Policy

Feds Revising Bush Offshore Energy Development Plan

After years of effort, and despite a last-minute gambit by the outgoing President Bush, US policy for offshore energy development is going back to the drawing board. DOI is extending by six months the public comment period on the country's 5-year plan.

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Health Care Journos Call for End to Saddam-Style "Minders"

The Association of Health Care Journalists wrote the Obama administration asking it to end the practice of making reporters go through public affairs offices to arrange interviews with federal experts and, in some cases, having public affairs people monitor those interviews.

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Energy Department Midnight Reg Seeks To Bind Obama To Keep Old Secrets

The Energy Department in December 2008 published an 11th-hour proposed amendment to the Bush administration's secrecy rules that shroud the policies that brought Americans Enron, California blackouts, and $4 gasoline.

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Policy & Regulation Outlook for 2009 (Part 1)

Environmental policy, legislation, and regulation are likely to be different under the Obama administration than the Bush administration. It's difficult to know yet what the priorities will be, or what shifts will occur. This is the first half of potential topics for journalists to keep an eye on.

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Policy & Regulation Outlook for 2009 (Part 2)

Environmental policy, legislation, and regulation are likely to be different under the Obama administration than the Bush administration. It's difficult to know yet what the priorities will be, or what shifts will occur. This is the second half of potential topics for journalists to keep an eye on.

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November 2008 Elections Include Many Environmental Measures

In addition to casting their vote for president on Nov. 4, 2008, many people will be voting on environmental ballot measures of one type or another.

At the state level, there are several dozen ballot measures related to issues such as agriculture, energy, or natural resources.

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