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Look Out, Alaska!

alaska  climate bill  climate change  congress  energy citizens  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 31, 2009

The 49th state in the Union is marked by its uniqueness. Alaska is the largest of all 50 states. It is the only state where the sun doesn't set in summer and doesn't rise far above the horizon in the winter. It contains some of America's largest oil and natural gas deposits, many of which remain untapped. And its residents could be more affected by the Waxman-Markey climate bill than many other U.S. citizens.

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Did You Know? Econ 101

demand  energy  energy costs  energy iq  gasoline prices  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 31, 2009

Did you know that the laws of supply and demand have a huge impact on energy costs? 

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Democracy in Action

climate bill  climate change  congress  energy citizens  energy policy  over regulation  rally  waxman-markey bill  gasoline costs  nashville 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 28, 2009

If you ever want to see democracy in action, attend an Energy Citizens rally for jobs and affordable energy. Thursday, at the rally in Tampa, Florida, 175 people of all ages came together in hopes of sending a message to their elected officials in Tallahassee and Washington. 

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Discussion on Oil Sands Continues

canada  domestic energy  energy  energy development  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2009

Some online discussion has emerged from bloggers who recently toured the ConocoPhillips and Syncrude oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada

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Passion for America

climate bill  climate change  congress  energy citizens  energy policy  gasoline costs  nashville  over regulation  rally  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 26, 2009

When she was asked why she decided to attend the Energy Citizens rally in Nashville, the woman in the white sweater said simply, "passion." And Tonya Jones' passion showed when she got onto the stage and explained that she is a small business owner who can't afford the provisions in the House-passed climate bill

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What's in a Name?

colorado  energy policy  indiana  new mexico  new mexico  north carolina  ohio  over regulation  tennessee  texas  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 25, 2009

It's always interesting to see how politicians use different words to describe the same thing. For example, some members of Congress call the Waxman-Markey bill that narrowly passed in the House an energy bill, while others call it a climate bill. In truth, it is a tax bill that, according to studies, threatens to sharply raise gasoline and diesel fuel costs as well as eliminate millions of jobs.

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What Was the House Thinking?

energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 25, 2009

How did you get to work, to school, or to the grocery store today? If you're like most Americans, you took some form of transportation powered by gasoline or diesel fuel. In the United States, where personal mobility is critically important, fuels refined from oil are a necessity. They power cars, trucks, buses, airplanes, trains, and are integral to the American way of life. 

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It's About Jobs

energy  over regulation  waxman-markey  cra  cra international 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 24, 2009

At 7:26 a.m., Friday, August 21, in Lima, Ohio, the lead story on the local NBC newscast showed hundreds of people lining up in a parking lot for free food. They stood behind a panel truck from the West Ohio Food Bank as cardboard boxes were handed down to them. 

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More from the Rock Oil 2009 Tour

domestic energy  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 21, 2009

As I wrote yesterday, this is a monumental week for the energy industry. It marks the 150th anniversary of the first successful oil drill and the significant changes we've been able to make since. Now, more energy production is required for the maintenance of our emerging economy. 

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Painful Outcome Predicted

cra  cra international  energy  energy policy  energytomorrow  new mexico  new mexico  ohio  over regulation  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 21, 2009

Two more CRA International studies have been released, citing the likely economic impact of the Waxman-Markey bill. They show that the bill, if enacted, would reduce the number of jobs and lower purchasing power in both Ohio and New Mexico. 

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