Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

McKibben: Activists should be ‘willfully naive’ in oil subsidy, climate battle

A prominent environmentalist is suggesting an outside-the-box political strategy for climate advocates seeking to end oil-industry tax breaks and stop the Keystone XL pipeline: naivete.

Bill McKibben, founder of the climate group 350.org, stood in front of the Capitol on Thursday and warned against “taking it for granted that this is always how it has to […]

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Sen. DeMint knocks Obama as ‘hypocritical’ on energy tax breaks

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) hit back at President Obama Thursday for suggesting that Republicans are violating Grover Norquist’s tax pledge by opposing the extension of tax credits for the renewable energy industry.

“What the president is doing is wrong, and again, it is hypocritical,” DeMint said during a conference call with reporters. “He doesn’t go after […]

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Mica: ‘Great progress’ on including Keystone pipeline in highway bill

A top member of the House-Senate team forging a compromise transportation bill sounded optimistic notes Thursday about including construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in the measure.

“I think the Keystone pipeline is making great progress from what I have heard … as far as its acceptance into what we may do as a final […]

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Republicans: Senate should confirm regional EPA officials

Republicans are floating legislation that would require Senate confirmation of EPA’s top regional officials, a plan that follows the resignation of an Obama administration appointee who compared enforcement of environmental laws to crucifixion.

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), backed by members including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), introduced a bill Wednesday to make EPA’s 10 regional administrators […]

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News bites: The latest on Chesapeake Energy

Bloomberg has the latest on Chesapeake Energy: “Far from the drilling rigs of Oklahoma, America’s second-largest natural-gas producer is having to dig ever deeper into the well that really fueled its growth: Wall Street.”

The New York Times reports on the solar industry’s strategy to win over consumers.

The Huffington Post reports that some lawmakers are confused […]

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