For the sake of jobs, lift the ban on exporting U.S. oil

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 22, 2015 By John Boehner United States recently overtook Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer. This is a big achievement, especially when you consider that just a decade ago, our energy future looked murky. We were importing most of the oil we consumed; we […]

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Business groups warn of coming EPA ozone limits’ impact

Denver Business Journal Aug. 12, 2015 By Cathy Proctor If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clamps down on ozone levels, cutting acceptable limits to 65 parts per billion, 15 counties representing about 90 percent of the state’s economic activity could come up short, according to a study by a business group. The study, titled “Slamming […]

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17 States Seek Federal Court Review of EPA Air Quality Rules

Associated Press Aug. 12, 2015 Seventeen states are asking a federal judge to review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency move to force more cuts in carbon emissions from power plants. The petition, filed Tuesday in a federal appeals court in Washington, charges the EPA with illegally invalidating the states’ air quality protection plans. EPA sets […]

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Gasoline or Ethanol: Which Is More Polluting?

GlobalWarming.org Aug. 7, 2015 By Marlo Lewis Adding ethanol to gasoline makes it cleaner and reduces air pollution, right? So biofuel lobbyists would have us believe. However, a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) comes to the opposite conclusion. Lead author Jason Hill of the University of Minnesota Department of […]

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Final ‘Waters Of The U.S.’ Rule Is More Overreach By EPA

Forbes Aug. 3, 2015 By Todd Gaziano and M. Reed Hopper Virtually nothing escapes the rapacious control of the federal government under the newly minted definition of “waters of the United States” The agencies assert categorical jurisdiction over “navigable waterways”—now more broadly defined—then add tributaries of any size that “contribute flow,” either directly or indirectly, […]

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Clean-energy debate pitted ambition against legal worries

The Washington Post Aug. 2, 2015 By Joby Warrick Four weeks before the official rollout, the news for President Obama’s signature regulation on climate change suddenly went from bad to abysmal. Already, the Senate’s top Republican was urging a nationwide boycott of the carbon-cutting proposal known as the Clean Power Plan. Fourteen states had joined […]

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Oil Export Momentum

The Wall Street Journal July 29, 2015 Opinion The Washington news isn’t all bad these days: Republicans and some Democrats are working hard to gather enough votes to repeal the 40-year ban on exporting crude oil. With gasoline prices hitting new lows, now is the right political moment to do something right for the economy […]

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