Discrepancies between oral, written testimonies on oil shale
2011-06-7
James Bartis, senior policy researcher for Rand Corporation, testified this morning before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on oil shale. His second appearance before Congress has added to the confusion around the failed energy solution. Tuesday, June 07 In response to a question from Sen. Joe Manchin about whether the “country could be… Read more »
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Unused land leases limit tourism and contribute to high gas prices
2011-05-26
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer travel season, families are feeling the pinch from high gas prices. Unfortunately, instead of pushing for real solutions to help Americans save money and drive our nation toward energy independence, the oil and gas industry lobby continues demanding more government… Read more »
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Just another Natural Resources Committee hearing
2011-05-26
The House Natural Resources Committee met yesterday for a hearing titled, “Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices – Part III: Impacts on Seniors, Working Families and Memorial Day Vacations.” The hearing seems to have generated about as much interest as another trequel, “Police Academy 3: Back in Training.” The majority… Read more »
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America’s Natural Gas Alliance Targets Cornell Research Professor in Smear Campaign
2011-05-24
The gas industry has embarked on another discreditation campaign, this time against a research professor at Cornell University. Robert Howarth is a biogeochemist and ecosystem scientist who recently authored a study that said gas may produce as much greenhouse gas emissions as coal production. Howarth’s study has gained much attention, especially from the America’s Natural… Read more »
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Oil & gas supported senators return the favor
2011-05-18
Tuesday night’s vote in the Senate was telling. The vote was on a motion to proceed on S. 90, the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act. If the bill had passed, over the next 10 years $21 billion taxpayer dollars would have stopped flowing into Big Oil’s bank accounts. Instead, that money would have been… Read more »
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GOP’s Defense For Oil Subsidies Only Worth Pennies
2011-05-12
The GOP’s tired defense for shelling out billions of dollars in subsidies to Big Oil is getting some push back this week. Democrats are making the case on Capitol Hill as to why these dirty energy corporations do not need extended welfare from the federal government. Nicholas Kusnetz of ProPublica reports: Most experts agree, however,… Read more »
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BP and Republican Senator Get Cozy Before Subsidies Hearing
2011-05-12
Public Campaign Action Fund reports that Sen. Crapo attended a fundraiser hosted by a BP lobbyist just an hour before the Senate Finance Hearing where oil execs, inlcuding BP America CEO Lamar McKary, are set to defend oil subsidies: Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a member of a Senate committee holding a hearing today on oil… Read more »
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