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House Limits Funding for EPA's GHG Regulations

congress  domestic energy  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 22, 2011

On Saturday, February 19th the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, for 2011. The Continuing Resolution (CR), which would fund the government through the end of Fiscal Year 2011, includes provisions that limit funding for several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions that have been called prime examples of the agency overreaching its authority. In lopsided votes, the House voted to cut funding to implement EPA's E15 waivers, its decision block to air quality permits that are a requirement for drilling permits on Alaska's Arctic coast, and its rules to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

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Energy for the Economy

congress  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  gasoline  government revenue  oil and natural gas industry  president obama  renewable energy  state of american energy  state of the union 

John Felmy
Posted January 26, 2011

America has always been a frontier nation. From the wilds of New England and Virginia we crossed the continent, plumbed the depths of the oceans and launched ourselves high into space in the pursuit of opportunity. In the process we built the strongest economy the world has ever known and achieved a standard of living unimaginable even a century ago.

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The New Congress and Energy Policy

access  congress  department of the interior  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  onshore  renewable energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2011

As the 112th Congress convenes today, the new majority in the House of Representatives is putting its priorities in order and considering actions that could alter the nation's energy policies. 

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Energy Policy's Impact on U.S. Consumers

alternative energy  congress  deepwater horizon  department of the interior  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  energy taxes  gas prices  gasoline  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  offshore energy  oil leak  oil spill  shallow water drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 30, 2010

As the nation approaches the New Year, reporters around the country are writing about the energy outlook for 2011. There are quotes from analysts predicting oil and gasoline prices; opinion leaders discussing energy policies likely to be considered by the 112th Congress; and professors explaining the relative merits of fossil fuels and alternatives. 

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Does EPA Have the Authority to Levy Taxes?

congress  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel  fuel blends  gasoline  over regulation  cellulosic ethanol 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 27, 2010

Did you know that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to levy taxes? If you're scratching your head over this tidbit of information, you're not alone. 

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EPA's GHG Regulations Should Be Delayed

clean air act  congress  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2010

In mid-November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step toward its plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources starting Jan. 2. It issued documents, commonly known as the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) guidance, for state and local permitting programs charged with regulating GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act. 

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Voters Reject Energy Taxes

congress  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  energy taxes  intangible drilling costs  taxes  manufacturing tax deduction 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

American voters understand that higher taxes are the wrong prescription for domestic oil and natural gas development. In an election-night poll conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by API, 60 percent of voters opposed a tax increase on the oil and natural gas industry, and 54 percent said an increase could destroy jobs. 

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