Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

Romney, GOP don’t see eye to eye on Yucca Mountain

The Hill’s Bob Cusack has a piece that explores policy differences between presumptive GOP White House nominee Mitt Romney and Capitol Hill Republicans.

Nuclear waste policy is among the areas where the two sides don’t see eye to eye. From the story:

Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and other GOP legislators have been
outspoken in their support of […]

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Wyoming governor to Interior: Defer to states on gas ‘fracking’

Wyoming’s GOP governor is urging the Interior Department to defer to state regulation of natural gas “fracking” rather than impose new federal regulations that he contends could stymie drilling.

Gov. Matthew Mead’s (R) letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar calls his state’s regulations protective of public health and the environment. It adds to GOP and gas […]

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Activists to press court to halt construction of new nuke reactors

A coalition of activists will urge a federal court in the coming days to halt construction of two new nuclear reactors at a power plant in Georgia.

The nine groups — which include the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Friends of the Earth — are vocal opponents of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s February decision […]

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US greenhouse gas emissions grow in ’10, EPA finds

Economic expansion and warm summer weather helped boost U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 following two years of declines, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The agency’s latest report on emissions trends shows that total emissions — including carbon dioxide, methane and other gases — increased by 3.2 percent from 2009 to 2010.

“The increase from 2009 […]

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Exxon CEO to ‘fracking’ critics: ‘Prove it’

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson sent a strong message to those critics who warn the natural gas drilling technique known as “fracking” could cause widespread public health and environmental problems.

“I think we have to deal in facts,” Tillerson told Fortune as part of a lengthy story on the company’s investments in shale gas development. “The […]

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News bites: Oil company CEOs get big raises

The Wall Street Journal reports that the top executives at Exxon Mobil and Chevron received significant raises last year.

Settlements over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be filed in federal court Monday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Retail sales went up last month despite high gas price, MSNBC reports.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the […]

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The week ahead: EPA ‘fracking’ rules, House GOP gas price attacks on tap

This week will bring battles on and off Capitol Hill over gasoline prices, natural-gas drilling and offshore energy safety.

And debate over the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, never far from Washington, D.C. energy battles, will re-emerge in the House too. On April 17 the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to complete rules to curb air […]

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