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Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, accompanied by, from from left, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.,  Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters about progress on the bi-partisan energy bill, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016,  on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate blocks energy bill, as debate rages around Flint

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The move throws into question a bill that sought to reform policies across the energy sector, from hydroelectric dams to home efficiency to defense against cyber attacks on the power grid.
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Barton, Green, Cornyn weigh in end of export ban

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U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, who sought to end the ban in each of the past few sessions of Congress, said the current industry slump of low oil prices helped seal the deal in Washington.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn speaks to the audience at the GOP election night party in Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

John Cornyn: For movement on crude oil exports, wait until next year

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Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said the fall legislative session will likely be bogged down with spending and debt ceiling debates, but there are legislative efforts in the works to expand natural gas exports and lift a ban on shipping crude oil overseas.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during the opening panel discussion of IHS Energy CERAWEEK on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Murkowski releases road map for countries to seek U.S. crude exports

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The study is being released by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as the Senate nears a possible vote — as early as Tuesday afternoon — on a measure that would express the sense of Congress that the president should use existing crude and gas export authorities to aide U.S. allies and partners.

Coastal states launch new bid for offshore drilling dollars

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Senators from Texas, Alaska and other coastal states have launched a fresh campaign to siphon off more of the revenue that flows to the federal government from offshore drilling.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Senators push for oil export deal with Mexico

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At issue is a Pemex affiliate’s request to export 100,000 barrels per day of light U.S. oil and condensates in exchange for heavy Mexican crude — a transaction that can be approved by U.S. regulators on a case-by-case basis under existing trade laws.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn speaks to the audience at the GOP election night party in Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

Could negotiation end Keystone XL showdown?

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Sen. John Cornyn suggested Wednesday that GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama could find a middle ground on the controversial pipeline.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, right, listen as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

They’ll be back: Republicans vow to try again on Keystone

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GOP leaders have signaled that Keystone XL is one of their top priorities when they take control of the Senate in January.
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Texas lawmakers fail on environmental scorecard

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House Republicans’ environmental credentials are at rock-bottom lows, according to new ratings released Tuesday.
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Senators tell feds: Hurry up on LNG exports

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Nearly three dozen senators on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to move quickly and make simultaneous decisions on a host of proposals to broadly export liquefied natural gas harvested in the United States.