Jindal: Legal action 'on the table' to combat EPA rules
June 16th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
3 months ago

Jindal: Legal action 'on the table' to combat EPA rules

(CNN) – Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency is "on the table" in efforts to counter the Obama administration's proposed restrictions on carbon emission from power plants.

The Louisiana Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said Washington is waging a "war on coal," calling the EPA rules part of a "radical ideology" in President Barack Obama's energy policy.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • Rick Perry
What's not in Hillary Clinton's memoir?
June 10th, 2014
01:10 AM ET
3 months ago

What's not in Hillary Clinton's memoir?

Washington(CNN) – How many ways can political reporters, pundits and book reviewers write that Hillary Clinton's memoir "Hard Choices" is devoid of salacious details or titillatingly news?

Many, apparently.

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Grimes: Obama 'targeting Kentucky coal' with new EPA rule
June 4th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
4 months ago

Grimes: Obama 'targeting Kentucky coal' with new EPA rule

(CNN) - Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Senate nominee in Kentucky, released a radio ad Wednesday slamming President Barack Obama for "pie in the sky regulations" aimed at her state's coal industry.

Grimes has made it a point to draw a bold line between herself and the White House - most recently on the Obama administration's new Environmental Protection Agency rule that would drastically reduce carbon emission from power plants.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • President Obama
June 2nd, 2014
08:25 AM ET
4 months ago

Obama's big environmental move: Demanding power plants cut carbon

(CNN) – President Barack Obama is using his executive authority to take his strongest action yet against climate change - proposing new EPA regulations.

The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency will announce a proposal Monday that would require power plants to cut their carbon emissions by 30% by 2030, a source briefed on the matter told CNN.

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Filed under: Energy • Environmental policy • EPA • President Obama
May 22nd, 2014
07:43 AM ET
4 months ago

Green billionaire prepares to attack 'anti-science' Republicans

Washington (CNN) – An environmental advocacy group backed by hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer is set to unleash a seven-state, $100 million offensive against Republican "science deniers" this year, a no-holds-barred campaign-style push from the green billionaire that could help decide which party controls the Senate and key statehouses come November.

The Steyer-backed outside group, NextGen Climate, has billed itself as a progressive, pro-environment counterbalance to the wealthy oil and gas industry - as well as the primary foil to the pro-business Koch brothers and their well-funded conservative donor network.

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Filed under: climate change • Energy • Fundraising • Tom Steyer
Obama highlights climate push with new energy initiatives
May 9th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama highlights climate push with new energy initiatives

Updated 2:40 p.m. ET, 5/9/2014

Mountain View, California (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday announced a series of steps to boost energy efficiency and advance solar priorities in an effort to underscore green-job creation and combat carbon pollution.

Appearing at a Wal-Mart store in Mountain View, California, Obama said generating more clean energy and wasting less overall is good for consumers and the economy.

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May 6th, 2014
10:32 AM ET
5 months ago

White House sets out looming climate risks for U.S., calls for 'urgent action'

Washington (CNN) – Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires.

Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more erratic weather.

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Filed under: climate change • Energy • President Obama • White House
Obama administration pushes back Keystone decision
April 18th, 2014
02:50 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama administration pushes back Keystone decision

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department’s Keystone XL pipeline report – a move that could delay a final decision on the project indefinitely.

The State Department’s report found that the pipeline would not have a significant environmental impact.  It was due to be finalized after a 90-day comment period ended in early May. FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Energy
First on CNN: Republicans hit Landrieu over climate change talk-a-thon
March 11th, 2014
10:09 AM ET
7 months ago

First on CNN: Republicans hit Landrieu over climate change talk-a-thon

(CNN) - Nearly 30 senators staged an overnight debate on the Senate floor Monday night through Tuesday morning, trying to bring attention to what they say is a dire need to combat climate change with legislative action.

But Sen. Mary Landrieu, the new chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was noticeably absent from the demonstration. The vulnerable Democrat faces re-election this fall in Louisiana, a state with large swaths of conservative voters.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • climate change • Energy • Louisiana • Mary Landrieu
Keystone pipeline foes create 'human oil spill' at rally; hundreds arrested
March 2nd, 2014
06:47 PM ET
7 months ago

Keystone pipeline foes create 'human oil spill' at rally; hundreds arrested

(CNN)– Hundreds of students and youth organizers were arrested outside the White House Sunday as they protested against the Keystone XL pipeline under review by the Obama administration.

Some demonstrators zip-tied their hands to the White House fence, and others acted out a "human oil spill," lying on black tarps in front of the White House.

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Filed under: Energy • White House
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