14 Aug 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,...
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14 Aug 2012

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...
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14 Aug 2012

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...
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14 Aug 2012

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...
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14 Aug 2012

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,”...
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14 Aug 2012

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...
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14 Aug 2012

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...
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14 Aug 2012

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. ...
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