Lawmakers approved the Atlantic and Pacific measure 238-189, while a bill to block drilling in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida was approved 248-180. The bills head to the Republican-controlled Senate, where action is unlikely.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By Saher Khan
In a newly released five-year plan, the Trump administration has proposed opening up vast new areas to oil and gas exploration, including federal waters off the California coast and off the East Coast, from Georgia to Maine. Amy Harder, who…
By PBS NewsHour
The Trump administration on Friday proposed to rewrite or kill rules on offshore oil and gas drilling that were imposed after the deadly 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Associated Press
By Jason Dearen and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
President Donald Trump's executive order on offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle.
By Matthew Daly, Jill Colvin, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Working to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration. With one day left to…
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.
The White House called for faster construction of massive ocean icebreakers in a bid to catch up to Russia's Arctic fleet. That comes during President Obama's visit to Alaska, where he is appealing for action on global warming, while also…
While President Obama calls more attention to climate change in Alaska, he is also receiving criticism that his policies are at odds with this message. Gwen Ifill discusses the president’s visit and American energy policy with Robert Bryce of the…
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