The vote by Senate Democrats to limit filibusters of nominations gives President Obama the chance to appoint federal appeals court judges who are likely to uphold Environmental Protection Agency carbon regulations, The Washington Post reports.
Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski and House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings, dispute President Obama's claim that his policies have played a role in surging domestic oil and natural gas production, The Hill reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to draw contrasts with Republicans, the White House is pushing its economic agenda as it attempts to give Democrats something to talk about other than the troubled health care rollout.
The League of Conservation Voters has launched $1 million in television advertisements praising five Democratic lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., for their efforts to promote clean energy, The Hill reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama's current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans' ability to block final votes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate after lawmakers return from a two-week Thanksgiving break.
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., are set to meet with officials from several professional sports leagues today to discuss efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Politico reports.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rich and poor nations are struggling with a yawning rift at the U.N. climate talks as developing countries look for new ways to make developed countries accept responsibility for global warming — and pay for it.
Just days after raising the likelihood that EPA will cut ethanol use in the nation's gasoline supply, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy went to farm country on Wednesday to highlight the Obama administration's support for rural America -- and take some of the sting out of the ethanol plan.
After touring farms near Fresno, Calif. and driving a tractor powered by biofuels, McCarthy in an EPA blog post held out the chance that EPA would do more for corn growers and ethanol makers when Renewable Fuel Standard levels for 2014 are finalized next spring.
"It remains incumbent on everyone to comment on the proposal and help EPA develop the best path forward to retain this important program for our farmers who are busy growing the crops that can fuel a nation," McCarthy said.
The Obama administration's decision to extend agency comment on its final Keystone XL review has inspired backers in Congress, including Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., to mount a new effort to bypass President Obama to approve the pipeline, Bloomberg reports.
Hess Corp. said it would sell $1 billion in its exploration assets in Thailand to PTT Exploration & Production as Hess plans to refocus its efforts on North American projects, Dow Jones Business News reports.
An all-week rally against the Keystone XL pipeline, organized by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and green groups, drew nearly 200 protesters to the National Mall in Washington on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Southwestern state officials' plans to manage scarce water resources during an ongoing drought may face legal action from an environmental group that says water siphoning has further threatened the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Tom Steyer, a climate activist spending millions of dollars in the 2014 elections, said his activity differs from that of the conservative Koch brothers because he's pushing the issue of climate change rather than policies he would benefit from, Politico reports.
Canada's Department of the Environment recommended removing humpback whales from its list of "threatened" species months before the government will rule on a pipeline permit that would boost oil shipments through the whales' habitat, Reuters reports.