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February Brings Bad News for the President

Communications • February 4, 2014

Today’s CBO report highlighting the damage the President’s health care law will do combined with the recent State Department report clearing the way for the Keystone XL Pipeline indicate that the President is in for another rough month. Obamacare A brand new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO)states that Obamacare will reduce the number …

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Policy Feature Issue: Energy Policy under President Obama – More of the Same

Policy • January 28, 2014

In his State of the Union address, President Obama is expected to announce more of the same when it comes to U.S. energy policy.  But what does this mean?  More permitting delays?  More regulation?  More lawsuits?  America deserves a true “all-of-the-above” energy policy that removes barriers to affordable, reliable domestic energy sources. The nation is …

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Policy Feature Issue: Read Out from the Natural Resources Committee Hearing on the Administration’s War on Coal

Policy • January 10, 2014

“Obama Administration’s War on Coal: The Recent Report by the Office of the Inspector General” House Natural Resources Committee Witness: Robert A. Knox, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations January 9, 2014 The Office of Inspector General recently released a report on the Obama Administration’s rewrite of a coal production regulation, the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone …

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Policy Feature Issue: Hydraulic Fracturing – Benefits & Barriers

Policy • November 20, 2013

America’s recent domestic oil and shale gas revolution is largely attributable to innovations in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.  These technological advances have unlocked vast domestic oil and gas reserves that were historically inaccessible.  The impact of these technologies can’t be overstated: they have transformed the U.S. from a nation dependent on natural gas imports …

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Policy Feature Issue: Proposed EPA Regulations Threaten to Drive Up Electricity Prices

Policy • October 30, 2013

On September 20, 2013, the EPA announced proposed greenhouse gas standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants.[1]  If finalized, it will mark the first time a uniform national standard on power plant carbon dioxide emissions has been imposed.  The proposed regulations create separate emissions limits for new natural gas plants and for coal fuel-fired plants.[2]  …

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Keystone Inaction Hurts American Families

Communications • September 19, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today on the 5th anniversary of the first application to begin construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: “The President’s refusal to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is hurting American families. Five years ago today, the first permits were filed to begin …

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VIDEO RELEASE: 5 Years

Communications • September 19, 2013

It’s been five years since the Keystone XL Pipeline’s application was submitted to the State Department for approval.

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Policy Feature Issue: EPA Regulations under President Obama

Policy • July 9, 2013

Policy Feature Issue: EPA Regulations under President Obama  Since 2009, the Obama Administration has proposed or finalized thousands of pages of costly regulations, including many that impact the energy sector.[1]  In some cases, the regulations impose costs of more than $1 billion each.[2]  Collectively, their combined impact on energy costs and on the overall U.S. …

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Policy Feature Issue: Off-Shore Drilling

Policy • June 25, 2013

Policy Feature Issue: Off-Shore Drilling Though the President continues to take credit for the domestic energy boom which has occurred during his tenure, much of the increase has come from increased production on private lands.  In fact, it is the President’s policies that are responsible for a decline in production on federal lands.  One area …

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Approve Keystone XL and Jumpstart American Jobs

Communications • May 22, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement tonight after the House voted to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project: “Today the House voted to put Americans back to work. Republicans and Democrats voted to clear the way for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project – just one …

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