According to a Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll released Wednesday, Michigan's Proposal 3, which would require the state to produce more energy from renewable sources will likely face defeat in Tuesday's election, The Detroit Free Press reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's nothing like a natural disaster to test the depth of politicians' preference for small government.
And so it turns out that after Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast, Mitt Romney is far more supportive of the government agency in charge of coordinating disaster relief. Only last year, as Romney hewed to the right while battling for the GOP nomination, he seemed to downplay the federal government's role in disaster response.
Police in Texas arrested Jill Stein, the Green Party's presidential candidate, for criminal trespassing after she attempted to bring supplies to people protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, Reuters reports.
Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, contrast sharply on energy issues such as fossil fuel development, fracking concerns and the Cape Wind offshore wind project, The Associated Press reports.
Incumbent Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is battling a Democratic challenger who believes voters in West Virginia's odd-shaped 2nd District want someone to challenge the coal industry and reject the notion that the Environmental Protection Agency is a job-killing, rogue arm of government, The Associated Press reports.
House Republicans contend the Nuclear Regulatory Commission tripled space at its headquarters by using an appropriations bill to get around the congressional authorization process, the Washington Business Journal reports.
House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings and ranking Democratic Rep. Ed Markey called on the Interior Department to extend the public comment period for its proposed public lands hydraulic fracturing rule, FuelFix reports.
Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., was endorsed by 20 Democrats to replace Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., as ranking member on the House Natural Resources Committee should Markey win election to the Senate, Politico reports.