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Year-end bill to impact energy industry for years to come Posted on 03 Feb 2016 in the Current Issue categories.

Several agreements were reached that will impact the energy industry for years to come following the completion of the first session of the 114th Congress. Among the agreements Congress passed... Read more»

EPA rules look to change how the US generates electricity Posted on 02 Oct 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured categories.

President Obama has made reducing greenhouse gases a priority during both of his presidential campaigns, in his addresses to Congress and in his major policy speeches. During his time in... Read more»

President acting on promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Posted on 01 May 2015 in the Current Issue & Featured & Government categories.

There are two years left in President Barack Obama’s term; there is a Republican majority in the Senate and House of Representatives; and there is no national, comprehensive energy policy... Read more»

Republican victory changes landscape on energy, environmental issues Posted on 31 Dec 2014 in the Current Issue & Featured & Government categories.

Predicting a legislative agenda soon after a mid-term election is anyone’s guess, as the winners make claims of a mandate for action, while the losers deny a mandate exists. This... Read more»

Energy issues are at the forefront of many congressional races Posted on 05 Jul 2014 in the Current Issue & Government categories.

The midterm elections are less than six months away, and members of Congress have largely abandoned any pretense of legislating. They’ve instead turned their complete focus to their campaigns. Although... Read more»

President executing far-reaching orders on climate change initiatives Posted on 01 Apr 2014 in the Business & Current Issue & Government categories.

This year may be a simple one in Congress. House Republicans have said they will not pass any major legislation, period. There will be no tax reform, changes to the... Read more»

Wrangling on health care law damages legislative agendas Posted on 11 Dec 2013 in the Business & Current Issue & Government categories.

What a difference a month makes. Or does it? In September, Americans watched anxiously to see if Congress would actually close the federal government and default on our debt. When... Read more»

Second-term agenda once full of promise now clouded in controversies Posted on 06 Jun 2013 in the Current Issue & Government categories.

Five months into his second term of office, President Barack Obama finds his administration mired in many scandals still in the making: sexual misconduct in the military, the targeting of... Read more»

Energy on backburner, but pipeline possibilities aplenty Posted on 17 Apr 2013 in the Current Issue & Government categories.

With the consuming focus on sequestration and the federal budget, energy issues appear to be a low priority in Congress and at the White House this year. Moreover, the great... Read more»

Signs in Washington point to renewed focus on energy, environmental policies Posted on 06 Feb 2013 in the Current Issue & Government categories.

The hard-fought elections are over, the fiscal cliff has been avoided in the near term, President Barack Obama has been sworn in and he has begun to articulate his agenda... Read more»