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Environmentalists are campaigning for the White House to call off Wednesday’s Gulf lease sale until Congress reauthorizes a longstanding conservation program funded by offshore oil development.
The oil and gas industry faces winnowing options for getting rid of the wastewater that flows out of wells, as the EPA moves to block municipal treatment facilities from accepting it and earthquake fears prompt some states to restrict underground disposal.
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.
Environmentalists on Thursday asserted that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline fails President Barack Obama’s test for approval, because it would exacerbate global warming.
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.
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.
A top Republican is mounting a push to strike down the Environmental Protection Agency’s new mercury and air-toxics standards for power plants.
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.