Laurence Tribe, Obama’s legal mentor, attacks EPA power plant rule

Politico March 3, 2015 By Erica Martinson Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attaching himself to an unlikely bedfellow in his growing efforts to take down President Barack Obama’s climate plan. Liberal legal lion Laurence Tribe, a Harvard law professor who taught constitutional law to President Barack Obama, is the new GOP darling in the […]

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Refiners can handle the flood of light U.S. crude

Fuel Fix March 18, 2015 By Jennifer A. Dlouhy U.S. refiners are boosting their capacity to process the light sweet crude now flooding out of wells nationwide, despite previously gearing up for heavier imported varieties, according to a report issued Wednesday. The Veris Consulting analysis, based on a survey of refiners (representing 61 percent of […]

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Impact of proposed ozone regulation on Kansas uncertain

The Topeka Capital-Journal Mar. 7, 2015 By Megan Hart The economic impact in Kansas of reducing ozone limits could be minimal, devastating, or perhaps something in between, depending on whose numbers are accurate. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed reducing the limit for ozone at ground level from 75 parts per billion to 65 […]

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Oil CEOs Press Obama Administration to Lift Export Ban

Bloomberg Mar. 12, 2015 By Dawn Kopecki and Bradley Olson About a dozen U.S. drilling executives, including ConocoPhillips Chief Executive Officer Ryan Lance, were in Washington this week trying to persuade White House officials and lawmakers to lift the 40-year ban on U.S. oil exports, according to two people familiar with the meetings. Chief executives […]

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Ozone rules would hurt Michigan

The Detroit News Mar. 5, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to decrease ozone in the atmosphere by lowering acceptable federal standards of the gas. But the efforts are unnecessary, especially considering certain levels of ozone exist organically near the ground. And with a $90 billion per year price tag, new regulations — which […]

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Oil chief: Crude export debate about education

The Hill Mar. 3, 2015 By Timothy Cama The head of oil producer ConocoPhillips Co. said that the key to moving forward on allowing crude oil exports will be to educate policymakers and the public about the issue. Ryan Lance, the company’s chief executive officer, said people need to understand the “counterintuitive” fact that, while […]

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