By threatening to veto a bill greenlighting oil exports, President Obama last week sent a powerful message to Congress and to the American public: The administration is unlikely to sign off on any measures expanding fossil fuel production and sales, even if those measures carry economic benefits for the U.S. and national security benefits for key allies around the world.
A coalition of 14 states charged Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency is holding up legal reviews of highly controversial restrictions on carbon pollution, essentially leaving states powerless as the climate-change rules move closer to implementation.
President Obama on Wednesday threatened to veto a House bill that would end the nation’s 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open international markets to abundant American fuel.
Nuclear facilities across the globe are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks because of industry-wide cultural and technical challenges that have the potential of proving to be catastrophic, experts told the authors of a new report.
More than five years after a well blowout spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, energy giant BP reached a historic settlement with the Obama administration Monday and will pay the largest environmental penalties in U.S. history.