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Two Dozen Anti-Fracking Protesters Arrested During Sit-In

Reuters | Ayesha Rascoe | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - Two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington on Monday while demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing and the ...

Revealed: Heather Zichal Met With Cheniere Executives as Obama Energy Aide Before Board Nomination

Steve Horn | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

According to a DeSmogBlog review of White House meeting logs, between 2009 and 2013, the Obama White House held 32 meetings with Cheniere board members and lobbyists.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named to Board of Fracked Gas Exports Giant Cheniere

Steve Horn | Posted 06.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Former Federal Official Claims Silicon Valley Attack Was Terrorism

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff says he believes an April attack on Silicon Valley's ph...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Is What Scares Us About Banks In Physical Commodities

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Federal Reserve took a potential step Tuesday to limit big banks’ activities in physical commodities, publicly outlining concerns with bank inve...

Kate Sheppard

Regulatory Commission Nominee Withdraws Under Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ron Binz, the Colorado energy regulator nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commis...

Obama Nominee Withdraws After GOP Backlash

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator withdrew Tuesday, conceding he did not have enough support...

Kate Sheppard

Key Republican Senator Opposes Obama Energy Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the ranking minority member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, came out against the nominati...

Report: Reid Rebuffed Key Obama Pick

Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's pick to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ron Binz, is expected to face tough questions at his confirmati...

Kate Sheppard

Koch-Fueled Groups Attack Obama Energy Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than a dozen conservative groups are taking aim at President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissio...

Blatant Distortion and Manipulation of Oil Prices Laid Bare

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

What transpired on Friday was a brutal movement in the price of oil to the enormous benefit to oil interests. And for no reason that can be explained by either an interruption in supply, direct nor indirect, nor significant change in demand, nor economic data supporting the move.

The Cost of Nearly Everything Is Rigged, Enriching the Bank Fixers

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Hello Congress, Federal Reserve, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is anybody listening? Or do the Big Boys just get to play while we pay and pay!?

JP Morgan Accused of Rigging Energy Markets. A Feather Duster Anyone?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

What, pray tell, is a bank doing in the oil, gas, power and electricity business? Is that why we have a Federal Reserve -- to fund their gambling addiction? Should the bank fail because of its gambling excess, we would be left holding the bill and mopping up the mess of Too Big to Fail.

Obama Nominates Colo. Energy Regulator To FERC

AP | Posted 06.27.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated the former head of Colorado's Public Utilities Commission to chair the Federal Energy Regulator...

Obama Administration Energy Official Stepping Down

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is resigning. A spokesman says FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff submitted his resigna...

JPMorgan Facing Crackdown From Unlikely Regulator

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

May 8 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co and some of its personnel face a possible enforcement action by the Federal Energy Regulatory ...

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

NYT: Regulatory Issues Dog JPMorgan

Dealbook | JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and BEN PROTESS | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

Government investigators have found that JPMorgan Chase devised “manipulative schemes” that transformed “money-losing power plants into powerful...

This Scandal May Cost Barclays More Money Than Libor

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

* Potentially the largest penalty imposed by FERC * Commission granted extended powers after 2005 scandal ...

Regulators Find The Cause For Last Year's Massive Blackout

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.01.2012 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — Federal energy regulators on Tuesday blamed inadequate planning and lack of grid coordination for a massive blackout last year that ...

Money for Nothing? TransCanada Blew $1.3 Million on Federal Lobbying for Keystone XL in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 -- a new quarterly high for the company.

Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Talks On Hold

AP | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Federal regulators have rescheduled a meeting in Anchorage on TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline project. The...

Lucia Graves

House Democrats Seek To Subpoena Koch Industries Over Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats took the political offensive on Keystone Wednesday, seeking to probe connections between the multi-billion dollar projec...