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The Administration's Energy Bias

alternative energy  bakken shale  department of the interior  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  gulf of mexico  obama administration  renewable energy  unemployment  oil and natural gas leases  western energy alliance 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 28, 2010

If anyone doubts the current administration's negative impact on U.S. oil and natural gas development, the Western Energy Alliance (WEA) has some news for you: The numbers don't lie. 

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Poll: Drilling Restrictions Based on Politics

access  atlantic  domestic energy  energy policy  government revenue  gulf of mexico  interior department  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  oil and natural gas  pacific 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 22, 2010

Americans see politics behind the U.S. Department of the Interior decision to prevent any expansion of oil and natural gas drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and eastern Gulf of Mexico. According to a public opinion poll conducted by Harris Interactive for API, 63 percent of respondents believe the decision is based on politics; only 30 percent believe the ban is based on science.

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The Oil Spill Suit

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  interior department  macondo well  oil leak  oil spill  spill response  clean water act  national oceanic and atmospheric administration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 16, 2010

The U.S. Justice Department filed suit against BP and eight other companies yesterday to recover billions of dollars from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. The administration's suit asks that the companies be held responsible for all cleanup costs and damage to natural resources. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode - 123 Economic Harm of Offshore Ban

access  domestic energy  drilling ban  drilling permits  energy policy  foreign oil  government revenue  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  offshore drilling moratorium 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 7, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Sara Banaszak, API's senior economist, about the administration's recent ban on offshore drilling and its impact on the economy, jobs and energy security. 

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Offshore Ban 'Imperiling Our Energy Future'

access  domestic energy  drilling ban  drilling permits  energy policy  foreign oil  government revenue  gulf of mexico  moratorium  offshore drilling  offshore drilling ban  offshore drilling moratorium 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 6, 2010

"The decision...made last week is inconsistent with the will of the American people." API President and CEO Jack Gerard. 


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Unemployment Up, Drilling Jobs Down

access  domestic energy  energy policy  ethanol  fuel blends  gulf of mexico  moratorium  obama administration  offshore drilling  renewable energy  unemployment  wind power  offshore rigs 

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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