Homeowners who install their own solar panels and the EPA are among the targets appearing on the American Legislative Exchange Council's agenda in the coming year, according to documents being reported on by the Guardian.
The free-market group American Energy Alliance launched a television advertisement claiming Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., supports a tax on carbon emissions, citing his vote for a budget that included the measure, The Hill reports.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's regulations as a threat to the economy, and aides say he plans to give more energy-related speeches in the future, National Journal reports.
Speaker John Boehner, seeking to rebut charges of presiding over a "do-nothing" Republican-run House, cited passage of energy and Keystone XL pipeline bills as legislative achievements, McClatchy News reports.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him to protect its political goals.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will spend $180,000 on a Kentucky-wide television ad that touts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's support for the coal industry, as faces a Republican primary challenge next year, The Associated Press reports.
Alliances between some conservative and environmental groups have expanded beyond solar power advocacy in Georgia, with groups joining forces to oppose mountaintop removal mining and collaborating on endangered species protection plans, Politico reports.
NextGen Climate Action, founded by billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, will co-host hold a summit in Washington today to make the case that the Keystone XL pipeline will not meet President Obama's standards on carbon emissions, The Hill reports.
Oil continues to wash up on some Louisiana beaches four years after the Deepwater Horizon sinking sent oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and a number of area residents remain angry and resentful despite BP paying out billions of dollars in compensation, Reuters reports.
Environmental Protection Administrator and Boston native Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will throw out the first pitches at the Red Sox game Tuesday, to mark Earth Day, The Hill reports.
A subsidiary of American Energy Partners, the company run by shale pioneer Aubrey McClendon, is renting seven rigs from his former firm Chesapeake Energy to drill for gas in the Utica Shale, Bloomberg reports.
The total U.S. rig count for the week remained at 1,831, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc., which said that oil rigs declined while gas and miscellaneous rigs increased, Bloomberg reports.
Vermont Yankee owner Entergy has applied to scrap the 10-mile emergency planning zone around it, because of the nuclear plant's closing by year's end, raising concerns from citizen groups, The Recorder reports.
Critics complain that proposals to increase security of the nation’s power grid, drafted by the industry in the wake of an attack on a California substation last year, won’t do enough to stop anyone intent on sabotage, The Wall Street Journal reports.