What Harry Reid did for the drug companies

Timothy P. Carney Washington Examiner 7/7/10

My column today discusses how hard the drug lobby is working to re-elect Harry Reid. I had attributed the industry’s love Reid simply to how Pharma-friendly the bill was. At Firedoglake, though, Jane Hamsher gives some more details:

How did Reid personally step up? Well, most notably he helpfully […]

Sen. Dorgan to Retire at End of 2010

by Corey Boles The Wall Street Journal January 5, 2010

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D., N.D.) said Tuesday he will retire from the Senate at the end of 2010, after representing North Dakota in Congress for three decades.

Sen. Dorgan is the first Democratic senator to decide not to seek re-election in what […]

3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation—25 Times More Than 1995 Estimate—

U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communication

Released: 4/10/2008

Reston, VA – North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.

A U.S. Geological Survey assessment, released April 10, shows a 25-fold increase in the […]

Technology outpacing climate-change legislation, lawmakers say

Nick Snow Washington Editor Oil & Gas Journal December 2, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 2 — Technology is moving ahead more quickly than legislation to address global climate change, three federal lawmakers agreed on Dec. 1. Congress won’t be able to get back to work on the issue until 2010, they added.

Bills approved […]