“The House Energy and Commerce Committee will begin considering two energy bills Tuesday aimed at expanding domestic oil-and-gas leasing and ensuring that federal environmental regulations don’t raise prices at the pump,” The Hill reports this morning.
“The Gasoline Regulations Act would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing key air pollution regulations until a Cabinet-level commission analyzes the regulations’ potential impacts on gasoline prices.
“And the Strategic Energy Production Act would expand oil-and-gas leasing on federal lands if the president releases oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), a 696-million-barrel emergency oil stockpile.
“The committee will hear opening statements from lawmakers Tuesday and is slated to vote on the bills Wednesday.”
It is vital these bills make it out of committee, and that won’t happen without action from American Tradition Partnership supporters like you.
Call your representative at 202-224-3121. If you don’t know who your member of Congress is, just give the operator your ZIP code.
Ask your representative to support the Gasoline Regulations Act and the Strategic Energy Production Act if they are on the House Energy Committee, or on the House floor if they are not.
This legislation won’t succeed without phone calls from American Tradition Partnership supporters like you, so let’s show Congress Americans want action on energy prices and rational energy policy.
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A new study by the independent consulting firm Baker & O’Brien finds a new Obama Expensive Gas Rule that Barack Obama is pushing through the EPA, which demanding the use of low-sulfur gasoline, would send gas prices skyrocketing, shut down as many as seven refineries, significantly decrease U.S. gasoline production and double reliance on foreign imports.
Along with the thousand of workers who would lose their jobs under the Obama rule, the study also finds gas prices could increase by as much as $0.25 a gallon, on top of the 200% increase in gas prices seen under the Obama administration.
“Obama’s Expensive Gas Rule is a nuclear weapon in his ongoing war on your pocketbook,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson. “Obama is pushing this through his EPA cronies, instead of through Congress, because he knows accountable lawmakers would never let him get away with exploding the price of gas.”
“This is why American Tradition Partnership has made passing the REINS Act a top priority,” said Ferguson. “Under REINS, any proposed rule with an impact greater than $100 million would need to be voted on by Congress. The idea of having laws voted on my lawmakers instead of imposed by royal decree makes Obama and Gang Green explode with rage, but it’s what the Constitution requires. There would be no Obama Expensive Gas Rule under the REINS Act.”
“The Iranian government for a second straight day has threatened to cut off oil supplies in the Persian Gulf,” The Hill reports this morning.
“Iran’s navy chief said Wednesday it would be ‘very easy’ to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, through which much of the region’s oil passes.”
Blocking oil exports could send oil prices higher, thwarting hopes for the United States’ economic recovery.
But the impact is being made even harder by radical environmentalism, which is fighting to cut off access to oil within the United States, making the nation more dependent on anti-American dictatorships like Iran.
“A resurgent green movement is launching a multi-pronged counter-attack against the shale oil and gas boom in the United States…,” Reuters reports in an article on Gang Green efforts to shut down U.S. energy production. “…a renewed onslaught from environmentalists is putting the shale industry on the defensive while adding to costs, limiting expansion and potentially scuttling major projects.”
“Green Groups have made headway with their appeals in New York, where authorities have imposed a temporary moratorium on shale drilling. Environmentalists also cheered a decision by regulators to delay a vote on lifting a ban on shale drilling in the Delaware River basin that affects the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.”
Help me stop Gang Green’s efforts to hand our economy over to foreign dictators.
Solyndra, Part II? Or just more of the same junk science and crony corporatism from Barack Obama — and at the expense of our national security?
The editorial board of The Washington Times takes aim at Obama’s drive to force the military to hand his cronies piles of taxpayer cash for failing “green” energy:
The $1 trillion budget bill before Congress includes a provision that would resurrect the Keystone XL pipeline, but don’t expect its passage to open a flood of black gold and wash away Uncle Sam’s infatuation with all things green. Even as the scientific validation of global-warming theory crumbles, adherents in Washington have dragooned the U.S. military into leading the charge toward renewable energy…
…The Navy made headlines last week with the revelation that it has been ordered to purchase 450,000 gallons of biofuel to power its jet fighters. Conventional jet fuel costs about $4 a gallon, but the biofuel made from fermented algae will set back the service about $16 a gallon. The pricey green gas, says the Navy, will be used next summer to power planes participating in exercises near Hawaii under the politically correct title of “the Great Green Fleet Carrier Strike Force.” The purchase is part of a larger deal in which the Navy is partnering with the Agriculture and Energy departments to buy $510 million worth of biofuels over three years.
