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Trump Reversal of Obama's Drilling Ban May Be Difficult, Experts Say
The announcement by the Obama administration that vast areas of Arctic and Atlantic oceans are off-limits to offshore drilling may be harder for President-elect Trump to overturn than other actions the president has taken. Concerns over how Trump and his cabinet picks -- which include the CEO of
Democratic Presidential Candidates: Where They Agree and Disagree on Climate
This month in Paris, the United States along with nearly 200 other countries signed arguably the most sweeping international environmental agreement in history. Republicans were quick to dismiss it. In stark contrast, all three Democratic presidential candidates argue that climate change is an
Feds Slam Shell for 'Inadequate Assessment of Risks' During Last Trip to the Arctic
Just weeks after the Obama administration approved Royal Dutch Shell 's plan to resume drilling in the Arctic, a federal agency has concluded the oil giant failed to properly assess risks during the company's last trip to the icy region in 2012. The report, released Thursday by the National
Landrieu Criticized for Re-Enacting Congressional Hearing in Ad
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., drew the ire of conservatives for reenacting scenes from Senate hearings in her most recent campaign ad.
Roundtable II: This Week in Politics
George Will, Haley Barbour, Bill Burton, Nia-Malika Henderson, David Ignatius.
Rick Santorum Says America Should Apologize for Afghanistan Shooting
BILOXI, Miss. – Rick Santorum said today that if a U.S. soldier shot and killed 16 civilians, as U.S. officials have suggested, then the Afghan people deserve an apology. After an energy conference here, Santorum told reporters that the incident needs to be investigated further, calling...
Politicians wrangle over Gulf oil spill
The Obama administration should have allowed local officials more authority in responding to last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill and shouldn't have banned deep-water drilling in the Gulf after the spill, Republican Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi said at a House hearing Thursday. "Sometimes BP
House Poised to Act to Open Domestic Energy Production
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson reports: As gasoline prices approach record levels and the summer driving season quickly approaches, the House of Representatives is likely to take up three bills aimed at increasing domestic energy production when Congress reconvenes May...
BP Oil Spill Complicates Obama's Clean Energy Push
One Year Later, Environmental Groups Say White House, Democrats Failed to Keep Promises
Small oil drillers say new rules threaten wildcatters' survival
This oil-and-gas platform once bustled with activity. More than a dozen workers toiled aboard it round-the-clock to corral the 12,000 barrels of high-grade crude gushing up each day from reservoirs below. Today, the platform, 43 miles off Louisiana’s coast, is eerily quiet. Six workers periodically