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The bottom line: denying the Keystone permit application and over-regulating hydraulic fracturing drilling techniques in the U.S. would make our nation more reliant on imports of oil from sources less reliable than Canada. In the process, there would be no discernable benefit to the environment.

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Keystone XL matters, but Alberta’s relationship with the United States is far larger and more important than any single pipeline, Premier Jim Prentice told a powerful business audience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce just across from the White House.

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Alberta Premier Jim Prentice struck the right tone and added credibility to the debate about the Keystone XL pipeline during his trip to Washington, D.C., according to some who heard him speak Wednesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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The American Shale & Manufacturing Partnership (ASMP) has issued a report that builds a path forward for a US manufacturing renaissance. This report is a culmination of discussions conducted across the country and focuses on five core areas: workforce development; federal and state processes; infrastructure; environment; and research and innovation.

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President Obama is expected to allow drilling in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in three decades in a draft plan that could be released as early as next week.

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Heath Knakmuhs told attendees of the 15th annual Electro Technology Expo that the EPA's redesign of the electric system is unrealistic.

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New York state regulators say they plan to ban hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling technique, because of insufficient data about potential health and environmental risk.

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Institute for 21st Century Energy's President and CEO, Karen Harbert, sat down to discuss how the 2014 election results will influence energy policy in the United States.

Click here to view the video.

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The daylong conference at BSC’s National Energy Center of Excellence will also include a panel discussion on strategies that companies are using to capitalize on the state’s natural gas production and reduce flaring. The Institute's Karen Alderman Harbert will be a guest speaker at the event.

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Christopher Guith, senior vice-president for policy at the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, said the need was obvious 5-6 years ago when US gas production began to grow so dramatically. “Ultimately, this has been as much about politics as economics,” he said. “It also provided us an important prelude to discussing crude exports.”

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Why Lifting the Oil Export Ban Supports America’s Energy Boom

 Why Lifting the Oil Export Ban Supports America’s Energy BoomIf companies can sell on the global market, they will have a greater incentive to develop....

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An Affordable Energy Rally attended by both Wyoming U.S. senators and Gov. Matt Mead drew about 300 people in Gillette Thursday, though organizers expected as many as 1,000. The meeting was a rallying cry against proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

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Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 25, 2014

Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

With a little bit of logic and looking at the facts, we can see...

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Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 25, 2014

Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

With a little bit of logic and looking at the facts, we can see...

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Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 25, 2014

Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

With a little bit of logic and looking at the facts, we can see...

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Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 25, 2014

Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

With a little bit of logic and looking at the facts, we can see...

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Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 25, 2014

Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

With a little bit of logic and looking at the facts, we can see...

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Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 25, 2014

Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

With a little bit of logic and looking at the facts, we can see...

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Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 25, 2014

Broken Windows: The Flawed Economic Logic of EPA’s Carbon Regulations

With a little bit of logic and looking at the facts, we can see...

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Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

September 24, 2014

Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

The number of jobs in these industries is expected to...

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Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

September 24, 2014

Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

The number of jobs in these industries is expected to...

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Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

September 24, 2014

Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

The number of jobs in these industries is expected to...

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Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

September 24, 2014

Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

The number of jobs in these industries is expected to...

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Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

September 24, 2014

Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

The number of jobs in these industries is expected to...

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Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

September 24, 2014

Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

The number of jobs in these industries is expected to...

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Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

September 24, 2014

Shale Energy Supply Chain Supports 500,000 Jobs. More Growth Expected.

The number of jobs in these industries is expected to...

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Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 23, 2014

Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

We can't afford to push coal--an abundant, affordable fuel--out...

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Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 23, 2014

Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

We can't afford to push coal--an abundant, affordable fuel--out...

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Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 23, 2014

Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

We can't afford to push coal--an abundant, affordable fuel--out...

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Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 23, 2014

Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

We can't afford to push coal--an abundant, affordable fuel--out...

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Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 23, 2014

Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

We can't afford to push coal--an abundant, affordable fuel--out...

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Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 23, 2014

Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

We can't afford to push coal--an abundant, affordable fuel--out...

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Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

September 23, 2014

Americans’ Energy Security Will Be Hit by EPA’s Carbon Regulations

We can't afford to push coal--an abundant, affordable fuel--out...

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Byers, who spoke Tuesday during the Platts’ Coal Marketing Days conference in Pittsburgh, said that aside from the rule likely being an overreach of EPA authority, the rule ultimately will be ineffective in making a global difference.

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Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

September 22, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

With these studies why are the Interior Department and EPA continuing their quests to pile...

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Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

September 22, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

With these studies why are the Interior Department and EPA continuing their quests to pile...

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Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

September 22, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

With these studies why are the Interior Department and EPA continuing their quests to pile...

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Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

September 22, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

With these studies why are the Interior Department and EPA continuing their quests to pile...

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Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

September 22, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

With these studies why are the Interior Department and EPA continuing their quests to pile...

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Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

September 22, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

With these studies why are the Interior Department and EPA continuing their quests to pile...

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Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

September 22, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe for Water, Scientists Find

With these studies why are the Interior Department and EPA continuing their quests to pile...

