16 Apr 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)...
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16 Apr 2012

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...
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16 Apr 2012

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...
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16 Apr 2012

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,...
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16 Apr 2012

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...
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16 Apr 2012

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...
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16 Apr 2012

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...
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