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Dr. Jack Rafuse, former White House energy adviser and current principal of the Rafuse Organization, advises government agencies, policy centers, businesses and associations on energy, trade, sanctions, national security issues and their interrelationships... Read More
Tag Archives: energy taxes
Musings: Obama and Gas Prices. Soon — The Supreme Court and Alien Tort cases; and More Dodd Frank Overreach
President Obama says he’s not to blame for high gasoline prices, but he will fix them. Let’s look at his thinking and logic. Read More
The President pledged an “all of the above” energy policy — the same threats, delays and disruptions that he has imposed since he was elected. Read More
The Peterson Institute for International Economics just issued a new policy brief, entitled, “US Tax Discrimination Against Large Corporations Should be Discarded.” The institute writes, that, “If the targets of discrimination are the nation’s largest firms the country will find … Read More
My latest post on Red Mass Group in Massachusetts: My home town, Milton, was home to our nation’s first piano factory long before my time. And while I have enjoyed music throughout my life, it pains me to hear how … Read More
President Obama’s State of the Union address last week left a lot to be desired. Lisa Fritsch summed it up well on this site, writing, “Obama’s speech […] was focused far too much on lofty goals than the nitty-gritty we need to refloat our ailing ship of state.” In fact, in two specific areas his soaring rhetoric belied reality and misrepresented our nation’s future security. Read More
My latest op-ed in the Washington Times…Natural gas also will be spotlighted for qualities that appeal across party lines. It offers major new tax revenue for federal, state and local coffers. As a clean-burning fuel, it can reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. And because hydraulic fracturing has enabled extraction of “tight gas” from resources across the country, from New York’s Marcellus Shale to the Barnett Shale in Texas, these huge new gas reserves provide promise for economic growth…. Read More
Congress’s current lame-duck session is a Paul Revere moment for American companies, citizens and consumers. And as it comes to an end, hope for the best, but hold on to your wallets; prepare for the worst. First, the lame ducks should not impose crippling taxes on U.S. oil companies. Read More
Below is my latest opinion piece in OpposingViews on the implications of new offshore drilling in Cuban territorial waters and the continuing threat of new U.S. energy taxes. “News of new drilling scheduled to begin next year in Cuba’s territorial … Read More
By removing the ‘dual capacity’ tax credit for American oil and gas companies, the U.S. government will give a major boost to foreign competitors – some of which are preparing to drill off of Cuba’s (i.e. Florida’s) shores next year.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf sent shockwaves across America. Now, a recently-imposed moratorium on U.S. deepwater drilling has doubled the shockwaves through America’s energy industry. Jobs have been cut, rigs have been tasked to new international assignments and economic activity in Gulf communities has diminished. But currently lurking in the chambers of Congress hides a new threat to America’s economic and energy security — one that will be even more damaging and longer lasting: new energy taxes.