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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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What If...

deepwater drilling  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  oil spill  oil spill legislation  oil spill liability  oil spill liability  oil spill liability cap  oil spill liability cap  taxes on oil companies  deepwater drilling proposals 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2010

What if Congress and the administration approve many of the deepwater drilling measures that are now being debated? And what if their actions result in unlimited liability for oil spills, additional regulations on well and rig designs, higher taxes and fees and an extended moratorium that cancelled drilling projects?

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Reject Higher Energy Taxes

domestic energy  energy policy  taxes  section 199 of the tax code  tax provisions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2010

As API's Jack Gerard pointed out in a Roll Call op-ed yesterday, several special interest groups are engaged in a campaign against the oil and natural gas industry. 

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The Fleecing of the Industry

energy policy  tax provisions  taxes  obamas budget  superfund tax 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 16, 2010

True story: A few days ago I went into a women's clothing store to buy a couple of T-shirts. As I was standing at the counter paying my bill, the clerk decided to make small talk. "Do you work in Washington" she asked. "Who do you work for?"

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