Tag: Dan Weiss

Corpus Christi port chief touts benefits of gas exports

Selling more U.S. natural gas to foreign buyers would mean economic gains that flow well beyond the oilfield, a Corpus Christi port commissioner told lawmakers Wednesday.  More »

Battle lines drawn at crude export hearing

Deep divisions over selling American crude overseas — and big fears about what it might do to gasoline prices — were on display Thursday as the Senate held its first hearing on oil exports in a quarter century.  More »

Obama budget would end oil industry tax breaks, hike royalties

In his $3.8 trillion spending plan unveiled Wednesday, President Barack Obama revived his longstanding attack on oil industry tax breaks and formally launched a plan to pay for alternative vehicle research, drawing outrage from industry leaders who said Obama was seeking to use the sector as a piggy bank.  More »

Next EPA administrator pick faces tough confirmation battle

Lisa Jackson’s decision to step down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency sets off a Washington guessing game over who President Barack Obama will pick to replace her. Here’s a look at potential replacements.  More »

Obama charts path for clean energy at the expense of oil

Even as he called for a five-year freeze in overall federal spending, in his State of the Union address President Obama charted a plan for investing billions in clean energy programs that he said would boost U.S. competitiveness, wean the U.S. off foreign oil and aid the nation’s economic recovery. (Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)  More »