Ralph Hall

Hall put into runoff in Texas

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Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, a former chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, will face a Republican challenger in a runoff election, The Hill reports.

House Science subcommittee hearing, "America's Energy Potential"

Washington, November 30, 2012, 9:30 am

House Science Committee Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing, "Tapping America's Energy Potential Through Research and Development." Witnesses include DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory Director Anthony Cugini, Texas A&M petroleum engineering professor Daniel Hill, Idaho National Laboratory director Michael Hagood.

Texas primary holds fate of several energy leaders in Congress


Today's primary election in Texas holds the fate of some incumbents who have taken high-profile roles steering energy policy in Congress, Fuelfix reports.


NOAA sought magician, now wants plans to disappear

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency needs illusionist David Copperfield to help escape from criticism over now-canceled plans to hire a speaker to train agency leaders using "magic tools."

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in hot water because on May 1 it posted a notice seeking a magician motivational speaker for a June leadership conference in suburban Maryland. The agency said presentations should include "physical energizers, magic tricks, puzzles, brain teasers, word games, humor and teambuilding exercises." It asked for the performer to create "a unique model of translating magic and principals of the psychology of magic, magic tools, techniques and experiences into a method of teaching leadership."

House Science subcommittee hearing on EPA science

Washington , November 17, 2011, 2:00 pm

House Science Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing, "Fostering Quality Science at EPA: The Need for Common Sense Reform."

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