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Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

September 19, 2014

Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

"No infrastructure project should be forced to wait this long simply to receive an answer—...

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Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

September 19, 2014

Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

"No infrastructure project should be forced to wait this long simply to receive an answer—...

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Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

September 19, 2014

Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

"No infrastructure project should be forced to wait this long simply to receive an answer—...

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Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

September 19, 2014

Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

"No infrastructure project should be forced to wait this long simply to receive an answer—...

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Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

September 19, 2014

Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

"No infrastructure project should be forced to wait this long simply to receive an answer—...

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Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

September 19, 2014

Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

"No infrastructure project should be forced to wait this long simply to receive an answer—...

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Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

September 19, 2014

Six Years and Still Waiting for the Keystone Pipeline

"No infrastructure project should be forced to wait this long simply to receive an answer—...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

September 19, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

Here is where the Keystone XL pipeline will connect with other pipelines and...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

September 19, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

Here is where the Keystone XL pipeline will connect with other pipelines and...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

September 19, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

Here is where the Keystone XL pipeline will connect with other pipelines and...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

September 19, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

Here is where the Keystone XL pipeline will connect with other pipelines and...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

September 19, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

Here is where the Keystone XL pipeline will connect with other pipelines and...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

September 19, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

Here is where the Keystone XL pipeline will connect with other pipelines and...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

September 19, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Steele City, Nebraska

Here is where the Keystone XL pipeline will connect with other pipelines and...

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But instead of checking the progress of the working pipeline, Koch, a vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Institute, said he and his team are collecting stories from communities, business leaders and others who have been left waiting.

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

September 18, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

How could this community use the tax revenue from the Keystone XL pipeline?
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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

September 18, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

How could this community use the tax revenue from the Keystone XL pipeline?
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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

September 18, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

How could this community use the tax revenue from the Keystone XL pipeline?
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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

September 18, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

How could this community use the tax revenue from the Keystone XL pipeline?
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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

September 18, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

How could this community use the tax revenue from the Keystone XL pipeline?
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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

September 18, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: York, Nebraska

How could this community use the tax revenue from the Keystone XL pipeline?
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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

People here know what opportunities for economic development have been lost by...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

People here know what opportunities for economic development have been lost by...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

People here know what opportunities for economic development have been lost by...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

People here know what opportunities for economic development have been lost by...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

People here know what opportunities for economic development have been lost by...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

People here know what opportunities for economic development have been lost by...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Winner, South Dakota

People here know what opportunities for economic development have been lost by...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

The lost opportunities from the pipeline’s...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

The lost opportunities from the pipeline’s...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

The lost opportunities from the pipeline’s...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

The lost opportunities from the pipeline’s...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

The lost opportunities from the pipeline’s...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

The lost opportunities from the pipeline’s...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

September 17, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Doolittle/Wagner Ranch Near Buffalo, SD

The lost opportunities from the pipeline’s...

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“If you look in the past five years, during the greatest recession since the Great Depression this was really the only industry that was creating jobs, and it was creating them at a huge rate,” Mr. Guith said. “It is an anchor already, and I think it will continue to be.”

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The energy institute will visit cities, towns, ranches and businesses near the [Keystone XL] pipeline and learn how they would benefit from the construction and continued operation.

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Energy Institute Vice President Matthew Koch explained that they've spent years working on getting the pipeline project approved, and that there would be tremendous benefits to the community.

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

These stacks of North American steel have been sitting in a field for 3 1/2...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

These stacks of North American steel have been sitting in a field for 3 1/2...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

These stacks of North American steel have been sitting in a field for 3 1/2...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

These stacks of North American steel have been sitting in a field for 3 1/2...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

These stacks of North American steel have been sitting in a field for 3 1/2...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

These stacks of North American steel have been sitting in a field for 3 1/2...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Gascoyne, North Dakota

These stacks of North American steel have been sitting in a field for 3 1/2...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

Local improvements, economic growth, and improved energy security have all been put...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

Local improvements, economic growth, and improved energy security have all been put...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

Local improvements, economic growth, and improved energy security have all been put...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

Local improvements, economic growth, and improved energy security have all been put...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

Local improvements, economic growth, and improved energy security have all been put...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

September 16, 2014Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and BakerLocal improvements, economic growth, and improved energy security have all been put on hold with the delay of the...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

September 16, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour: Glendive and Baker

Local improvements, economic growth, and improved energy security have all been put...

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Matt Koch with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says, "It's important to our country's economic security, it's important to our energy security, it's good for American jobs, but it's also really good for these communities along the way, a lot of jobs are going to be created and a lot of long term benefits from the tax revenue are going to help communities and people throughout our country."

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

September 15, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

Because of federal permitting delays, local shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses along the route...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

September 15, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

Because of federal permitting delays, local shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses along the route...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

September 15, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

Because of federal permitting delays, local shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses along the route...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

September 15, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

Because of federal permitting delays, local shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses along the route...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

September 15, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

Because of federal permitting delays, local shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses along the route...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

September 15, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

Because of federal permitting delays, local shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses along the route...

