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Voters to Congress - 'Reject New Energy Taxes'

domestic energy  energy legislation  energy policy  oil company taxes  oil spill legislation  spill bill  taxes  energy bill  oil company tax rate 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 9, 2010

Americans get it. With their appreciation for freedom, opportunity, and fairness, they instinctively know that legislative proposals to raise taxes on some companies but not others are bad for business and bad for consumers. And yet, some of the people who've been elected to public office insist on trotting out new tax proposals that strain the American sense of fair play.

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Oil Spill Activities Converging

access  deepwater drilling regulations  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  drilling relief well  energy bill  energy policy  gulf oil spill  house spill bill  macondo well  offshore drilling  oil spill legislation  relief well  spill response  taxes  house oil spill bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 30, 2010

Several activities are underway today that could have a significant impact on America's energy policy. They include congressional efforts to pass energy legislation as well as the killing of the leaking Macondo well. 

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The Oil Spill and Bad Energy Policy

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater horizon  energy bill  energy legislation  energy policy  energy taxes  gulf oil spill  liability  moratorium  oil spill  oil spill bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 30, 2010

With the House and the Senate poised to vote on energy bills before the August recess, editorial and op-ed writers are taking Congress to task for neglecting the primary issues confronting the United States today--jobs and the economy. 

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Climate Debate Heats Up in the Senate

climate change  climate legislation  congress  energy  energy bill  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2009

This week, the Senate began discussions on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, climate legislation that narrowly passed in the House last month. As a recent New York Times article mentions, this week and the remainder of the month will be a busy time on the Hill with a number of hearings taking place before the weeks of July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7--weeks Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) set aside for the bill's mark up. To follow the discussion, you can watch yesterday's Environment & Public Works Committee hearing.

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House Passes Waxman-Markey

congress  energy  energy bill  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 26, 2009

Tonight, the House approved the Waxman-Markey climate change bill. In approving this bill, the House has chosen to ignore the legislation's harmful effects on American consumers, businesses and the economy. At a time when America is trying to recover from a serious recession, the House has approved legislation that would cost energy users billions of dollars and add new stress to the economy.

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A Positive Step Forward

access  congress  energy  energy bill  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  energy independence and security act of 2007 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 17, 2009

Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 15 to 8 to approve an energy bill that would open part of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico for additional oil and natural gas leasing and clarify ambiguous language included in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This language--as originally written--could have prohibited federal agencies from using transportation fuels derived from Canadian oil sands.

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OCS Inventory: Who Pays?

congress  energy  energy bill  energy development  energy policy  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2009

In Washington this week, the House and the Senate will continue to work on energy bills on parallel tracks.

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