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30 Issues Data: Domestic Oil Production

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on the current state of environmental and energy policy here.

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30 Issues: Big Energy vs. Big Environment

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The conflicting forces of the energy lobby and environmentalist groups. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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That's My Issue: Climate Change Legislation

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This total unawareness of climate change in countries like Kenya that are and will be most vulnerable to it, and yet have barely contributed to it, completely jarred me.

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The Fracking Beat

Friday, June 08, 2012

Central New York journalist Tom Wilber, author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, looks at the energy companies, landowners, scientists and politicians with stakes in the fracking controversy.

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Explainer: If Oil Production Increased, Why Aren't Republicans Gassed?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A June auction of over 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for drilling may look nice on the President's energy résumé, but leaves oil companies and Republicans wanting more.


Obama: End Tax Breaks for Big Oil

Thursday, March 29, 2012

President Barack Obama says Americans are getting hit twice - once at the gas pump, and once more by sending billions of dollars in tax subsidies to oil companies.


Explainer: Will High Gas Prices Hurt Obama's Re-Election Hopes?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Incumbent parties tend to fare poorly in elections when consumers feel like they're paying an arm and a leg at the pump. But it's more complicated than that.

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Solyndra a Scandal? What it Means for Obama and Green Energy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

For me, a scandal would mean that you do it for your own personal self-interest, and although there's a lot of smoke out there, no one has proven yet that this was done for political purposes.

Joe Stephens of the Washington Post on The Brian Lehrer Show

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EPA and the Clean Air Push

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, discusses the latest clean air regulation the EPA has proposed, as well as what's coming up from the agency and the political reaction in Washington. 

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Supermajor Oil Companies and the Deficit

Thursday, May 12, 2011

It's time to close the loopholes, it's time to close the deductions. It's time for Big Oil, the top five companies, to be part of the shared sacrifice of helping reduce the deficit.

— New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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