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A False Choice

energy policy  epa  north dakota  over regulation  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 10, 2009

At least two states are objecting to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) endangerment finding. As reported earlier this week, this finding paves the way for EPA regulators to restrict carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. 

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Jobs for Virginia

domestic energy  energy policy  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 9, 2009

In an op-ed from today's Richmond Times-Dispatch, former Congressman Charlie Stenholm (D-TX) describes the potential benefits of offshore drilling to Virginia. Citing studies, he says offshore development would create about 1,900 new jobs and generate nearly $19.5 billion in revenues to federal, state and local governments. About $3 billion would go into the Virginia treasury over a period of 30 years, where it could be used to pay for hospitals, schools, roads and public safety.

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Op-ed: Oil and Natural Gas Companies Can Provide Jobs Boost

domestic energy  energy policy  oil sands  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 8, 2009

The administration recently held a Jobs Summit to help determine the best way to put Americans back to work as quickly as possible. Today, API chairman and Devon CEO Larry Nichols authored an op-ed in The Hill that discusses how the U.S. oil and natural gas industry can be a part of the jobs solution.

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Dec. 7: Another Day of Infamy

energy policy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 7, 2009

Those of us who studied American history in school know that December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day, the commemoration of the day of "infamy" when the Japanese bombed the Pacific Fleet in Hawaii. The nation countered by entering World War II in the Pacific and later in Europe, and Americans bought war bonds and scrimped to support the fighting men abroad.

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New Poll: Fewer Believe Climate Change Is a Serious Problem

energy policy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 4, 2009

The Harris Poll this week released the results of a survey showing that those who believe the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is affecting the climate has dropped from 71 percent two years ago to only 51 percent now.

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API's Common Sense Jobs Proposal

access  domestic energy  energy policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 4, 2009

Although the oil and natural gas industry was not invited to the White House Jobs Summit yesterday, API today unveiled a legislative proposal that could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

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Missed Opportunity at the Jobs Summit

domestic energy  energy policy  over regulation  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2009

API's President Jack Gerard and Devon's CEO and Chairman Larry Nichols called the White House Jobs Summit a "missed opportunity" during a conference call with reporters this morning, and wondered why the oil and natural gas industry was not invited. 

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API and Newsweek Event - Climate and Energy Policy: Moving?

energy policy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2009

At an event described by one participant as a World Wrestling Federation bout, API's President Jack Gerard discussed proposed climate legislation with members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, Dec.1. The discussion, titled "Climate and Energy Policy: Moving?" was jointly sponsored by API and Newsweek. 

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry - Jobs Are Us

access  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2009

The numbers tell the story. The official U.S. unemployment rate stands at 10.2 percent but is believed to be closer to 20 percent. Economic analysts say that the country will pull itself out of the recession, but it's likely unemployment levels could remain high. Meanwhile, as the holidays approach, consumers are pinching pennies and worrying about an uncertain future, which could dampen their holiday festivities as well as the sales expectations of the nation's retailers.

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