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Senate to Focus on DOI's Budget

access  doi  domestic energy  energy policy  energy taxes  interior department  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 2, 2010

Tomorrow Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will defend his agency's proposed 2011 budget before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Salazar calls it a "tough choices budget" requesting about $12 billion for the Interior Department (DOI), which is a slight decrease from 2010. (Environment & Energy Daily

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Offshore Drilling in the Sunshine State

domestic energy  florida  offshore drilling  offshore energy development 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 1, 2010

Offshore drilling will be on the agenda when Florida's annual legislative session begins tomorrow. No legislation has been introduced yet, but AP reports that resolutions have been introduced to lift drilling bans in federal waters near Florida's coastline. 

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Bruce Allen Says Offshore Production Is Good for the Environment

access  california  domestic energy  offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 26, 2010

Bruce Allen, a physicist from Santa Barbara, California, is a man on a mission. As co-founder of SOS California (Stop Oil Seeps California), he came to Washington this week to deliver a message that he believes could change the debate over offshore energy development

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Virginia Is Ready for Offshore Drilling

access  alaska  domestic energy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 25, 2010

The Commonwealth of Virginia has signaled that it's ready for offshore energy development

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Furor over Fracking: Consider the Facts

domestic energy  energy policy  hydraulic fracturing 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 24, 2010

A few days ago, two members of Congress launched an investigation into the energy development practice known as hydraulic fracturing. Reps. Henry Waxman (D - Calif.) and Edward Markey (D - Mass.) sent letters to eight hydraulic-fracturing companies to request information on the substances used in the process. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 101 - Energy Discussion at CPAC

access  domestic energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 23, 2010

In today's episode, I speak with attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) about the importance of domestic production and exploration of oil and natural gas and how accessing those resources could improve the nation's economy. 

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Economic Indicators: Diesel Demand and Jobs

diesel  domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  ultra low-sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 22, 2010

Economists use several statistical indicators, including the consumption of diesel fuel, to monitor the state of the economy. Therefore, last month's sharp drop in demand for Ultra Low-Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel was cause for concern. 

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Chevron: Offshore Energy is a Win for America

chevron  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  rhetoric vs reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 19, 2010

It's time to add some common sense to the debate over offshore energy development. The benefits are obvious: More domestic energy, more jobs, a much needed boost to the economy without depending on government spending, improved U.S. energy security, and fewer U.S. dollars being sent overseas to purchase oil from other countries. At a time when the unemployment rate continues to hover just below 10 percent and American families are worried about their futures, now is the time to open more areas to energy development. 

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Update on Climate Legislation

domestic energy  energy policy  epa  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 18, 2010

Perhaps it's the weak economy, or perhaps it's ClimateGate. Whatever the cause, it appears that support for climate change legislation is waning. 

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