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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 31, 2010

President Obama announced an energy strategy today that includes expanding offshore drilling in certain areas along the Atlantic coast, in a portion of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and off the coast of Alaska.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 29, 2010

Within the next few days, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce his decision on America's offshore leasing program. In case you haven't been following this story closely, here's some background information.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 12, 2010

Gov. Bob McDonnell set the tone for yesterday's Summit on Virginia's Energy Future when he strode to the podium and said, "Welcome to the energy capital of the East Coast." 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 11, 2010

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed two bills yesterday to make his state the "Energy Capital of the East Coast." 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 9, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Brett Vassey, president and CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, about the state's energy summit scheduled for March 11 and the importance of accessing oil and natural gas resources off Virginia's coast.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 3, 2010

As the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources CommitteeRep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) is in a position to closely observe and act on the administration's proposed energy policies. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted February 12, 2010

The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) yesterday announced that it is shortening the lease terms for many offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas prospects. In a statement, MMS announced it would offer leases to energy companies in March, but that the leasing periods would be reduced from ten years to seven years for leases in depths of 800 to 1,600 meters. Three-year extensions could be made available to drillers who begin a well during the initial leasing term. 

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