The process will continue "without interference," the administration said.
The oil giant signed a non-binding pledge to reduce carbon emissions to "net zero" by 2100.
The United States’ own energy security has also been positive for its allies and trading partners, Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman said.
The package of tax break extensions includes a wind energy tax credit and other energy incentives.
The report found federal energy regulators leaked sensitive information on vulnerabilities of the electric grid.
Republicans remain dubious of the administration's commitment to fossil fuels.
The Vermont Democrat said Congress should scrap the corn-based mandate.
A group of Senate Democrats is urging President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by the end of next month, saying the process "has already taken much longer than anyone can reasonably justify."
"We need a definitive timeline laid out," 11 senators wrote.
The legislation would expedite natural gas exports to U.S. allies.