This week the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. Authored by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep.
The U.S. has reached a significant milestone in its journey toward energy self-sufficiency, producing more oil than it imported last month for the first time in nearly two decades.
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According to an Executive Order, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s permit requires a finding that the project “would serve the national interest.” The State Department, which is tasked with making this determination, has been reviewing the project now for over 1,800 days.
If the president is indeed committed to reducing unemployment, he should swiftly pivot toward American energy production. Data from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrate that the U.S. oil and gas industry continues to be a bright spot in America’s economy.