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Olga Belogolova

Oversight

Who will succeed Jackson as EPA head?

Here are six possible candidates for the job.

Oversight

Lisa Jackson stepping down as EPA head

The agency under her lead has drawn criticism for major regulatory actions.

Oversight

What's new in Obama's second-term goals?

Some represent new policy ideas and some are repackaged aims that had previously been announced.

Tech

Insiders: GOP won’t stop Pentagon’s green-energy push

Most surveyed by National Journal believe biofuels will survive opposition.

Defense

Nuclear agency chairman stepping down

Gregory Jaczko is resigning, effective upon the confirmation of a successor, reports say.

Defense

New FBI probe of bomb plot highlights administration’s tough stance on leaks

Bureau is trying to identify which officials spoke to reporters about the foiled attack.

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Management

TransCanada reapplies for Keystone permit

Political debate over the pipeline will likely reignite.

Oversight

Power struggle at watchdog agency could undermine nuclear-plant safety

Lawmakers overseeing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission continue to raise questions about whether it is functioning effectively.

Oversight

Two more nuclear reactors approved by NRC

Commission has started issuing licenses after a 34-year hiatus.

Tech

Nuclear commission issues first Fukushima safety orders

Operators of the 104 U.S. nuclear reactors will have till the end of 2016 to comply with updated requirements.

Oversight

Interior budget boosts oversight of offshore drilling

Obama again proposes ending tax breaks for oil and gas companies.

Tech

U.S. approves first new nuclear reactors in decades

Atlanta-based Southern Company gets green light to begin construction of two new reactors at its Vogtle plant in Georgia.

Oversight

Criminal charges for Gulf spill reportedly readied against BP

Charges would be focused on BP employees, including several Houston-based engineers, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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News

State Department's rerouting plan could kill Keystone pipeline

The move delays project until at least 2013 -- after the next presidential election.

News

Interior Department plan will include more Gulf, Alaska leases

President attempts delicate balance of trying to appease drilling proponents while avoiding the ire of environmentalists.

News

Gang of Six members: Super committee can still ‘go big’

Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., push a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan, instead of the $1.2 trillion the super committee has been tasked with cutting.

Oversight

Senators: Time to end government 'budget gimmicks'

Republicans Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Olympia Snowe of Maine take aim at "culture of fiscal corruption" in Washington.

Defense

U.N. report: Detainees 'systematically' tortured by Afghan authorities

Report notes that Afghan security forces are trained and funded by the international community.

News

Officials: Secret panel decided on Awlaki killing

Run-up to militant's death has been questioned by critics who say that there was no due process in his targeted killing.