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Wolf likely will face difficult dealings with GOP

Pennsylvania’s governor-elect was brimming with excitement Tuesday night as he claimed victory before a hometown crowd at the Utz Arena in York. “Let’s get started,” Democrat Tom Wolf said. Wolf has an ambitious agenda, but he will likely face a massive budget deficit when he takes over the executive suite on the second floor of the Capitol in January — ...

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225 new jobs reported in La. biofuel industry

The clean energy industry in Louisiana saw growth in the third quarter, and that growth brought additional jobs. The financial period saw the addition of 225 new jobs in the green energy sector, according to a recent Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) report. All of these jobs came from recent biofuel refinery projects that have been cropping up in the state. The ...

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Emboldened Republicans to strike early on Keystone pipeline approval

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 – Senate Republicans will charge ahead early in 2015 with a bill to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a move that would back President Barack Obama into a corner and set the tone for how the party taking control of Congress will govern the next two years. The $8 billion project, which would ...

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Energy and the environment are top priorities in election races

Many candidates on today’s ballots are pushing energy and environmental issues more than immigration and Obamacare. While ballots are being checked and “I voted” stickers are being handed out, campaign ads show that Republicans and Democrats are viewing energy and environmental issues as top priorities in this year’s race. According to data collected by Kantar Media Intelligence, between October 20 ...

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Top 5 stories of the week

Here are the top 5 stories from Marcellus.com for the week of Oct. 13 through Oct. 17.   1. West Virginia company finds paths for Marcellus pipeline projects No mountain, valley or stream has ever stumped Energy Surveys, said the Clarksburg, W.Va.-based company that routes pipelines carrying oil and gas. Roads, on the other hand, can be a little trickier. “Roads ...

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House Republicans to push gas exports

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By Ben Wolfgang from The Washington Times House Republicans will move forward this week with legislation to expedite exports of American natural gas, which supporters argue will help Europe and Ukraine break their dependence on Russian fuel and cut Moscow’s influence in the region. The move comes as the Obama administration sharpens its rhetoric on the issue after initially dismissing liquefied natural gas exports as a meaningful, immediate response to ...

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Hopes for Keystone XL vote fade as talks fail


By MATTHEW DALY | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., used a parliamentary maneuver to block a bid by pipeline supporters to include the ...

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Harry Reid Opens Door To Keystone Pipeline Vote

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By Timothy Gardner and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in an abrupt election-year shift in strategy, opened the possibility on Tuesday of allowing a vote on congressional approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. “I’m open to anything that will move energy efficiency,” Reid, a long-time foe of the project, told ...

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House Republicans Fighting What They Call Obama’s ‘War On Coal’


By:  Matthew Daly WASHINGTON (AP) — In a long-expected skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. A bill targeting the power plant rule is slated for a vote on the House floor Thursday as GOP lawmakers fight back against what they call the Obama administration’s “war on coal.” ...

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