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Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014

U.N. chief tries to kick-start sagging enthusiasm for climate deal

LONDON/WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – United Nations
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this month hopes to reinvigorate
the years-long effort to forge a global climate deal, even as
concerns grow over whether the final pact will be rigorous
enough to address threats to the environment.

Ban wants heads of state at a Sept. 23 gathering in New York
to outline how their countries will contribute to a mutual goal
to contain rising temperatures, said Selwin Hart, the Barbadian
diplomat helping to spearhead the conference. The final deal is
due to be signed in Paris in 2015.

Sep 2, 2014
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Sep 1, 2014
Sep 1, 2014

Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye told a visiting U.S. delegation of lawmakers on the House of Representatives energy committee on Aug. 11 that tapping into the gusher of ultra-light, sweet crude emerging from places like Texas and North Dakota was a priority, the lawmakers said.

Sep 1, 2014

From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease US oil export ban

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Washington is facing
growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on
crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the
European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments
overseas.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye told a visiting U.S.
delegation of lawmakers on the House of Representatives energy
committee on Aug. 11 that tapping into the gusher of
ultra-light, sweet crude emerging from places like Texas and
North Dakota was a priority, the lawmakers said.

Sep 1, 2014

Texas lawmaker Barton backs lifting oil export ban despite peers’ misgivings

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – A senior U.S. Congressman
from Texas has come out in full support of the United States
lifting the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports, putting him at
odds with fellow House Republicans wary of weighing in on the
controversial issue.

Rep. Joe Barton, who until now has maintained a relatively
neutral public stance on a topic that has divided Republican
members of the House energy and commerce committee, told Reuters
in a statement that the time was right for the United States to
overhaul its long-standing restrictions on exporting crude oil.

Aug 30, 2014