27 Jun 2012

CNNMoney Column: Could Cheap Natural Gas Save The Economy?

By Martin Neil Baily and Philip K. Verleger Jr “The shale boom is for real and a serious game changer because of its size and potential longevity” NEW YORK — Martin Neil Baily is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and was the Chairman of the Council...
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27 Jun 2012

New Study Outlines Options to Give “Economic Second Life” to Marcus Hook Refinery Site

Marcellus Shale May Play Key Role in Refinery’s Future, According to IHS Experts Marcus Hook, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber joined a host of local, state, and federal government representatives, as well as residents and regional economic...
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27 Jun 2012

Exxon CEO: Global warming ‘manageable’

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the effects of global warming are “manageable,” quickly drawing scorn from environmentalists. Tillerson, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said climate change will require people to adapt to rising sea...
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27 Jun 2012

Dem aide: Keystone pipeline left out of final transportation bill

Provisions authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline won’t be part the compromise transportation bill that House and Senate lawmakers are rushing to complete, according to a Senate Democratic aide familiar with the talks. Republicans have pushed for language...
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27 Jun 2012

Senators press Burma nominee on energy sanctions

Senators used Wednesday’s hearing with President Obama’s pick for ambassador to Burma to press the administration to allow oil-and-gas investments in the country. The top Democrat and Republican on the East Asian Affairs subcommittee grilled Derek Mitchell on U.S....
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27 Jun 2012

Lawmakers expect transportation bill agreement by late Wednesday

Senate sources say negotiators have reached a deal on the transportation authorization bill and all that remains to be done is to add on some final provisions, such as student loan legislation. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate-House negotiating conference, said...
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27 Jun 2012

GOP claiming victories in likely highway bill deal despite Keystone elimination

A House Republican leadership aide said Wednesday that an emerging compromise between the chambers of Congress on a new surface transportation bill was a victory for GOP negotiators. The aide would not confirm the counters of the deal that have been reported Wednesday — that...
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27 Jun 2012

News bites: Keystone pipeline’s southern piece advances

The New York Times reports that the Obama administration has granted a permit for part of the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. But the vastly more controversial part of the project — which would carry oil sands from Alberta into the United States and down to the Gulf...
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27 Jun 2012

Baroness Worthington at the US Space and Rocket Center

Several weeks ago Baroness Bryony Worthington of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom came to visit Flibe Energy in Huntsville, and as we in Huntsville are wont to do, we took her to the US Space and Rocket Center, where I gave her a guided tour of America’s race to the Moon....
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27 Jun 2012

Probe: Colleagues of nuke chief Jaczko felt bullied, intimidated

A long-awaited investigation from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s inspector general (IG) found numerous cases in which outgoing NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko failed to support an “open and collaborative work environment.”  However, the same report — which covers various...
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