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Poll: Americans would pay more for energy to curb climate change

By an almost two-to-one margin, 62 percent to 33 percent, Americans say they would pay more for energy if it would mean a reduction in pollution from carbon emissions, according to the Bloomberg National Poll.  More »

Poll: Pennsylvanians support drilling, with one caveat

Pennsylvanians support drilling for natural gas by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, but a majority is opposed in one condition, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.  More »

Energy industry places big bets on Republican Senate victory

Energy companies are giving more to Republicans to help them win a U.S. Senate majority and counter President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda.  More »

Obama officials seek Democratic support for EPA coal rule

Top advisers to President Barack Obama are trying to sell fellow Democrats in theU.S. Senate on the administration’s plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants.  More »

NC House gives initial approval to gas fracking

North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a measure that would allow fracking for natural gas to begin in the state next year.  More »

North Dakota governor rejects call for session on oil boom

Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday rejected a plea by Democrats for a special legislative session to address funding problems tied to western North Dakota’s oil boom.  More »

New Democratic senator finds identity as Obama energy critic

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp fashioned herself as an independent-minded candidate as she won an upset victory in 2012. And she has carried that ethos into her second year in office, emerging as perhaps the White House’s most consistent Democratic critic on energy policy.  More »

Alaska’s minority Democrats unveil oil tax plan

Minority Democrats in the Legislature on Monday unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last year.  More »

Competing bills to address safety of oil transport

Washington lawmakers on Monday considered competing measures that try to address potential risks as more crude oil is shipped by rail into the state.  More »

Top 10 beneficiaries of fracturing dollars in Congress

Find out which senators and representatives received the largest campaign contributions from the hydraulic fracturing industry during the 2004 and 2012 campaign cycles, and which Texas representative ranks No. 1.  More »

Industry’s top safety offenders targeted in Democrats’ report

Oil and gas producers including Apache Corp. and Chevron Corp. that reported the most environmental and safety incidents prior to the April 2010 spill continue to have the most violations, according to the analysis by the Democratic staff on the House Natural Resources Committee.  More »

Republicans use gasoline-price angst to fuel attacks

Republicans are tapping into anger over rising gasoline prices by launching a fresh attack on congressional Democrats for failing to offer a “serious solution” to the problem.  More »
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