18 Nov 2012

Interior to probe deadly Gulf oil platform fire

The Interior Department has begun probing the explosion and fire on a Gulf of Mexico oil production platform Friday that killed one worker, while another remains missing. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday evening after more than 32 hours, the agency announced. ...
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18 Nov 2012

Sen. Wyden: Congress ‘in the dark’ on natural gas exports

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the incoming chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said the Energy Department must provide lawmakers more information about proposals to ramp up U.S. natural gas exports. “The first thing that the department has to do is deal with the...
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18 Nov 2012

Interior to probe Gulf oil platform fire

The Interior Department has begun probing the explosion and fire on a Gulf of Mexico oil production platform Friday that killed one worker, while another remains missing. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Saturday evening after more than 32 hours, the agency announced. ...
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17 Nov 2012

House Republicans question EPA over secret email accounts

Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee have launched a probe into whether Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson has been conducting official business using secret email accounts. The lawmakers said the practice may violate...
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17 Nov 2012

House Republicans question EPA over secret email accounts

Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee have launched a probe into whether Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson has been conducting official business using secret email accounts. The lawmakers said the practice may violate...
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16 Nov 2012

EPA refuses to waive ethanol mandate

The Environmental Protection Agency is rejecting requests from states and meat industry groups to waive regulations that require the blending of ethanol into gasoline. EPA rejected petitions from nearly a dozen states, including Texas, Virginia, and Maryland, for waivers of the...
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16 Nov 2012

Coast Guard: Two missing in Gulf oil platform explosion

An explosion on a Gulf of Mexico oil production platform off the coast of Louisiana is likely to renew attention to the safety of offshore oil-and-gas development.  Ensign Glenn Sanchez, a Coast Guard spokesman, told The Hill that two people are missing from the Black Elk Energy...
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16 Nov 2012

Boehner taps Energy Committee vet for adviser role

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has tapped a top attorney with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to be an adviser, signaling plans to continue moving energy bills in the next Congress. Boehner on Friday said that Maryam Brown will join the Speaker’s office as energy...
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16 Nov 2012

Senators request facetime with Obama on Keystone pipeline

A bipartisan group of senators is asking President Obama for a meeting about the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline that the lawmakers want the White House to approve. The letter from 18 senators, led by Sens. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.), announced via...
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16 Nov 2012

Battery company got $1M from Energy Department the day it filed Chapter 11

The Energy Department has supported A123 Systems, Inc., which produced batteries for electric vehicles, through thick and thin. The company received a $946,830 payment, part of a larger grant, on the day it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-October. The company...
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