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.
OPINION: Rep. David McKinley and Rep. Morgan Griffith in the Washington Times: Obama Coal Regulations Crippling CommunitiesJanuary 18, 2013 | ICYMI
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.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Diana DeGette in POLITICO: Senate Should Pass Hydropower ImprovementsNovember 29, 2012 | ICYMI
As Congress faces tough questions about our fiscal future, we also have a unique opportunity to advance bipartisan energy policy that will create jobs. Putting Americans to work by expanding the nation’s access to clean, affordable hydropower is a solution on which the House of Representatives already found consensus. Indeed, when we passed the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act earlier this year, we acted unanimously — the only example of unanimity on an energy issue in this Congress.
The front page of today's Washington Post reports that America’s shale gas revolution is powering an industrial revolution and putting people back to work. Hydraulic fracturing has transformed the nation’s energy landscape –taking us from resource scarcity to energy abundance.