She wants to ban foreign travel for EPA head until listening sessions are set in coal states.
Former Gen. Wesley Clark was speaking before the committee about the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, but Vitter instead decided to press him on work he's done to promote the subsidized phone program.
"We are not going to attack panelists on other issues. Period, end of quote,” Sen. Barbara Boxer said. “If you want to do it, have a press conference.”
China started releasing air quality levels last year.
A top official confirmed warnings that have long been made by oil companies.
The U.S. has rebounded to its strongest consumption levels in five years.
The news will come as a welcome surprise to proponents of the pipeline.
Budget pact enables offshore drilling cooperation outside of territorial waters in the Gulf.
Oil and gas industry trade organizations are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of ignoring a series of legal deadlines in their lawsuit against the agency's Renewable Fuel Standard.
A Senate committee will hold an oversight hearing on the proposed renewable fuel mandate.
Laura Barron-Lopez 12/10/13 03:28 PM EST
At issue is the EPA's regulation of air pollution across state lines.