29 Feb 2012

MSC Statement for Congressional Record; U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Hearing

February 27, 2012 Library, Studies, Reports Presentations MSC Statement for Congressional Record; U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Hearing
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29 Feb 2012

Gas group taps former Senate aide for lobbying role

The American Gas Association (AGA) has tapped George Lowe, a former aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), for a senior lobbying position. Lowe will be vice president of federal affairs for the group, which represents natural-gas...
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29 Feb 2012

Salazar: No study yet on proposed NOAA move

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar isn’t interested in busy work. He said Wednesday that Interior hasn’t yet studied how to implement the Obama administration proposal to move the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration into his department because Congress has yet to provide...
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29 Feb 2012

Bingaman to unveil ‘clean energy standard’ Thursday

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) will introduce legislation Thursday mandating that power companies generate a major portion of the country’s electricity from low-carbon energy sources. Bingaman has spent months crafting the “clean...
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29 Feb 2012

Bernanke: Policymakers have few short-term options to lower gas prices

U.S. policymakers have few options to significantly lower gas prices in the short term, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a House committee Wednesday. Bernanke, testifying before the House Financial Services Committee, said market fears stemming from supply disruptions...
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29 Feb 2012

Rogers rips EPA chief over coal permits

The powerful Republican head of the House Appropriations Committee got rough with President Obama’s environmental chief over the Environmental Protection Agency’s coal mine permitting process on Wednesday. The wood-paneled committee hearing room suddenly seemed like a...
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29 Feb 2012

Sen. Inhofe: Climate change theories relying on ‘rigged’ data

The senator said proponets of climate change were using the theory as an excuse to redistribute wealth in the U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) denounced claims that the earth is experiencing human-induced global warming on Wednesday, accusing proponents of using “rigged” data and...
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29 Feb 2012

Worried Dems pressing Obama on gas prices

Congressional Democrats are ramping up pressure on President Obama to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to prevent rising gas prices from threatening the economy and their election-year prospects. They are growing anxious that the price of fuel could reverse their...
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29 Feb 2012

MSC Letter to EPA on Recent Shale Gas Development, Hydraulic Fracturing Actions

February 28, 2012 Letters, Library MSC Letter to EPA on Recent Shale Gas Development, Hydraulic Fracturing Actions
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29 Feb 2012

White House dismisses GOP plan on gas prices as an ‘empty promise’

White House press secretary Jay Carney took aim Tuesday at House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) plan to tackle high gas prices, calling it an “empty promise.” Boehner blamed President Obama earlier Tuesday for rising prices at the pump with his administration’s energy...
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