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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 9, 2013

We’re working on a new ad in support of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The ad reinforces the main reasons the full Keystone XL project should get the green light from the president:

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energy-today  green-energy  hydraulic-fracturing  keystone-xl-pipeline  natural-gas 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted April 9, 2013

Penn EnergyCalifornia City “Goes Green” with Chevron Energy Solutions

Collaborating with Chevron’s Energy Solutions, the City of Patterson is working to improve the city’s sustainability, including solar installations and energy efficiency programs that will reduce costs for consumers.

Wall Street JournalIndia Is Ready for U.S. Natural Gas

There is “significant potential for U.S. exports of LNG to grow exponentially,” writes Nirapama Rao, India’s   ambassador to the U.S. “The prospect of increased Indian investment in the U.S. natural-gas market will usher in a new era for a strong and mutually rewarding India-U.S. energy partnership.” (subscription publication)

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energy-today  fracking  keystone-xl-pipeline  oil-and-gas-industry 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted April 8, 2013

Wall Street Journal – The 1 Percent Keystone Confusion “The 1%-ers writing checks to Mr. Obama loathe the pipeline. The folks who need and want it are the 99%. They're the working stiffs who are ‘struggling to get by’ in this economy.” –Editorial Fort-Worth Star-Telegram – Once Unprofitable West Texas Oil Play Now Booming Thanks to innovations in hydraulic fracturing and natural gas development, the Spraberry/Wolfcamp shale play in West Texas has roughly quadrupled its oil production since 2003 – producing more than 220,000 barrels a day.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 2, 2013

New Pew Research Center polling shows a solid, consistent majority of Americans want the full Keystone XL pipeline built. The 66 percent favoring the project is unchanged from Pew’s survey of just over a year ago – despite the administration’s delay in approving it and misinformation campaigns from opponents.

hat Americans want the full Keystone XL built is reflected in poll after national poll:

That's what national consensus looks like.

 

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted April 1, 2013

The president gave a good speech on infrastructure late last week in Miami:

“There are few more important things we can do to create jobs right now and strengthen our economy over the long haul than rebuilding the infrastructure that powers our businesses and our economy. … As President, my top priority is to make sure we are doing everything we can to reignite the true engine of our economic growth – and that is a rising, thriving middle class.  A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs – that’s got to be our true North.  That's what has to guide our efforts every single day.”

And:

“When it comes to good jobs, no workers were hammered harder by the recession than construction workers.  Fortunately, the unemployment rate for construction has been cut nearly in half over the past three years, partly because the housing market is starting to bounce back.  But construction still has the highest unemployment rate of any industry. [Good construction jobs] end up giving people good pay and good opportunities to raise their families. Projects like this create a lot of other good jobs, too.”

We agree that job creation and the economic growth that comes with it should be our true North. The Keystone XL pipeline is that true North.

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 29, 2013

Before digging into some new misinformation about the job and economic impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline, let’s underscore a figure: 58 percent. That’s the share of likely U.S. voters who favor building the full Keystone XL, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll this week.

In public opinion terms, 58 percent is a slam dunk, a grand slam. Rasmussen says those who strongly favor the Keystone XL outnumber the strongly opposed by nearly three to one. Rasmussen’s finding is consistent with other Keystone XL surveys (Harris Interactive, Fox News, Pew Research). Americans want the full project built.

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access  keystone-xl-pipeline  lng34  oil-and-natural-gas-development 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 28, 2013

Americans heard President Obama talk about his “all-of-the-above” energy strategy during last year’s campaign. They heard him praise the revolution in natural gas production from shale while hailing the rise in oil production on his watch. The words were encouraging, but it’s time for action. Erik Milito, API’s group director for upstream and industry operations, outlined the stakes during a conference call with reporters:

“We hope the president will take actions to match the ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that was a central theme in his re-election campaign. We’ve heard rhetorical support for oil and natural gas, but it will take the right policies to meet the administration’s own projections that show oil and natural gas will be critical to meeting America’s energy needs for decades to come.”

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hydraulic-fracturing  keystone-xl-pipeline  natural-gas  manufacturing 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 27, 2013

New York Daily News – Why Cuomo Must Seize the Moment on Hydrofracking

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell writes that “if we choose to embrace natural gas, it will help us get past a number of significant economic and environmental challenges. On the other hand, if we let fear carry the day, we will squander another key moment to move forward together.”

AEI Ideas – The $61 Billion Eagle Ford Shale Payoff

Mark Perry notes  that according to a new study, economic activity related to oil and natural gas development in the Eagle Ford Shale area of Texas is delivering a stimulus to the state’s economy of more than $1 billion every week that will rise to $89 billion by 2022. In addition, Eagle Ford Shale area companies hired more than 260 new workers every day in 2012.

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oil-and-natural-gas-development  keystone-xl-pipeline  hydraulic-fracturing  oil-sands 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 19, 2013

New York Post – Blueblood Agenda

Governor Andrew Cuomo has put natural-gas development on hold yet again, plainly thanks to the power of New York’s environmental lobby, writes Tom Shepstone. But the real issue has nothing to do with the supposed health concerns cited by the opponents of “fracking.” No, the delay has been engineered by some extremely powerful special interests — New York’s bluebloods —at the expense of the hopes of land-owning and blue-collar New Yorkers.

NBC News – Power Shift: Energy Boom Dawning in America

In a turnaround that industry insiders describe as nothing short of amazing, the U.S. energy picture has drastically changed. Oil and natural gas drilling is now booming in places like Texas’ Eagle Ford, and the Bakken formation in North Dakota, bringing jobs and prosperity to those regions.

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energy  environmental-review  keystone-xl-pipeline  oil-sands 

John Felmy
Posted March 18, 2013

Last Thursday approval of the Keystone XL pipeline came up during the House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing.  Here is what Rep. Pelosi had to say, via CSPAN transcript

THEY WERE INTERVIEWING SOMEBODY FROM THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE. AND HE SAID, OH, THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS. THAT'S NOT TRUE. ENERGY IN OUR COUNTRY, YOU KNOW THIS IS ALL FOR EXPORT. SO WHATEVER YOU THINK ABOUT IT, I KNOW I WANT TO SEE WHAT THE REPORT IS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT ON IT AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT IT, BUT -- THE OIL IS FOR EXPORT. THERE AREN'T THAT MANY JOBS CONNECTED WITH IT. 

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