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Unemployment Up, Drilling Jobs Down

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2010

There's more bad news on the economic front today. The official unemployment rate has climbed to 9.8 percent. An estimated 15 million Americans are out of work this holiday season. 

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The Impact of the Administration's Offshore Leasing Ban

access  alaska  chukchi sea  deepwater drilling  delaware  domestic energy  energy policy  florida  government revenue  gulf of mexico  leasing  offshore drilling  president obama  beaufort sea  offshore leasing plan 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2010

In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration yesterday announced that it would not include potentially energy-rich areas of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic, and the Pacific in the government's next five-year offshore leasing plan. Further, the administration also officially delayed the next two lease sales for the central and western Gulf.

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Good Energy Policy Creates Jobs

congress  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  obama administration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 17, 2010

In a new interview, API's President and CEO Jack Gerard told Energy Guardian that the administration is pursuing policies that are at odds with the will of the American public. Pointing to the November election, he said, "Americans sent a very strong message to all of their elected officials that they want the focus to be on three top priorities: That's jobs, jobs, jobs." 

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EPA and the Election

clean air act  congress  domestic energy  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  obama administration  over regulation  ozone standard  senate 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 4, 2010

Pundits and reporters today are speculating on the election results' impact on proposed environmental regulations, including the future of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act. 

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Making Clean Energy 'Profitable' - At Whose Expense?

alternative energy  domestic energy  energy legislation  energy policy  energy reality  fossil fuels  ghg emissions  green energy  obama  renewable energy  renewables  rhetoric vs reality  climate bill  climate legislation  energy and climate legislation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 30, 2010

Members of the U.S. Senate met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss next steps for energy and climate legislation. In a statement, the White House called the meeting "constructive" and released information about the president's comments: 

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The Moratorium Ruling and Jobs

access  deepwater moratorium  domestic energy  drilling ban  drilling ban lifted  energy policy  gulf drilling  gulf of mexico  obama  offshore drilling  oil drilling  oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 23, 2010

Reaction to Judge Feldman's ruling against the deepwater drilling moratorium came swiftly yesterday. Environmental groups and many Democrats attacked the decision, while Republicans in general supported it and called it encouraging.

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Ruling on Moratorium Expected Soon

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 22, 2010

U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman says he will rule on the deepwater drilling moratorium by noon tomorrow. 

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What Do You Think About the Deepwater Drilling Moratorium?

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 16, 2010

In his speech last night, President Obama reiterated his support for the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium, saying that the ban would remain in place until the presidential commission completes its investigation into the Deepwater Horizon accident.

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