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  • Obama Seeks Climate Legacy as Coal-State Democrats Cringe

    When President Barack Obama reviewed his aides’s ideas for tackling climate change last year, he gave one simple directive: “Don’t skinny it down.”

  • Oil Spill May Spur Support for U.S. Climate Bill, Browner Says

    The BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may help galvanize support for climate-change legislation to overhaul U.S. energy policy, White House adviser Carol Browner said.

  • U.S. Needs New Nuclear Plants to Retain Expertise, Browner Says

    Carol Browner, who resigned as the White House’s top adviser on climate change last year, said the U.S. needs to build new nuclear power plants to retain the technical knowledge.

  • Obama Supports Proposal to Return BP Money to Gulf States, Browner Says

    President Barack Obama supports a proposal that a large portion of any federal penalties paid by BP Plc over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill be returned to the states, White House energy adviser Carol Browner said today.

  • BP May Pay More Than $20 Billion in Claims, Carol Browner Says

    The $20 billion that BP Plc will set aside for claims from the worst oil spill in U.S. history probably won’t be all the company ultimately must pay, President Barack Obama ’s senior energy and environment adviser said.

  • Shale Gas Costing 2/3 Less Than OPEC Oil Incites Water Concern

    When Victoria Switzer awoke on a cold night in March, her dog was staring out the window at the flame roaring from a natural-gas-drilling rig 2,000 feet behind her house. She remembers trees silhouetted in a demonic dance as the plume burned off gas that had been building up under her land.

  • Shale Game

    By John Lippert July, 2010 (Bloomberg Markets) -- Natural gas trapped in bands of rock may deliver abundant energy and billions in profits. Companies and environmentalists are clashing as the world rushes to drill. When Victoria Switzer awoke on a cold night in March, her dog was staring out the window at the flame roaring from a natural- gas-drilling rig 2,000 feet behind her house. She remembers trees silhouetted in a demonic dance as the plume burned off gas that had been building up under her land. She discovered later that such flaring can occur when Cabot Oil & Gas Corp . and dozens more companies drill for gas trapped in shale rock. The deposits, stretching from Texas to New York, and as far away as Australia and China, represent what may be the biggest energy bonanza in decades -- one that Switzer, 57, recalls thinking the Earth isn’t surrendering without a fight, Bloomberg Markets reports in its July issue.

  • Obama Administration to Propose Raising Limit on Liability for Oil Spill

    The Obama administration will propose raising the cap on economic damages from the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and expanding aid to those affected by the leak, the president’s energy and climate change adviser said.

  • BP Persists on `Top Kill,' Prepares Backup Plan to Stop Spill

    BP Plc will use undersea robots to begin cutting damaged pipe from its leaking oil well off Louisiana within the next several days, risking temporarily increasing the flow as it seeks to end the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

  • Oil Spill May Alter Obama's Drilling Expansion Plans

    The worsening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may alter President Barack Obama’s five-year plan to open new areas to offshore oil and natural gas drilling, administration officials said today.

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