A U.S. Senate committee approved a bill that would bypass President Barack Obama and permit the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, part of a drive by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to force a vote by the full Senate.
Even by the standards of the U.S. Congress, where committee chairmen traditionally wield their gavel for the benefit of home-state industries, Mary Landrieu’s unapologetic boosterism of Louisiana’s energy interests is drawing notice.
Bloomberg BNA —House and Senate Republicans tell Bloomberg BNA they intend to make the Environmental Protection Agency's newly proposed power plant carbon dioxide standards a key issue in the fall 2014 midterm elections.
Bloomberg BNA — Warning of catastrophic impacts to electricity reliability and the middle class, Republicans and coal-state Democrats vowed to fight the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution limits on power plants.
U.S. Senate Democrats who back TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline are pressing Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote to bypass President Barack Obama’s administration by forcing the project’s approval.
More than half the U.S. population lives in coastal areas that are “increasingly vulnerable” to the effects of climate change, which will ripple throughout the U.S. economy, a White House advisory group’s report concluded.
U.S. President Barack Obama plans to personally unveil proposed carbon-emissions rules for power plants, elevating climate change policy as a top tier issue for his final two years in office, according to two people familiar with White House strategy.
Senator John Barrasso , a Wyoming Republican, led lawmakers from western states in introducing legislation to boost production of oil on federal lands, a day after Democrats blocked legislation to raise offshore output.