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Energy Today – July 9, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted July 9, 2013

New York Post Fracking Phobia Fails Yet Again

In a guest post, National Review Online’s Rich Lowry takes issue with a new film’s claims that the EPA is a “tool of the oil and natural gas industry.” It never occurs to anti-fracking crusaders that perhaps the evidence doesn’t back up the anti-fracking hysteria, he writes. – Ethanol Critics Rev Up Efforts to Repeal RFS Mandate

The news magazine highlights the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard, which will be the subject of an  upcoming House hearing. “There will be a push in our committee by some, Republicans and Democrats, to do away with the RFS, saying that it's just completely unnecessary today," said Rep. Lee Terry.

Daytona Beach News-Journal – Fracking Has Considerable Energy Potential for U.S.

In an opinion piece, the News-Journal notes the surge in American natural gas is good for both the environment and the economy. “Fracking shows that innovation is alive and well in the United States... It's fortunate that President Obama understands fracking and the natural gas boom have clear economic benefits to the nation, with minimal environmental dangers.”

Fuel Fix BlogTop Offshore Drilling Regulator Stepping Down

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement director James Watson announced that he has plans to step down later this year. Watson has been the head of the agency tasked with overseeing the offshore drilling industry since late 2011. 


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.