Daily Archives: May 21, 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 the May 1 order in a new letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission, arguing it […]

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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 style.

The White House said President Obama plans to nominate a new chairman soon, and that […]

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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 stewardship at the NRC,” top Republicans on the committee, including Chairman Ralph Hall (R-Texas), said in a statement.

“However, […]

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New ACCCE Ad Campaign: Now Is Not The Time To Add ‘Pain At The Plug’ To ‘Pain At The Pump’

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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 W. Bush.

Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) released internal Interior Department documents that he said showed the toll the planned […]

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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 sequestration projects.

Fox News reports that Solyndra may be Romney’s answer […]

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