The new measures will help prevent oil-well blowouts and minimize environmental damage from future leaks.
ALEC is firing back at its environmentalist critics with threats of lawsuits.
Nuclear talks have already produced results once thought unthinkable.
The pledge to cut emissions by up to 28 percent is met with resistance from congressional Republicans.
Did Christie’s courtship of GOP kingmakers doom NJ’s plans to become a wind-power state?
Regulators say the move will help protect the water supply. Critics call the plan overly burdensome.
The area contains an usual wealth of corals reefs as well as marine species ranging from sea mammals to sharks.
The administration will seek tougher standards for companies extracting oil, gas and coal on taxpayer-owned land, even as it pushes for expanded solar and wind projects.
But the study also warned that consistent policies were critical to avoiding “boom and bust” cycles for investment in wind energy.
Sensing a threat in rooftop panels, the utility industry and its fossil-fuel supporters are waging a determined campaign to raise the cost of solar power.