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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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New Study: Oil and Natural Gas Industry Vital to the Economy

access  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  energy taxes  pricewaterhousecoopers  revenue  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 9, 2009

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study released today found that the U.S. oil and natural gas industry supports more than 9 million American jobs and makes significant economic contributions as an employer and purchaser of American goods and services. 

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Tapping Virginia's Energy

access  domestic energy  energy  energy development  energy policy  mms  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 1, 2009

In the heat of the gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, the Commonwealth's Speaker of the House is pushing the federal government to open the coastline to oil and natural gas development. Speaker William Howell has sent a letter to the Obama administration urging the leasing of 2.9 million acres of the Outer Continental Shelf along Virginia's coast by 2011.

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Developing California's Offshore Resources: More Revenue, Jobs, Energy Security

access  domestic energy  drilling  energy development 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 23, 2009

California wisely has decided to use a portion of its abundant natural resources to pay for services to its citizens. An estimated $1.8 billion in state royalty payments are expected over the life of developing these resources, and the funds will help defray the state's budget shortfall as well as increase our nation's energy security.

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Looking Back 30 Years

access  domestic energy  energy policy  oil exploration  oil production 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 15, 2009

Thirty years ago today, President Jimmy Carter asked Americans to come together to solve the energy crisis. At the time, global oil supplies had been reduced by political unrest in Iran, gasoline prices were up, and millions of Americans sat in gas lines which snaked through many major U.S. cities. In a televised speech on July 15, 1979, President Carter pressed for more conservation and oil development, saying, "This intolerable dependence on foreign oil threatens our economic independence and the very security of our nation. The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our nation." - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P600#sthash.yeYx9zbK.dpuf

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Oil from Stone: A New Report

domestic access  domestic drilling  domestic energy  domestic resources  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 10, 2009

By today's estimates, there are about two trillion barrels of recoverable conventional oil resources worldwide, and as much as twice that in additional frontier resources like extra-heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale and shale gas. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conservatively estimates oil shale formations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming contain 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil--more than three times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia.

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Anti-Oil Bias Continued...

access  energy  energy policy  obama  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 6, 2009

In a post last month, I talked about columnist Robert Samuelson's view on an Obama administration anti-oil bias. And in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal op-ed, it seems that former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts shares a similar perspective. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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A Policy of Delay

domestic access  domestic energy  energy  energy development  energy policy  leasing  utah 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 24, 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) suspended the sale of all 31 oil and natural gas drilling tracts in Utah that had been purchased earlier in the day during a regularly scheduled lease sale, after the bureau accepted last-minute protests about the sale from two environmental groups. BLM has put all the leases on hold to conduct an environmental assessment.

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A Broad Spectrum of Reliable Energy

access  domestic access  domestic energy  drilling  fossil fuels 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 22, 2009

Yesterday's Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial, "Energy: Drill, Baby" discussed the nation's current and potential energy reserves and stressed the importance of increased access to oil and natural gas:

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A Positive Step Forward

access  congress  energy  energy bill  energy policy  gulf of mexico  offshore drilling  energy independence and security act of 2007 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 17, 2009

Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 15 to 8 to approve an energy bill that would open part of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico for additional oil and natural gas leasing and clarify ambiguous language included in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This language--as originally written--could have prohibited federal agencies from using transportation fuels derived from Canadian oil sands.

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