1 hr ago
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden lays out 'framework' for boosting O&C Lands logging
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden , D-Oregon, spelled out a "legislative framework" today that calls for increased logging and county timber revenues from federally owned Oregon & California Railroad lands but penalizes counties with relatively low property taxes.
2 hrs ago
The Miami Herald
Wyden: FracFocus 'constructive' tool on drilling
The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
6 hrs ago
Biz Beat 5-23-2013
Soubise Restaurant opened May 12 at 50 W. Broadway, the redeveloped Broadway Commerce Center downtown.
11 hrs ago
LNG exports on hold until data review by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz addresses the Alliance to Save Energy EE Global Forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
15 hrs ago
Senators criticize IRS for handling of tax-exempts
The IRS has been misapplying the law on tax-exempt status for years, several senators said Tuesday morning during a Finance Committee hearing on the scandal over the agency's handling of applications from Tea Party groups and other groups based on their names and conservative ideologies.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Indianapolis Star
U.S. House backs college information bill
The House backed Wednesday a bill directing the U.S. Department of Education to study whether students have the information they need to make good college selections.
Jordan Cove files formal application for liquefied natural gas export in Coos Bay
If liquefied natural gas export terminal gets final approval in Coos Bay, the total price tag would be $7.5 billion.
Group wants special court to release ruling on unlawful U.S. surveillance
A civil liberties group is set to file a motion Thursday asking a special federal court to allow the release of a classified opinion that found the government engaged in unlawful surveillance on Americans.
The New York Times
The New Old Age Blog: V.A. Warns Aging Veterans Against 'Pension Poachers'
If you've applied for the Aid and Attendance benefit from Department of Veterans Affairs - which can provide as much as $2,019 monthly for a veteran and spouse for caregiving expenses - then you are all too familiar with some of the reasons for the typical 8-to-18-month delays in getting an answer from the V.A. As The Times reported on Sunday, the ... (more)
Tue May 21, 2013
Timber fight claims Josephine County's last sawmill
Here lies Rough & Ready Lumber . The last sawmill in Josephine County closes next week, a grim milestone in the persistent stalemate over logging that's peculiar to this unique corner of Oregon.
IRS officials deny misleading Congress on targeting
Top Internal Revenue Service officials told Congress on Tuesday they were unaware of the agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny until recently and did not deliberately mislead lawmakers last year when they did not reveal the practice.
Moniz sworn in as energy secretary
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Tuesday he will put on hold about 20 applications to export liquefied natural gas until he reviews studies by the Energy Department and others on what impact the exports would have on domestic natural gas supplies and prices.
Logging Roads and the Clean Water Act
It doesn't really matter what your political party affiliation is: There are times when you hear about a Supreme Court ruling, and you are left scratching your head.
Anchorage Daily News
State pushes offer to help pay for exploratory drilling in ANWR
Alaska is trying to drum up publicity for its offer to pay some of the cost of exploratory drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the pitch appears to have no real chance.
Mon May 20, 2013
Merkley: Amend Monsanto Protection Act
It's formally known as the Farmer Assurance Provision. But it's opponents have given it the name the "Monsanto Protection Act". The law was tucked into a piece of budgetary legislation, H.R. 933, and passed with flying colors in the House and Senate.
Time to shed light on disclosure bill
For a bill supposedly about "disclosure," Sens. Ron Wyden and Lisa Murkowski gave surprisingly few details about their Follow the Money Act in their POLITICO op-ed, . While they wrote in broad generalities about requiring "full transparency on the part of independent political spenders," they had already articulated that principle in a Washington ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
US News & World Report
Energy Department OKs Second Natural Gas Export Project
Freeport LNG Development's liquefied natural gas receiving terminal in Freeport, Texas while under construction.
Fri May 17, 2013
American Institute of Physics
Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy
By a vote of 97-0 yesterday, the Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz to be the new Secretary of Energy.
U.S. senator seeks probe into impact of alleged EU oil price manipulation
The chairman of the U.S. Senate's energy committee asked the Justice Department on Friday to investigate whether alleged price manipulation by three oil companies in Europe has boosted fuel prices for U.S. consumers.
Thu May 16, 2013
Senate confirms physicist Moniz as energy chief
Moniz, 68, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, replaces Steven Chu, who served as Energy secretary in President Barack Obama's first term.