Category Archives: Featured

Washington Examiner: Green pressure campaign against banks is imperiling our energy infrastructure

If President Trump wants to succeed in office, he needs to preside over robust job creation. And a critical component of his administration’s job creation initiative lies in investment in America’s natural resources and energy production. In large part, that … Read More

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Morning Consult: Energy, Mistruths and Tax Reform

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — America’s best-known tax policy wonk — delivered a speech in June to the National Association of Manufacturers in which he addressed the need for comprehensive tax reform, problems with the current tax code, its … Read More

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Washington Post: EPA employees are blind to their own mistakes

The Feb. 7 Power Post article “Current, past EPA employees fight Pruitt” showed how blindly those Environmental Protection Agency employees viewed agency behavior during the years they worked at the EPA and what they fear. In a letter to Congress, … Read More

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Statement on Executive Actions on Pipelines

Statement from Jack Rafuse, former White House energy adviser: “President Donald Trump’s support of a broader energy policy is now becoming a reality. By advancing the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline, Trump is encouraging the U.S. to … Read More

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Morning Consult: Scrapping the Obama Energy Playbook

For the past eight years, the Obama administration has been adamantly hostile to the nation’s energy industry. The administration has taken credit for booming U.S. energy production and its benefits, none of which came from government action; all resulted from energy sector … Read More

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The Hill: More Than A Pipeline Is At Stake In Dakota Access Fight

In just a few brief words, President Obama made the situation surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline much more dangerous. Further, he demonstrated that he continues to put politics over the interests of the public. In a recent interview, the president … Read More

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Real Clear Energy: Repercussions of Dakota Access Pipeline Delay

The repercussions of the Obama administration’s decision to continue delaying the more than half-completed Dakota Access pipeline would extend well beyond billions in private investment dollars, tens of thousands of lost jobs, and hundreds of millions in denied annual tax … Read More

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Washington Post: The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a movement — backward

As an employee of the White House, Office of Management and Budget, Federal Energy Administration and an international oil and gas company (Unocal), I participated on both sides of energy regulatory proceedings. I still closely follow energy industry and policy developments. The … Read More

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The Hill: Emotions Overcoming Facts In North Dakota Pipeline Dispute

It’s easy to overlook facts when issues strike an emotional chord.  The saying goes that everyone is entitled to their own opinion; but not their own facts.  Unfortunately, it appears that opinions have already trumped facts when it comes to … Read More

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New Report: Environmental Justice Beyond Flint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces three crises that require urgent attention from federal and local regulators for years to come. First, in Flint, media-driven Congressional inquiries and a Presidential visit focus on lead in the city’s drinking water. … Read More

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