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domestic-energy  energy-policy  obama-administration  over-regulation  taxes  white-house-jobs-summit 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 13, 2010

Considering unemployment is at its highest level in almost 30 years, "you'd think the Obama administration would do everything possible to save existing jobs and create new ones," says op-ed author Jim Constantopoulos, a professor of Geology at Eastern New Mexico University in his recent Sun-News op-ed

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energy-policy  energy-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

With the beginning of a New Year, it's a good time to take a moment to review energy and energy policy in the United States. In this week's episode, I interview John Felmy, API's manager of statistics. 

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domestic-energy  louisiana  natural-gas  offshore-drilling  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

Just 10 miles off the coast of Louisiana, a New Orleans company has made one of the largest Gulf of Mexico energy discoveries in decades. McMoRan Exploration Co. reports that its ultra-deep well in its Davy Jones prospect was drilled in shallow water--only 20 feet deep--down to more than 28,000 feet beneath the ocean floor where the company found huge amounts of natural gas in a 135-feet thick sand formation. 

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energy-policy  oil-sands  over-regulation  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

A recent Patriot-News op-ed authored by Michael Whatley of the Consumer Energy Alliance calls Pennsylvania's proposal to adopt a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) "nothing more than a flawed bait-and-switch energy policy."

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  epa34 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 11, 2010

With the unemployment rate standing at 10 percent, concerns about the economy are trumping support for climate legislation. News reports from around the country indicate a growing unease with legislation or regulations that are aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions due to their potential impact on jobs.

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alaska  distribution  domestic-energy  nebraska  north-dakota 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 8, 2010

Many parts of the United States are experiencing an Arctic blast today. North Dakota could hit 50 degrees below zero, eastern Nebraska is likely to see temperatures as low as 35 below, while the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic states have received a fresh layer of snow ranging from a foot to a few inches. In the Deep South, citrus growers have been scrambling to protect their trees from overnight temperatures in the 20s. 

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gasoline  prices  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 8, 2010

The record cold weather has helped to push up crude oil prices this week. When the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) closed yesterday, the price of oil stood at $82.66 a barrel. Because there are 42 gallons in a barrel of oil, this is equal to $1.97 per gallon. 

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epa34  over-regulation  ozone 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed to tighten U.S. ground-level ozone standards to protect people as well as plants. Under the new guidelines, the "primary" standard aimed at protecting public health would be reduced to 0.060 and 0.070 parts per million (ppm) measured over eight hours from the 0.075 ppm level set in March 2008.

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epa34  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2010

In a move that should raise eyebrows across the country, the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) last week agreed to adopt a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicles and possibly from home heating-oil furnaces. Although on the surface this agreement might sound environmentally friendly, it's likely to do more harm than good.

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