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Americans Want Jobs, Not Higher Taxes

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Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted May 12, 2011

Even as the economy creates more jobs, unemployment remains much too high. That is one reason Americans remain highly suspicious of efforts to increase taxes on the oil and natural gas industry, an industry that supports more than 9.2 million jobs - and could create more than one million new jobs if we opened areas currently off limits, pursued oil and natural gas shale development, and furthered our energy partnership with Canada.

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VIDEO: Oil and Natural Gas Fast Facts

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2010

When you think about it, all of us in some way are connected to the oil and natural gas industry, and its impact on the U.S. economy is massive. 

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PA Governor Holds Energy Jobs Hostage

access  domestic energy  energy policy  leasing  natural gas jobs  natural gas tax  pennsylvania  taxes  unemployment  ed rendell  severance tax 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell yesterday signed an executive order halting natural gas development on state lands. In a statement, he said the ban was needed "to protect our un-leased public lands from this [drilling] rush." But many believe the executive order was driven by politics, not environmental protection. 

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Peak Oil

aspo  domestic energy  domestic jobs  domestic oil  energy  energy return on investment  eroi  oil and natural gas industry  oil production  peak oil  hubberts curve 

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

citizen rallies  congress  domestic energy  energy citizens  energy policy  rallies for jobs  rally for jobs  virtual rally for jobs  energy nation  jobs rallies  virtual rally 

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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