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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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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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A Policy of Delay

domestic access  domestic energy  energy  energy development  energy policy  leasing  utah 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 24, 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) suspended the sale of all 31 oil and natural gas drilling tracts in Utah that had been purchased earlier in the day during a regularly scheduled lease sale, after the bureau accepted last-minute protests about the sale from two environmental groups. BLM has put all the leases on hold to conduct an environmental assessment.

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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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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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Dorgan Amendment: A Win for the Nation's Economy and Energy Security

access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 10, 2009

Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13 to 10 in favor of opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico for additional oil and natural gas leasing.

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Another Hurdle on the Horizon

congress  domestic energy  energy  energy development  energy policy  leasing  federal lands and resources energy development act of 2009 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 3, 2009

At a time when the need for an economic boost has never been greater, Congress is considering a bill that threatens energy investments and jobs.

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A new burden on American families

congress  energy  energy policy  taxes  budget 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 19, 2009

Recently, the administration sent Congress a budget proposal that included at least $400 billion in new taxes and fees on the oil and natural gas industry--a plan that will put an economic burden on hard-working Americans and their families.

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Florida House Vote on Offshore Development

access  domestic access  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  florida  offshore drilling 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 1, 2009

This week the Florida House of Representatives voted overwhelming to pass a bill to authorize oil and natural gas development in Florida state waters.

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Energy Dominance’s Tariffs Pothole

trade  infrastructure  pipelines  consumers 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 1, 1

Tariffs and quotas on imported steel imposed by the Trump administration are self-inflicted potholes on the path to the administration’s goal of U.S. “energy dominance.”

They’re bad for American energy, which uses steel throughout its operations and delivery networks. They’re bad for American manufacturing, they’re bad for American consumers, and they’re bad for America.


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