Western attorneys general tell Obama to hand over mineral royalty payments
A group of attorneys general from nearly a dozen Western states recently sent a letter to President Obama and some of his top Cabinet members arguing that the administration cannot withhold $110 million in annual federal mineral revenue payments due to the budget sequester.
Officials say DOD sustainability programs to soldier on through sequester
In the face of sweeping budget cuts, the Department of Defense is cautiously moving forward on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, military officials said yesterday at a summit held by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).
Mandatory cuts hit congressional panels, too -- but impact is hard to gauge
In the past year, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has consolidated staff positions, canceled subscriptions, switched to refurbished printer cartridges and implemented a "paperless hearing policy." And that was before sequestration cut the committee budget by an additional 11 percent this year.