And who is getting the multi-million dollar contracts to supply the Navy with less efficient, more expensive fuel?
One supplier is California-based Solazyme, which received $22 million in federal stimulus funds to construct a biofuel plant in Louisiana. A company adviser, according to Hot Air, is T.J. Glauthier, who was a member of President Obama’s transition team. So in essence, overspending feds borrowed stimulus money, handed it over to an Obama buddy who helps build a factory for algae fuel that the feds buy back at quadruple the going rate.
Who would have thought we’d reach the day where environmentalist lust for taxpayer cash would not only cross ethical lines, but endanger national security?
Reeling from an Obama administration decision to stall by more than a year a final decision on its Keystone XL pipeline until 2013, TransCanada is taking desperate measures to save the project from what some observers believe is a fatal blow,” Petroleum News reports.
“By rerouting a 30-mile section of the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline outside the eastern edge of Nebraska’s ecologically sensitive Sand Hills region, the Canadian-based pipeline hopes it can win over lawmakers in the state and Washington, D.C….It now hopes for a favorable decision within six to nine months from U.S. decision makers, including a presidential permit from the State Department which is needed for XL pipeline to cross from Canada into the United States.”
The permit will not be reviewed until early 2013, meaning even if it were approved the pipeline now would not be operational until 2014. The delay will cost TransCanada over C$1 million a day.
But experts, including radical green activists, tell Petroleum News Obama will still seek to kill the pipeline, and the more than 200,000 jobs and lower gas prices it would bring.
“But David Wilkins, a U.S. ambassador to Canada under President George W. Bush and South Carolina Republican whose Washington, D.C.-based law firm has been retained by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said it was “premature” for Keystone proponents to celebrate victory.
“‘Any way you shake it, it looks like the decision has been put off past the (2012 U.S. election), which I believe was the intention to start with,’ said Wilkins, who described the postponement of a final ruling on XL as a ‘catastrophic’ cop-out by Obama to improve the president’s chances of re-election.
“’The agreement in Nebraska won’t satisfy others who don’t want the pipeline at all and they’re going to continue to put pressure on the administration,” Wilkins warned.
“That view was echoed by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, director of the international program at the National Resources Defense Council, who said TransCanada should ‘listen to the American people tell them ‘no’ to the pipeline as a whole and we need Canada to stop pushing dirty tar sands oil on America.’”
American Tradition Partnership delivers more than 25,000 petition signatures to Secretary Clinton
Grassroots group, allies tally support from a total of 750,000 Americans
WASHINGTON – The nation’s largest grassroots advocate of rational energy policies stepped up pressure on the Obama administration Monday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, dropping more than 25,000 signatures supporting the project in the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Our message is loud and clear. More jobs, lower gas prices,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson. “People are sick of environmentalists targeting jobs for elimination. The safe, clean Keystone XL pipeline creates as many as 342,000 jobs and provides 700,000 barrels of oil a day.”
“The environmentalist movement is a false front funded and created by the multi-million dollar green lobby. American Tradition Partnership is a real, and fast growing, nationwide grassroots movement. We’re people-powered,” said Ferguson.
ATP organized and mobilized a nationwide grassroots movement in support of the Keystone pipeline through FuelingJobs.com, a cutting edge interactive website utilizing social media, grassroots networking and interactive voting. FuelingJobs.com is a project of American Tradition Partnership (ATP,) the nation’s largest and fastest growing advocate of rational, pro-growth energy policies. ATP is supported entirely by grassroots members.
“No one else is doing this,” said Ferguson. “Our cutting-edge technology is what makes American Tradition Partnership the nation’s most effective grassroots advocate of pro-jobs energy policies.”
“The Keystone pipeline creates jobs and lowers consumers prices, and it’s all privately funded,” said Ferguson. “We can create jobs without the illegal Solyndra scandals and other fake ‘green jobs’ scams.”
American Tradition Partnership and its allies collected signatures from 750,000 Americans urging the Obama administration to approve the pipeline. That is just a fraction of the total number of signatures, comments and petitions in support of the project.
“Americans and Canadians are united in support of this safe, clean energy and jobs project,” said Ferguson. “President Obama would be smart to listen to the will of the people, not the extremist demands of the environmentalists who are growing wealthy off taxpayer bailouts.”
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