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Energy issues loom large in some election day contests.
A new poll shows that support for Arctic drilling is high in states where there are close Senate races.
Five Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday pleading for the government to pick up the pace in vetting proposals to export natural gas.
The Obama administration on Friday took the unprecedented step of moving to hike the amount companies must pay for oil spills, following a congressional deadlock on the issue nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday said they are considering an array of options to speed up a final verdict on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now that a State Department analysis raised no major environmental objections to the controversial project.
In the heated political battle over drilling in chilly Alaskan seas, a court ruling drilling proponents blame for thwarting the activity provides handy cover for stakeholders from Anchorage to Washington.
Environmentalists celebrated Shell’s decision to put its 2014 Arctic drilling plans on ice, but drilling advocates said they hope it’s just a temporary setback.
Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska says he’s optimistic that drilling can resume in Arctic waters this summer despite a federal court ruling against the government’s handling of offshore drilling leases in the region.
Congress can do more to advance offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean while boosting the economies of coastal states, eight governors said Friday.
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.