Daily Archives: April 13, 2012

MSC Statement on White House Hydraulic Fracturing Executive Order

April 13, 2012 Newsroom, Press Releases
MSC Statement on White House Hydraulic Fracturing Executive Order

Canonsburg, PA – Today, President Barack Obama issued an executive order aimed at increasing coordination among federal agencies as it relates to hydraulic fracturing. Kathryn Klaber, president of the […]

Crossroads knocks Obama in coal states with new radio ad

A conservative super-PAC will spend $175,000 on radio ads to knock President Obama on coal regulations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The ad by American Crossroads, a Republican-aligned group founded by Karl Rove, uses clips from a news interview with Cecil Roberts, the president of the United Mine Workers of America, disparaging the Environmental Protection […]

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House Dems keep pressure on Obama for oil release

Fifty-four House Democrats, including several senior members, say President Obama should tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help prevent a “runaway increase” in gasoline prices during the summer driving season.

Their letter to the president Friday commends last year’s release of 30 million barrels at a time when the Libyan conflict had roiled global markets, and […]

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Obama order coordinates federal oversight of ‘fracking,’ gas development

President Obama signed an executive order Friday establishing a high-level task force charged with coordinating federal oversight of domestic natural gas development.

The task force is charged with ensuring that rapidly growing efforts to tap vast natural gas supplies in the country’s shale formations, which require advanced drilling techniques including “fracking,” are “safe and responsible.”

The order […]

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Another Interview with Jim Puplava’s “Financial Sense”

I was very happy to be invited to be a part of Jim Puplava’s “Financial Sense Newshour” again. Jim and I had a great conversation last year and this represented a follow-up on recent developments.

I hope you enjoy the interview, which you can download in a variety of different audio files or read the […]

News bites: Gulf of Mexico sheen ‘dissipating’

Shell said Thursday that a Gulf of Mexico oil sheen is dissipating, according to the Associated Press.The Wall Street Journal examines the lasting effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

NPR reports on the effect of climate change on trees.

The New York Times examines the tough road ahead for solar energy.


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Obama, Sarkozy chat about oil markets

President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy chatted by video about world oil markets on Thursday, but the White House declined to say whether they discussed releasing oil from emergency reserves.

White House press secretary Jay Carney, at a briefing, deflected questions about such a release, saying only that the talks were “in line with previous […]

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House GOP hopes to revive Keystone fight with tie to highway bill extension

House Republican leadership will take another crack at forcing approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on legislation extending federal transportation funding for another 90 days.

“American families and small businesses are struggling with high gas prices, and President Obama’s policies are only making things worse,” a House GOP leadership aide said.

“This bill will pave the […]

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