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Obama Names Energy Secretary, EPA Administrator

CSPnet.com -- WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has named Ernest Moniz to head up the U.S. Department of Energy and Gina McCarthy to head up the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Moniz, who replaces Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy, is a physics and engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. McCarthy, who officially replaces former administrator Lisa Jackson, is an assistant administrator for air pollution at the EPA.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Chu announced Feb. 1 that he would leave his post to return to academia. McCarthy succeeds Jackson, who left the agency on Feb. 14, taking over from deputy administrator Bob Perciasepe, who has been acting administrator.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:04:20 AM

Driver: seems not everyone is able to block all. Brennan being one example.
DriverMatt
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:43:19 AM

Republicans will block this nominee too.
RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:29:35 AM

Whatever
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 12:48:49 AM

Oh no, we might as well throw in the towel.
flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:29:38 PM

Again under Obama the production of oil on Federal Lands goes down
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>>>“After years of talking about it, we are finally poised to control our own energy future. We produce more oil at home than we have in 15 years,” President Obama said in his State of the Union Address. “We produce more natural gas than ever before – and nearly everyone’s energy bill is lower because of it.”

However, oil production on federal lands has declined since 2009 from 1,731,500 barrels per day to 1,627,400 barrels per day. The total share of crude oil produced on federal lands fell to 26 percent in 2012 from 33 percent in 2009.

Natural natural gas production on federal lands has also plummeted from 5,376 billion cubic feet in 2009 to 3,724 billion cubic feet last year. Natural gas production on federal lands made up 15.5 percent of total U.S. production in 2012 — down from 24.9 percent in 2009.<<<

More lies adn mismangement by Obama and the mainstream press says nothing.
lesndave
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:57:16 PM

Ugh
A_NY_Outlaw
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:51:59 PM

This administration is beyond inept.

FAIL FAIL FAIL!
JJ_Chicago
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 9:24:58 PM

republicrats are fools
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 6:08:29 PM

Wonder how long the republicans will obstruct these people from taking the jobs that they have been appointed to.
flyboyUT
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Worry - Their comming to get you HO HO - HaHa.....
worryfree
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:47:09 PM

Oh goody a whole new bunch of wacky anti Obama cons in our midst
tutaw
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 3:29:19 PM

more corruption
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:07:27 PM

ok
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:31:47 PM

Jackson is leaving EPA before the investigators quiz her on her practice of conducting business under pseudonymous emails to avoid FOIA requests.
CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:22:15 PM

He actually sounds like a decent guy, he's for a balanced energy solution that includes nuclear and fossil fuels, unlike his predecessor
BossPal
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:49:20 AM

And...
wavery
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:23:57 AM

Lot's of complaints here that he's not corporate enough. Do we really want corporations setting energy policy?
ModelWarships
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:17:11 AM

4 more years of 0bamanomics.
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:16:31 AM

Obama only nominates weakling puppets that he can mold like Play-Doh.
StephenOM
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Again, theoretical knowledge wins over practical experience.
dieselfiendSC
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:03:33 AM

Another horrible appointment for business.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:02:06 AM

too much to hope that these jokers will nullify the ethanol mandate?

save our small engines, food stocks, etc.

from a farmer whose prices have gone sky high.
BigTruc
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:58:34 AM

Obama is a fool.
BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:58:32 AM

OK, Teapublicans you can circle the wagons and come up with different excuses for doing nothing except go to Washington, D.C. and cry for public money.
IMLURCH
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:58:02 AM

How well they work will be seen down the road. I hope they do well and improve their departments.
dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:56:28 AM

The EPA sucks!
RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:50:18 AM

>Y'all voted for this 2-faced socialist!

By his actions so far, I'd say he is more of a republican than the so-called republicans we have to pick from today, cept maybe cristy, perhaps.
Don20
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:46:29 AM

Will it make the EPA any better.?????? Lets wait and see....
fenster66
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:43:07 AM

lets see how they do....
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:41:55 AM

Y'all voted for this 2-faced socialist!
jalan25
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:41:51 AM

Hopefully a little more consumer friendly.
dlemma
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:41:10 AM

wonder how many fake email addresses these guys have?
dlzastera
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:39:55 AM

More hope and change, I want my change back.
Costello
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:38:14 AM

One more government job...
gafgar
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:38:03 AM

another useless move.
truckpdlr
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:33:33 AM

Hope we see a change at the pumps,change in burning corn in our fuel tanks
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:32:58 AM

Yippee
freedomsailor
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:32:39 AM

Right on, w4kh.
91_Metro_Man
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:32:37 AM

I do not hold out any hope for any good changes.
sm5240
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:32:11 AM

Will soon hearing some bizarre thoughts/beliefs from this academic too.
dcoxdcox44
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:31:41 AM

f4driver says-
"Abolish the EPA
Abolish the DoE"

Yes! Trust Corporate America to do what is right for you and me!
What could possibly go wrong?
liao
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:30:34 AM

Hope they do a better job.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:30:26 AM

too bad the big o has surrounded himself with losers
but i guess the buck stops somewhere else
Asbury09
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:29:51 AM

we will see what a fresh view brings to the area
w4kh
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:29:32 AM

That the new appointee for EPA is "at least willing to sit down and listen and understand the issues people have with EPA's regulations" means that there may well be more reason and less arbitrariness from the EPA.
marion1739
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:28:31 AM

Okay
HDUltra03
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:27:51 AM

Getting tired of all these 'Obama Appointees'!
HATinMUNDY
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:26:51 AM

Sounds like a conspiracy.....
2962
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:26:26 AM

Time will tell.......
EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:25:58 AM

Steven Chu did very little
1fuelish1
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:25:45 AM

Don't you just love it...someone calling Moniz, a professor at MIT, one of the most prestigious schools in the country, an "idiot".
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