House Transportation Bill Draws White House Veto Threat

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 8:18 am

The White House formally threatened a veto of the House version of a surface transportation bill, opening the question of whether any long-term bill will get signed before March when current funding on roads and bridges expires. There are currently different versions of the surface transportation bill moving through each chamber of Congress. The House [...]

House, Senate Bicker Over Surface Transportation Bill

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 12:57 pm

House Republicans are honoring a deep tradition in American politics by trying to save their political skins and their majority through the passage of a highway bill. In past years these would be earmark-laden affairs designed to channel resources to particular districts and bolster the case for re-election. That’s not quite the case this year. [...]

Interior Secretary Assures Alaska on Drilling Permits

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 8:55 am

The President announced the first fuel economy standard for heavy duty trucks today, which the Administration claims will reduce oil consumption by 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas emissions by 270 million metric tons. It will also save businesses which use and operate commercial vehicles $50 billion in fuel costs. The standards would kick in [...]

Obama Opens Part of National Petroleum Reserve In Alaska to Leases for Drilling

By: Saturday May 14, 2011 9:35 am

President Obama announced in his weekly address a plan to open part of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to oil drilling. Through an executive order, the President would also extend leases in the Gulf of Mexico for oil concerns that were subject to the moratorium on deepwater drilling after the BP oil disaster, as [...]

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