12 results for tag: Energy


12 Days of Solutions, Day 8: Unleash the energy of America

Americans across the country are watching Washington bicker and fight. Meanwhile, millions of people are looking for work, and millions more have given up looking. All in all, it’s a pretty sad state of affairs in the world’s greatest country. How can this be fixed? While there is no silver bullet, there are changes to public policy that could take America in the right direction. One of those changes would be for the federal government to reduce its paralytic restriction of the energy industries in America. What are some of the changes that should be made? Consider the economic boom that would happen if the following took place: More ...

Keystone Pipeline showdown moves forward

By a vote of 33-11, The North American-Made Energy Security Act was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources last week. Chaired by Representative Doc Hastings, it now travels to the House Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee for review. Sponsored by Lee Terry (R-NE-02), H.R. 1938 aims to force the Obama Administration to expedite the consideration and approval of a massive pipeline through the Midwest. With crude oil markets increasingly volatile, supporters of the energy security act hope to secure approval for the final phase of the Keystone Pipeline Project, a plan to build a ...