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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 26, 2010

In today's episode, I speak with Col. Marty Sullivan about energy and military operations coexisting in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Col. Sullivan is president of the Commonwealth Consulting Corporation, which just completed a study commissioned by Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) on proposed offshore oil exploration in the Eastern Gulf and its impact on training missions.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 26, 2010

With the legislative agenda apparently changing in the U.S. Senate, it appears that climate legislation proponents are looking for ways to enact a greenhouse gas (GHG) measure by adding it to a jobs bill. According to the Houston Chronicle today, the Senate is expected to take up a jobs-creation package soon, following the House's passage of a $154 billion measure last month.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 25, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a new national air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). According to EPA's news release, the new one-hour standard of 100 parts-per-billion (ppb) will "reduce health threats for millions of Americans"--particularly in urban areas near major roadways. 

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clean-air-act  domestic-energy  energy-policy  epa34  ghg34  smal-business-administration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 22, 2010

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) yesterday introduced a bipartisan disapproval resolution to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 21, 2010

Here's an excellent example of how duplicative regulations can cause problems for the economy and American consumers. At issue is the EPA's new authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) under the Clean Air Act

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domestic-energy  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 21, 2010

As we reported yesterday, hydraulic fracturing has led to a boom in U.S. natural gas production in recent years, greatly increasing the nation's supplies of this clean-burning fuel. It has been so successful, in fact, the United States has overtaken Russia as the world's largest natural-gas producer. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

"A great American success story." That's how Bob R. Simpson, chairman of the board and founder of XTO Energy Inc., described his company during today's congressional hearing--but the phrase also can be applied to the recent boom in U.S. natural gas production.

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distribution  domestic-energy  energy-policy  ethanol  gasoline  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

API has filed suit in Tennessee over a new law that allows marketers, including owners/operators of convenience stores, to blend ethanol into gasoline. In general, the blending process occurs at fuel terminals where oil companies add ethanol to create fuels that are ultimately sold to the consumer. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

For the past week, Americans have been watching the tragedy of the Haitian earthquake--the pancaked buildings, the human suffering and the overwhelming need for food, water and medical supplies. The United States has responded by sending humanitarian aid on a massive scale via ships, airplanes and helicopters, and is working to deliver supplies to several locations.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 19, 2010

There's an old adage among economists that says, "If you tax something, you get less of it." Apparently Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania isn't familiar with that expression. 

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