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U.S. Energy Policy is 'Stuck in Neutral'

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 12, 2010

Gov. Bob McDonnell set the tone for yesterday's Summit on Virginia's Energy Future when he strode to the podium and said, "Welcome to the energy capital of the East Coast." 

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Another Step Toward Offshore Drilling

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 11, 2010

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed two bills yesterday to make his state the "Energy Capital of the East Coast." 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 102 - Development off Virginia's Coast

domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  offshore drilling  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Brett Vassey, president and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, about the state's energy summit scheduled for March 11 and the importance of accessing oil and natural gas resources off Virginia's coast.

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More on Virginia's Quest to Explore for Oil and Gas

domestic energy  offshore drilling  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 8, 2010

API is closed today due to the weather. The heavy snowfall has made travel - including commuting - to and from the nation's capital extremely difficult and even dangerous. Today, I'm working from a remote location where I have heat, electricity and connectivity, making me much more fortunate than many of my colleagues who live in areas with downed trees and power lines. 

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Virginia Wants Offshore Drilling

access  domestic energy  government revenue  offshore drilling  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 31, 2009

Breaking from his predecessor, Virginia's Governor-elect Bob McDonnell sent a letter to Interior Secretary Salazar, asking the administration to move forward with a scheduled offshore lease sale in 2011. McDonnell says "offshore energy exploration and production will be a priority" during his four-year term as governor. The Commonwealth's current Gov. Tim Kaine sought to delay the lease sale. 

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