Former Obama team member pushes White House to reject pipeline
April 7th, 2013
05:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Former Obama team member pushes White House to reject pipeline

(CNN) – Bill Burton spent the greater part of the past two years working to get President Barack Obama re-elected.

Now he's in a different job, calling on the president to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project, which Obama's administration last month said would have no significant effect on the environment.
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Fisker, recipient of government loans, lays off 75% of workforce
April 5th, 2013
03:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Fisker, recipient of government loans, lays off 75% of workforce

New York (CNNMoney) - Fisker Automotive, maker of the plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma luxury car, has laid off 75% of its workforce, keeping only a small core group of executives, the company said Friday.

Prior to the lay-offs Fisker had had about 200 employees.

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Filed under: Energy
Activists make voices heard inside and outside Obama's fundraisers
April 4th, 2013
08:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Activists make voices heard inside and outside Obama's fundraisers

San Francisco (CNN) - The Keystone XL pipeline controversy greeted President Barack Obama in San Francisco this week with activists outside one big-dollar fundraising event urging him to reject the energy project.

Although he didn’t mention Keystone specifically in his remarks at Ann and Gordon Getty’s Pacific Heights mansion on Wednesday night, Obama did allude to the tricky balance between protecting the environment and spurring economic growth.
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Filed under: California • Energy • President Obama
Keystone fight explodes (behind the scenes)
April 1st, 2013
11:31 AM ET
1 year ago

Keystone fight explodes (behind the scenes)

(CNN) – Guns. Immigration. The budget. Sure. All hot issues at the moment.

But those watching Washington closely see what may be an even more intense scramble behind-the-scenes: the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Filed under: Congress • Energy
Republicans continue call for Obama to approve pipeline
March 30th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans continue call for Obama to approve pipeline

(CNN) – Republicans pressed President Barack Obama again Saturday to approve the controversial proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska said in the weekly Republican address the Keystone pipeline "is primed to give our economy a shot in the arm and make energy more affordable – and it won't cost the taxpayers a dime."
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Energy plan can 'break the cycle' of oil dependence, Obama says
March 16th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Energy plan can 'break the cycle' of oil dependence, Obama says

Washington (CNN) – Using revenue collected from drilling on public lands to fund alternative energy research will help Americans break their dependence on oil, President Barack Obama predicted in his weekly address on Saturday.

He was speaking in Lemont, Illinois, where on Friday he laid out his plan at a laboratory conducting green energy research.
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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
Obama energy proposal drills to fund clean fuel tech, jobs
March 15th, 2013
10:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama energy proposal drills to fund clean fuel tech, jobs

Washington (CNN) – With climate change as one of his administration's top priorities and the decision on the controversial Keystone pipeline expected at any time, President Obama took his energy message to Chicago Friday.

The president pressed Congress to pass an energy proposal that the administration says would target two billion dollars over ten years to wean cars and trucks from fossil fuels to clean energy and create clean energy jobs.
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Filed under: Energy • Illinois • President Obama
Obama convenes private energy meeting at White House
March 8th, 2013
06:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama convenes private energy meeting at White House

Washington (CNN) - President Obama convened an unannounced energy-policy meeting at the White House on Thursday night with a group of leaders from the business, academic and green energy communities.

One participant characterized the off the record gathering as a chance for the president to talk with people who have different perspectives on energy issues, including the controversial process of natural gas development known as hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking.'
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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
Obama names his choices for three Cabinet positions
March 4th, 2013
12:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama names his choices for three Cabinet positions

(CNN) – Tapping two candidates with a strong mix of business and governmental experience for Cabinet posts, President Barack Obama is naming women to two of the potentially toughest jobs in Washington - director of the Office of Management and Budget, and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He also named an MIT scientist with government experience as his nominee to be energy secretary.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who was nominated Monday for the OMB position, is the head of the Walmart Foundation, the retail chain's charitable organization. If confirmed by the Senate, she would assume a Cabinet-rank position as head of the White House agency that has the herculean task of advising the president on budget matters.

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March 1st, 2013
08:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Not the Keystone pipeline, the 'Obama pipeline'

(CNN) - Van Jones, a former green jobs official in the Obama administration and a CNN contributor, said Friday that if the controversial Keystone oil pipeline is constructed under President Barack Obama's watch, it could become part of his legacy.

"Now it's the 'Obama Pipeline' and it leaks," he said, posing the hypothetical situation of a spill along its 1,700-mile length.
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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
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