After defeats on gun control and flight controller furloughs, President Obama may need to boost personal negotiations to make progress on his goals of a budget deal and immigration reform, The Washington Post reports.
Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., attacked Republican priorities for spending two legislative days discussing the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, legislation that would keep the Federal Helium Reserve open, The Washington Times reports.
Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, led a House environment subcommittee on climate change, where witnesses called for increased clean energy investment but differed on how to proceed with cutting carbon emissions, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Some industry leaders are concerned that shifting opinions and increased legislative action on hydraulic fracturing could hinder their chances to develop Colorado's energy resources, Bloomberg reports.
Dominion Resources Inc. told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it had removed all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the shuttered Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
A Colorado bill to establish a renewable energy mandate for cooperatives has faced a lawsuit and an advertising campaign over whether the bill would incentivize state renewable energy, The Gazette reports.