Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who appears out in front in a crowded primary field as he seeks re-election, released multiple campaign ads Monday, with one video touting his backing for the Keystone XL pipeline project, The Hill reports.
A survey conducted for the League of Conservation Voters found that Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is slightly ahead of his Republican opponent Rep. Cory Gardner, but the difference is within a 4-point margin of error, The Hill reports.
Activist Tom Steyer is putting millions into campaigns to back candidates who support his views on climate change and the environment, but not all Democrats are happy about it, National Journal reports.
If the legislature in Colorado continues to fail in its efforts to broker a compromise over a state-wide framework for drilling controls, expect a massive outpouring of money into local campaigns on the issue, The Denver Post reports.
Finding no agreement on energy – including the efficiency bill and other measures that Republicans were seeking to attach to it – the Senate will turn its attention this week to reviving some expired tax credits, National Journal reports.
Republicans have already been moving to use the likely Senate failure to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline as campaign fodder in key races, including the re-election contests for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., The Hill reports.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn brushed off criticism from her Democratic primary opponents during her first debate Sunday, defending her support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the Second Amendment.
Meanwhile, Republican candidates vying for Georgia's open Senate seat also debated, sharpening their attacks against the two perceived front-runners with just over a week to go before the May 20 primaries.
On the Democratic side, Nunn has been running a centrist campaign, seeking to stay above the partisan fray and call for working with the GOP to get things done in Washington. The daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, a moderate Democrat who represented Georgia for years, she has launched TV ads focused on her career running a major nonprofit.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after President Barack Obama touted executive actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency, a bill with similar goals is expected to fall victim to partisan gridlock in the Senate.
A bipartisan bill to promote many of the same efficiency goals Obama touted Friday in California is expected to go down in defeat Monday amid a dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the energy bill would tighten efficiency guidelines for new federal buildings and provide tax incentives to make homes and commercial buildings more efficient.
An agreement ending months of dickering over the $8.2 billion Water Resources Development Act is an important measure to strengthen infrastructure and keep the U.S. competitive, Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., David Vitter, R-La. and Reps. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Nick Rahall, D-W.Va,. said in a statement, The Hill reports.
By pushing for international agreement on a climate accord – which would "name and shame" violators rather than prosecute them – President Obama hopes to come up with a global deal on the issue that would avoid him having to present a legally binding treaty for Senate ratification, The New York Times reports.
$1.4 million will settle federal claims stemming from a crude oil spill from a pipeline operated by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary in Louisiana back in 2012, an amount the company has agreed to pay, The Hill reports.
A greater-than-expected decline in crude stockpiles reported by the Energy Information Administration Wednesday helped push oil prices up. U.S. benchmark crude gained 15 cents to $94.01 a barrel after settling 51 cents higher on the Nymex Tuesday, while in London Brent crude for October delivery rose 21 cents to $102.71, Reuters reports.
Texas lawmakers examined the impact of the oil boom in a hearing Tuesday, where the Texas Oil & Gas Association said it has brought the state $48 billion in wage payments and $11 billion in royalties a year, the Houston Chronicle reports.
High returns from fossil fuel investments make it difficult for the divestment movement to attract support, although dumping coal stocks may be a more attractive proposition than turning away from oil and gas companies, says a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, according to National Journal.
In a change of plans, Duke Energy said at a Florida Public Service Commission hearing Tuesday it would buy an existing natural gas-fired plant from Calpine Finance Construction Co. instead of building one of its own, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, must pay the husband of a suicide victim in the region $470,000, under a ruling from a Japanese court, The Washington Post reports.
Although leaders in Moscow and Kiev spoke of “positive” results from Tuesday’s talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko, there appeared to be no letup in fighting Wednesday, Bloomberg reports.