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Energy Today – April 18, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted April 18, 2013

Forbes It’s Time To Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard

A "consensus has concluded that EPA fuel standards are sorely at odds with the interests of fuel and food consumers in the United States,” writes contributor Robert Bradley. “The direct economic cost of implementing and enforcing these fuel standards far outweighs the questionable benefits."

The Washington Post Keystone XL Opposition Wanes Among Nebraska Landowners

With the Keystone XL debate set to head back to Nebraska today, the Post reports that folks in the state “largely support the pipeline project.”

Star-GazetteAnti-Fracking Equals Pro-Poverty for New York

In the heart of the fracking moratorium debate in New York’s Southern Tier, Corning resident  Mike Morrongiello writes a guest column on the booming economy of neighboring  Pennsylvania – while he and other Empire Staters are left waiting for state leaders to approve natural gas development.

Master ResourceAmerica’s Growth Corridors (Walking Away from CO2 Regulation)

Blogger Robert Peltier: “The energy industry has led the nation in job creation over the past decade. Oil and gas extraction jobs alone, predominately located in the Red States, have increased over 27% since early 2008, producing the highest number of jobs in that industry since late 1987.”

Cleveland.comFederal Hydraulic Fracturing Rules Aren’t Needed

Local leaders from Ohio, Texas and Utah told the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday their states can effectively monitor hydraulic fracturing without federal intervention. “They fear federal involvement would impose an inappropriate one-size-fits-all approach to the industry,” the paper writes.


Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.