Daily Archives: August 14, 2012

Nuke chief brushes off Reid’s ‘first-class rat’ attack on colleague

The new chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday brushed off Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) colorful, blistering attack against one of her colleagues.

Reid bashed Democratic NRC Commissioner William Magwood in an interview with the Huffington Post, calling him a “liar,” a “first-class rat,” a “s**t-stirrer,” and a tool of the nuclear industry.

The […]

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Report: Ryan asked Obama administration for stimulus dollars

GOP vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sent at least four letters to the Obama administration in 2009 asking for stimulus dollars for energy conservation groups in Wisconsin, according to the Boston Globe.

Ryan was denouncing — and voting against — the administration’s stimulus plan at around the same time he penned the letters to […]

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Obama mocks Romney on wind energy in Iowa

President Obama mocked Mitt Romney over wind energy at a campaign stop in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Tuesday, arguing that the GOP candidate’s opposition to green investments is short-sighted and will cost jobs.

“During a speech a few months ago, Gov. Romney … explained his energy policy this way: ‘You can’t drive a car with a windmill […]

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Lawmakers push Obama to sanction countries for abetting Iranian ships

Lawmakers want President Obama to use the bill he signed
into law last week that authorized stiffer sanctions on Iran to target the countries that are aiding and abetting Iranian ships.

House Foreign Affairs ranking member Howard Berman
(D-Calif.) and Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sent
letters to the Obama administration calling for penalties against the ship […]

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Obama, Romney trade swing-state punches on energy

President Obama and Mitt Romney, in dueling Tuesday swing-state appearances, bashed each other over energy as the topic plays an increasingly prominent role on the campaign trail.

Romney appeared at an eastern Ohio coal mine to revive claims that Obama is “waging a war on coal,” alleging the president’s recent pro-coal ad in the battleground state […]

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White House touts wind energy against Romney

The White House is touting a new report on wind power during President Obama’s stop in Iowa contrasting his views with those of GOP challenger Mitt Romney in the wind-heavy swing state.

The Energy Department (DOE) released its sixth annual “Wind Technologies Market Report” on Tuesday. It showed 32 percent of new installed power generating […]

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Dems, Obama campaign rush to define Ryan’s energy image

Democrats and green groups are rushing to cast GOP vice presidential pick Paul Ryan as an enemy of green energy and a friend of big oil companies.

In a series of separate statements, they are bashing proposed cuts to energy programs in the Wisconsin congressman’s budget plan and seeking to tether him to Mitt Romney’s call […]

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Salazar lays Arctic drilling delay at Shell’s feet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar added notes of uncertainty Monday to what seemed like almost a foregone conclusion weeks ago: That Shell would win approval to drill exploratory oil wells in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast this summer.

“It’s a dynamic situation with Shell. We don’t know yet what will be happening this summer, what will be […]

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