21 May 2012

Oil industry seizes on Obama order in push against Dodd-Frank rules

Oil companies are seizing on a White House executive order that promotes international regulatory harmony to seek an exemption from upcoming federal rules that would force energy producers to disclose payments to foreign governments. The American Petroleum Institute (API) cites...
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21 May 2012

Nuclear agency chief Jaczko to step down

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko announced his resignation on Monday after three tumultuous years as head of the agency. Jaczko oversaw the approval of the first new nuclear power reactors in decades but faced intense criticism over his management...
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21 May 2012

House Republicans call on Jaczko to step down immediately

House Science Committee Republicans called on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko Monday to step down immediately instead of waiting for President Obama to name his successor. “We welcome Chairman Jaczko’s resignation announcement and look forward to new...
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21 May 2012

House Republicans, Romney take aim at Obama’s stance on coal industry

Republicans have declared war on what they call President Obama’s “war on coal.” House Natural Resources Committee Republicans on Friday escalated their year-long investigation into the Obama administration’s planned rewrite of coal-mining regulations imposed by President George...
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21 May 2012

News bites: Climate change and the G8

World leaders made progress on climate change at the G8 summit this weekend, the U.K.-based Telegraph reports. The Los Angeles Times reports on the political debate over drilling in the Gulf. The New York Times reports on the effect of natural gas prices on carbon capture and...
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