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Trade Groups Seek Relief from EPA GHG Rules

business  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  manufacturing  moratorium  over regulation  senate  democrats  mining  senate appropriations committee 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 1, 2010

A group of 17 trade associations representing mining, chemicals, energy, manufacturing and business are asking key Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee as well as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) to support an initiative to stop or delay the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules. In two separate letters, the trade groups, which include API, ask the senators "to pursue a moratorium on the stationary source rules...."

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API Responds to New Offshore Rules

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 30, 2010

The Interior Department issued two new safety rules today, setting what Secretary Salazar has called the "gold standard" for offshore oil and natural gas development. The new rules, which cover blowout preventers (BOPs), emergency response, well design and training, are part of the administration's response to the Deepwater Horizon accident. 

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API Files Petition in Oil Sands Case

oil sands  over regulation  us chamber of commerce 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 30, 2010

API and two other groups yesterday filed an amicus brief in federal court in a case challenging the U.S. Defense Department's use of fuels derived from Canadian oil-sands oil. 

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Mr. Salazar, Lift the Moratorium

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  spill response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 29, 2010

Tomorrow, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to lay out the administration's energy strategy--including its stance on deepwater offshore drilling--in a speech at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Observers say it's likely that Sec. Salazar will announce a new interim final rule codifying many of the new offshore requirements aimed at increasing safety and improving environmental practices. 

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Individuals Speak Out at Virtual Rally

citizen rallies  congress  domestic energy  energy citizens  energy policy  rallies for jobs  rally for jobs  virtual rally for jobs  energy nation  jobs rallies  virtual rally 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 29, 2010

Thus far, nearly 170,000 Americans have participated in the Virtual Rally for Jobs. In fact, the online rally has been such a success that it's been extended through the rest of this week (until Friday, October 1). 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 118 The Costs of Ozone Regulation

epa  over regulation  manufacturers alliance 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Don Norman of Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI and API's Kyle Isakower about the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to tighten ozone standards and its potential impact on jobs and the economy. 

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Economists: Higher Taxes Could Harm Economic Recovery

de facto moratorium  domestic energy  domestic jobs  economic growth  energy policy  oil taxes  taxes  offshore moratorium  oil and natural gas taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2010

The pace of the economic recovery is the slowest in the past 50 years, and if the government raises taxes, the economy "could fall off a ledge." 

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Changes In Store for Heating Oil

air quality  biodiesel  biofuels  department of energy  domestic energy  energy policy  fuel blends  heating oil  over regulation  refiners  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 27, 2010

Changes are planned for heating oil in the Northeast. In the region of the country where the preponderance of heating oil customers are located, several states are reducing the amount of sulfur allowed in the fuel. 

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Landrieu: 'Lift the Moratorium'

deepwater rigs  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  louisiana  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil jobs  oil rigs  shallow water drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 24, 2010

Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, has taken the unusual step of blocking the confirmation of a Democratic administration's appointee. She says she will not allow a vote on Jack Lew, President Obama's choice for OMB director, until the offshore drilling moratorium is lifted. 

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E15: Politics or Science?

biofuels  domestic energy  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel  fuel blends  gasoline  gasoline blends  ethanol in gasoline  growth energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 23, 2010

Here's a classic case of putting the cart before the horse, or in this case approving a new fuel before it's adequately tested. 

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