Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

What They’re Saying: Natural Gas “Profoundly Beneficial to the United States”

March 30, 2012 In the News, Newsroom, Uncategorized
What They’re Saying: Natural Gas “Profoundly Beneficial to the United States”

Canonsburg, PA – Higher wages, more jobs, increased access to affordable, American energy. The countless benefits tied to the responsible development of American natural […]

Senate clears Energy Department nominees

The big group of Obama administration nominees the Senate confirmed late Thursday includes Energy Department (DOE) officials who will oversee green energy research, the minority impact office and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Lawmakers confirmed David Danielson to be assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

He has been a program director at DOE’s Advanced Research […]

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Public skeptical of climate coverage

The public is skeptical of the news media’s coverage of climate change, according to a new poll.

Just 24 percent of those polled in a March Gallup survey say they believe the press is accurately portraying climate science.

Forty-two percent say the news media is exaggerating the seriousness of climate change, down slightly from the 2010 high […]

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GAO finds Arctic offshore-drilling risks despite toughened oversight

Congressional auditors say in a newly released report that oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast will present environmental risks, despite the company’s plans to prevent and contain accidents.

The Government Accountability Office, in a wider report on Interior Department offshore regulation, concludes that federal officials will face “challenges” […]

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Regulators approve construction of new nuclear reactors in South Carolina

Federal regulators green-lighted the construction of new nuclear reactors Friday for just the second time in more than three decades.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4-1 to approve a license allowing construction and conditional operation of two new reactors at Scana Corp.’s Virgil C. Summer nuclear power plant in Fairfield County, S.C. NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko […]

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News bites: Obama, states seek to speed Great Lakes wind farms

The Associated Press reports that the Obama administration has reached a deal with five states aimed at spurring construction of wind farms in the Great Lakes.

“Under the deal, which administration officials disclosed to The Associated Press ahead of an announcement scheduled for Friday, state and federal agencies will craft a blueprint for speeding regulatory review […]

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