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Offshore drilling plan targets Atlantic and Arctic waters

The Obama administration’s proposal for 10 auctions of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico, three targeting Arctic waters and one of Atlantic acreage is alienating both environmentalists and the oil industry.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks in Washington in February 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Repealing ethanol mandate would hike gas prices, congressman says

If Congress axes the renewable fuel mandate, it would cause major economic damage stretching from the corn field to the gas pump, Rep. Steve King warned Wednesday.
A gas station attendant pumps gas, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

7.3% of your paycheck goes in the tank

Texas drivers spent 7.3 percent of their income on gasoline in 2011, making them among the most vulnerable motorists nationwide to climbing fuel prices, according to a report issued Monday.
President Barack Obama's motorcade is shown at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in January. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Environmentalists offset Obama’s car ride to Capitol

President Obama’s two-mile ride to Capitol Hill and back home to the White House tonight after the State of the Union address will be considered carbon-free thanks to an environmental advocacy group. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster)
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Energy leaders hope for shout outs in Obama’s State of the Union speech

Oil industry leaders and their Capitol Hill allies hope the president will stress the importance of domestic energy production during his State of the Union speech tonight. (Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People hold hands on a beach in Gulfport, Miss., on Saturday, June 26, 2010 during an event to protest the BP oil spill. (AP file photo/Gregory Bull)

Environmentalists call report ‘wake-up call’ for Congress, Big Oil

Environmentalists warn that offshore drilling will not be any safer if the presidential commission’s report ends up gathering dust. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Environmentalists: White House didn’t go far enough to block drilling

Some drilling foes cheered the administration’s decision not to expand offshore activity, but others aren’t satisfied because Arctic drilling is still on the table. (Photo: AP/John McConnico)