29 Mar 2012

Senate defeats Democrats’ measure to kill off ‘Big Oil’ tax breaks, 51-47

The Senate on Thursday thwarted Democratic plans to strip billions of dollars in tax breaks from the largest oil companies, just an hour or so after President Obama urged the chamber to kill off the deductions.  Lawmakers voted 51-47 to move forward with Sen. Robert Menendez’s...
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29 Mar 2012

House GOP takes aim at stimulus grants for renewables

House Republicans are broadening attacks against White House energy programs by targeting grants for renewable electricity projects issued under the 2009 stimulus law, alleging the administration isn’t backing up its job-creation claims. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on...
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29 Mar 2012

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Lawmakers head home to face constituents angry about gas prices

State of play: With the two-week congressional recess officially under way, lawmakers are headed back to their home states to face constituents who are fuming about high prices at the pump. And the White House hopes Republicans that voted against a measure to repeal oil company...
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29 Mar 2012

E.ON pulls out of new nuclear in the UK

For several years, the United Kingdom has been planning for the deployment of up to 12 new nuclear reactors to replace the advanced gas-cooled reactors that will be shut down over the next 12 years. To that end, eight sites were identified around England and Wales that would be...
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29 Mar 2012

MSC’s Steve Forde in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Natural Gas Facts

March 29, 2012 In the News, Newsroom MSC’s Steve Forde in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Natural Gas Facts It’s startling how many facts were wrong in a recent letter ranting about the natural gas industry (“Big Gas and Legislators Are Taking Us Down a Frightening Path,” March 11)...
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29 Mar 2012

Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice: Women at Work in the Marcellus Shale Industry

March 29, 2012 In the News, Newsroom Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice: Women at Work in the Marcellus Shale Industry As a result of the Marcellus Shale industry, Linde Construction has doubled in size in two years and now employs about 300 people, said president Scott Linde. PITTSTON...
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29 Mar 2012

Senate Republicans take aim at Obama gas ‘fracking’ regulations

Senior Senate Republicans are floating legislation that would slam the brakes on Obama administration efforts to expand regulation of the controversial oil-and-gas drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing” on federal lands. Sen. James Inhofe (Okla.), the ranking Republican on...
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29 Mar 2012

McConnell laughs off Dems’ political strategy over ‘Big Oil’ bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) scoffed at Senate Democrats’ pending legislation to raise taxes on the nation’s largest energy producers on Thursday, saying their political strategy to score points off the bill had backfired. “Somehow they thought that...
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29 Mar 2012

Obama challenges Senate to repeal billions in oil industry tax breaks

President Obama used a Rose Garden speech Thursday to ratchet up pressure on Congress to repeal billions of dollars in tax breaks for the largest oil companies, casting Republican opponents of the measure as pawns of Big Oil. “Today, members of Congress have a simple choice to...
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29 Mar 2012

Poll: Americans concerned, but split blame on rising fuel prices

Nearly half of Americans believe they will have to pay $5 per gallon for gasoline sometime this year, and 7 in 10 say rising fuel prices have caused them financial hardship. But blame for pain at the pump seems evenly split between President Obama and congressional Republicans....
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