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Response to President Obama on Climate Bill

climate change  congress  energy  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 25, 2009

API shares President Obama's well-intentioned goal of having a comprehensive energy policy that grows the economy, creates jobs, promotes energy security and addresses climate change.

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Call It What It Is - A Tax

climate change  congress  energy  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 25, 2009

The media are handicapping the upcoming vote on the Waxman-Markey bill as though it were The Kentucky Derby. In today's 24-hour-a-day news cycle, reporters, anchors and pundits are asking whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the votes for passage, whether the bill could be more costly than previously anticipated by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and they are dissecting President Obama's comments delivered in the Rose Garden this afternoon. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P615#sthash.mWkaeH2s.dpuf

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$4 Gasoline

waxman-markey  over regulation  energy policy  energy  congress  climate change 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 24, 2009

Perhaps you've seen API's ad in The Washington Post today. It states our position on the Waxman-Markey bill quite clearly. The sub-head reads, "If you like $4 gasoline, you'll love the House Climate Bill." - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P620#sthash.33bbrE3e.dpuf

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CBO Calculations: Too Rosy a Scenario

climate change  congress  energy  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 24, 2009

The most recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) calculations for the Waxman-Markey climate bill give new meaning to the term "rosy scenario."

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Reject Waxman-Markey

climate change  congress  energy  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 23, 2009

This Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, or the Waxman-Markey bill. The American Petroleum Institute (API) strongly opposes the bill, and today sent a letter to every member of Congress explaining why this bill should be rejected by the House.

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Waxman Markey: Higher Costs, Fewer Jobs, Short on Environmental Benefits

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

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 23, 2009

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will take up the Waxman-Markey bill aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. While the oil and natural gas industry endorses the bill's goal of protecting the environment, this bill should be rejected. Simply stated, the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation will cost Americans billions of dollars, kill jobs and will not deliver the environmental benefits promised.

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Taxing Our Way to Energy Insecurity

congress  energy  energy policy  obama  taxes  institute for 21st century energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 18, 2009

Did you know that Congress is about to consider massive taxes and fees on the U.S. energy sector?

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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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Congressional Observations

congress  energy  energy citizens  energy policy  energy reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 15, 2009

When asked to summarize her trip to Washington last week, one of the women from the oil and natural gas industry offered two words--"extremely enlightening."

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Connecting the Dots

congress  energy  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey  energy bills 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 11, 2009

One of the most difficult tasks in Washington is connecting the dots. What I mean is this: advocates who have staked out positions on various issues often focus on the minutiae of proposed legislation, fight to have certain language included in bills on political or ideological grounds, and neglect to consider how American consumers could be affected. Occasionally, this inability to step back and see the real-life consequences of legislation creates laws that make little sense and are costly to the taxpayers.

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