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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Technology to capture and store carbon seen as indispensable for coal to compete with cleaner natural gas in a low-carbon era.
WASHINGTON—Two days before Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency...
Sep 23, 2013 | Read More
Ted Steyer
Obama's biggest supporters are busy helping him pursue his climate agenda. One billionaire is creating pressure and space for him to reject Keystone.
As President Obama begins the gargantuan task of selling his climate agenda to the American people...
Jul 10, 2013 | Read More
President Barack Obama delivers climate speech
As the media tries to make sense of Obama's obscure remarks on Keystone, the president becomes both an opponent and supporter of the project.
In a long-awaited, 50-minute speech Tuesday President Obama made clear what his plans are for...
Jun 27, 2013 | Read More
President Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Feb. 13, 2013
Some see the president’s plan as an opportunity to expand drilling to protected public lands, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
WASHINGTON—With a couple of lines tucked into his State of the Union speech this month, President...
Feb 25, 2013 | Read More
Sunday's 40,000-person strong Keystone XL protest in Washington, and several solidarity rallies, grabbed headlines across the country.
As many as 40,000 protesters from 30 states descended on the White House on Sunday and demanded...
Feb 18, 2013 | Read More
President Barack Obama
News analysis: In his SOTU, the president was navigating through familiar political crosswinds—including GOP opposition and adamant demands from activists.
2/13/13: This story has been updated to include a statement by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. WASHINGTON...
Feb 13, 2013 | Read More
Protesters rally in Portland, Maine, against possible plans to pipe oil from Can
'We're trying to build the social movement' in the United States against expansion of Canadian tar sands oil extraction, says organizer.
President Obama hasn't publicly drawn a connection between climate change and the Keystone XL...
Jan 31, 2013 | Read More
Sen. John Kerry/Credit: Center for American Progress, flickr
Climate change is among the 'life threatening issues' that define U.S. foreign policy, he tells Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Sen. John Kerry made it clear Thursday that he will play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of the...
Jan 24, 2013 | Read More
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson speaks at the GreenGov Symposium in September 201
EPA and DOE leaders are key to Obama's environmental legacy as Congress remains deadlocked on climate change policies.
As a stalemated Congress shies away from taking serious action on climate change, environmentalists...
Dec 10, 2012 | Read More
Environmentalists are optimistic that the electoral defeat of 11 of a targeted 'dirty dozen' sends a signal and opens new possibilities for action.
Statistically, the November elections seemed a win for the status quo in Washington—neither chamber...
Nov 27, 2012 | Read More