President Obama rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline this time last year, a result that Canada had every reason to be dismayed by, as did Americans whom the project would have employed. The issue is coming back, and the president has even less reason to nix the project than he did last time.
Energy and Commerce Report Reveals $4 Billion in Stimulus Grants Has Gone to Foreign-Based CompaniesJanuary 18, 2013 | ICYMI
On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released an in-depth analysis that revealed a significant portion of stimulus-funded renewable energy grants have gone to internationally based companies; specifically, one out every four dollars spent on the Section 1603 stimulus program has gone to foreign entities.
OPINION: Rep. David McKinley and Rep. Morgan Griffith in the Washington Times: Obama Coal Regulations Crippling CommunitiesJanuary 18, 2013 | ICYMI
The war on jobs and affordable energy is real and continues to pick up steam with a swarm of new regulations coming out of President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency contributing to more mine closures and plant shutdowns across the country. Last week, we witnessed the latest round of victims in the war on coal, with Georgia Power Co. announcing its plans to shutter 15 fossil-fuel-fired electric units, impacting nearly 500 jobs in the state.
Wall Street Journal: Robert Johnston and Leslie Palti-Guzman: The Foreign Policy Uses of an Energy BountyJanuary 10, 2013 | ICYMI
In today’s Wall Street Journal, global energy analysts Robert Johnston and Leslie Palti-Guzman present a case for the White House to approve additional exports of U.S. natural gas. Johnston and Palti-Guzman argue that allowing increased LNG exports is good for the U.S. economy and our foreign policy. Introducing more U.S.
Obamacare is a seriously flawed law that makes health care coverage less affordable, costs taxpayers more than advertised and fails to deliver on most of its other grand promises. Because of the results of the presidential election and the Supreme Court's decision last summer, repealing it during the next two years is highly unlikely.
For sheer political farce, not much can compete with ObamaCare's passage, which included slipping the bill through the Senate before dawn three Christmas eves ago. But the madcap dash to get ready for the entitlement's October 2013 start-up date is a pretty close second.