23 Jul 2012

Report: Claims drilling led to health problems based on inaccurate science

Many of the claims that natural gas drilling has led to health problems and reduces air quality are based on inaccurate and misleading science, The Associated Press reported Sunday. A group of researchers told the wire service that studies pinning rises in breast cancer rates to...
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23 Jul 2012

Senate committee to vote on chemical policy overhaul

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is slated to vote Wednesday on Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D-N.J.) sweeping plan to toughen federal chemicals regulation, Capitol Hill aides and environmentalists say. The “Safe Chemicals Act” – which Lautenberg has been...
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23 Jul 2012

GOP lawmakers, RNC to huddle on energy policy for convention platform

A group of GOP lawmakers will meet with Republican National Committee (RNC) officials later Monday to discuss how energy policy will be addressed at the party’s upcoming national convention. Lawmakers and energy industry representatives are invited to the “listening...
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23 Jul 2012

News bites: Iran and oil, a big electricity deal, and more

The Associated Press has the latest on Iran’s influence over a major global oil shipping lane. “A top Iranian naval commander says Tehran’s forces have full control over the Gulf’s strategic Strait of Hormuz, but have no plans to try to close the route for one-fifth of the...
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23 Jul 2012

GOP ex-lawmaker: Facts will ‘overwhelm’ GOP opposition to climate change

Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.), who is trying to build support for a carbon tax, said the facts on global warming will “overwhelm” GOP resistance to climate change action and alter the party’s stance. “What we have been doing so far is sort of shrinking in science denial and...
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23 Jul 2012

The week ahead: House Energy Committee set to tackle Yucca Mountain, Solyndra federal loan program

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane will meet with the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the first time during a Tuesday hearing. The hearing will tackle NRC policy and governance oversight, with NRC commissioners Kristine Svinicki, William...
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23 Jul 2012

Both sides of natural-gas debate manipulating public debate

Many of the claims that natural-gas drilling has led to health problems and reduces air quality are based on inaccurate and misleading science, The Associated Press reported Sunday. A group of researchers told the wire service that studies pinning rises in breast cancer rates to...
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