic energy campaign

In his annual State of American Energy address, American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard said the organization is launching an election-year campaign to make energy issues a top issue in the presidential election.  More »

Still hope for SE Wyo. oil plan despite EPA report

A federal report possibly linking groundwater pollution to hydraulic fracturing in central Wyoming is not discouraging hopes for the Niobrara oil play in the southeast part of the state.  More »

Obama, Congress begin 2012 in oil pipeline dispute

President Barack Obama and Congress are starting the election year locked in a tussle over a proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that will force the White House to make a politically risky choice between two key Democratic constituencies.  More »

Exxon Mobil awarded $908 million in Venezuela dispute

An international arbitration body has awarded Exxon Mobil Corp. nearly $908 million in a dispute with Venezuela over compensation for the nationalization of its assets, the company said Sunday.  More »