In this handout from the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama jumps into the Pacific Ocean at Pyramid Rock Beach on Jan. 1, 2013 in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. (credit: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Obama Looking To Create World’s Largest Ocean Preserve By Protecting Stretch Of Pacific From Drilling, Fishing

President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife, the White House said.


A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on July 26, 2013 outside Williston, N.D. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

House Passes Bills Aimed At Speeding Up Drilling For Oil, Gas On Public Lands

The House approved two bills Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.


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Interior Issues New Fracking Rule On Public Land

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.


File photo of a drilling rig. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Plans To Export U.S. Natural Gas Stir Debate

A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects that could set off a renewed frenzy of fracking.


President Barack Obama waves before boarding the Marine One helicopter to leave the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 23, 2012 en route to Miami, Fla. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘There Are No Quick Fixes’ To Problem Of High Gas Prices

President Barack Obama says simply calling for more drilling is just a “bumper sticker,” not a real plan for bringing down rising gas prices.