Articles Tagged 'energy'

Maine’s most expensive ballot fight ever unites natural gas companies and environmentalists

The fate of a clean energy transmission line lies in the hands of Mainers this fall in a ballot battle so fierce it’s broken political… READ MORE

Coal miners ask Obama to stop ‘absolute lies’

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October 16, 2012
By CASEY JUNKINS – the Herald-Star BEALLSVILLE – Coal miners at the American Energy Corp. Century Mine said they want President Barack Obama to stop what they term the war on coal – and to stop spreading mistruths about them. Miners gathered Friday afternoon to express their opposition to Obamas energy and environmental policies, which they believe threaten their jobs.… READ MORE

Romney says to lay out comprehensive energy plan

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August 22, 2012
By Steve Holland MIDLAND, Texas, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped oil executives for nearly $7 million on Tuesday and… READ MORE

White House renews veto threat over Keystone

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April 18, 2012
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday renewed its threat to veto legislation to fund U.S. transportation projects responsible… READ MORE

Alaska champions $40bn pipeline plan

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March 22, 2012
By Ed Crooks, Financial Times BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips are in discussions about a $40bn project to export liquefied natural gas from Alaska to Asia, potentially opening up large but stranded reserves that currently have no route to market. According to people close to the negotiations, the three companies and state authorities hope to reach agreement next week over a… READ MORE

Keystone pipeline: Southern portion should be expedited, Obama says

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March 22, 2012
By DARREN GOODE and DAN BERMAN | Politico
CUSHING, Okla. — President Barack Obama will use Thursday’s visit to Oklahoma to announce that he’s ordered
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GOP on Keystone: This isn’t over

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March 9, 2012
By Andrew Restuccia – The Hill Republicans vowed to continue aggressively pushing for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline Thursday shortly after the Senate narrowly rejected a GOP-backed measure to greenlight the project. The Senate Republicans who authored the Keystone provision told reporters they are working with House GOP leadership to ensure that a measure fast-tracking approval of the… READ MORE

In a Nod to Gas Prices, Obama Talks About Energy

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February 24, 2012
By MARK LANDLER, The New York Times
MIAMI — President Obama, confronted by the political perils of surging gas prices in an election year, on Thursday defended his efforts to wean the United States off imported oil, even as he conceded there was little he could do in the short run to ease the pain at the pump. Speaking to …
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State of the Union Speech Will Call for Expanding U.S. Oil and Gas Production

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January 24, 2012

By DEBORAH SOLOMON And LAURA MECKLER, The Wall Street Journal

President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union speech on Tuesday to call for an increase in domestic energy production, said people familiar with the plans. Mr. Obama is expected to tout the economic and energy security benefits of increased U.S. oil and gas production, a message unlikely… READ MORE

New re-election TV ad defends Obama’s energy record

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January 19, 2012
By Matea Gold, The Los Angeles Times
Pushing back aggressively at his critics, President Obama’s reelection campaign is launching its first television ad campaign of the race Thursday with a spot that defends his ethics and energy policy.The commercial fires back at the conservative organizationAmericans for Prosperity, which launched its own $6 million ad campaign this week attacking the Obama …
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