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Edward J Markey

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  • Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'

    Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'
    The nuclear crisis in Japan, even if authorities are able to bring damaged reactors under control, has cast doubts on the future of nuclear power as a clean-energy solution in the United States and around the globe. Before the recent events in Japan, the...
  • Bill calls for stricter rules on cosmetics

    U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., introduced legislation Tuesday that would toughen safety standards for cosmetics, including requiring regular government testing of products for hazardous ingredients. The call for testing of cosmetics — from...
  • Tech firms' data gathering worries most Californians, poll finds

    Tech firms' data gathering worries most Californians, poll finds
    California's high-tech firms make the world's most popular smartphones, social networks and search engines, but there's one asset they're struggling to build: trust. The vast majority of Californians surveyed in a statewide poll are worried about the...
  • Fracking used more diesel fuel than estimated, lawmakers say

     
    Oil service companies such as Halliburton have maintained that the practice does not affect drinking water, despite anecdotal evidence in places such as Wyoming that show methane and other chemicals in residential wells near fracking activities....
  • Gulf oil spill: Former Interior chiefs defend their records on offshore drilling

     
    Former President George W. Bush’s interior secretaries defended their record of promoting offshore drilling Tuesday at a hearing before a congressional committee investigating the catastrophic gulf oil spill. "If regulations on the books and industry...
  • Gulf oil spill: Did Coast Guard allow excessive toxic dispersants?

     
    Documents released by a congressional committee Saturday show that the U.S. Coast Guard appeared to flout a May 25 Obama administration directive that sought to limit the use of chemical dispersants on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico oil......
  • Social media wrap: Markey, Boehner and Rangel respond to House passing oil-spill response bill

     
    (This post will be updated throughout the day) MarkeyMemo (Edward J. Markey, D-Mass.): House stands up to big oil, protects Gulf, passes #oilspill legislation 209-193 #BP http://bit.ly/cDpSta RepMcClintock (R-Calif.): H.R. 3534 (Clear Act) - "Before We...
  • Gulf oil spill: BP report spreads blame for Deepwater Horizon disaster

     
    BP blamed a series of mechanical and human failures by its own crews and its contractors for the April 20 oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, escalating a blame game that is likely headed to the courts. The......
  • Gulf oil spill: Reaction to lifting of drilling moratorium is mixed [Updated]

     
    Reaction to the Obama administration's move to lift the 4-month-old moratorium on deep-water drilling was swift Tuesday. The American Petroleum Institute welcomed the move but asked for swift approval of permits: While we are pleased that the Interior...
  • The conversation: Evaluating the risk of nuclear power plants

     
    How big a threat are nuclear power plants? Are we prepared for a nuclear meltdown should one occur? And who the heck can we trust? Nuclear fails the test This page takes the threat of climate change very seriously, and......
  • Gas prices spur move to open offshore drilling in California, Alaska, East Coast [Updated]

     
    With high gas prices once again becoming a high-octane political issue, House Republicans on Tuesday launched a drive to open up more coastal areas to oil drilling, including a stretch off Southern California. The pro-production legislation comes a day...
  • Congress questions Sony on hacked PlayStation network

     
    A congressional subcommittee has sent a letter to Sony Corp. seeking information about a security attack on PlayStation’s online network by hackers last week. Addressed to Sony Chairman Kazuo Hirai, the letter requested answers to a detailed list of...