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    Still Drill, Baby, Still Drill

    The 2009 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is wrapping up in Houston, Texas and unsurprisingly, the message down here remains: drill, baby, drill. But that message has been echoed by panelists from both sides of the aisle. Despite reinstatement of the bans on offshore drilling and no mention of offshore drilling … More

    Court Cancels Offshore Drilling

    It’s been a particularly bad day on the energy front. Much of the news has surrounded the Environmental Protection Agency issuing an endangerment finding, saying that global warming and climate change pose a serious threat to public health and safety and thus almost anything that emits carbon dioxide and other … More

    Offshore Drilling: Just Do It

    That’s how the American voters feel. In a poll conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute, 61 percent of Americans support access to oil and natural gas resources in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf and the Gulf of Mexico. Only 26 percent opposed. It … More

    Here They Go Again...Gas Prices Fall = We Don't Need Offshore Drilling

    That seems to be sentiment coming from Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Ken Salazar: President Obama is shelving a plan announced in the final days of the Bush administration to open much of the U.S. coast to oil drilling, including 130 million acres off California’s coast … More

    Blunt Makes Push to Lower Gas Prices

    Finally some good news coming out of Washington: “Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt today reintroduced legislation, the Boutique Fuel Reduction Act of 2009, to lower gas prices by simplifying our nation’s increasingly complex gasoline supply.” Boutique fuels are “specialized blends produced for a specific state or area of the country … More

    Will Democrats Reinsert the Ban on Drilling?

    The Congressional restrictions on energy leasing in 85 percent of America’s territorial waters, which have been renewed annually since 1982, were allowed to lapse this year. They expired on September 30th, and since overlapping White House restrictions were rescinded by President Bush a few months ago, nearly all of our … More

    Changing Everybody’s Mind…Except for Greenpeace

    When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” When I hear these no-so-famed words of British economist John Maynard Keynes (he’s more known for, “In the long run, we’re all dead”), I think of Congress. Both Republicans and Democrats have implemented a number of bad … More

    With Energy, It's Time to Hop on the Fast Track

    It’s an election season and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see any new energy bills this year, we can still look to see what’s on the table for next year. There is talk of more costly global warming legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but that shouldn’t come as a … More

    Energy Freedom Day: A Good Start Toward A Sound Energy Policy

    Today is Energy Freedom Day. The Congressional restrictions on energy leasing in 85 percent of America’s territorial waters, which have been renewed annually since 1982, were allowed to lapse this year. They expired on September 30th, and since overlapping White House restrictions were rescinded by President Bush a few months … More

    The Legal Phalanx Between Americans and Energy Freedom

    Last week the House of Representatives approved a funding bill that reversed a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. While this is a major victory for American consumers, it is only the beginning. The left and their environmental allies have constructed a massive web … More