U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., joins members of crowd to listen to former President Bill Clinton during an appearance in Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Democratic senator says he’s open to oil exports

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Michael Bennet’s comments make him the latest Senate Democrat to suggest he is open to oil exports — even if the support is predicated on other changes.
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Military, business and political voices all clamoring over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
Firefighters and rescue workers work along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James river near downtown in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Nearby buildings were evacuated for a time, but officials said there were no injuries and the city on its website and Twitter said firefighters on the scene made the decision to let the fire burn out. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Feds doling out millions to boost rail safety along heavy oil routes

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the grants would “support innovative ideas and solutions developed at the local level.”
An oil tanker navigates the Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas. (Carter Smith/ Bloomberg News file photo)

Government report: Gasoline prices won’t climb if U.S. exports its oil

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The EIA analysis also throws some cold water on the entire pro-export crusade, suggesting that widely selling U.S. crude abroad would do little to boost either domestic oil prices or production.
Armed security stands near an oil pipe at the Bryan Mound facility of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve  in Freeport, Texas. (Photo: Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Guest commentary: Time to fix the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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Two retired Air Force generals make a case for the importance of the country’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayott (R-NH) listens during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon March 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ad campaign launched to pressure senators on oil exports

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With Congress nearing a vote on oil exports, a group opposed to foreign crude sales is hitting the airwaves in five states.
President Barack Obama waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, before departing to Alaska. Obama is traveling on a three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama on defense as he heads to Alaska

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Environmentalists say there is a clash between Shell’s exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea and Obama’s visit to survey shrinking glaciers and speak with coastal residents worried about rising seas.
Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer arrives in Everette on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Daniella Beccaria, seattlepi.com)

Records detail equipment failure on Arctic drilling rig

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The records, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, also describe a botched fire drill by the crew of another Shell-contracted drilling rig months before it began boring an exploratory oil well in the Chukchi Sea.
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This July 30, 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil. (AP Photo/Kathy Matheson)

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

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The unambiguous goal of the president’s trip is to use dramatic and alarming changes to Alaska’s climate to instill fresh urgency into his global warming agenda.
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Facing fierce winds and high seas, Shell halts Arctic drilling

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Shell temporarily halted exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean as the weather worsened on Thursday.