By Ben Geman - 10/31/13 12:59 PM EDT
The White House will begin publishing annual tallies of federal subsidies for petroleum and coal.
The plan is part of a wider set of “open government” commitments announced Thursday.
G-20 member nations in recent years have been pledging to take steps to curb subsidies for production and consumption of fossil fuels, calling it a way to help combat climate change.
However, years of White House of proposals to end billions of dollars in U.S. oil-and-gas industry tax incentives have gone nowhere on Capitol Hill.