Topic: National Resources Defense Council
Republicans tried to force Obama's hand on the permit to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and now he's forced theirs. The fight may not be over, signaling that energy will be a 2012 campaign issue.
Speaker Boehner accuses Obama of 'selling out American jobs for politics,' but Keystone pipeline operator TransCanada says it will submit plans for a rerouted project later this year.
A controversial oil-sands pipeline operated by a Canadian oil company was ordered shut down Friday on charges that its continued operation would be hazardous to lives and the environment.
06/04/2011 06:02 pm
The Gulf oil spill leaves the region's seafood industry with a serious image problem, the same challenge it took Alaskan fishermen 10 years to overcome after Exxon Valdez. How long will it take to restore the American consumer's confidence in the Gulf brand?
09/24/2010 03:44 pm
California's building commission adopted the first statewide green building code this week. Environmental groups welcomed the new standards, which mandate water use reductions and waste recycling in new buildings, but were critical of its rating system.
01/15/2010 01:08 pm
In his address to Congress Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama emphasized how developing clean energy and improving efficiency is essential to rescuing the economy.
02/25/2009 12:00 am
On Monday, President Barack Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider a waiver request by California and 13 other states to set standards on auto emissions – including those of greenhouse gases – that are tougher than federal standards.
01/26/2009 12:00 am
The $15 billion draft bailout comes with strict conditions and immense federal oversight.
12/10/2008 12:00 am
To the delight of many environmental groups across the country, California Democrat Henry Waxman has ousted fellow Democrat John Dingell of Michigan from his post as chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
11/20/2008 12:00 am
The White House is proposing to let federal agencies decide for themselves whether construction projects could harm listed species.
08/12/2008 01:00 am