Rachel Frazin, Local 22 & Local 44

Rachel Frazin

Local 22 & Local 44

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • Local 22 & Local 44
  • FOX2now.com
Past:
  • KOIN News
  • WJHL
  • The Hill
  • WSAV News 3
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Tampa Bay Times

Recent articles by Rachel:

House passes bill aimed at restricting presidential releases of reserve oil

The House on Thursday passed legislation intended to restrict the president’s ability to release oil from the country’s emergency supply — a bill aimed squarely at President Biden for his handling of rising gasoline prices last year. The bill passed in a largely partisan 221-205 vote. Rep. Jared Golden (Maine) was the only Democrat who voted […] → Read More

Biden administration threatens veto of GOP bill restricting strategic oil reserve releases

The Biden administration is threatening to veto Republican-led legislation that would restrict the release of oil from the country’s emergency reserve. “If Congress were to pass H.R. 21, the president would veto it. He will not allow the American people to suffer because of the backwards agenda that House Republicans are advancing,” Energy Secretary Jennifer […] → Read More

Biden administration proposes tighter air pollution standard, in reversal of Trump

The Biden administration is proposing to tighten a key air pollution regulation after the Trump administration declined to do so. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed on Friday to tighten limits on how much soot can be in the air, though some environmentalists are calling on the agency to go even further to protect public […] → Read More

House Dems release documents showing oil industry digging in on fossil fuel investments

House Democrats, as part of their probe into Big Oil, on Friday released documents in which major oil companies detail their strategy to invest further in fossil fuel energy. Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are making the case that the documents show that the industry has “greenwashed” its public image — that […] → Read More

Democrats make major concession on vaccine mandate

Congress is poised to use the annual defense policy bill to eliminate the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate — a major concession by President Biden’s Democratic allies that helps clear the way to passing the sweeping package before year’s end. In a compromise with Republicans, House Democrats are allowing language into the National Defense Authorization Act […] → Read More

House GOP expected to eliminate climate crisis committee

Republicans are expected to eliminate the House’s Select Committee on the Climate Crisis when they retake power in the lower chamber next year. “We don’t see a scenario where the ‘Climate Crisis Co… → Read More

Brazil election brings new hope for the Amazon

Brazil’s ouster of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro this week is giving environmentalists hope for the future of the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon — considered of major importance to comba… → Read More

Seriously low diesel supply threatens to worsen inflation

A seriously low U.S. and global diesel supply is likely to drive up fuel costs and worsen inflation, raising concerns as the cold weather months approach. “The national numbers for… → Read More

OPEC+ announces 2 million-barrel production cut

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its oil-exporting allies announced a 2 million barrel per day cut in oil production Wednesday, bucking months of pressure from … → Read More

More Senate Democrats oppose Manchin push for permitting reform in stopgap funding

Additional Senate Democrats have come out in opposition of Sen. Joe Manchin’s push to change the approval process for energy projects. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) lead a letter calling for the… → Read More

Sen. Markey opposes Manchin push to include permitting reform in stopgap funding bill

(The Hill) — Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is joining a group of liberal House members in opposing Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) push to pass changes to the environmental review process in a stopgap funding bill. Markey became the second Democratic-caucusing senator to call for the issues to be separated. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has previously […] → Read More

California gas-powered car ban could fuel GOP legal battle

California last week approved the country’s most ambitious electric vehicle (EV) targets, charting a course to banning the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. Now the question is whether Republ… → Read More

Average gasoline price surpasses $5: GasBuddy

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. surpassed $5 per gallon for the first time ever on Thursday, according to gas price site GasBuddy. The latest high price comes after months of rising… → Read More

Biden administration seeks additional funding for energy transition in Latin America

The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it is working to deliver more money to fight climate change in Latin American countries, but did not set specific goals for many of the new initi… → Read More

DOE makes major loan to hydrogen energy project

The Energy Department announced on Wednesday that it will make a major loan to a facility that would create and store clean hydrogen energy. It will loan $504.4 million dollars to the Advance… → Read More

Democrats find that oil and gas industry is ‘failing’ to address methane leaks

The oil and gas industry is “failing” to address leaks of a planet-warming gas called methane, House Democrats said in a new report on Wednesday. A report from Democrats on the House Science,… → Read More

Democrats walk tightrope in push for electric vehicles

High gasoline prices are bolstering Democrats’ calls for increased electric vehicle adoption — but the party will have to contend with accusations of elitism as they make their case. Electric vehic… → Read More

Five automakers back California authority to set stricter vehicle emissions standards

A group of five automakers is backing California’s authority to set its own standards for climate-warming emissions for vehicles amid a legal challenge from several Republican-led states. Ford, Vo… → Read More

Asia may provide market for Russian oil after EU ban

Countries like China and India have the power to undercut the European Union’s latest move to sanction Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, potentially lessening the impact of one the most significa… → Read More

Average gasoline price jumps 25 cents in one week

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen 25 cents in just one week, adding to headaches faced by consumers and the Biden administration. On Monday, the average national price stood… → Read More