11 May 2012

Report: Pickens sells shares in Chesapeake Energy

Billionaire and former oil magnate T. Boone Pickens’s investment firm has reportedly sold more than half a million shares in Chesapeake Energy, the embattled natural-gas company. But he told Bloomberg the decision has nothing to do with the controversy over Chesapeake CEO Aubrey...
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11 May 2012

House GOP issues second subpoena over planned coal-mining rules

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) subpoenaed the Interior Department for a second time Friday over planned regulations aimed at curbing environmental damage from Appalachian coal mining. The subpoena calls on the Interior Department to provide...
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11 May 2012

News bites: Chesapeake faces major liabilities

The Wall Street Journal reports that Chesapeake Energy has $1.4 billion in previously unreported liabilities. Experts raised concerns about oil drilling in Cuba on Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports. Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) and other Republicans are hoping to block...
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11 May 2012

Obama campaign adds ‘clean coal’ to website after GOP complaints

The Obama campaign added a section on “clean coal” to its website this week after House Republicans alleged that the president’s “all-of-the-above” energy plan neglected the fossil fuel. “President Obama has set a 10-year goal to develop and deploy cost-effective clean coal...
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11 May 2012

Social-conservative group backs Fred Upton’s primary foe

The socially conservative Eagle Forum has endorsed against Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the latest worrisome sign for the House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman in his race against former Michigan state Rep. Jack Hoogendyk (R). “Now more than any other time in our...
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11 May 2012

After Criticism, Obama Campaign Site Finally Adds "Clean Coal" To Its Energy Plan

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11 May 2012

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Svinicki nomination to move forward in Senate

State of play: If there was any doubt that top Democrats would (somewhat begrudgingly) move forward with Kristine Svinicki’s re-nomination to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) put it to rest Thursday. An aide to Boxer, the chairwoman of the...
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11 May 2012

Senior Interior Department energy official to retire

Robert Abbey, director of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management, is leaving the department at the end of May. The bureau oversees energy development, conservation, recreation and other uses of vast tracts of public lands in western states. Interior Secretary Ken...
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