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Politics Trump Common Sense

access  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  offshore energy  taxes  offshore rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 17, 2010

Do you know the definition of piling-on? It's the phenomenon that occurs when several actions or events land on your shoulders all at once. While the weight of the pile usually isn't insurmountable, it can be challenging and often makes one wonder about the motivations of those who add to the heap. 

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Study: Tax Proposals Could Cut 150,000 Jobs

congress  domestic energy  dual capacity  energy legislation  energy policy  natural gas  section 199  senate  taxes  economic output 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 16, 2010

This week, the American Energy Alliance issued a new report quantifying the dire impacts of proposals aimed at hiking taxes on oil and natural gas companies. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 116 The Problem with New Taxes

congress  domestic energy  energy policy  foreign tax credit  tax code  taxes  company tax rate 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 31, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Stephen Comstock, API's tax policy manager, about proposals from Congress and the administration that could raise taxes on the oil and natural gas industry. If enacted, these taxes would have a negative impact on the U.S. economy and the industry.


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Study: Higher Taxes Lower Energy Production

domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  government revenue  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 17, 2010

Risk is an integral part of exploring for oil and natural gas. There's no guarantee that drillers will find commercially viable amounts of energy. Yet before they begin, they must invest large sums of money to lease the land, get the needed permits, procure the rig, hire workers, and assemble all of the necessary equipment. Sometimes they find energy; other times they drill a dry hole. 

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Stop Tax Hikes, Improve the Economy

domestic energy  energy policy  taxes  us chamber of commerce 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 16, 2010

Three economists briefed reporters at API this morning on economic uncertainty and its paralyzing impact on U.S. businesses and farms. 

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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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