Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chair of the Senate Republican Conference, warned President Obama against bypassing Congress on climate change policy, saying such a move could prompt a public backlash, The Hill reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving his populist re-election message, President Barack Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address focused on stabilizing the middle class and repairing the still-wobbly economy.
Amid speculation that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could run for president, more than 135 environmental groups have joined to take out a full-page advertisement in the Des Moines Register to press him against allowing hydraulic fracturing in his state, Politico reports.
Administration officials say President Obama is ready to circumvent Congress on several issues in his second term, including using the Environmental Protection Agency to curb greenhouse gases from power plants, Bloomberg reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will focus his State of the Union address on boosting job creation and economic growth at a time of high unemployment, underscoring the degree to which the economy could threaten his ability to pursue second-term priorities such as gun control, immigration policy and climate change.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.