Latest Jim Inhofe Stories

2009-11-03 21:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Washington Briefing titled Advancing the Global Debate on Climate Change Policy will be held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel on November 4. The 9.00-4.30 event will bring together scientists and policy experts, members of Congress and international leaders in a robust debate on the pros and cons of climate change legislation being developed in the Congress, and the agreements that might emerge from the Copenhagen Climate Summit in...

2009-07-08 13:20:00

Senate Democrats on Wednesday began their campaign to push for the approval of new climate change legislation, but the initiative may face opposition from Senate Republicans as well as some Democrats. A shift in climate change policy is a major goal of the Obama administration, but senators may face compromises to legislation in order to gain the support needed to pass the bill. "Denial of the climate-change problem will not change our destiny; a comprehensive energy and climate bill that...

2009-01-16 12:20:00

With a vote of 73-21, the members of the US Senate on Thursday voted to approve what is expected to be the first of many aggressive conservation measures that will be signed into law by President-elect Barack Obama. The measure, which contains more than 160 bills, will be sent to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to be approved. The bill provides protections for the largest expansion of National Wilderness Preservation System in 15 years, designating 2.1 million acres of...

2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Janice Francis-Smith The opportunity to get more money from Congress for water planning projects this year is almost over, legislative advocate Josh McClintock told members of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board on Tuesday. Money for several ongoing studies hangs in the balance, so Oklahoma is teaming up with officials in Colorado, Nevada and other states to push for an appropriation. "They're not coming back after the election," said McClintock. Members of Congress will instead wait to...

2008-08-04 09:00:55

By Janice Francis-Smith U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas is one of Oklahoma's Republican representatives in Congress who ascribes to the Republican Party's call for increased domestic production of oil and natural gas, including offshore drilling. But he also represents agriculturally dominated areas of the state that benefit from an increased national focus on biofuels and alternative, renewable sources of energy. With such varied interests, the odds would indicate Lucas had a pretty good chance...

2008-07-28 09:01:31

By Jerry Shottenkirk There's been no shortage of T. Boone Pickens in the national news recently, and most people connected to energy are fine with that. The 80-year-old investment giant recently revealed his formula to rescue the country from its dependence on foreign oil. He's had his successes and people in the know are willing to listen. The country's lack of a long-term energy plan has brought on several ideas from investors, oilmen and politicians. Pickens spent part of last week...

2008-07-16 12:01:22

By D. E. Smoot, Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. Jul. 16--The leading Democratic contender for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Jim Inhofe said the president's lifting of a ban for offshore drilling is a hollow gesture. State Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City, said President Bush's lifting of the executive moratorium imposed by his father in 1990 will do nothing to lower gasoline prices in the short term or "break America's dependence on foreign oil." Inhofe said lifting the ban, if...

2008-07-15 09:01:22

By Rod Walton, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 15--Local oil industry officials and state leaders praised President Bush for lifting the 18-year executive ban on offshore drilling Monday and urged Congress to do the same. Congressional Democrats and environmentalists criticized the move. Several energy company officials admitted that actual exploration and production would be years down the road but said moving forward soon was a big step in the right direction. "Anything makes a difference,"...

2008-07-14 15:00:40

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Jul. 13--PICHER -- Over the years, many have championed the cause of this polluted lead and zinc mining town from behind the scenes. The former northeastern Oklahoma mining district, called Tar Creek, has been on the government's list of high-priority environmental cleanup sites since 1983. In recent years, residents have slowly left the area, as a government-funded program pays willing people for their property. Behind the...

2008-07-14 12:00:55

Texas oilman Boone Pickens opened an advertising campaign Tuesday in an attempt to bring more focus to solving the nation's energy crisis. The former wildcatter, who now leads the Dallas-based hedge fund BP Capital Management LP, outlined his concerns and some proposed solutions in New York. "U.S. dependency on foreign oil has reached an economic crisis point," Pickens said. "Now dependent on foreign nations for 70 percent of its oil, the U.S. is exporting $700 billion annually, more...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'