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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s bipartisan approval of the “Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act of 2015,” (OPENS) legislation lifting the ban on crude oil exports as well as the broader “Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015”:


In the lead up to what is expected to be an unprecedented gathering of back-slapping environmentalists and Administration allies in the Rose Garden next week, Synapse Energy Economics released a report last week in the final push to try to convince Main Street America that crushing regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will actually be good for them.  The

By: Matt Letourneau


This morning, the Energy Institute released a new report detailing the impacts of EPA’s proposed ozone regulations on transportation projects in the Washington, D.C. region.   We were joined by leading advocates such as AAA Mid Atlantic, Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance, and the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance. 

The response from environmental groups was swift and aggressive:  deny the problem.  Nothing to see here; move on.

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I-66 Widening, Purple Line Among Impacted Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today released the first in a series of new reports detailing the negative impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed ozone regulations on key transportation projects around the nation, starting with the Washington, D.C. region.

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