WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to curb the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on carbon emissions from power plants cleared a hurdle in the House of Representatives on Thursday but faces bleak prospects of becoming law.
The Republican-controlled House passed the bill by a 229-183 vote but the Senate, in which Democrats hold a majority, has no timetable to consider the legislation. President Barack Obama already has threatened to veto the bill.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which it says will reduce asthma and heart attacks in the United States.
The so-called Tier 3 rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency have been under development since President Barack Obama issued a memorandum instructing the agency to develop them in 2010.
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – As the years-long fight over
the Keystone XL pipeline grinds toward resolution, green groups
are broadening their focus to include the possibility that the
Obama administration will loosen curbs on how much oil and gas
the United States exports.
One such group, Oil Change International, plans to declare
on Monday that lifting the decades-old ban on U.S. crude oil
exports would undercut promises made by President Barack Obama
last summer to protect the climate.