Posts Tagged ‘ gas prices ’

Yes, we can drill our way to jobs and energy independence

August 26, 2013
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Yes, we can drill our way to jobs and energy independence

Perhaps you read the USA Today editorial on August 19 that concludes with: “the most important gains could come from radical shifts that are as unanticipated as was North America’s emergence as an oil and gas powerhouse.” It points out “that free enterprise has a way of solving problems that is beyond the capabilities of government.” And continues: “The surge in domestic oil and gas production—spurred on by such new techniques as hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’) did not come about as the result of government energy polices, but largely in spite of them.” Other oil producing countries are taking note.…

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Ethanol, high gas prices, and the dirty politics behind clean energy

July 29, 2013
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Ethanol, high gas prices, and the dirty politics behind clean energy

Gas pump signage declaring “contains up to 10% ethanol” is so ubiquitous, most of us probably don’t even see it anymore—let alone think about why it is there, what it really means, or how it impacts the price of the gallon of gas being pumped. Despite its omnipresence, ethanol is suddenly center stage. On July 24, the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power concluded a two-day hearing: “Overview of the renewable fuel standard (RFS): Stakeholder perspectives.” Just the week before, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an interesting opinion piece that pointed to ethanol as an environmental elixir, whose “abstract…

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Conservative Comedy 11/16/12

November 16, 2012
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Conservative Comedy 10/12/12

October 12, 2012
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Obama’s Reelection Means 40% Of Our Natural Resources Will Be Imported

August 13, 2012
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Obama’s Reelection Means 40% Of Our Natural Resources Will Be Imported

By: Marita Noon During a recent trip to Washington DC, I heard that “by the end of his second term, President Obama wants 40% of our natural resources to be imported.” Like Harry Reid’s “Bain Capital investor,” my source is reliable: a Capitol Hill staffer. While I do not have a secret White House memo to validate the premise, it explains a lot. Oil During his 2008 campaign, candidate Obama made it clear that he doesn’t have a problem with $4-a-gallon gas. His Energy Secretary is on record as having said that he thinks our gasoline prices should be more…

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