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Job Losses Reduce Driving

energy policy  epa  over regulation  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 4, 2010

American motorists drove fewer miles in 2009, in part due to unemployment. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Trilby Lundberg, author of the Lundberg Letter, says commuting to work--one of the most important reasons for driving--has been "hit in the guts" by unemployment.

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Op-ed: Carbon Creep

energy policy  epa  ghg  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 14, 2009

There's more talk of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) endangerment finding and the agency's related efforts to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a Forbes article authored by Brian Wingfield. 

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A False Choice

energy policy  epa  north dakota  over regulation  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 10, 2009

At least two states are objecting to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) endangerment finding. As reported earlier this week, this finding paves the way for EPA regulators to restrict carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. 

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The E15 Debate

air quality  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel  gasoline  gasoline blends 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to increase the percentage of ethanol than can be placed in gasoline. At present, ethanol blends of up to 10 percent are permissible, and studies are underway to determine whether more ethanol can be added without causing harm to vehicles, fuel dispensing equipment and air quality. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 94 - Kerry-Boxer Bill Detrimental to Ag Industry

climate change  climate legislation  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  kerry-boxer 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 17, 2009

In this episode, I interview Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau, on the potential impact of climate change legislation on agriculture. 

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Kerry-Boxer Goes to the Floor

climate bill  climate legislation  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  Jack Gerard  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey  senate environment and public works committee 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 5, 2009

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today voted to send the Kerry-Boxer climate bill to the Senate floor without amendments. Only Democrats were in attendance for the vote, and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mt.) voted against the bill, saying he would withhold his support contingent on the adoption of some pro-agriculture amendments. 

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Airing the Truth

air quality  emissions  energy  epa  over regulation  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 4, 2009

There's no doubt about it--the air is much cleaner today than it was a few years ago. The City of Los Angeles is no longer engulfed in a brown haze; the air in the Ohio Valley now has a crisp, clean smell; and Milwaukee residents are breathing easier than ever before.

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Corn in Your Tank

clean air act  domestic energy  e15  energy  epa  ethanol  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 22, 2009

Ethanol, which in the United States is generally made from corn, has been an important part of the gasoline supply for several years. In many regions of the country and in certain seasons, it accounts for as much as 10 percent of the gasoline fuel supply. 

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Cap-and-Trade Deal 'Inequitable'

congress  energy  energy policy  epa  greenhouse gas emissions  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 15, 2009

Members of Congress trying to hammer out a bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have reached agreement on the distribution of valuable carbon dioxide permits.

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