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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 14, 2009

If you're looking for a laboratory where environmental and energy policy is being tested, look west toward California. Over the past several years, California's elected officials have enacted some of the strongest requirements to curb air pollution, create its own recipe for gasoline and transition to a new form of diesel fuel earlier than anywhere else in the country.

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congress  domestic-energy  energy  energy-costs  energy-policy  obama  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 11, 2009

Yesterday, API Chairman J. Larry Nichols told Congress that the Obama administration's $80 billion tax increase on America's oil and natural gas industry is based on myths and would result in less oil and natural gas for consumers, higher energy costs and kill jobs at a time when the nation's economy needs all the help it can get.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 10, 2009

Back in February, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that he was extending the public comment period for the Draft Proposed Program on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy development. The comment period ends right around the corner--September 21, 2009--and at this time the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will analyze comments and make recommendations.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 9, 2009

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study released today found that the U.S. oil and natural gas industry supports more than 9 million American jobs and makes significant economic contributions as an employer and purchaser of American goods and services. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 8, 2009

Today, inspired by a New York Times weekend editorialEnergy Outlook blogger Geoff Styles discusses the Waxman-Markey climate bill and the legislation's potential impact on gasoline prices.

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access  domestic-energy  energy  energy-development  energy-policy  mms34  offshore-drilling  outer-continental-shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 1, 2009

In the heat of the gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, the Commonwealth's Speaker of the House is pushing the federal government to open the coastline to oil and natural gas development. Speaker William Howell has sent a letter to the Obama administration urging the leasing of 2.9 million acres of the Outer Continental Shelf along Virginia's coast by 2011.

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canada  domestic-energy  energy  energy-development  oil-sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2009

Some online discussion has emerged from bloggers who recently toured the ConocoPhillips and Syncrude oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada

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domestic-energy  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 21, 2009

As I wrote yesterday, this is a monumental week for the energy industry. It marks the 150th anniversary of the first successful oil drill and the significant changes we've been able to make since. Now, more energy production is required for the maintenance of our emerging economy. 

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domestic-energy  drilling  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 20, 2009

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the first successful oil well drilled in the United States. In 1859, Col. Edwin Drake drilled down to a depth of 69½ feet near a creek in Pennsylvania where oil naturally seeped out of the ground and in the process, he changed the American way of life.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 19, 2009

For those of you who couldn't attend yesterday's Energy Citizens rally in Houston, we've posted a video about the event. As you'll see, the crowd donned the yellow T-shirts passed out at the door, waved signs and listened intently to the speakers. 

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