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Lands Bill Clears House on Second Try; Next Stop White House

The House Wednesday approved by a two-to-one majority the $10-11 billion lands bill on its second try, sending the measure to the White House for President Obama’s signature following a contentious, protracted debate in Congress.

March 26, 2009

Republican Senators Urge Obama to Spur OCS Development

A coalition of 35 Republican senators led by Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, Kit Bond of Missouri and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has called on the White House to tap new domestic oil and natural gas resources and to expeditiously complete the administration’s five-year plan for developing resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

March 4, 2009

California Governor Repeats Opposition to Lifting Offshore Ban

Clashing directly with the White House again, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wasted no time Wednesday making public his continued opposition to lifting the moratorium on offshore oil/gas drilling along the coast of California and other coastal sates.

June 19, 2008

High U.S. Reserves Levels Not Seen Since the ’70s

Not since 1976 — when Peter Frampton was on the radio and Jimmy Carter was heading to the White House — have U.S. proved reserves of natural gas stood as high as they did last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).

November 12, 2007

Producers Top Off Nation’s Gas Reserves to Levels Not Seen in 30 Years

Not since 1976 — when Peter Frampton was on the radio and Jimmy Carter was heading to the White House — have U.S. proved reserves of natural gas stood as high as they did last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).

November 6, 2007

‘Climate Change Is Energy Policy,’ CPUC President Says

Even the once skeptical White House has come to agree that nationally and internationally “climate change must be one of the drivers of energy policy at every level,” California’s chief regulator, Michael Peevey, told a receptive audience Oct. 10 in San Francisco before the Business Council for Sustainable Energy’s 2007 conference.

October 22, 2007

‘Climate Change Is Energy Policy,’ CPUC President Says

Even the long-criticized White House has come to agree that nationally and internationally “climate change must be one of the drivers of energy policy at every level,” California’s chief regulator, Michael Peevey, told a receptive audience last Wednesday in San Francisco before the Business Council for Sustainable Energy’s 2007 conference.

October 18, 2007

White House Outlines ‘Basic Framework’ for Veto-Proof Energy Bill

The White House sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Monday that outlines a “basic framework” for an energy bill that would not trigger a presidential veto.

October 17, 2007

People

The White House has tapped Walter Lukken to be chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Lukken has been acting chairman since late June, when then-Chairman Reuben Jeffery III resigned the agency.

September 11, 2007

Horned Frogs Digging for Championships — and Gas

The football stadium at Texas Christian University (TCU), which swells in the fall with the purple-and-white clad students and fans who are better known as the Horned Frogs, soon will be sharing space with natural gas drillers.

August 8, 2007