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Peak Oil

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 7, 2010

The theory of Peak Oil is one of the most widely discussed--and intriguing--energy topics in the blogosphere. Simply put, the theory refers to the widely-held concept that oil is finite and production inevitably will decline, forcing major changes to our way of life, our economy, as well as the fate of humankind worldwide. The theory is attributed to M. King Hubbert, an oil company geologist, who created a graph called Hubbert's Curve predicting a sharp decline in oil production near the beginning of the 21st Century. 

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry Helps Drive the U.S. Economy

congress  domestic energy  energy citizens  energy policy  oil and natural gas jobs  oil jobs  rallies for jobs  rally for jobs  taxes  citizen rallies  virtual rally for jobs 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 4, 2010

The numbers are staggering. The impact the oil and natural gas industry has on the U.S. economy is massive. It supports: 

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Individuals Speak Out at Virtual Rally

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 29, 2010

Thus far, nearly 170,000 Americans have participated in the Virtual Rally for Jobs. In fact, the online rally has been such a success that it's been extended through the rest of this week (until Friday, October 1). 

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Economists: Higher Taxes Could Harm Economic Recovery

de facto moratorium  domestic energy  domestic jobs  economic growth  energy policy  oil taxes  taxes  offshore moratorium  oil and natural gas taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 28, 2010

The pace of the economic recovery is the slowest in the past 50 years, and if the government raises taxes, the economy "could fall off a ledge." 

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Landrieu: 'Lift the Moratorium'

deepwater rigs  domestic energy  energy policy  gulf of mexico  louisiana  moratorium  offshore drilling  oil jobs  oil rigs  shallow water drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 24, 2010

Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, has taken the unusual step of blocking the confirmation of a Democratic administration's appointee. She says she will not allow a vote on Jack Lew, President Obama's choice for OMB director, until the offshore drilling moratorium is lifted. 

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New Study: Moratorium Could Cost Nearly 20,000 Gulf Jobs

deepwater drilling  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater moratorium  domestic energy  energy citizens  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  rally for jobs  virtual rally for jobs  deepwater drilling ban  lsu 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 22, 2010

There have been numerous reports published over the last few months about the impact of the administration's de facto drilling moratorium on jobs and the economy in the Gulf region. The latest report released yesterday is authored by LSU professor Dr. Joseph Mason who finds that the Gulf region will lose more than 19,500 jobs, $5 billion in economic activity and nearly $240 million in state and local tax revenues during the six-month moratorium.

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Fighting for Jobs and the American Dream

citizen rallies  colorado  domestic energy  energy citizens  energy policy  jobs rallies  ohio  rally for jobs  unemployment  virtual rally for jobs  canton  grand junction 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 21, 2010

The front page of The Washington Post today bears the headline, "Recession is officially over, but anxiety lingers." The headline is based on an announcement by the National Bureau of Economic Research which yesterday proclaimed that the recession, which began in December 2007, met its technical end in June 2009. 

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U.S. Loans Billions to Mexico for Drilling

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 15, 2010

I've got an important question for anyone in the administration who's willing to comment on this blog: Can you explain why the U.S. government is loaning money to Mexico to drill in the Gulf while imposing a drilling moratorium here? 

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