Conservative

Senate Urged to Include NTSB Proposals in Pipe Safety Bill

After meeting with members of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Wednesday, Tea party conservative Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called on the Senate to incorporate recommendations from the NTSB’s probe of the San Bruno, CA, explosion in its pipeline safety reauthorization legislation, including removing a provision in the current bill that would grandfather older pipelines from having to install certain safety devices.

October 6, 2011

Tea Party Senator Tries to Block Pipe Safety Legislation

Tea Party conservative Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has placed a procedural hold on pipeline safety reauthorization legislation, which would block the measure from coming up for a vote on the Senate floor and possibly prevent it from clearing Congress this year.

October 3, 2011

Tea Party Senator Tries to Block Pipe Safety Legislation

Tea Party conservative Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has placed a procedural hold on pipeline safety reauthorization legislation, which would block the measure from coming up for a vote on the Senate floor and possibly prevent it from clearing Congress this year.

September 29, 2011

Ottawa Ready to Intervene on Fracking If Necessary

Canada’s environment minister indicated that the federal government in Ottawa was keeping a close eye on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and was prepared to intervene if it thought either the provincial or territorial governments weren’t doing enough to safely regulate the procedure.

June 22, 2011

Murkowski’s Senate Seat Hangs on Final Ballot Count

Absentee ballots are yet to be counted, but initial election results show a surprise upset of incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski by Joe Miller, a little-known conservative Tea Party candidate in the Alaska Republican primary Aug. 24. As ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Murkowski has been a leader on the Republican side of the Senate on energy issues.

August 30, 2010

FOIA Filed to Obtain Documents on Bush-Era Leasing Plan

A conservative group last Monday put pressure on the Obama administration to disclose the breakdown of the half-million public comments that it received on the Bush-era five-year plan (2010-2015) to open more offshore areas to oil and natural gas leasing.

November 2, 2009

FOIA Filed to Obtain Documents on Bush-Era Leasing Plan

A conservative group Monday put pressure on the Obama administration to disclose the breakdown of the half-million public comments that it received on the Bush-era five-year plan (2010-2015) to open more offshore areas to oil and natural gas leasing.

October 28, 2009

California Regulators Reject Gas Rate Reallocation

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Thursday rejected a request from the state’s major private-sector utilities to reduce the burden on businesses that pay a disproportionate amount of the surcharge on monthly natural gas utility bills that goes for public purpose programs, such as those that assist low-income customers with their bills.

March 16, 2009

Apache CEO: ‘Frenzied Boom Time Coming to a Halt’

Apache Corp.’s conservative spending strategy and solid credit rating proved a powerful tonic as the financial markets began to panic, CEO G. Steven Farris said last week.

November 3, 2008

Apache CEO: ‘Frenzied Boom Time Coming to a Halt’

Apache Corp.’s conservative spending strategy and solid credit rating have proved a powerful tonic as the financial markets began to panic, CEO G. Steven Farris said Thursday.

October 31, 2008