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    Canada Under Attack by Environmental Extremists

    It seems that Canada, America’s friendly neighbor to the north (and beloved by the left for its universal health care system) has a new enemy to the south—environmental activists. Its crime? Wanting to use its natural resources. In the Natural Resource Defense Council’s (NRDC) “onearth” blog, Andrew Nikiforuk lambastes Canada … More

    Opening Access, Not Subsidies, The Key to America's Energy Future

      Over the years our federal government has implemented a number of bad policies to reduce dependence on foreign oil. The latest flavor-of-the-month policy is the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions (NAT GAS) Act, which would give targeted tax credits to produce natural gas vehicles and heavy-duty trucks. … More

    Heritage Findings Reaffirmed: U.S. Not Ready for a Massive Oil Crisis

    The United States lacks effective energy policy responses in the event of a major oil crisis. This was the conclusion reached at a recent simulation by Securing America’s Future Energy. Little surprise here: We arrived at the same conclusion in three energy simulation exercises conducted at The Heritage Foundation in … More

    Shell Game Is Not an Energy Policy

    Releasing 30 million barrels of petroleum from strategic reserves is not an energy policy, and it is not an especially useful response to either short-run or long-run pressures on gasoline prices. Because the release is scheduled to stop in 30 days, market adjustments will partially offset the release’s impact in … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama Abuses Nation's Oil Reserves

    When it comes to making bad energy policy decisions, President Obama is a pro. Yesterday was no exception when the Obama Administration announced it would release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This is part of an agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to … More

    Open Areas to Drilling, Don’t Open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    The 28 member countries of the International Energy Agency (IEA) agreed to release 60 million barrels of oil reserves—2 million barrels per day over 30 days—to offset the supply disruption as a result of the political unrest in Libya. The Obama Administration announced that 30 million of those barrels will … More

    Increasing Access to Alaska’s Oil

    Once delivering 2.1 million barrels of oil a day to the United States, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, one of the world’s largest pipeline systems, now carries about one-third of that. Although the pipeline collects oil from several fields, falling production in those fields could eventually cause the pipeline to shut down. … More

    Give States a 50/50 Split for Offshore Drilling Revenue

    Among the many broken pieces of America’s offshore energy policy is the split between federal and state government royalty revenue. Implementing an even split would go a long way to encourage more offshore oil and gas production and promote states’ rights. Currently, in offshore waters where drilling occurs, coastal states … More

    No Reason to Tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    In response to OPEC’s inability to come to agreement on boosting oil production, the White House indicated that it would not shy away from tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which holds 700 million barrels of unrefined petroleum reserves in underground salt caverns, in order to smooth over oil … More

    Stop Demonizing Oil Profits

    Last week, Members of Congress called big oil executives to the stand to defend the high profits their companies are making. Some in Congress are using high oil profits as a reason to propose eliminating what they label “oil subsidies,” despite the fact that what they call subsidies are broadly … More