Environmental groups are stepping up pressure on President Barack Obama to issue the first greenhouse-gas limits for power plants as the utility industry seeks to weaken the standards before a deadline next month.
President Barack Obama, whose inaugural address made climate change a second-term priority, could bypass Congress and implement much of his environmental agenda unilaterally through regulations and executive action.
Former SAC Capital Advisors LP junior portfolio managers Noah Freeman and Donald Longueuil were charged with insider trading while working at the $12 billion hedge fund, the latest round of charges in a nationwide crackdown by federal prosecutors.
From NASCAR and YouTube to campaign donations and Washington lobbyists, coal supporters are embracing an all-of-the-above strategy to defend the industry against what they consider regulatory overreach in Washington.
Senate Democrats’ decision to scale back energy legislation disappointed environmentalists, some utilities and the Obama administration, which took office promising to steer the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels.
The Republican-majority House of Representatives voted to delay or repeal at least 40 environmental protection measures last year, leading one group to call it “the most anti-environment” Congress in history.
The Senate committee with primary jurisdiction for U.S. energy policy added Joe Manchin , the former West Virginia governor who won office after using climate-change legislation for target practice in a 2010 ad.