Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

Democrat Cummings blasts Issa for ‘unsubstantiated’ Energy Dept. probes

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has launched “unsubstantiated” investigations into Energy Department projects on scant evidence, according to a senior Democrat.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) made the charge in a letter sent Monday to Issa, who as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has launched 11 different probes into Energy Department projects, including the $535 million […]

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Nuke industry, facing headwinds, launches multimillion-dollar ad campaign

The nuclear energy industry’s main trade group is launching a multimillion-dollar TV, radio and print ad campaign at a time when power companies are facing a number of hurdles in their push to build expensive new reactors.

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) ads launching Tuesday cast nuclear plants as a reliable, climate-friendly energy source that create […]

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Great Videos from Alex Pasternack!

I really enjoyed watching Alex Pasternack’s new short video on Dr. Edward Teller:

Motherboard TV: Doctor Teller’s Strange Loves, from the Hydrogen Bomb to Thorium Energy

Ralph Moir had told me this story about Teller before, but watching it presented this way with the video interviews of Teller and short descriptions of projects that we worked on, […]

The Hill Poll: Voter gloom on Obama’s jobs, gas, debt policies

Half of likely voters expect the Supreme Court to strike down President Obama’s signature healthcare law, and strong majorities see other major policies coming from the White House making life more difficult for themselves and the country, according to this week’s The Hill Poll.

The poll indicated that 49 percent of likely voters said they expect […]

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The week ahead: Obama’s energy roadshow

President Obama is embarking on a tour to highlight energy policies that will face fresh GOP attacks on Capitol Hill in coming days.

The tour this week comes as gas prices continue to rise, reaching a national average of $3.84 per gallon on Monday, according to AAA. 

Republicans have pummeled Obama in recent weeks over high […]

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News bites: EPA might delay key rule amid high gas prices

Environmental and industry groups expect the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to delay a key rule amid high gas prices, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Analysts fear that oil prices could reach $150 a barrel, the Journal reports.

The New York Times previews the latest GOP criticism of the Energy Department’s loan program.

The Washington Post reports on the […]

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Alec Baldwin says GOP climate warrior should retire to ‘solar-powered gay bar’

Lefty actor Alec Baldwin ripped Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) in a series of tweets, one of which said the climate change skeptic should be retired “to a solar-powered gay bar.”

“Is there a bigger Oil Whore than James Inhofe?” Baldwin asked his 776,000 followers on Twitter Saturday.

“Oil Whore Jim Inhofe has betrayed every man and woman […]

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Poll: Support for offshore drilling returns to pre-spill levels

Support for expanded offshore drilling, which dropped after the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has shot back up to pre-spill levels, according to a new poll.

Sixty-five percent of the public supports expanded offshore drilling, the poll, which was conducted by the Pew Research Center, says. Support for offshore drilling dropped to 44 percent […]

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Republicans go on offensive over rumors about tapping oil reserves

Republicans launched a preemptive strike last week against rumored plans by the White House to tap the country’s emergency oil reserves.

Releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a 696-million-barrel stockpile stored on the Gulf Coast, is a ploy to score political points amid gas prices that are nearing a national average of $4 per gallon, […]

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