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Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limits

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of concerns raised by both environmentalist and ...

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Opponents protest proposed Keystone XL in advance of hearing

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FORT PIERRE, S.D. — About 400 opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline gathered in Fort Pierre to protest the long-delayed project. Opponents led by American Indian drummers marched across a Missouri River bridge on Sunday. Critics fear the pipeline could pollute the environment. Proponents say pipelines are safer than trains for transporting oil, and that the Keystone XL ...

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Texas solar company shining across the nation

Austin, Texas-based solar company Circular Energy is branching out of the lone star state and headed east in a new business venture. A national provider of solar energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers, Circular Energy recently announced its expansion to Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. In a press release, Circular announced Rob Liflander will lead the expansion ...

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Keynote speaker at oil, gas conference rails against Obama, looks toward impact of ’16 election

If there’s a lesson to be learned from Obamacare — the single largest focus of Charles Krauthammer’s address to the oil and gas industry at a major conference on Wednesday — it’s that President Barack Obama has forced a national debate over the proper relationship between the state and its citizens. Mr. Krauthammer, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post ...

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White House rallies investors to commit $4 billion to clean energy

WASHINGTON – The White House has pushed foundations, institutional investors and philanthropies to commit more than $4 billion to clean energy projects and help fight climate change, doubling a goal set in February, officials said. The administration issued a call to action early in the year asking them to make commitments on clean energy innovation, and “we’ve seen a really ...

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Obama’s budget is fighting to keep solar energy afloat

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama proposed to Congress a $3.99 trillion budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Aside from the increase in oil and natural gas taxes that had industry leaders in an uproar, the bill also included new plans for renewable energy by implementing a permanent extension of tax credit for solar and wind. The administration used this ...

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Editorial: Pro-drilling forces have a lot to prove

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Lowcountry citizens and tourism interests need a stronger voice on proposed oil drilling off the South Carolina coast. President Barack Obama released Tuesday a draft proposal to make land off our coast available for oil and gas leases for the first time. It would take place under a 5-year plan that could begin in 2017. Seismic testing for oil deposits ...

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Lowcountry leaders, environmentalists await news about Obama offshore drilling proposal

With President Barack Obama’s announcement expected today on a five-year proposal to allow oil drilling off the eastern seaboard from Virginia to Georgia, Lowcountry leaders and activists are awaiting details. The issue has been pushed to the forefront locally by Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, who has spoken out against the practice and is concerned it could damage the environment and ...

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BRIEF: Buck votes to pass Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

Rep. Ken Buck, along with the U.S. House of Representatives, voted Wednesday to pass HR 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan. The resolution will help provide the infrastructure necessary to deliver affordable energy to American households and businesses. It also will help modernize the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permit ...

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Editorial: Soak-the-rich scheme would hurt us all

President Barack O’Robin Hood spoke to the American people Tuesday and promised everything short of maid service. In his last two years, the president will take from the rich and give to the poor — if the Republicans will let him. To fund free college, a tripling of child care support, tax benefits for a select group and higher mandatory ...

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