America's 13 original colonies revolted against King George III because among other things, according to our Declaration of Independence , the British sovereign "erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.” Read More
House Speaker John Boehner has a fascinating reminder today of a scene took place on the Senate floor in 2008 when current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was a Democratic senator from Colorado and gas was $4-per-gallon in many areas of the country. Read More
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may be the most well-known male professional race car driver in America, thanks mainly to his even more famous father but also because he has won the Daytona 500 and a number of other NASCAR events while driving a Chevrolet-powered entry. Read More
Magazine magnate and former conservative presidential candidate Steve Forbes is up today on Politico with a perceptive oped in which he reminds us of the sad performance of President Jimmy Carter during the energy crises of the late 1970s. Read More
If you pay any attention at all to energy issues, odds are good you've heard in recent days about two things - a so-called documentary film, Gasland,' and the alleged environmental evils of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." There is more truth about the latter in the first 2,000 pages of the New York City telephone directory than anywhere in Gasland. Read More
Federal District Judge Martin Feldman today gave President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar 30 days to act on five applications seeking permits to drill in the Gulf of Mexico submitted months ago by a Louisiana firm. Read More
House Republicans are moving to defund Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's recent attempt to create out of regulatory whole cloth a new category of public lands known as "Wild Lands."
The policy would potentially put another 220 million acres of public lands located mostly in the resource rich areas of western states off limits for any kind of development. Read More
President Obama's post-Deepwater Horizon diaster foot-dragging, slow-walking permatorium ban on oil and natural gas drilling throughout much of the Gulf of Mexico appears to have claimed its first victim among domestic drilling companies. Read More
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson let the cat out of the bag this morning during her first-ever testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee since voters returned Republicans to the majority.
Seems that Jackson cited a study by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) to justify her agency's claim that regulating greenhouse gases will actually boost the economy by creating jobs. Read More
One of every five taxpayers who filed for a $7,500 federal tax credit for buying a plug-in electric or alternative fuel vehicle such as the Chevrolet Volt (which, by the way, isn't really an EV, but is rather a hybrid that employs both a gas engine and electric batteries) and Nissan Leaf did so for non-qualifying cars, acording to an audit by the Treasury Department's Inspector-General. Read More