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- House and Senate committees release FY 2014 discretionary spending requests
- House approves National Defense Authorization Act
- House approves bill containing $9.9 billion in Coast Guard funding
- House Natural Resources Committee hearing on OCS leasing
- BOEM and NMFS hold Gulf of Mexico public scoping meetings
- Permitting for federal lands in the Dakotas may be expedited
- EIA report on US crude oil production
- Comment period for DOI hydraulic fracturing rule extended
- Pritzker and Foxx confirmations clear Senate
- Moniz outlines DOE science and technology priorities
- Senators investigate private funding solutions for struggling national parks
- Senate ENR question Secretary Jewel over hydraulic fracturing
- President Obama reveals Climate Action Plan
- House Committee holds hearing on windstorms
- Capitol Hill Oceans Week in review
- Hearing on Marine Debris Act of 2013
- USGS releases assessement of US geologic CO2 storage potential
- C2ES report on "Leveraging Natural Gas to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
- BLM reopens comment period for proposed commercial oil shale regulations
- House Committee holds oversight hearing on hardrock mining
Sources: Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, C2ES, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environment and Energy Daily, Environmental Protection Agency, ExxonMobil, Data.gov, Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Register, Government Accountability Office, Greenwire, The Hill Blog, House of Representatives, Interagency Ocean Observation Committee, National Academies Press, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Hospitality Association, National Science Foundation, Nature Capital Project, Science Magazine, Thomas, United States Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Government Printing Office, U.S. Senate, the White House
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Compiled July 3, 2013