LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales is beginning a new term that will make him the Andean nation's longest-serving leader, riding high on a wave of unprecedented growth and stability.
But after he takes the oath before foreign dignitaries Thursday, Morales and his compatriots will face economic challenges that could quickly erode those gains and test the 55-year-old leader's popularity.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales is set to begin a new term that will make him the Andean nation's longest-serving leader, riding high on a wave of unprecedented growth and stability.
But as he prepares to take the oath Thursday, Morales and his countrymen face economic challenges that could quickly erode those gains and test the 55-year-old leader's popularity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is vowing to veto a Republican-backed bill that would require a decision on pipeline construction within 12 months, as well as one that would ban abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The White House says Obama would veto legislation requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny applications for natural gas pipelines within 12 months. The administration says the bill would create conflicts with existing statutes and requirements.
Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling does not pose a major risk of radiation exposure even though there is some naturally occurring in shale rock, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection determined in a study, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The oil and gas industry can avoid future regulation of methane from existing oil and gas wells if it cuts emissions enough, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday.
The agency and the White House this week issued a strategy to cut oil industry methane 40-to-45 percent by 2025, which includes limits on emissions from new wells and processing equipment, under a rule to be proposed this summer and finished next year.
Tioga County Commissioner Erick Coolidge told The Washington Post that the impact fee he helped initiate in Pennsylvania has raised millions of dollars for projects that can help communities cope with the effects of drilling.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would have one year to consider applications for natural gas pipeline permits, under legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., that’s due to be voted on in the House next week, The Hill reports.
Pioneer Natural Resources is the second U.S. firm, after Enterprise Products, to begin exploring how to take advantage of the end of the U.S. oil export ban and could begin shipments by the middle of next year, The Hill reports.
Two competing initiatives designed to give Florida residents a constitutional right to rooftop solar energy are running out of time without enough signatures yet to make next November's ballot, the Naples Daily News reports.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo this week to call the five-year extension of a federal tax subsidy "super important" to the continued growth of the solar power industry, The Buffalo News reports.
Continued concerns about oversupply forced oil prices downward early Wednesday, nearing an 11-year low already reached once this week. London Brent fell 31 cents to $37.05 a barrel while U.S. crude remained unchanged at $37.50, Reuters reports.
A group of researchers at MIT, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Colorado have developed a new computer microchip that uses optical technology and creates the potential to make future computer data centers more energy efficient, the journal Science reports.
A Japanese court on Thursday rejected safety concerns and approved letting Kansai Electric Power, the country's second biggest utility, restart four nuclear reactors shuttered since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Reuters reports.