Reps. David McKinley, R-W. Va., and Nick Rahall, D-W. Va., introduced legislation that would block the EPA's proposed rules to limit carbon emissions at existing power plants and the agency's earlier proposal to limit emissions at new plants, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports.
Though some Democrats running for the Senate have looked to distance themselves from the EPA's proposed limits on carbon at existing power plants, some like Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall have embraced the plan, The New York Times reports.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is looking to subpoena former EPA official Phillip North regarding his role in the agency's move to veto the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, but North may have left the U.S. since retiring, The Washington Times reports.
A group of Senate Democrats staged a series of floor speeches to praise the Obama administration's proposal to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants last night, the only Republican dissent coming from Sen. Jim Inhofe, Okla., The Hill reports.
An audio recording obtained by Politico reveals that Kentucky Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes did not discuss coal and opposition to new EPA regulations in a speech at a Washington fundraiser with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., last week.
Democratic Kentucky Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign said she told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of her opposition to the EPA's proposed carbon limits at existing power plants during a Washington fundraiser, The Hill reports.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., planned to criticize the EPA's proposed limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants during a scheduled visit to a coal-fired power station in her home state, The Hill reports.
Despite featuring chapters devoted to energy development and climate change, Hillary Clinton doesn't mention the Keystone XL pipeline in "Hard Choices," her new memoir detailing her tenure as secretary of State, National Journal reports.
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee unveiled a $34 billion energy and water spending bill for fiscal 2015 that would boost investment in fossil fuel programs but cut renewable energy funding, The Hill reports.
In a notice filed in the Federal Register Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency said it won’t decide until February whether to block work on Alaska’s Pebble Mine, giving itself more time to review the extensive public comments it has received, The Hill reports.
Environment and Public Works Committee chair Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has weighed in on the negotiations over new chemical safety legislation, raising GOP hackles by making public a draft being worked on by ranking Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana along with her critique of it and her own proposal, E&E reports.
Rob Merrifield, the man who’ll be Alberta's next envoy in Washington, told The Globe and Mail in an interview that an oil train disaster similar to the destructive derailment in Lac-Megantic would finally force U.S. officials into approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
Shares in TransCanada, the company behind Keystone XL, have increased 70 percent in the six years the project has been stalled – that’s one of the points Bloomberg Businessweek notes as it looks back over the history of the proposed pipeline.
Ahead of the summit next week in New York, more than 1,400 organizations have been planning for a People’s Climate March Sunday that will be the largest protest on the issue in history, to include the famous and the powerful like U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Rolling Stone reports.
Preliminary reports blamed the radiation leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico on a single ruptured barrel that came from Los Alamos National Laboratory, but Joe Franco, who manages the Department of Energy’s field office in Carlsbad, told a public meeting that there may have been a problem with plutonium contamination from a second container, Reuters reports.
Rising inventories and a dollar gaining on the expectations of an interest rate hike pressured oil prices Friday. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery fell 66 cents to $92.41 on the Nymex but ended the week slightly higher, while in London November Brent settled up 69 cents to $98.39, an increase of 1.3 percent on the week, Bloomberg reports.
German giant Siemens AG is likely to edge out rival bidder Sulzer of Switzerland to take over Texas oil equipment-maker Dresser-Rand, as it’s preparing a cash offer topping $6 billion, people familiar with the situation told The Wall Street Journal.
Ethanol assessments were at their lowest point in more than four years Thursday after an Energy Information Administration report indicating supplies hit an 18-month high of 18.8 million barrels the week ending Sept. 12, Platts reports.
The Scottish “no” vote on independence – which was welcomed by Royal Dutch Shell's CEO – lifts the burden of uncertainty from oil companies, leaving them clear to focus on how to get more out of declining North Sea oilfields, Platts reports.