By Zack Colman - 06/12/13 11:52 AM EDT
A bill to expand offshore drilling sponsored by House Natural Resources Chairman Doc HastingsDoc HastingsBoehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform GOP accuses feds of bad science in endangered species studies MORE (R-Wash.) would force the federal government to make drilling decisions before conducting environmental reviews, a witness testified Tuesday at a hearing for a subpanel of the committee. The Houston Chronicle has the story here.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg floated a long-term plan to protect his city from climate change, MSNBC reports.
Exxon Mobil Corp. is putting down $200 million for a Russian Arctic research center to assists its drilling operations there, the Houston Chronicle reports.