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Amy Harder

Management

With Staff Changes, EPA Sharpens Climate Focus

New lineup will help implement the President's Climate Action Plan.

Oversight

Bill Could Stifle EPA Power-Plant Regulations

Coal state lawmakers want to require congressional approval of rules aimed at cutting carbon emissions.

Tech

Why and How Obama Will (Probably) Approve Keystone XL

The test the president laid out for the controversial pipeline wasn't a prelude to rejecting it -- just the opposite.

Oversight

Analysis: Can We Regulate Our Way Out of Climate Change?

It isn’t his first choice, but absent a climate bill, Obama is prepared to fight warming through his EPA.

Management

Obama's Last Hope for Climate Change: EPA

The president is getting serious about regulatory changes.

Management

Energy Department Weighs Permits for Exporting Natural Gas

Obama proposes cutting program's budget, despite so many applications.

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Tech

Energy Nominee Blocked Over Cuts at S.C. Nuclear-Waste Plant

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham defends plutonium reprocessing in his state.

Oversight

Besieged Regulator Appointed to Nuclear-Weapons Panel

Gregory Jaczko resigned from the NRC amid allegations he was a bully.

Oversight

Democrats Oppose Flexibility in Sequester Cuts

Some fear the blame could shift to Obama.

Oversight

After the Sequester, Government Shutdown Looms

The continuing resolution keeping government open expires on March 27.

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Oversight

Super Bowl blackout could add momentum to energy policy, lawmaker says

Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, says Hispanic vote spurred immigration reform.

Oversight

Democratic senators pass torch to EPA on climate change

'There doesn't have to be a bill,' Sen. Boxer says. 'EPA has the authority...'

Tech

Isaac prompts loan from petroleum reserve

The Energy Department has loaned oil in similar, emergency-type situations eight previous times.

Oversight

Science, politics collide over extreme weather, climate change

Most scientists agree a warmer planet will see more extreme-weather events.