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  • Why the Senate climate bill is on life support

     
    Monday was to be a launch party for supporters of a congressional push to limit greenhouse gas emissions and boost domestic energy production. Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) were to roll out their......
  • A climate bill by any other name...

     
    By Jim Tankersley Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Ct.) officially rolled out their stab at an energy and climate bill on Wednesday, and the early reception was largely what they'd hoped for: Most environmental groups embraced the plan;.......
  • U.S. tax breaks favor oil industry

     
    Residents of Grand Isle, La. express their frustration with BP Monday. (EPA/Bevil Knapp) by Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger It was close to 2 a.m. when Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and others on a House-Senate conference committee saw......
  • Big oil: oversight not the problem

     
    by Jim Tankersley and Jennifer Martinez Oil and gas companies have told the Obama administration that environmental regulations for deep-water drilling rigs do not immediately need to be toughened because the Deepwater Horizon explosion was an...
  • Gulf oil spill: Congress moves oil legislation

     
    Far-reaching legislation that would impose new environmental safeguards on offshore drilling, repeal oil industry-friendly provisions of the 2005 Energy Policy Act and hit producers with a new tax to fund conservation programs gained ground in Congress on...
  • Big Oil ramps up lobbying post-BP spill

     
    Tom Hamburger and Julia Love have a must-read on how the oil industry has spent big money on lobbyists since the April 20 disaster at the Deepwater Horizon rig. The American Petroleum Institute, the chief advocacy group for the oil......
  • U.S. Gasoline Demand at Lowest Level in Six Years

     
    A sluggish economy and an overall increase in the fuel efficiency of the U.S. vehicle fleet have reduced demand for gasoline to levels not seen since June 2004, according to the American Petroleum Institute. In June, the U.S. needed 9.18......
  • Why 2 million (promised) green jobs couldn't sell a climate bill

     
    From the early days of the Obama administration, environmentalists believed that they had found the message to carry them to victory in what promised to be a grueling debate over energy and climate policy. It was this: At a time......
  • Gulf oil spill: Reaction to lifting of drilling moratorium is mixed [Updated]

     
    Reaction to the Obama administration's move to lift the 4-month-old moratorium on deep-water drilling was swift Tuesday. The American Petroleum Institute welcomed the move but asked for swift approval of permits: While we are pleased that the Interior...
  • Shell Talks Gas Mileage and Latest Motor Oils

     
    Motor oil is moving ahead to GF-5. Why should you care? Well, it went on sale beginning Oct. 1, it protects engine and emissions components incrementally better than GF-4, and it???s responsible for roughly 0.2 percent better overall fuel economy,......
  • Obama decision on polar bear status closely watched

     
    A long-simmering dispute about government protection of the polar bear has drawn in leading environmental law groups and the country’s most powerful business organizations. Both sides are concerned about the effect that a decision on the bear's status...