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Congressional Observations

congress  energy  energy citizens  energy policy  energy reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 15, 2009

When asked to summarize her trip to Washington last week, one of the women from the oil and natural gas industry offered two words--"extremely enlightening."

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A Political Cliffhanger

access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 12, 2009

As API President and CEO Jack Gerard noted a couple of days ago, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13-10 on Tuesday to open the eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas development.

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Connecting the Dots

congress  energy  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey  energy bills 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 11, 2009

One of the most difficult tasks in Washington is connecting the dots. What I mean is this: advocates who have staked out positions on various issues often focus on the minutiae of proposed legislation, fight to have certain language included in bills on political or ideological grounds, and neglect to consider how American consumers could be affected. Occasionally, this inability to step back and see the real-life consequences of legislation creates laws that make little sense and are costly to the taxpayers.

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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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Face-to-Face with Congress

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 10, 2009

It would be hard to find a more determined group of people than the 29 women who've come to Washington this week to meet with members of Congress about energy. In their day jobs, some wear hardhats, others wear heels, but all work for an energy company.

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New Study on Hydraulic Fracturing

congress  energy  energy development  energy policy  hydraulic fracturing  over regulation  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2009

API urged Congress to consider the ramifications of applying new regulations to the process of hydraulic fracturing today, just as members of the House and Senate introduced legislation to regulate the process under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 83 - Current Energy Legislation

coal  energy  energy policy  gasoline prices  podcast  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2009

In this week's episode, I talk with Kevin Book, a principal at ClearView Energy Partners, LLC, about energy legislation being considered in Congress. We also briefly discuss energy security issues and the recent rise in oil and gasoline prices.

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A Face of the Industry

energy policy  energy citizens  energy  congress  alaska 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 9, 2009

This is a face of the oil and natural gas industry.

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OCS Inventory: Who Pays?

congress  energy  energy bill  energy development  energy policy  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2009

In Washington this week, the House and the Senate will continue to work on energy bills on parallel tracks.

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