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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 14, 2009

Jimmie James has experienced life without the modern conveniences supplied by electricity. Growing up in small town in Texas, he says he and his family used wood for heat and kerosene in their lamps. "It's not something I saw on the History Channel," he says. "It was something I lived." Today he's grateful that his life, as well as the U.S. standard of living, is vastly improved due to oil and natural gas and their contributions to society. And he doesn't want to return to the past through a well-intended but ill-conceived energy policy. 

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energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 9, 2009

During the recent debate over the House's version of the cap-and-trade bill, both the proponents and the opponents pointed to the bill's potential impact on jobs. On the floor of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi implied that the bill would create millions of new "green" jobs, while the bill's opponents, including API, cited studies showing the Waxman-Markey bill would be a job killer.

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climate-change  climate-legislation  congress  energy  energy-bill  energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2009

This week, the Senate began discussions on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, climate legislation that narrowly passed in the House last month. As a recent New York Times article mentions, this week and the remainder of the month will be a busy time on the Hill with a number of hearings taking place before the weeks of July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7--weeks Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) set aside for the bill's mark up. To follow the discussion, you can watch yesterday's Environment & Public Works Committee hearing.

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access  energy  energy-policy  obama  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 6, 2009

In a post last month, I talked about columnist Robert Samuelson's view on an Obama administration anti-oil bias. And in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal op-ed, it seems that former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts shares a similar perspective. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-policy  ground-water-protection-council  hydraulic-fracturing  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 1, 2009

On the surface, the companion bills introduced into the U.S. House and Senate seem quite benign. They propose to regulate hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act, adding federal oversight to the oil and natural gas field process. In actuality, they could be an economic disaster waiting to happen. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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congress  energy  energy-bill  energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 26, 2009

Tonight, the House approved the Waxman-Markey climate change bill. In approving this bill, the House has chosen to ignore the legislation's harmful effects on American consumers, businesses and the economy. At a time when America is trying to recover from a serious recession, the House has approved legislation that would cost energy users billions of dollars and add new stress to the economy.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 26, 2009

Today, newspapers all over America have published editorials and op-eds on the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. Here's a sample: - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P615#sthash.mWkaeH2s.dpuf

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 25, 2009

API shares President Obama's well-intentioned goal of having a comprehensive energy policy that grows the economy, creates jobs, promotes energy security and addresses climate change.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 25, 2009

The media are handicapping the upcoming vote on the Waxman-Markey bill as though it were The Kentucky Derby. In today's 24-hour-a-day news cycle, reporters, anchors and pundits are asking whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the votes for passage, whether the bill could be more costly than previously anticipated by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and they are dissecting President Obama's comments delivered in the Rose Garden this afternoon. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P615#sthash.mWkaeH2s.dpuf

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