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    Hurricane Season Underway; Be Prepared

    With the start of hurricane season on June 1, Americans living along the eastern seaboard and the Gulf Coast should make sure they are prepared should a major hurricane strike near them. Beyond the standard supply of food, water, and batteries to last three days, Americans in a hurricane zone … More

    A Year Later, Keystone XL Still a Good Decision

    After being sworn-in this weekend, President Obama will soon receive a second shot at approving the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring oil down from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. Last year the President rejected the permit application at a time when America desperately needed jobs, and when his own … More

    House Committee Subpoenas Interior Department on Gulf Coast Report

    A House committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday, demanding documents related to the administration’s Gulf Coast drilling permatorium. Republicans on the panel say the administration’s refusal to turn over documents made the action necessary. At issue is a controversial report issued by the Interior Department to justify its 2010 ban on new … More

    Gulf Coast Businesses Suffer Strain of Offshore Drilling Slowdown

    As gas prices continue to climb, approaching a nationwide average of nearly $4, lawmakers in Washington turned their attention to the drilling slowdown in the Gulf of Mexico. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held the oversight hearing Thursday examining how the Obama administration’s policies have put a … More

    Report: Increased Energy Production Would Boost Jobs, Federal Revenue

    Energy research firm Wood Mackenzie released a report on Wednesday that lends weight to arguments for greater energy exploration and production in the United States. The economic effects of such a policy, the report asserts, would be uniformly positive. The report summarizes its findings thusly: Wood Mackenzie’s analysis found that … More

    Should BP Be Allowed Back in the Gulf?

    It’s a sensitive question for some and several media outlets created a buzz when rumors circulated that BP and the Department of Interior had reached a deal to commence drilling again nearly a year after the spill. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar quickly rebuffed any claims that BP and … More