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Group: Why drill in ANWR?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- With most of the oil- and gas-rich North Slope of Alaska available for drilling, an advocacy group questioned why more was needed.
Obama set to kill off coal industry?

Obama set to kill off coal industry?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The proposed merger of two federal agencies managing public land and mining is part of a White House effort to wipe out the U.S. coal industry, a critic said.
U.S. lawmakers squabble over gulf drilling

U.S. lawmakers squabble over gulf drilling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Penalties charged to oil companies working in the United States are minor compared with what their budgets can handle, a U.S. official said in Washington.

Hastings: U.S. blocking gulf development

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The White House is dragging its feet on returning oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to the levels before last year's oil spill, a lawmaker said.
U.S. House wants to hear more on fracking

U.S. House wants to hear more on fracking

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is called on to testify before a House committee on issues related to hydraulic fracturing of shale gas, a lawmaker said.

BP: Spill off Scotland could be worst ever

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Oil giant BP believes a worst-case oil spill nearly a mile below the Atlantic off Scotland would dwarf the U.S. Gulf oil spill, internal documents indicate.
Obama's energy policies hurting U.S.?

Obama's energy policies hurting U.S.?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Washington is holding communities near the Gulf of Mexico "hostage" because of cumbersome regulations regarding energy work there, a lawmaker said.
Deepwater Horizon hearing set for Oct. 13

Deepwater Horizon hearing set for Oct. 13

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A hearing before a House natural resources committee will provide firsthand accounts of last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an official said.
Obama blocking 2010 gulf spill probe?

Obama blocking 2010 gulf spill probe?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is throwing up obstacles to a review of the final report into last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Republican critic said.
ANWR drilling 'a political hot potato'

ANWR drilling 'a political hot potato'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- House legislators divided along partisan lines during a hearing examining whether to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.
More hearings planned for BP spill

More hearings planned for BP spill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The House Natural Resource Committee said it scheduled a full oversight hearing next week to get a clearer picture of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Republicans want to drill in ANWR

Republicans want to drill in ANWR

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Responsible energy production in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska could help with economic recovery, a Republican lawmaker said.
U.S. makes new layers for offshore work?

U.S. makes new layers for offshore work?

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- A draft bill circulated by the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee would create three new agencies tasked with overseeing offshore drilling.
Follow Alaska, lawmaker tells Obama

Follow Alaska, lawmaker tells Obama

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Alaska is taking the right step by setting goals to increase domestic energy production and Washington should follow suit, a natural resources official said.

U.S. bills target clean energy red tape

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The goal of U.S. lawmakers should be to encourage renewable energy growth not create legislative roadblocks, the Natural Resources Committee chairman said.
Obama seeks one-third drop in oil imports

Obama seeks one-third drop in oil imports

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called Wednesday for cutting oil imports by a third as Republicans said he is blocking offshore oil drilling.
Boehner keeps House GOP leadership post

Boehner keeps House GOP leadership post

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Rep. John Boehner of Ohio has kept his post as the House Republican leader even after his caucus lost several seats in the Nov. 4 election.

Ethics panel begins Rangel investigation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee has begun its investigation of U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, two months after the New York Democrat requested a probe.

Procedural votes slow down housing debate

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives accused Democrats of stifling debate on measures addressing the mortgage crisis Wednesday.

House ethics panel probes Renzi's conduct

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee Thursday said it is investigating Rep. Rick Renzi, who was indicted for allegedly promising to support an Arizona land deal.

Conyers accepts 'responsibility' on ethics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has "accepted responsibility" for possible violations of House rules, The Hill reported in Washington Saturday.

Ethics panel investigates Foley

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Ethics Committee Thursday opened an investigation into Rep. Mark Foley's relationship with underage pages.

House ethics committee opens probes

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. House ethics committee has launched investigations into bribery allegations against Reps. Robert Ney, R-Ohio, and William Jefferson, D-La.

Ethics leaders could end panel impasse

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional leaders reported progress over an impasse that has kept the U.S. House ethics committee from conducting business.

U.S. House ethics panel at impasse

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. House ethics committee, which has met for one day this term, has been shut down and it may not resume activities until next year.
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