Tag: Environment America

Greens push back on Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy

President Barack Obama’s oft-touted “all-of-the-above” energy plan has long been used to emphasize the administration’s commitment to oil and gas, even as the White House embraces cleaner alternatives.  More »

Environmentalists: Keystone XL fails Obama’s test

Environmentalists on Thursday asserted that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline fails President Barack Obama’s test for approval, because it would exacerbate global warming.  More »

Keystone for climate: Could Obama craft a horse trade?

President Barack Obama’s pledge to combat climate change — as his administration weighs a verdict on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline — has some analysts buzzing about a possible horse trade. But folks on both sides of the debate over Keystone XL aren’t interested.  More »

Obama chides GOP for “licking their chops” on gasoline prices

President Obama went on the road Thursday to defend himself against a tide of Republican and industry accusation that he is causing gas prices to go up, accusing them of “licking their chops” and playing politics with bad news.  More »

GOP, industry target EPA toxic-pollution rule

A top Republican is mounting a push to strike down the Environmental Protection Agency’s new mercury and air-toxics standards for power plants.  More »

Industry group asks N.J. governor to veto fracking ban

A New Jersey ban on hydraulic fracturing could spur opponents of the drilling technique to seek restrictions in additional states, according to an industry group seeking to block the law.  More »

Environmentalists: White House didn’t go far enough to block drilling

Some drilling foes cheered the administration’s decision not to expand offshore activity, but others aren’t satisfied because Arctic drilling is still on the table. (Photo: AP/John McConnico)  More »