Tag: Republicans

Texas House set to vote on bill banning local fracking bans

San Angelo Republican Rep. Drew Darby’s bill is poised for House debate and approval Tuesday.  More »

Both Democrats and Republicans are unhappy with new fracking rules

Republicans say the new regulations, announced last week, will delay new drilling projects and take marginal lands out of production. Democratic lawmakers say the regulations are so mild that they won’t change current operating standards.  More »

Fracking moratorium bill fends off amendments, heads to vote

On Monday, the Protect Our Health and Communities Act dodged attempts by House Republicans to change the legislation and make it easier for fracking to start in western Maryland.  More »

Top Senate Republican tells states: ignore EPA carbon rules

In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama’s proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas.  More »

Measure would void new North Dakota flaring, oil rules

In December, the commission required oil companies that ship millions of gallons of crude a week by rail to reduce the oil’s volatility by removing certain liquids and gases before it’s loaded onto train cars.  More »

New Senate chairmen aim to undo Obama’s policies

The likely ascent of Oklahoma’s James Inhofe, 79, represents one of the biggest sea changes on a Senate committee with Republicans in charge.  More »

Republicans urged to reject wind tax credit in lame duck

Fiscal conservatives want Republican leaders to hold firm against proposals to extend a wind energy tax credit this year.  More »

N. Dakota needs $800 million for housing, schools in wake of oil boom, state GOP says

North Dakota Republicans have put forward a plan to spend millions on rising problems in the wake of the oil boom in the state and the population increase that has resulted.  More »

Poll: Americans would pay more for energy to curb climate change

By an almost two-to-one margin, 62 percent to 33 percent, Americans say they would pay more for energy if it would mean a reduction in pollution from carbon emissions, according to the Bloomberg National Poll.  More »

Poll: Pennsylvanians support drilling, with one caveat

Pennsylvanians support drilling for natural gas by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, but a majority is opposed in one condition, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.  More »

Energy industry places big bets on Republican Senate victory

Energy companies are giving more to Republicans to help them win a U.S. Senate majority and counter President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda.  More »

Energy bill mired in Keystone XL dispute

A bipartisan bill to promote many of the same efficiency goals Obama touted Friday in California is expected to go down in defeat Monday amid a dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  More »

Keystone Cops

This month, the Obama administration announced it was delaying indefinitely – and most certainly through the 2014 midterm elections – its review of the Keystone XL pipeline. After nearly six years of intense and unprecedented examination, the government said that it still needs more time to consider whether to build the last remaining portion of […]  More »

Republicans: Obama administration stonewalling on bird deaths

House Republicans complain the Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcing environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed.  More »

Republicans may try to speed gas exports, Keystone approval

House Republicans are considering legislation that would force the Department of Energy to hurry its approval process for liquefied natural gas export facilities, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said Monday in Houston.  More »
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