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In a major setback for Arctic drilling, the Obama administration cancels two oil lease sales

Published: 
Mon, 10/26/2015 (All day)

Citing Shell’s decision to indefinitely cancel plans to explore for oil in the Chukchi Sea after drilling an initial, unsuccessful test well, the Interior Department late Friday announced it was canceling two Arctic ocean oil lease sales scheduled for 2016 and 2017. The agency also cited a lack industry nominations of specific areas of exploration interest as a reason for not going forward.

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Climate Study Puts Diplomatic Pressure on Obama

Published: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:07pm

A sweeping new study on the effects of climate change — which the report says is already disrupting the lives and livelihoods of the poorest people across the planet — creates a diplomatic challenge for President Obama, who hopes to make action on both climate change and economic inequality hallmarks of his legacy.

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White House Unveils Plans to Cut Methane Emissions

Published: 
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 9:31pm
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas production.

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New Fracking Rules Proposed for U.S. Land

Published: 
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 9:23pm
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Thursday issued a new set of proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands, moving further to address industry concerns about the costs and reporting burdens of federal regulation.

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Administration to Press Ahead With Carbon Limits

Published: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 8:33am
Category: 
Energy

The Obama administration on Friday announced that it was not backing down from a confrontation with the coal industry and would press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies.