8:21 AM, Apr 20, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The New York Times reports:
President Obama is finding himself increasingly boxed in on the Keystone pipeline fight as more Congressional Democrats are joining Republicans in backing the project, which has strong labor support and could generate significant numbers of jobs in economically hard-hit states.
On Wednesday, the House passed a short-term transportation bill that included a provision that would pave the way for the construction of the next stage of the oil pipeline, a measure that Mr. Obama has said he would veto. The bill passed 293 to 127, with 69 Democrats supporting it.
It is the fourth time the House has passed a measure to expedite the project; one failed narrowly in the Senate only after Mr. Obama personally lobbied some Democrats to vote no. With the House vote, Mr. Obama finds himself, for the first time in his presidency, threatening a veto on a significant piece of legislation that enjoys the support of an increasing number of Democrats, as well as the vast majority of Republicans in Congress.
10:01 AM, Mar 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama is digging in on the Keystone XL pipeline. He is "personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction," Politico reports.
The president wanted higher gas prices, not a boom in domestic production. 2:05 PM, Mar 3, 2012 • By MARIO LOYOLA
Speaking at the University of Miami on February 23, Obama again revealed his remarkable gift for oratory. He denied any responsibility for the rising gas prices and instead took the credit for dramatically increased domestic oil production. This took real artifice.
12:01 PM, Feb 24, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
With a gallon of regular around $4 and climbing, the White House is paying close attention to the price of gasoline. President Obama and his team are, no doubt, wondering how high it can go before it takes them down.
The leaseholders, the gas drillers, and the regulators.Apr 18, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 30 • By ABBY WISSE SCHACHTER
Wayne County, Pa.
The landmen who came here three years ago weren’t counting on Betty Sutliff.
Amazingly, an era of energy abundance is upon us, unless politicians and environmentalists get their way.Apr 18, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 30 • By STEVEN F. HAYWARD
2:01 PM, Mar 14, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Some 60 percent of Americans want to see more offshore oil production according to the latest Gallup poll. That's up 10 percent from last May. And that's not all:
The latest findings are from Gallup's annual Environment survey, conducted March 3-6. The same poll shows 49% of Americans in favor of opening Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil exploration. This is up slightly from 43% in the previous measurement in 2008, and is the highest level of support Gallup has recorded for drilling in ANWR since the question was first asked in 2002.
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