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Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named Fellow at Industry-Funded Atlantic Council

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Heather Zichal, former top climate and energy aide to President Barack Obama his top aide in crafting his 2008 presidential campaign energy platform, has joined the industry-funded Atlantic Council as a fellow at its Global Energy Center.

Introducing 'Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat'

Steve Horn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Many former Obama administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush administration officials. So too do those with ties to potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Documents: Cheniere Fuels ALEC's New Push for Fracked Gas Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

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

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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.

U.S. Gas Exports Flow Through DC Lobbying's Revolving Door

David Halperin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
David Halperin

Even as Obama pursues a new public effort to fight global warming, his administration is quietly advancing an energy policy that may well raise the volume of climate-increasing greenhouse gases, while at the same time polluting U.S. communities through increased use of the controversial practice of fracking.

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

Steve Horn | Posted 08.20.2014 | 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...

Second Obama Environmental Advisor To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

(Adds background) By Valerie Volcovici and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will se...

Unfinished, Obama's Climate Adviser Moves On

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Zichal admits her job is unfinished. The architect of President Barack Obama's climate-change plan, Zichal ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Picks New Energy and Environmental Adviser | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has tapped Dan Utech to serve as his top adviser on energy and climate change, replacing longtime adviser Heather...

The Climate Post: Leadership Change in the White House

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Heather Zichal, President Barack Obama's top energy and climate adviser, announced plans this week to step down. Zichal has advised the president sinc...

Obama Climate Adviser Zichal To Step Down

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green

(Adds details and background) By Patrick Rucker and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's to...

Obama Planning To Tackle Global Warming

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effo...

Obama Climate Change Strategy Coming Soon

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

(Repeats to widen distribution) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will target...

Michael McAuliff

Air Pollution Bill Drives Wedge Between Republicans | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This time, a Tea Party-backed measure to let pollution increase in the name of saving jobs is running into Republican opposition. It's c...