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McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker of government continued, with committees holding hearings and the House convening to vote on a piece of energy legislation that passed on a largely party-line vote.McCarthy, a 50-year-old from Bakersfield, California, in his...
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My Turn: Untapped potential in the Arctic

Congress is inching closer to passing the first major energy legislation since America became a global energy leader. Since the last energy bill was approved in 2007, we've become the world's leading...
Alaska Editorial: Sen. Murkowski's bipartisan effort would help Alaska, nation

...that would help Alaska and the rest of the U.S.There have been several efforts since 2007 to pass comprehensive energy legislation at a national level, but all have failed after senators tacked on controversial measures related to subjects such...
My Turn: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...reduce vulnerability to climate change. The solution begins by passing meaningful and comprehensive climate and energy legislation.This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. On April 22, more than one billion people in 192 countries...
SE lawmakers receptive to Murkowski

...communities in Southeast Alaska, relies heavily on hydroelectric power."I was excited to hear that she's working on energy legislation that relates to hydro," Kreiss-Tomkins said. "The concern a lot of Southeast communities have is that hydro...
ANWR bill gets through committee; future uncertain

...on the final bill. Drilling opponents said they are confident the provision to open ANWR will be scuttled when energy legislation comes before the full House. The provision's future in the Democratic-led Senate is also uncertain. "This...
Senate energy bill provides for gas-pipeline incentives

...said he will push the newer version when he gets to a conference committee with the House. The House passed its energy legislation in April and the two sides must meet to work out a compromise. Sen. Pete Domenici, a New Mexico Republican and...
Katrina fuels calls for more oil exploration

...Coast," said Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., chairman of the Senate Energy Committee and an architect of the energy legislation passed this summer. Domenici, in an interview and an appearance Sunday on cable TV's C-SPAN channel, also...
What issue should be the priority for the lame-duck session of Congress? Staving off the disastrous effects of climate change ought to be Job One

...cooperate with Republicans on a national energy and climate change policy. Months ago the Senate put aside such energy legislation as too politically divisive to act on before the election even though in 2009 the House had approved a comparable...
Senate excludes ANWR from energy legislation

...will invoke a Senate rule to suspend marking up energy legislation for the current session of Congress. In a press...Bingaman will propose "comprehensive and balanced" energy legislation that can be added to the Senate calendar for action...


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