In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior, Department of Labor; Environmental Protection Agency; Government Accountability Office; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Personnel; States; International; and Miscellaneous.
Excerpt from Energy and Climate Debate
As the blame game over high gasoline prices continues, President Obama continued his “all of the above” energy policy tour last week with visits to New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Congress has a busy week, with hearings on energy and environmental protection as well as consideration of several large energy bills, before both Houses leave for the two-week Easter recess on Friday.
On March 21, President Obama renewed his commitment to a clean energy economy while at the Copper Mountain Solar 1 facility in Boulder City, Nevada. The solar project is the largest photovoltaic plant in the nation, including a million solar panels powering 17,000 homes; two more plants nearby are expected to supply an additional 111,000 homes in the future. Later that day, he visited an active oil and gas field on federal lands in Maljamar, New Mexico.
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