E2 Round-up: New lease rules for oil and gas, ethanol gets panned, and the challenges of tackling climate change in Congress

Hearst News Service lays out the challenge facing Senate Democrats trying to craft a climate change bill. The obstacles are every bit as high on that issue as they are in the healthcare debate, and maybe higher.


“The plan to cap greenhouse gases blamed for the earth’s changing climate is complicated by election year politics and fears about exacerbating the nation’s economic woes,” Jennifer Dlouhy of Hearst writes.

And after ten days of gains, oil prices fell back a bit yesterday. Bloomberg noted rising inventories of crude oil.