Posted February 4, 2014
Free the Keystone XL Pipeline, Mr. President
Los Angeles Times: Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do."
The White House has touted the fact the president has a "phone and a pen" and he's not afraid to use them.
The president also vowed to cut red tape, and not for the first time. In 2013's State of the Union, he insisted that "my administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits." And in 2012: "In the next few weeks, I will sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that slows down too many construction projects."
Read more: http://lat.ms/1eRaGFu
More industry news:
- Walcher: Fracking Study Fans the Flames of Fear-Mongering: http://bit.ly/1evCPFu
- Chu: Decision to Build Keystone XL Pipeline a Political One: http://bit.ly/1iq3l3X
- Former Interior Secretary Salazar: “Keep Going” Toward Energy Independence: http://bit.ly/1cRKLRj
- Chevron, GE Form Pact for Oil and Natural Gas Research: http://bit.ly/1boeiOr
- Oil Sands Boom in Canada Seen as Great Opportunity for Western New York Businesses: http://bit.ly/1fMwTb0
- Lawmakers’ Growing Frustration Over Fracking Delay: http://bit.ly/1boeRro
- The Strange Logic of Keystone XL: http://bit.ly/1il2yR5
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.