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Opposition Grows to GHG Regulation by EPA

clean air act  energy policy  epa  ghg  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 5, 2010

This week, three more members of Congress introduced legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act. As one sponsor Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) said, the regulations "will undo any positive things that we can do for our economy." (AP

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IBD Editorial: "Slow-Walking U.S. Energy Security"

domestic energy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 27, 2010

An editorial in today's Investor's Business Daily discusses the administration's pattern of delay when it comes to developing U.S. domestic oil and natural gas resources. 

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New NO2 Standard Based on Politics, Not Science

energy policy  epa  over regulation  no2 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 25, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a new national air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). According to EPA's news release, the new one-hour standard of 100 parts-per-billion (ppb) will "reduce health threats for millions of Americans"--particularly in urban areas near major roadways. 

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True to Our Word...

distribution  domestic energy  energy policy  ethanol  gasoline  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

API has filed suit in Tennessee over a new law that allows marketers, including owners/operators of convenience stores, to blend ethanol into gasoline. In general, the blending process occurs at fuel terminals where oil companies add ethanol to create fuels that are ultimately sold to the consumer. 

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Limbaugh Lambasts the Interior Department

access  energy policy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 15, 2010

I never listen to the radio during the day, but yesterday I made an exception when blogger Bob McCarty alerted me to Rush Limbaugh's comments about the Interior Department's new rules on oil and natural gas drilling on federal lands.

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A Policy of Unemployment?

domestic energy  energy policy  obama administration  over regulation  taxes  white house jobs summit 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

Considering unemployment is at its highest level in almost 30 years, "you'd think the Obama administration would do everything possible to save existing jobs and create new ones," says op-ed author Jim Constantopoulos, a professor of Geology at Eastern New Mexico University in his recent Sun-News op-ed

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LCFS: 'Bait-and-Switch Energy Policy'

energy policy  oil sands  over regulation  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

A recent Patriot-News op-ed authored by Michael Whatley of the Consumer Energy Alliance calls Pennsylvania's proposal to adopt a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) "nothing more than a flawed bait-and-switch energy policy."

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EPA Ozone Standards Based on Politics, Not Science

epa  over regulation  ozone 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed to tighten U.S. ground-level ozone standards to protect people as well as plants. Under the new guidelines, the "primary" standard aimed at protecting public health would be reduced to 0.060 and 0.070 parts per million (ppm) measured over eight hours from the 0.075 ppm level set in March 2008.

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The Low-Carbon Fuel Folly

epa  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2010

In a move that should raise eyebrows across the country, the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) last week agreed to adopt a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicles and possibly from home heating-oil furnaces. Although on the surface this agreement might sound environmentally friendly, it's likely to do more harm than good.

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