Tag: Mary Landrieu

Keystone XL foes seek health study on pipeline

Two Senate Democrats on Friday strengthened their push against the Keystone XL pipeline, unveiling a letter from public health groups urging the Obama administration to study the medical risks associated with the project.  More »

Lawmakers mull shaking up LNG export reviews

Key senators are pressuring the Energy Department to abandon its 2012 plan for processing applications to broadly export natural gas, insisting that the two-year-old approach does not do enough to prioritize projects that have secured financing, signed up customers and are close to winning other needed permits.  More »

Natural gas exports get scrutiny on Capitol Hill

The spotlight is trained on natural gas exports Tuesday as three congressional committees and the full Senate debate whether to send send more of the fossil fuel overseas.  More »

Federal regulators move to hike cap on oil spill liabilities

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.  More »

Oil industry ally takes Senate committee helm

Sen. Mary Landrieu takes over the chairmanship of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, giving the Louisiana Democrat a boost in her reelection campaign and putting an oil industry ally in a powerful Senate role.  More »

Lawmakers consider setting deadline for Obama’s Keystone XL decision

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.  More »

Court ruling insulates foes and fans of Arctic drilling

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.  More »

Senate shuffle could put oil industry ally at top of energy panel

President Barack Obama’s reported decision to nominate Sen. Max Baucus to be the next U.S. ambassador to China sets off a chain of events that could put an oil and gas industry ally, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in charge of the Senate energy committee.  More »

Top 10 beneficiaries of fracturing dollars in Congress

Find out which senators and representatives received the largest campaign contributions from the hydraulic fracturing industry during the 2004 and 2012 campaign cycles, and which Texas representative ranks No. 1.  More »

Feds nab $14.2 billion from energy development

The federal government collected a near-record haul in fees and royalty payments from oil and gas drilling on public lands and U.S. waters during the last fiscal year, the Interior Department announced Tuesday. All told, the federal government collected $14.2 billion from the activity; Texas’ share was $17 million.  More »

Report: Royalty revenue sharing plan would cost taxpayers $49 billion

A congressional proposal to give coastal states a greater share of government royalties tied to oil and gas drilling would increase the federal debt by more than $49 billion over the next three decades, according to new analysis set to be released Friday.  More »

Feds debate long-delayed U.S.-Mexico oil pact

Top Obama administration officials and senators on Tuesday touted the promise of a long-stalled international treaty to unleash oil drilling along the U.S.-Mexico in the Gulf and warned that international relations between the companies could be harmed if America fails to enact the pact.  More »
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