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    What’s Another Few Months for a Keystone XL Decision?

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The administration is delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Despite the promise of construction jobs and a dependable source of Canadian oil for American refineries, last week the State Department announced an extension of the inter-agency comment period, likely pushing … More

    How Environmentalists Are Killing Jobs

    President Obama was on the road this week touting the need for infrastructure jobs, and he’s got the story half right. America does have a gaping infrastructure crisis, but fixing this problem wouldn’t cost a penny of taxpayer dollars, never mind hundreds of billions of dollars added to the debt, so the … More

    Salazar Joins Other Democrats in Supporting Keystone

    Add Ken Salazar to the list of environmentally concerned and Administration-connected Democrats who support building the Keystone XL pipeline. The former Secretary of the Interior remarked last week that he supports the project, which would create American jobs and increase economic activity in the communities supporting construction. He called it … More

    Americans Don’t Need More of Obama’s Stimulus Spending

    In a series of campaign-style speeches, President Obama has laid out recycled economic proposals, which include yet another tax increase to pay for $50 billion in new infrastructure stimulus spending. This after Washington already spent $70.6 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009. The trouble is that … More

    Obama on Infrastructure: Wrong Again on Government “Investments”

    In yet another summer speech on the economy yesterday, President Obama trotted out familiar tax-and-spend ideas, this time pairing his latest call for a tax increase with his familiar call for increased government “investment” on infrastructure. He touched upon a host of wish-list projects: widening roads, dredging ports, repairing older … More

    Keystone XL Jobs vs. Subsidized Green Jobs

    President Obama criticized the job estimate numbers from the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in an interview with The New York Times over the weekend, but if the president wants to complain about job creation, he should really take a look as his failed green jobs programs. While there … More

    Keystone Pipeline: Shaheen–Portman Bill the Wrong Place for a Keystone Amendment

    The Heritage Foundation has already made the case that the Shaheen–Portman energy efficiency bill promises only more federal intervention and corporate welfare. Adding an amendment to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project wouldn’t make the bill any better. The Shaheen–Portman bill would set up a “voluntary” national building code that … More

    The Keystone Pipeline That Was Already Approved

    Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Northern Route Approval Act, introduced by Representative Lee Terry (R–NE), which would authorize the construction of Keystone XL Pipeline. It has been five years since TransCanada announced the Keystone XL expansion project, but we’re still without a pipeline and the jobs and … More

    Keystone XL and Natural Gas Provide Energy Trade Opportunities

    In June 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama said, “If we continue to let our trade policy be dictated by special interests, then American workers will continue to be undermined, and public support for robust trade will continue to erode.” That’s exactly what’s happening with respect to energy trade. Special interests … More

    Morning Bell: 10 Ways to Lower Gas Prices

    The average price of a gallon of regular gas is now $3.66, and has been decreasing for eight straight weeks. This is causing some of the President Obama’s advisors to declare energy prices an irrelevant issue. Political advisor David Axelrod recently tweeted: “Gas prices have been going down for the … More