Category Archives: Featured

Washington Post’s “Most Consequential Environmental Stories of 2017” Part II

The Washington Post listed their 10 most consequential environmental stories.  Below is part two with summaries and my comments (italics). 5. Action on the Dakota Access and Keystone EX pipelines.  According to the story, “As winter began to fade, it became … Read More

Posted in EPA, Featured, Regulation

Washington Post’s “Most Consequential Environmental Stories of 2017”

The Washington Post listed their 10 most consequential environmental stories.  Summaries and my comments (in italics) are below. 1. Withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.  Blasts the US withdrawal “from a global effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt … Read More

Posted in Department of Energy (DOE), Featured, Regulation

Maryland suing EPA to Force a Cut in Power-Plant Emissions from “Five Upwind States”

The Washington Post reported (September 28) that Maryland is suing EPA to force a cut in power-plant emissions from “five upwind states.”  Suing EPA and settling the case is an enviro-tactic that has always relied on the agency’s collusion.  In this … Read More

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Real Clear Energy: U.S. Bank’s Divestment Conflicts With National Interests

Since the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has championed an important mission for the future of our country: “to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.” Read … Read More

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Morning Consult: Tax reform — the Devil Is Still in the Details

Stump speeches, floor remarks, water cooler chatter and kitchen table conversations have all characterized the U.S. tax code as “a giant self-inflicted wound” over much of the last generation. President Donald Trump has changed all that by undertaking tax reform … Read More

Posted in Featured, Jobs, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Featured, Hydraulic Fracturing, LNG

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

Posted in Energy Taxes, Featured

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

Posted in Featured, Jobs, Keystone XL, LNG, Uncategorized

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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