Tag Archives: oil and gas

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

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Red Mass Group: Senate Energy Tax Proposal Tone-Deaf to America’s Needs

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

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Pajamas Media: On Energy, Obama’s Full of Hot Air

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

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Washington Times: Energy jobs can fuel economic growth

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

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A Paul Revere Moment

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

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Harold Ford, Jr. Urges the President to Declare Regulatory Moratorium

In a provocative opinion piece for Fortune Magazine yesterday, former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. offers President Obama frank advice half-way through his first term, particularly calling on him to enact a moratorium on all new regulations for the sake of … Read More

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Rafuse to Congress: A Job is a Job, No Matter the Color

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2010 Energy expert warns Washington policymakers of ‘green’ job pitfalls, calls for policy that promotes innovation and economic growth ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The energy and environment set on Capitol Hill is busily preparing for both … Read More

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Schwarzenegger, Senate Agree Offshore Oil Will Help Gas Prices

Right now, U.S. states are facing record budget deficits — totaling, in aggregate, at least $230 billion from fiscal year 2009 through 2011. Families in these states are getting whipsawed by the housing collapse, the weakening financial sector and, just recently, an increasing pinch at the gas pump. Read More

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