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Obama’s green team comes out swinging as election proceeds

President Obama’s top energy and environmental officials are casting their work as a core piece of White House efforts to boost the economy while using rough-and-tumble language to parry Republican attacks.

Four speeches over four days by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signal a political all-hands-on-deck approach to defending the White House’s […]

By |April 30th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

Gas-giant CEO declares victory over coal, slams Obama on Keystone

Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon could be under fire over his controversial financial stake in the company’s oil-and-gas wells, but he’s declaring victory in a bigger battle: his campaign against coal.

McClendon has long touted natural gas as a cleaner alternative to coal as a power source. The effort has included pouring money into the […]

By |April 30th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

Interior readies next round of drilling-safety rules

The Interior Department is moving ahead with plans to update toughened offshore drilling safety standards that were first issued on an “emergency” basis months after the 2010 BP oil spill.

The White House Office of Management and Budget, which reviews federal agency rules, received final standards from Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on […]

By |April 30th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

EPA official resigns over ‘crucify’ remarks

Al Armendariz, the Environmental Protection Agency official under fire for comparing enforcement of environmental laws to crucifixion, has resigned.

Armendariz, who was EPA’s Region 6 administrator, said in an April 29 letter to Jackson that he came to the conclusion that “my continued service will distract you and the agency from its important work.”

Armendariz — who […]

By |April 30th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

Obama’s green team comes out swinging

President Obama’s top energy and environmental officials are casting their work as a core piece of White House efforts to boost the economy while using rough-and-tumble language to parry Republican attacks.

Four speeches over four days by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s signal a political all-hands-on-deck approach to defending the White House’s […]

By |April 30th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

News bites: Energy attack ads knocked for inaccuracy, hurdles for coal, and more

The Houston Chronicle looks at Exxon Mobil’s offshore drilling safety programs in an interview with a top company official.

Reuters reports on the debate over the economic effects of allowing hydraulic fracturing in New York.

The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” column concludes that ads from well-funded GOP groups attacking President Obama’s energy programs are inaccurate.

Bloomberg reports on […]

By |April 30th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

Obama’s green team comes out swinging for election season

President Obama’s top energy and environmental officials are casting their work as a core piece of White House efforts to boost the economy while using rough-and-tumble language to parry Republican attacks.

Four speeches over four days by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s signal a political all-hands-on-deck approach to defending the White House’s […]

By |April 30th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

Republican floats measure calling on official to resign over crucify remarks

The resolution marks the latest push by Republicans in Congress to put pressure on EPA Administrator Armendariz to step down.

Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) introduced a House resolution Friday calling on an Environmental Protection Agency official to resign over 2010 comments comparing enforcement of clean-air laws to crucifixion.

The resolution marks the latest push by Republicans in […]

By |April 27th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

House GOP wants to haul EPA official before Congress over ‘crucify’ comments

House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans want an Environmental Protection Agency official to testify on his 2010 comments comparing enforcement of air pollution laws to crucifixion.

Republicans pounced this week on EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz’s comments soon after Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) drew attention to them in a Wednesday floor speech.

The comments quickly became […]

By |April 27th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

Int’l Business Times: Industry Group Releases Suggestions For Natural Gas Development In Marcellus Shale

April 26, 2012 In the News, Newsroom
Int’l Business Times: Industry Group Releases Suggestions For Natural Gas Development In Marcellus Shale

By Pierre Bertrand

“This infrastructure is vital to obtain the economic and energy security benefits from this abundant natural resource,” read the Coalition’s report. […]