WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a Senate panel Wednesday that "Indian education is embarrassing" as she laid out her priorities on issues affecting Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute studied Freedom of Information Act requests since Jan. 2012, finding the EPA waived fees for more than 90 percent of environmental groups while denying requests from conservative groups, The Washington Examiner reports.
As fines are assessed for Enbridge Inc's 2010 Kalamazoo River oil sands spill, the total amount of oil spilled has not been disclosed on the Environmental Protection Agency's website, InsideClimate News reports.
In a column for Reuters, Stephen Harper, global director of energy policy at Intel Corporation, called on the Senate to approve EPA nominee Gina McCarthy, citing her leadership and pragmatic approach to climate change.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., are pressing legislation that would require federal agencies to improve compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, Politico reports.
BEIJING (AP) — Xi Jinping caps his rise to the helm of China at a time when calls are mounting for bold leadership to tackle faltering economic growth, unbridled corruption and the befouling of the country's environment that endanger his party's legitimacy.
A report from energy consultancy IHS CERA said the European Union's economic crisis has hindered its energy policy by lowering demand and reducing the chance of potential investment in improving the energy network, Reuters reports.
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and his wife agreed to divest nearly 100 investments that could pose conflicts of interests when he is confirmed Secretary of State, including stakes in Exxon Mobil and Cenovus Energy, The Boston Globe reports.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell told the Interior Department his administration is willing to invest up to $50 million in an assessment of oil reserves of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomberg reports.