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2011-03-30 14:32:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obama Administration outlined policies to establish a more secure energy future by reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third over the next ten years. The President identified electric drive vehicles as critical to this effort, along with policies to increase domestic oil supplies and boost efficiency and alternative fuel use. The President also called for federal agencies' fleet purchases to be 100 percent alternative fuel...

2011-03-08 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) commends President Obama for calling for education innovation through learning technologies, and for recognizing the important role played by technology and content companies in meeting these education needs. SIIA also called on Congress to support related investments, including both the Obama Administration's ARPA-ED research proposal as well as funding for the Enhancing...

2011-03-03 15:11:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told the U.S. House of Representatives that the Obama Administration has a "robust' plan for Gulf Coast oil and gas production. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/PH59034 ) In reality, the Administration is implementing the planned demise of the offshore domestic energy industry. In response to a question from Rep. Fleming about the Obama Administration's de facto moratorium on...

2011-03-03 14:59:00

Plan Threatens Jobs, Highway Safety and Border Security WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's announcement by the White House to move forward with opening the U.S. border to long-haul Mexican trucks drew strong condemnations from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and highway safety proponents. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) "This deal puts Americans at risk," Hoffa said. "This agreement caves in to business interests at the...

2011-03-03 12:31:44

UMD Study: Big Differences on Defense, Job Training, Taxes The public is on a different page than either the House of Representatives or the Obama Administration when it comes to the federal budget - with a different set of priorities and a greater willingness to cut spending and increase taxes - concludes a new analysis by the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation (PPC). This new analysis compares the House and administration budget proposals with those produced by a...

2011-02-18 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council condemned today's decision by the Obama administration to eliminate key provisions of a Bush administration regulation that enforced laws protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals who oppose abortion. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following comments: "Today's erosion of conscience protections for medical...

2011-02-18 15:40:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama administration's final rule rescinding important elements of a federal regulation protecting the conscience rights of health care providers is a disappointment, but there are also reasons for hope, said Deirdre McQuade of the Pro-Life Secretariat of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). "The Administration's action today is cause for disappointment, but also offers reasons for hope regarding an emerging...

2011-02-17 17:56:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Offshore Marine Service Association today praised a federal judge's ruling ordering the U.S. Interior Department to take action on permit applications for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling came just two weeks after the same judge held the Interior Department in contempt of court for holding up deepwater drilling permits in the Gulf. "It's deja vu all over again: A federal judge has ordered the Obama administration to follow the rule...

2011-02-17 17:05:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, U.S. public lands director for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in reaction to a range of U.S. Interior Department proposals to withdraw areas around Grand Canyon National Park from new mining claims. "The clock is ticking, and we're looking to the Obama Administration to make a call that will safeguard Grand Canyon National Park long term from new mining around its borders. We urge the...

2011-02-17 11:10:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Offshore Marine Service Association today announced a national campaign to demand President Obama stop destroying jobs and allow deepwater oil drilling to resume in the Gulf of Mexico. The campaign kicked off with an open letter to President Obama, denouncing his illegal suspension of deepwater drilling in the Gulf. "President Obama has been trying to fool Americans into thinking that he lifted the moratorium on deepwater drilling in the...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.