Tag: John Cornyn

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

GOP leaders have signaled that Keystone XL is one of their top priorities when they take control of the Senate in January.  More »

Texas lawmakers fail on environmental scorecard

House Republicans’ environmental credentials are at rock-bottom lows, according to new ratings released Tuesday.  More »

Senators tell feds: Hurry up on LNG exports

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.  More »

State Department: Keystone XL wouldn’t expand Canada’s oil sands

The State Department late Friday released a fresh environmental assessment of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, concluding that the project is unlikely to dramatically boost demand for Canada’s oil sands or the amount of heavy crude oil refined in Gulf Coast refineries.  More »

Senators call for speedy Keystone XL decision

A bipartisan group of 20 senators on Tuesday implored their former colleague John Kerry to ensure the State Department approves the proposed Keystone XL pipeline by April.  More »

Lawmakers propose making LNG exports automatic

A bipartisan coalition of senators on Thursday advanced a plan to swiftly guarantee exports of U.S.-harvested natural gas to Japan and other American allies, amid complaints that the Obama administration is dragging its feet on proposals to sell more of the fossil fuel overseas.  More »

53 senators push Obama to approve Keystone XL

A bipartisan group of 53 senators on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, over the objections of environmental activists who have made it a signature issue.  More »

Senate launches debate on oil industry taxes and gasoline prices

The Senate on Monday launched a high-profile debate on a Democratic plan to block the nation’s five biggest oil companies from taking advantage of a suite of tax breaks.  More »

Clinton predicts “profound effect” from SEC disclosure rules

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton predicted Thursday that pending rules to require oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments o host governments would have a “profound effect” on curbing corruption and boosting transparency in foreign nations  More »

GOP rips Obama over Keystone XL lobbying report

Republicans ripped into President Obama on Thursday in reaction to a media report that he personally lobbied senators to vote against a GOP measure that would approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But the White House said the president opposes ramming through a pipeline without a proper review, and Democrats came to Obama’s defense.  More »

GOP senators want exemptions for oil, mining payments

Two Republican senators including Texas Sen. John Cornyn urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to add exemptions to proposed disclosure requirements for oil, gas and mining companies’ payments to host nations, saying the rules would harm U.S. industry.  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 »

Senate GOP seeks vote on Keystone amendment to highway bill

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell indicated Tuesday that Republicans would push for a vote on a transportation bill amendment that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

House panel clears Keystone XL bill, setting up showdown

A Republican-controlled House committee easily cleared a bill Tuesday that would approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, sending it to the House floor where Republicans will try to wrap it into other legislation.  More »

Reid maintains opposition to Keystone XL legislation

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Tuesday he would continue to oppose legislation that approves the Keystone XL pipeline because some of the oil could leave the U.S.  More »
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