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Relive the THUMS Experience

access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

As I've discussed on this blog, I recently traveled with a group of bloggers to visit man-made islands where drilling for oil and natural gas occurs in coastal waters--the THUMS Islands in Long Beach, CA. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 92 - Ben Lieberman on Sky-High Gas Prices

demand  domestic access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  energytomorrow radio  gas prices  gasoline prices  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 20, 2009

In this episode, Jane Van Ryan interviews the Heritage Foundation's Ben Lieberman, senior policy analyst on energy and the environment, on his recent paper, "Five Things Congress and the President Are Doing to Bring Back Sky-High Gas Prices." 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 91 - THUMS Islands Location Tour

access  domestic access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  energytomorrow radio  natural gas  offshore drilling  technology innovation  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 6, 2009

This week's episode focuses on a recent tour of the THUMS Islands, a group of four manmade islands in California's Long Beach Harbor, where oil and natural gas are produced. The episode also features sound bites from Frank Komin, president of Occidental Petroleum, and Charlie Plant, production manager of White Island. 

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An Unacceptable Situation

access  climate bill  climate change bill  climate legislation  domestic access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  offshore drilling  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 2, 2009

Thank you to my friend and fellow blogger James for allowing us to feature his commentary here. This was originally posted at his own blog, Observations

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Stop Delaying; Drill Now

access  domestic access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 1, 2009

One year ago, the 30-year old ban on offshore drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts expired, opening the opportunity for the United States to drill for more of its own oil and natural gas. What has happened since then to make America more energy self-sufficient?

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Traveling to THUMS

access  domestic energy  offshore drilling  technology innovation  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 24, 2009

No one likes to watch sausage being made, but most of us enjoy sausage. That seems to be the case with oil and natural gas, too. The vast majority of Americans enjoy the benefits afforded by these energy-rich fuels, but some Americans would prefer not to see how they are produced. 

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Last Chance

access  domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  leasing  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 21, 2009

Today is your last chance to write to the government to support the Five-Year offshore drilling plan. At the close of business today, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will end the public comment period, tally the emails and letters, write a report on its findings, and help the Secretary of the Interior decide whether to implement the government's offshore drilling plan.

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The Un-Energy Bill

domestic access  energy policy  leasing  over regulation  legislation  energy resources 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 17, 2009

The Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing today on a proposal called the Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009. While it's often referred to as an energy bill, it's actually an Un-Energy bill. 

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Increased Access = MORE Jobs, Revenue

access  domestic energy  energy policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 10, 2009

Back in February, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that he was extending the public comment period for the Draft Proposed Program on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy development. The comment period ends right around the corner--September 21, 2009--and at this time the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will analyze comments and make recommendations.

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