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keystone-xl-pipeline  energy  obama  security 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 4, 2013

President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline turns on whether he believes the full project is in the U.S. national interest – whether he thinks it is good for our country’s national security, our energy future and our economy. The facts, the science and the American people say it is.

The last part first. The Keystone XL choice has obvious political implications. Over the almost five years the project has been under federal review, Americans have come to understand the Keystone XL’s importance, and they are rendering their opinion, as voters, in the strongest terms: Building the full Keystone XL is in the national interest.

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obama  keystone-xl  energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 23, 2012

New polling from Rasmussen Reports on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Most voters still favor building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas and think it will be good for the economy despite President Obama’s decision last week to delay the project for environmental reasons. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor the pipeline, with 36% who Strongly Favor it. Just 27% are opposed, including 12% who Strongly Oppose the project. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.”

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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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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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access  deepwater-moratorium  domestic-energy  drilling-ban  energy-policy  obama  offshore-drilling  oil-leak  oil-spill 

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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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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bp234  deepwater-horizon  domestic-energy  energy-policy  gulf-of-mexico  gulf-oil-spill  obama  oil-leak  oil-spill  spill-response 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 15, 2010

While oil company officials were being questioned by Congress today, a bolt of lightning started a small fire on the Discoverer Enterprise, the drillship that is collecting oil and flaring gas from the leaking Macondo well. 

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access  deepwater-horizon  energy-policy  gulf-of-mexico  gulf-oil-spill  moratorium  obama  offshore-drilling  oil-spill-cleanup 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 14, 2010

The statistics about the oil spill continue to come in, showing that the size and the scope of the response are unprecedented. At last report, there were hundreds of vessels and more than 25,000 people--scientists, engineers, wildlife experts, shrimpers and others--working together to battle the spill and plug the well.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 4, 2010

The response to the administration's decision to disrupt deepwater offshore drilling in the Gulf is beginning to hurt the economies of coastal communities--the same communities that are losing income from fishing and tourism due to the spill.

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