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Obama Vows Dramatic Action Towards a Greener Economy

Article: Obama Vows Dramatic Action Towards a Greener Economy

FAIRFAX, Virginia, January 8, 2009 (ENS) – President-elect Barack Obama today pledged to quickly implement a plan that will save or create three million jobs by doubling the production of alternative energy; weatherizing 75 percent of federal buildings and two million American homes; and investing in new infrastructure, science, research, and technology. In a speech…

Wind, Solar Tax Credits Extended in $700 Billion Bail-Out

Article: Wind, Solar Tax Credits Extended in $700 Billion Bail-Out

WASHINGTON, DC, October 3, 2008 (ENS) – Renewable energy businesses are breathing a sigh of relief today as the extension of the production and investment tax credits that benefit their industries were approved by Congress as part of the $700 billion bail-out package for the financial industry. The House of Representatives passed Emergency Economic Stabilization…

House Approves Offshore Drilling Bill

Article: House Approves Offshore Drilling Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2008 (ENS) – Legislation to increase domestic energy supplies through expanded offshore drilling and investment in renewable energy and conservation won approval in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday by a vote of 236-189. If passed by the Senate and signed by the president, the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer…

Product Safety Law Signed Today Bans Toxic Toys

Article: Product Safety Law Signed Today Bans Toxic Toys

WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – Praise poured in from all quarters today as President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that bans lead paint and phthalates in products intended for children under the age of 12 – the strictest such law in the world. The record-setting 448 product recalls last year…

Bush Removes Executive Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

Article: Bush Removes Executive Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – Saying that Americans are worried about the high price of gasoline, President George W. Bush today removed the executive ban on offshore exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf, the OCS, that has stood since his father was in the Oval Office. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden,…

Bush, McCain Would Lift Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

Article: Bush, McCain Would Lift Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2008 (ENS) – President George W. Bush today called on Congress to expand domestic oil production to lower record high oil and gas prices by lifting a ban on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf that has been in place since 1981. Drilling for oil offshore is one of four…

Nothing New for Environment in Bush State of the Union

Article: Nothing New for Environment in Bush State of the Union

WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – In his final State of the Union Address to the nation tonight, outgoing President George W. Bush called on Congress to work with him in his remaining year to improve energy security and confront the challenge of climate change without undermining economic growth. To the president, this means…

U.S. Energy Bill Sails Through House, Stalls in Senate

Article: U.S. Energy Bill Sails Through House, Stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC, December 7, 2007 (ENS) – Senate Democrats failed to force a vote today on sweeping energy legislation approved Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives, as critics balked at provisions that repeal oil industry tax breaks and create a national renewable electricity standard. The vote will force Senate Democrats to allow changes to…