As Clock Ticks, Sweeping Bipartisan Vote in the Senate Spotlights Path Forward Toward Congressional Approval of Keystone XL
On Friday, the United States Senate went on record in support of the Keystone XL pipeline, voting 62-37 in favor of Sen. John Hoeven’s (R-ND) budget amendment urging approval of the pipeline. In a strong show of bipartisan support for the landmark jobs project, 17 Democrats joined every Senate Republican voting in favor of the amendment, sending a strong message to the president that the American people want this pipeline. While the amendment is non-binding, this victory in the Senate...
New Report Chronicles Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands Declining Under Obama’s Watch
The nonpartisan Congressional Research Services has issued a new report showing the effects of the Obama administration’s "all-of-the-above but nothing-from-below" energy policy on oil and gas production on federal lands. While U.S oil production is at its highest levels in two decades, evidence suggests this increase is largely a result of production on state and private lands where the federal government plays little or no role. CRS found that ALL the increases in production since 2007 have taken place on non-federal lands. The report reveals a...
E&C Studio Presents: Tick Tock: Waiting for the Obama Administration to Fight Health Care Fraud
WASHINGTON, DC – At a Health Subcommittee hearing this week, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), the panel’s Vice Chairman, requested an update from the Obama administration on the implementation of provisions included in the health care law to fight waste, fraud, and abuse. According to an official from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, only one out of seven provisions have been fully implemented since being signed into law nearly three years ago.
Keystone Clock Ticks On As Gas Prices Tick Up
According to AAA, the price for a gallon of regular grade gasoline has increased for 34 consecutive days to $3.76/gallon, rising over $.46 since January 17, 2013. As the middle class endures the price jump at the pump, the White House continues to delay approval of the landmark $7 billion private sector energy project, construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It has now been 1615 days since TransCanada first applied to the State Department for a...
Obama Administration's "All-of-the-Above But Nothing-from-Below" Energy Policy Pushes State-of-the-Art Coal Projects Over the Edge
Over the last several weeks, the plug was pulled on two state-of-the-art coal projects in Texas that were projected to exceed $5.5 billion in private investment and create hundreds of jobs. The reason? The Obama administration's ongoing push for climate regulations that will effectively regulate coal, and thousands of coal jobs, out of existence.
White Stallion Energy Center’s $2.5 billion power plant southwest of Houston was promised to be one of the cleanest and technologically advanced coal-fired power plants ever built in the United States, but the project...