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climate-bill  climate-legislation  congress  energy  environment-and-public-works-committee  kerry-boxer  refineries  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2009

One of America's largest refiners told a Senate panel yesterday that climate legislation could force his company to shutter some U.S. refineries. Bill Kleese, president and CEO of Valero Energy Corp. (not a member of API) made his comments during the second day of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearings on the Kerry-Boxer bill which proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent in 2020. The Kerry-Boxer bill would likely reduce U.S. refining jobs because refiners would be forced to pay billions of dollars for carbon credits. 

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drinking-water  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2009

Did you know that hydraulic fracturing has been used in about one million oil and natural gas wells in the United States? This tried-and-true process injects wells with water, small amounts of chemicals and sand to create tiny cracks in hard rock, allowing natural gas and/or oil to flow up the wellbore. Fracking, as it's often called, occurs thousands of feet below aquifers containing fresh water, and water supplies are protected by state well construction and drilling regulations. 

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alaska  beaufort-sea  chukchi-sea  conservation  energy-development 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2009

Repeat after me: We don't have to settle for just one or the other. We can have a healthy environment and energy development

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climate-bill  climate-legislation  energy  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2009

This week, the National Journal's Energy & Environment Blog posed several questions about the Kerry-Boxer climate bill. Among them, "What's your take on the chairman's mark and EPA's analysis?" The blog also invited a number of individuals, including API's Jack Gerard, to discuss the bill's strong points, weak points and provide an overall perspective on the legislation. 

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climate-bill  climate-legislation  congress  efficiency  environment-and-public-works-committee  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2009

In the first of a series of Senate hearings about the Kerry-Boxer climate bill today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mt.) said he has "serious reservations" about the bill's "overall direction."

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congress  energy-policy  energy-taxes  labor-unions  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2009

Members of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, which includes API along with fifteen labor unions, have written to senior members of Congress encouraging them to support tax policies that will protect and encourage the development of quality U.S. jobs, while at the same time fortifying our nation's energy and economic security. 

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climate  climate-bill  climate-change  congress  distribution  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  natural-gas  taxes  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 23, 2009

More voices are speaking out against the climate legislation being considered on Capitol Hill. Here's a sampling of some of the statements and studies that have been in the news during the past couple of days.

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climate  climate-bill  climate-change  climate-legislation  efficiency  energy  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  kerry-boxer-bill  waxman-markey  waxman-markey-bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

House and Senate leaders are continuing to push for climate legislation despite the fact that far fewer people believe that global warming is a serious problem, according to a new survey released today by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The survey, conducted among 1,500 adults from Sept. 30-Oct. 4, shows that 35 percent of respondents believe global warming is very serious as compared with 44 percent in April 2008. 

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access  domestic-drilling  energy-tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore-drilling  thums-islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

As I've discussed on this blog, I recently traveled with a group of bloggers to visit man-made islands where drilling for oil and natural gas occurs in coastal waters--the THUMS Islands in Long Beach, CA. 

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