Posts filtered on Tag

state of the union

(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

Obama talks tough on climate change, Keystone XL

on
In his penultimate State of the Union address, Obama chided lawmakers who have been skeptical of climate change or humanity’s role in it and delivered a thinly veiled critique of the GOP-controlled Congress’ focus on the Keystone XL pipeline.
(AP file photo)

What to watch for in the State of the Union

on
As President Barack Obama delivers his penultimate State of the Union address Tuesday night, will he be the president who took aim at the oil industry’s tax breaks in 2009 or the one who celebrated natural gas just three years later?
(AP file photo)

Environmentalists cringe as Obama touts oil and gas

on
President Barack Obama celebrated “booming” U.S. oil and gas production during his fifth formal State of the Union address Tuesday night, delivering a blow to environmentalists worried the president isn’t doing enough to combat climate change.
Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applaud President Barack Obama as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

Obama likely to target natural gas, climate change in State of the Union

on
Energy issues may figure prominently in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
Protestors at the National Mall call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Keystone XL pressure mounts before State of the Union

on
President Barack Obama isn’t likely to utter a word about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline during his State of the Union address Tuesday night — but that isn’t stopping fans and foes of the project from pressing the issue as the White House puts the final touches on the speech.
Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

GOP senators demand decision on Keystone XL

on
Republican senators on Friday asked President Barack Obama to make a final decision soon on whether to permit the Keystone XL pipeline that would link Canada’s oil sands with Gulf Coast refineries.
A coalition of environmental groups are airing a television commercial, under the header "Exxon Hates Your Children," attacking  oil industry tax breaks.

Exxon gets activists’ ad pulled from Fox News

on
Exxon Mobil Corp. successfully got an advertisement that mocked the company removed from the airwaves hours before it was set to broadcast before and after the State of the Union last week.
President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

Obama talks tough on climate & proposes ‘drilling for clean energy’ program

on
An emboldened, second-term President Obama on Tuesday made clear that if lawmakers don’t tackle climate change, he will do an end run around Congress and use his executive powers to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Climate change, energy plans to get mention in SOTU address

on
Since taking office four years ago, President Barack Obama has used his annual State of the Union addresses to tout America’s natural gas bounty and challenge the U.S. to take the lead developing new energy technologies. Don’t expect that tonight.
Pres. Barack Obama (AP file photo/Charles Dharapak)

Commentary: Let’s inaugurate a term of energy realism

on
If he is successful, Pres. Obama will raise taxes on domestic oil and gas producers, throwing a wrench into progress. The energy boom, new investment and job creation will be slowed dramatically.