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SEN. BOXER Introduces Carbon Tax Bill Three Months After WH Promised ‘We Would Never Propose’ One | CNS News

By at February 15, 2013 | 12:10 am

SEN. BOXER Introduces Carbon Tax Bill Three Months After WH Promised ‘We Would Never Propose’ One | CNS News

By Craig Bannister, February 14, 2013 Today, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced a bill to levy a carbon tax. But, back on Nov. 15 of last year, Pres. Obama's press secretary promised the administration would "never" do so. According to Reuters, the new tax law "would set a $20 tax for each ton of carbon dioxide equivalent a polluter would emit beyond a set limit, ... Go To Article

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CALIFORNIA: Shale oil deposit a possible boon to struggling California, but state wary, enviros opposed | Fox News

By at February 9, 2013 | 12:15 pm

CALIFORNIA: Shale oil deposit a possible boon to struggling California, but state wary, enviros opposed | Fox News

Published February 09, 2013FoxNews.com A vast, untapped oil reserve in California is emerging as perhaps one of the state’s best opportunities to improve its still struggling economy, but exploration and production efforts face resistance from the powerful environmental lobby and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration that appears not to be fully sold on the ... Go To Article

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FRACKING IN CA:: Brown vs. Green: Clash of the Titans in California | Via Meadia

By at February 6, 2013 | 12:45 am

FRACKING IN CA:: Brown vs. Green: Clash of the Titans in California | Via Meadia

Massive shale oil reserves could give California one of the biggest oil booms on Earth, but the uber-powerful California green lobby is gearing up for the fight of its life. The stakes of the battle could be huge, reports the New York Times. Hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs for Californians, versus environmental concerns about fracking, pipelines, and ... Go To Article

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ENERGY: Major changes from oil revolution – WashTimes

By at February 5, 2013 | 12:40 am

ENERGY: Major changes from oil revolution – WashTimes

By Patrice Hill-The Washington Times Monday, February 4, 2013 -- For Americans who came of age in an era marked by worries about scarce world oil supplies, dominant international oil cartels and unrest in the Middle East, the times are changing — quickly. Technologies bred in America are unlocking reserves of oil that for decades were considered out of reach. With ... Go To Article

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FRACKING:: New Gas Extraction Methods Alter Global Balance of Power – DER SPIEGEL

By at February 4, 2013 | 10:36 am

FRACKING:: New Gas Extraction Methods Alter Global Balance of Power – DER SPIEGEL

By SPIEGEL Staff -- The United States is sitting on massive natural gas and oil reserves that have the potential to shift the geopolitical balance in its favor. Worries are increasing in Russia and the Arab states of waning influence and falling market prices. Williston, North Dakota, is a bleak little city in the vast American prairie. It's dusty in the summer and ... Go To Article

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CALIFORNIA: Solar development absorbing Calif. farmland – AP

By at February 3, 2013 | 12:40 am

CALIFORNIA: Solar development absorbing Calif. farmland – AP

By TRACIE CONE, Feb 2, 6:09 PM EST -- Solar development absorbing Calif. farmland FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- There's a land rush of sorts going on across the nation's most productive farming region, but these buyers don't want to grow crops. They want to plant solar farms. With California mandating that 33 percent of electricity be generated from renewables by the ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: DC Power Plant Continues To Burn Coal, Environmentalists Fume

By at January 29, 2013 | 9:58 am

ENERGY:: DC Power Plant Continues To Burn Coal, Environmentalists Fume

by KERRY PICKET 28 Jan 2013 -- Washington, DC local residents and environmentalists gathered at a meeting room in a Methodist Church on Capitol Hill last Thursday to discuss their dissatisfaction with the Capitol Hill cogeneration plant. The plant, which was completely coal fired for almost one hundred years, exclusively heats the capitol. However, since 2007, ... Go To Article

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STRASSEL: The Real Obama Climate Deal – WSJ

By at January 25, 2013 | 12:40 am

STRASSEL: The Real Obama Climate Deal – WSJ

By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL, POTOMAC WATCH, January 24, 2013 -- To approve natural gas exports and other energy projects, the president may demand a carbon tax President Obama set off a guessing game this week as to what he intended with his inaugural promise to double down on climate change. There's no need to guess. California Democrat Barbara Boxer, the Senate's ... Go To Article

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STEVEN HAYWARD: We’re Kicking Some Fracking Butt Here | PowerLine

By at January 25, 2013 | 12:10 am

STEVEN HAYWARD: We’re Kicking Some Fracking Butt Here | PowerLine

JANUARY 24, 2013,  BY STEVEN HAYWARD IN ENERGY POLICY -- Not sure whether we have added to the chorus about the new documentary Fracknation that debuted this week, from the dynamic Irish film duo Philem McAleer and Ann McElhinney and co-director Magdalena Segieda.  (We did have a brief squib featuring McElhinney in myhighlight reel from CPAC last February.) ... Go To Article

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KEYSTONE PIPELINE XL:: Mr. Obama’s second chance on Keystone XL pipeline – WaPo

By at January 24, 2013 | 10:51 am

KEYSTONE PIPELINE XL:: Mr. Obama’s second chance on Keystone XL pipeline – WaPo

By Editorial Board, Published: January 23 -- PRESIDENT OBAMA rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline this time last year, a result that Canada had every reason to be dismayed by, as did Americans whom the project would have employed. The issue is coming back, and the president has even less reason to nix the project than he did last time. After years of federal ... Go To Article

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