Daily Archives: August 9, 2012

Driven By American Natural Gas, the Rust Belt Rebounds

The safe, responsible, tightly-regulated development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources has “helped bring in jobs and boost demand for office space in , Pennsylvania’s second-biggest city.” That’s according to a Bloomberg News report today, which reports that Marcellus Shale development “is driving wage, job and population growth” across southwestern Pennsylvania.

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GOP govs, green groups press Obama on drilling

The Obama administration is facing fresh political criticism from the right and the left over its offshore drilling policies.

Seven GOP governors from coastal states, in a new letter to President Obama, say the federal 2012-2017 oil-and-gas leasing plan is far too modest, and accuse President Obama of largely freezing them out of its development.

The Republicans, […]

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Biofuels industry group pushes lawmakers on corn ethanol views

The so-called advanced biofuels industry is applying new pressure to convince lawmakers that their products will be collateral damage if Congress scuttles the national ethanol mandate.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has been warning its political allies on Capitol Hill that attacks against corn ethanol will hinder next-generation fuels, too.

BIO has reached out to lawmakers such […]

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CBO: Drilling ban removal would bring limited new revenues

A wholesale removal of oil-and-gas drilling bans that cover many public lands and waters would raise only limited federal revenues over the next decade, according to a new Congressional Budget Office study that could provide political ammunition to drilling foes.

The nonpartisan budget analysts, in a report requested by the House Budget Committee Chairman, examined the […]

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News bites: Emails shed light on administration involvement in energy loan program

High-level White House officials were more aware of the federal program that gave failed solar panel maker Solyndra its $535 million loan than previously noted, The Washington Post reports.

Colorado is experiencing a natural-gas “revolution,” pitting natural gas and coal firms against each other in a fight to power that state, PBS says.

Livestock and crop breeds […]

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Romney, Obama digging in on wind credit

In the fight to win important swing states in the Midwest and West, both President Obama and Mitt Romney’s campaigns have resorted to stretching facts and figures in the
polarized debate over the wind energy production tax credit (PTC), a prominent fact-checking blog found.

The candidates are on opposite sides of the issue — Romney’s team […]

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Obama to slam Romney on wind energy tax credit

President Obama is directly attacking rival Mitt Romney over the GOP White House hopeful’s view that tax credits for wind energy projects should be allowed to expire at year’s end.

Obama’s comments, to be delivered later Thursday in Colorado, are the strongest sign yet that his campaign believes Romney’s stance can be transformed into political liability […]

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