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Ignore the Naysayers, Attend a Rally

citizen rallies  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  energy worker rallies  energy workers  rally for jobs  rhetoric vs reality  unemployment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 19, 2010

API President and CEO Jack Gerard announced this week that the oil and natural gas industry will sponsor a series of rallies in September, giving interested citizens forums where they can voice their concerns about the economy and jobs. 

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Hydraulic Fracturing 'Distortion'

domestic energy  energy policy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  natural gas fracking  rhetoric vs reality  water quality  energy policy act of 2005 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 12, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had hoped to hold hearings on hydraulic fracturing in New York this week. They were scheduled at Binghamton University, but when it was learned that potentially thousands of people would attend, the EPA moved them to a larger venue in Syracuse, 65 miles north. The move prompted howls among groups who had planned to fly-in from all over the country, leading EPA to postpone the hearings until next month. 

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"Oil Addict" or Intelligent Consumer?

domestic energy  energy demand  energy reality  natural gas  oil demand  rhetoric vs reality  oil products  oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 29, 2010

Last week, I read a very interesting and thoughtful blog post by Michael Lynch of MasterResource that discusses the concept of and rhetoric behind "oil addiction."

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Making Clean Energy 'Profitable' - At Whose Expense?

alternative energy  domestic energy  energy legislation  energy policy  energy reality  fossil fuels  ghg emissions  green energy  obama  renewable energy  renewables  rhetoric vs reality  climate bill  climate legislation  energy and climate legislation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 30, 2010

Members of the U.S. Senate met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss next steps for energy and climate legislation. In a statement, the White House called the meeting "constructive" and released information about the president's comments: 

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The Truth about Hydraulic Fracturing

domestic energy  energy policy  hydraulic fracturing  onshore  rhetoric vs reality  water quality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 25, 2010

Vanity Fair is known for publishing provocative articles, and this week's Web edition is no exception.

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Making Mischief with Numbers

domestic energy  energy reality  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  rhetoric vs reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 10, 2010

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has posted a study on its Web site that could be one of the most misleading, stunningly incorrect documents posted online in months. It asserts that U.S. government energy data show "a large portion of the oil produced in the Gulf Coast region is actually exported to other nations..."

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Crude Oil Prices Up

crude oil  crude oil prices  gasoline prices  prices  rhetoric vs reality  gasoline price factors 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 7, 2010

Crude oil prices stood at $86.84 per barrel when the market closed yesterday, marking their highest level since October 2008.

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Russia/Cuba Seeking Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

access  cuba  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  rhetoric vs reality  russia  global energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 19, 2010

America's "stuck in neutral" energy policy has just received another shot over the bow. This time it comes from Russia, which is one of several countries that are actively seeking oil and natural gas resources in the Western Hemisphere. 

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