Tag: Republicans

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 »

Republicans on climate panel want more time

After a state climate panel missed a deadline to deliver recommendations on reducing carbon emissions in Washington state, two Republican members on the group said Wednesday they want another year to study the economic costs of proposals.  More »

Ohio shale well tax hike proposal under debate

Lawmakers will hear from backers of a proposal to increase taxes on horizontally drilled shale wells in Ohio on Wednesday.  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 »

Tea Party’s green faction fights for solar in red states

A Georgia splinter group known as the Green Tea Coalition, which is part of the broader anti-big-government movement, is reviving the Republican link with the Sierra Club on the view that plunging prices for solar panels may mean consumers don’t need to buy all their electricity from utilities and their giant centralized generation plants.  More »

Keystone XL director: Mandate on Obama delayed pipeline

A Republican mandate that President Obama make a decision on Keystone XL in 2012 unnecessarily delayed the pipeline, the director of project said Wednesday.  More »

Obama nominee withdraws name amid Republican opposition

President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dropped out after opposition from Republicans and a key Democrat concerned he would support renewable energy at the expense of coal all but doomed his nomination.  More »

House passes amendment banning carbon tax

The amendment by Louisiana conservative firebrand Steve Scalise passed Friday as part of a bill called the REINS act (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny), which would require Congressional approval of any new agency rule, tying the government in knots.  More »

Republicans criticize Obama for Keystone jobs claim in interview

Congressional Republicans criticized comments by President Barack Obama about the number of jobs the Keystone XL pipeline would create, saying the remarks undercut his own efforts to highlight policies to boost the U.S. economy.  More »

Republicans back renewable energy tax benefit bill

Renewable energy developers may win some tax benefits from Congress that only oil and gas companies can enjoy right now, under a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week.  More »

Republicans use gasoline-price angst to fuel attacks

Republicans are tapping into anger over rising gasoline prices by launching a fresh attack on congressional Democrats for failing to offer a “serious solution” to the problem.  More »
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