Obama Administration

Accomplishments on Energy

  • Environmentally dangerous methane emissions from the oil and gas sector regulated for the first time under new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency
    May 12 2016
  • Offshore drilling off the Atlantic Coast prohibited after local communities voiced strong opposition
  • Consumers who reduce their electricity use during peak hours receive a discount through new rule by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Jan 25 2016
  • New coal mining leases on public lands halted under new rule by the Department of Interior
    Jan 14 2016
  • Solar and wind energy production to double in size through a five year extension of Federal tax credits
    Dec 18 2015
  • Final phase of Keystone pipeline rejected because it would not serve the national interest of the United States
    Nov 06 2015
  • Six major world powers reach agreement with Iran to curb their nuclear program
    Jul 14 2015