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EPA administrator says he’s not pulling out

On a press call today, a reporter asked EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson if he plans to resign from his post, as four Democratic senators and some enviros have called on him to do. “If you want to talk about that …

Some disappointments in Obama’s new energy proposal

Joe Romm isn’t off the wagon in calling Barack Obama’s latest energy policy outline [PDF], “easily the best energy plan ever put forward by a nominee of either party,” particularly given its release during a general campaign targeted at purple …

Unilateral drilling deal is bad politics

Joe Romm seems to think Obama’s public support for drilling is smart politics, getting something for nothing. Romm is one of the smartest policy guys out there, but I think he has missed a key point on the politics here. …

‘I’m not a historian’

Hilarious: (via TPM)

EPA refuses to lower requirement for ethanol in fuel supply

The U.S. EPA gave a big, husky hug to corn ethanol Thursday, declining a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to reduce the amount of ethanol required to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. The federal Renewable Fuel …

Gingrich says Republicans will shut down gov’t if they can’t get a vote on drilling

One might recall that Newt Gingrich resigned his seat in Congress in 1998. But he was back on the Hill yesterday to join the House GOP sit-in, and now he’s threatening that the Republicans will shut down government if they …

Obama campaign’s attempts to get gas ads at the pump foiled

Barack Obama’s campaign wanted to bring the energy ad wars directly to the pump, but their attempts have been foiled. The campaign wanted to run an ad on the mini TV screens that appear on some gas pumps, pointing out …

McCain now agrees that inflating your tires saves gasoline

John McCain and his campaign have been ribbing Barack Obama for his statement last week that if Americans made sure their tires were properly inflated it could save as much oil as would be found in offshore areas. The McCain …