At Energy Dept., nepotism is ‘open and widely accepted’

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A form of nepotism prohibited within federal agencies has become “open and widely accepted” at the Energy Department, according to a federal watchdog report.Energy Department inspector general Gregory H. Friedman said in the report last week that one of the agency’s senior managers advocated for three of his college-age children to be hired for department internships last year. Continue Reading

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Canada Cut Energy Taxes and Regs as U.S. Policy Falters

May 29, 2012 • Government • Views: 168

From the right side news Our Northern Neighbor Moves to Cut Energy Taxes/Regulation to Boost Its Economy, But Not the U. S. The United States should start taking lessons from Canada regarding oil development and its relationship to a pro-growth regulatory and tax structure.  jerry brown

California governor ordered firing of regulator who cracked down on oil companies

January 31, 2012 • Government • Views: 168

MICHAEL J. MISHAK SACRAMENTO, Calif — SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Late last year, California Gov. Jerry Brown pushed for a top state regulator to ease key requirements for companies seeking to tap California’s oil. www.simplesharebuttons.comShare


Energy Day 2012

January 20, 2012 • Government • Views: 67

An official City of Houston event, Energy Day is a free, family-friendly festival on Saturday, October 20, 2012 that celebrates and highlights the importance of energy in our daily lives. This day-long festival takes place at Hermann Square in front of City Hall in Downtown Houston, Texas. There 00

EPA announces new clean air standards – ignores devastating impact on jobs and our economy

December 22, 2011 • Government • Views: 1573

By Pam Kasey – email New limits on power plant emissions of mercury and other air toxics and a three-year compliance timeline remain essentially as proposed in March in a long-expected U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule issued Dec. 21. “With these standards that were two decades

Frequently Asked Questions About Proposed EPA Regulations

November 21, 2011 • Government • Views: 93

By Steve Gates On the presidential campaign trail, throughout Capitol Hill, and in your neighborhoods there’s been a lot of discussion and debate on how America should move forward with energy policy.  Currently, a lot of those discussions center around whether or not proposed EPA regulations

Former EPA policy chief faults White House for tepid response to GOP attacks

November 19, 2011 • Government, People • Views: 1465

Lawrence Hurley, E&E reporter U.S. EPA‘s former policy chief is accusing the Obama administration of failing to mount a forceful defense of environmental regulations in the face of fierce partisan attacks. Lisa Heinzerling left EPA after a two-year stint last December, just after the 2010

Boost Energy Production to Pay for Highways: GOP

November 17, 2011 • Government • Views: 252

By COREY BOLES WASHINGTON—House Republicans said Thursday they want to expand U.S. domestic energy production and use the increased federal royalties to pay for more bridge and highway repairs and construction—a plan that appears aimed at wrestling control of the jobs debate away from

Evan Bayh: Another regulation means fewer jobs, less reliability

November 9, 2011 • Government • Views: 1758

Coal contributes nearly $2 billion annually to Indiana‘s economy, supporting thousands of Hoosier jobs and keeping energy costs modest. It provides low-cost power to keep our state’s electric bills affordable and our industries competitive. In this time of economic uncertainty and

Critics battle EPA on water

November 2, 2011 • Government • Views: 1714

BY GEORGE DUNCAN – Central Florida’s Agri-Leader New Environmental Protection Agency water quality standards in Florida would cost agricultural industries hundreds of million of dollars and cause sharp increases in food prices, according to state and local agricultural officials. EPA

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