Senate narrowly advances ANWR drilling
Congress moved closer than it has in more than a decade to allowing oil and gas drilling in a portion of Alaska's coastal plain last night when the Senate voted to open up energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
4 energy and environment issues to watch
The budget is nonbinding but will set a course for moving legislation that will have major impacts on the energy industry and environment.
Key senators stake opposing positions as ANWR debate heats up
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leaders yesterday expressed confidence in their opposing positions on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as debate started on the budget resolution, which could pave the way for energy development in the region.
Cochran's return boosts chances for action on environment bill
The Senate Appropriations Committee this week canceled subcommittee and full committee votes on legislation to fund U.S. EPA and the Interior Department.
House set to pass $36.5B bill as lawmakers eye Puerto Rico grid
The House today is expected to approve $36.5 billion in disaster aid to help states and territories recover from the spate of major hurricanes, as key lawmakers prepare to travel to Puerto Rico tomorrow to see firsthand the devastation wreaked on the island's electric grid and other destruction.