By Zack Colman - 06/12/13 11:52 AM EDT
A bill to expand offshore drilling sponsored by House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (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.