Obama Looking To Create World's Largest Ocean Preserve By Protecting Stretch Of Pacific From Drilling, FishingPresident 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.
House Passes Bills Aimed At Speeding Up Drilling For Oil, Gas On Public LandsThe House approved two bills Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.
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.
Plans To Export U.S. Natural Gas Stir DebateA 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.
Obama: 'There Are No Quick Fixes' To Problem Of High Gas PricesPresident Barack Obama says simply calling for more drilling is just a "bumper sticker," not a real plan for bringing down rising gas prices.