Daily Archives: July 16, 2012

Interior spokesman joins Obama campaign

Interior Department press secretary Adam Fetcher is joining President Obama’s reelection campaign as a deputy national press secretary.

Fetcher will enter the political fray with plenty of seasoning after parrying near-daily GOP attacks against Interior Department energy policies.

Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP White House nominee, has made criticism of White House energy policies a staple of […]

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Fed agency: June fourth hottest on record worldwide

Last month was the fourth-warmest June on record globally since recordkeeping began in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“It was also the 36th consecutive June and 328th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average,” the agency said in its latest monthly analysis Monday.

Meanwhile, Democrats are already pushing for […]

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Apple: Withdrawing green certification a ‘mistake’

Apple reversed itself on Monday and said its decision to withdraw from an environmental certification program was a “mistake.”

“We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system,” Bob Mansfield, Apple’s vice president of hardware engineering, wrote in an open letter. […]

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GOP plans vote to ease Lacey Act rules which led to raid on Gibson Guitar

House Republicans are preparing to move a bill that would scale back requirements of the Lacey Act, which was amended in 2008 to impose significant hurdles to the importation and sale of goods made with illegally harvested timber and other plants.

Consideration of the bill will take place about a year after federal agents raided the […]

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GOP leaders slam the door on carbon taxes

Capitol Hill’s most powerful Republicans say advocates who have been discussing a carbon tax behind closed doors are wasting their breath. 

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), speaking through aides, have stated their opposition to the concept in recent days.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel had a one-word answer when asked, on […]

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Hearing Highlights Impacts of EPA’s War on Coal

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Iowans worry Romney could slow wind energy industry

Iowans fear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s opposition to extending the wind production tax credit (PTC) will cost its state jobs if he gets elected.

Romney wants to get rid of the PTC, which pays wind power producers 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour. It is set to expire at the end of this year, though Romney staffers […]

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Iowans worry Romney could slow wind energy industry

Iowans fear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s opposition to extending the wind production tax credit (PTC) will cost its state jobs if he gets elected.

Romney wants to get rid of the PTC, which pays wind power producers 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour. It is set to expire at the end of this year, though Romney staffers […]

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The week ahead: GOP to attack White House energy policies in hearings, bill markup

This week will bring attacks on Obama administration energy policies from at least three committees in the Republican-controlled House. The targets: Interior Department offshore oil-and-gas leasing plans, Environmental Protection Agency climate change rules, and the Energy Department’s loan guarantee program. On Monday a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel will hold a field hearing in Virginia, a […]

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The week ahead: GOP to attack White House energy policies in hearings, bill markup

This week will bring attacks on Obama administration energy policies from at least three committees in the Republican-controlled House. The targets: Interior Department offshore oil-and-gas leasing plans, Environmental Protection Agency climate change rules, and the Energy Department’s loan guarantee program. On Monday a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel will hold a field hearing in Virginia, a […]

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