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Obama's Commerce Secretary Pick No Environmental Champion

Obama's Commerce Secretary Pick No Environmental Champion

WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2009 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today named U.S. Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, a Republican, to fill the slot of Commerce Secretary in his cabinet. If confirmed by the Senate, Gregg will join Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Defense Secretary Robert Gates for a total of three Republicans in…

Hatitics

Hatitics

At a rally in Ohio today, Barack Obama responded to the attacks recently launched by John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin, whose aggressive messages has been picked up by the crowds at their rallies. Today Obama commented on his opponent’s tactic: “It’s easy to rile up a crowd,” he said. “Nothing’s easier than riling…

Energy Secretary Scraps FutureGen Clean Coal Project

Energy Secretary Scraps FutureGen Clean Coal Project

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2008 (ENS) – Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman sent America’s clean coal program back to square one Wednesday when he tossed out the FutureGen low emissions coal gasification plant that the Bush administration has supported for the past five years. FutureGen is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Energy Department and the…