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For Murray Energy Corp. CEO Robert Murray, who fancies himself as one of President Obama's greatest enemies, the looming court case represents the best chance to stop what he and his employees routinely refer to as the "war on coal," a series of policies this administration has issued to crack down on energy that scientists say produces greenhouse gases. (Associated Press)

Lawsuit to stop ‘war on coal’ could derail Obama environmental agenda

- The Washington Times

Late in the afternoon of Nov. 12, Robert Murray got the news he had been waiting for — a judge said his company’s lawsuit to stop the Obama administration’s central climate change policy would move forward, and ordered Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to sit for a deposition in the case.

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- The Washington Times

It didn't take long for Thursday's House committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency's role in blocking the Pebble Mine to start sounding less like a congressional probe and more like the plot of a Michael Crichton thriller.

President Barack Obama arrives at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla., on March 22, 2012. (Associated Press)

Obama rejects request to suspend Keystone pipeline review

- The Washington Times

President Obama on Wednesday retained his authority to make the final call on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, rejecting pleas to delay the State Department's review of the project and sparking a backlash among critics who say the administration's decision-making process has been corrupted by politics.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent and Democratic presidential candidate, speaks in Manchester, N.H., on Oct. 30, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Bernie Sanders, environmental activists look to end drilling on federal lands

- The Washington Times

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernard Sanders on Wednesday proposed halting all fossil-fuel development on federal lands as part of a broader plan to fight global warming -- but the Vermont independent remains stunningly silent on whether he'll go "carbon neutral" and take steps to curb his own campaign's greenhouse-gas emissions.