National (U.S.)

Senate Panel OKs Oil Export Bill, But Party Split Signals Trouble

"Legislation authorizing crude exports advanced through another congressional panel on Thursday with a mostly party-line vote that underscored some senators’ deep skepticism of making a big trade policy change to benefit oil producers without new environmental safeguards or taxes."

Source: FuelFix, 10/02/2015

New Limit for Smog-Causing Emissions Not as Strict as Many Had Expected

"The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a major new regulation on smog-causing emissions that spew from smokestacks and tailpipes, significantly tightening the current Bush-era standards but falling short of more stringent regulations that public health advocates and environmentalists had urged."

Source: NY Times, 10/02/2015


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