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energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2009

At an event described by one participant as a World Wrestling Federation bout, API's President Jack Gerard discussed proposed climate legislation with members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, Dec.1. The discussion, titled "Climate and Energy Policy: Moving?" was jointly sponsored by API and Newsweek. 

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energy-policy  over-regulation  prices 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted September 30, 2009

The Kerry-Boxer climate change bill leaves unaddressed key elements of how it intends to constrain carbon emissions. Unfortunately, it appears to be following the pattern the House followed, which resulted in a political bidding process that picked winners and losers.

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energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey  competitive-enterprise-institute 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 29, 2009

Sens. Barbara Boxer and John Kerry are expected to release their version of a climate bill tomorrow. News reports say the bill is meant to be a starting point for the Senate's deliberations. 

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energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 23, 2009

Three more studies have been issued about the Waxman-Markey climate bill, and each represents another red flag urging extreme caution.

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energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 18, 2009

Yesterday, API hosted bloggers for a conference call focusing on the status of upcoming energy legislation and API's current legislative priorities. API President and CEO Jack Gerard took questions from the bloggers, along with API experts John Felmy, Doug Morris and Kyle Isakower. Topics discussed included the Waxman-Markey bill and access to domestic reserves of oil and natural gas. 

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over-regulation  prices  pricewaterhousecoopers 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 18, 2009

In response, however, I would like to point out that assertions that oil and natural gas companies receive subsidies through programs like the Highway Trust Fund, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve are ludicrous. This study is an irresponsible rendition based on a contorted recycling of government data that should never be used to craft national policy - especially a tax increase on the oil and natural gas industry that would raise energy costs and kill jobs.

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domestic-access  energy-policy  leasing  over-regulation  legislation  energy-resources 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 17, 2009

The Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing today on a proposal called the Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009. While it's often referred to as an energy bill, it's actually an Un-Energy bill. 

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energy-citizens  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 16, 2009

This week's episode tells the story of the Energy Citizens rallies, which provided concerned Americans the opportunity to voice their opinions on the Waxman-Markey climate bill. The series of 20 rallies held across America gave people from all walks of life the chance to let their representatives in Washington know they need to protect jobs and support responsible energy legislation.

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climate-change  congress  energy  energy-policy  over-regulation  prices  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 15, 2009

In this blog, I've discussed a Heritage Foundation study that finds gasoline prices would increase significantly in order to meet emissions limits imposed by the Waxman-Markey legislation.

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domestic-energy  over-regulation  prices 

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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