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Speak Out About Energy Issues

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2010

With just a few days to go before one of the most highly-contested mid-term elections in U.S. history, Americans are taking a hard look at the candidates and the issues before heading to the polls. Whether they are Republicans, Democrats or Independents, voters recognize the election's importance in framing fiscal policy, as well as energy and environmental issues for the next two years. 

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The Peak Oil Dilemma

deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater moratorium  department of defense  department of defense  domestic energy  energy  energy demand  energy policy  energy taxes  moratorium  oil and natural gas  oil demand  oil prices  oil supplies  peak oil  shallow-water drilling  oil supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 8, 2010

Few issues are as complicated and perplexing as Peak Oil. The study of this concept crosses into several disciplines--geology, sociology, engineering, and physics to name a few--and each is able to address only a part of the global dilemma that could be caused by rapidly dwindling oil supplies. 

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Politics Trump Common Sense

access  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  offshore energy  taxes  offshore rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 17, 2010

Do you know the definition of piling-on? It's the phenomenon that occurs when several actions or events land on your shoulders all at once. While the weight of the pile usually isn't insurmountable, it can be challenging and often makes one wonder about the motivations of those who add to the heap. 

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The Oil Spill and Bad Energy Policy

access  deepwater drilling moratorium  deepwater horizon  energy bill  energy legislation  energy policy  energy taxes  gulf oil spill  liability  moratorium  oil spill  oil spill bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 30, 2010

With the House and the Senate poised to vote on energy bills before the August recess, editorial and op-ed writers are taking Congress to task for neglecting the primary issues confronting the United States today--jobs and the economy. 

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Higher Taxes Harm U.S. Energy Production

domestic energy  energy policy  energy taxes  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 8, 2010

As J. Hunt Perkins points out in a Lexington Herald-Leader op-ed, there's something wrong with an energy policy that promotes offshore drilling but at the same time, proposes to place higher taxes on the oil and the natural gas industry.

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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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Reject Energy Tax Increases

domestic energy  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 11, 2010

An op-ed by Bernard Weinstein, associate director of the Macguire Energy Institute and an adjunct professor of Business Economics at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, adds some much needed common sense to today's political discussion about energy taxes

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Groups Urge Congress: Avoid Energy Taxes

congress  energy policy  energy taxes  labor unions  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2009

Members of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, which includes API along with fifteen labor unions, have written to senior members of Congress encouraging them to support tax policies that will protect and encourage the development of quality U.S. jobs, while at the same time fortifying our nation's energy and economic security. 

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