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    Harry Reid Sneaks in Oil Shale Ban

    Leave it to Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid to crash the Energy Freedom party. Not only is he crashing the party, he’s doing so through the side door where he thinks no one can see him. Just when it appeared that we could celebrate Congress lifting the ban on oil … More

    Offshore Drilling Ban Will Expire, but Hurdles Remain

    House Democrats finally announced they will let the Congressional ban on offshore drilling expire on October first. Time to DBD, (drill, baby, drill) right? After all, the amount of oil offshore is equivalent to 30 years worth of imports from Saudi Arabia and there’s enough natural gas to power America’s homes … More

    Kill This No Drill Bill

    Is it too much to ask for an energy bill to actually have some energy in it? Apparently it is, judging by the latest offshore drilling measure being pushed by Congress. Gasoline prices have dropped from last summer’s record levels, but they are still high enough to remain a big … More

    Pelosi's Energy Bill is a Sham

    The House introduced new energy legislation late last night. Finally…right? The House also wants to bring the 290-page bill, which can be found here, to the floor today. You think the 435 Members in the House of Representatives are going to meticulously read all 290 pages? A bill that makes … More

    We Must Increase Drilling and Reduce Red Tape

    The Outer Continental Shelf presents a tremendous opportunity to expand domestic oil and natural gas production with little or no downside. Extra energy is badly needed, and the risk of producing it has been greatly reduced. Over the past few months, high energy prices have shifted the tide in favor … More

    Morning Bell: Hold Pelosi to Her Promise

    Finally giving up some ground to reality, Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled her energy package and conceded more than early reports indicated she would. But despite headlines like “Democrats Reluctantly Embrace Offshore Drilling,” it is exceedingly important that conservatives keep their eye on the ball.  Earlier this week, the House leadership … More

    'We Don't Have to Wait till November'

    ST. PAUL – Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) kicked off a House Republican Conference presser today explaining, “Energy is an issue we don’t have to wait till November to address.” For the next five minutes one might have thought they were at a Speaker Nancy Pelosi press conference as Putnam reeled … More

    New Members to Energy Gang, Same Old Plan

    The Gang of 10 now rolls 16 deep. Six more Senators, three Democrats and three Republicans, joined the original gang of ten Senators seeking to expand offshore drilling, albeit the production expansion would be limited and taxes would be raised over $80 billion to promote renewable sources of energy. Repealing … More

    Only 35 More Shopping Days Left!

    DENVER — This morning at the Denver Athletic Club, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) predicted that Republicans in both the House and Senate would stand firm and not vote for any legislation that would continue the Congressional ban on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). DeMint stood behind a lectern … More

    Morning Bell: Where Does Pelosi Think Natural Gas Comes From?

    DENVER — This week, The Foundry is reporting on all the sights, sounds and flavors of the Democratic National Convention. And one of the first “sights”  for those arriving by airplane is a video on the catastrophic dangers of global warming. You don’t really have much of a choice of … More