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Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

September 15, 2014

Keystone XL Lost Opportunities Tour, Day 1

Because of federal permitting delays, local shops, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses along the route...

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Energy Production Keeps Booming

September 15, 2014Energy Production Keeps BoomingThe shale energy boom in the United States is creating jobs and economic growth, and shows no signs of stopping, according to a story in today’s Wall Street Journal...

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Energy Production Keeps Booming

September 15, 2014

Energy Production Keeps Booming

The shale energy boom in the United States is creating jobs and economic growth, and shows no signs of stopping, according to a...

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Energy Production Keeps Booming

September 15, 2014

Energy Production Keeps Booming

The shale energy boom in the United States is creating jobs and economic growth, and shows no signs of stopping, according to a...

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Energy Production Keeps Booming

September 15, 2014

Energy Production Keeps Booming

The shale energy boom in the United States is creating jobs and economic growth, and shows no signs of stopping, according to a...

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Energy Production Keeps Booming

September 15, 2014

Energy Production Keeps Booming

The shale energy boom in the United States is creating jobs and economic growth, and shows no signs of stopping, according to a...

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Energy Production Keeps Booming

September 15, 2014

Energy Production Keeps Booming

The shale energy boom in the United States is creating jobs and economic growth, and shows no signs of stopping, according to a...

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Energy Production Keeps Booming

September 15, 2014

Energy Production Keeps Booming

The shale energy boom in the United States is creating jobs and economic growth, and shows no signs of stopping, according to a...

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is marking this dubious milestone with a "Lost Opportunity Tour" next week. The tour will visit cities, ranches and businesses that could have benefited from the pipeline.

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Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

September 12, 2014

Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

Given the scale of what the agency is proposing,...

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Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

September 12, 2014

Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

Given the scale of what the agency is proposing,...

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Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

September 12, 2014

Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

Given the scale of what the agency is proposing,...

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Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

September 12, 2014

Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

Given the scale of what the agency is proposing,...

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Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

September 12, 2014

Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

Given the scale of what the agency is proposing,...

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Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

September 12, 2014

Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

Given the scale of what the agency is proposing,...

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Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

September 12, 2014

Was EPA Serious When It Said It was Listening to Carbon Regulations Input?

Given the scale of what the agency is proposing,...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

September 10, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

Let's find out what opportunities have been lost by the pipeline’s delay, and how...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

September 10, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

Let's find out what opportunities have been lost by the pipeline’s delay, and how...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

September 10, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

Let's find out what opportunities have been lost by the pipeline’s delay, and how...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

September 10, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

Let's find out what opportunities have been lost by the pipeline’s delay, and how...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

September 10, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

Let's find out what opportunities have been lost by the pipeline’s delay, and how...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

September 10, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

Let's find out what opportunities have been lost by the pipeline’s delay, and how...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

September 10, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour Starts Monday

Let's find out what opportunities have been lost by the pipeline’s delay, and how...

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Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

September 10, 2014

Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

Governors, Attorneys General, air regulators, and utility commissioners are all calling on...

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Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

September 10, 2014

Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

Governors, Attorneys General, air regulators, and utility commissioners are all calling on...

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Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

September 10, 2014

Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

Governors, Attorneys General, air regulators, and utility commissioners are all calling on...

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Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

September 10, 2014

Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

Governors, Attorneys General, air regulators, and utility commissioners are all calling on...

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Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

September 10, 2014

Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

Governors, Attorneys General, air regulators, and utility commissioners are all calling on...

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Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

September 10, 2014

Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

Governors, Attorneys General, air regulators, and utility commissioners are all calling on...

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Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

September 10, 2014

Governors to EPA: Carbon Regulations Aren’t Practical

Governors, Attorneys General, air regulators, and utility commissioners are all calling on...

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EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

September 09, 2014

EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

EPA’s proposed carbon regulations...

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EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

September 09, 2014

EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

EPA’s proposed carbon regulations...

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EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

September 09, 2014

EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

EPA’s proposed carbon regulations...

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EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

September 09, 2014

EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

EPA’s proposed carbon regulations...

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EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

September 09, 2014

EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

EPA’s proposed carbon regulations...

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EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

September 09, 2014

EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

EPA’s proposed carbon regulations...

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EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

September 09, 2014

EPA’s Carbon Regulations Will Hurt Energy Diversity; Increase Electricity Costs

EPA’s proposed carbon regulations...

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The Obama administration's goal to cut power plant carbon dioxide emissions is too much, too soon, a leading industry spokeswoman charged Friday.

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Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

September 05, 2014

Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

The case is about state permitting processes and not the efficacy, safety, or value of the pipeline....

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Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

September 05, 2014

Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

The case is about state permitting processes and not the efficacy, safety, or value of the pipeline....

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Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

September 05, 2014

Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

The case is about state permitting processes and not the efficacy, safety, or value of the pipeline....

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Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

September 05, 2014

Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

The case is about state permitting processes and not the efficacy, safety, or value of the pipeline....

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Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

September 05, 2014

Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

The case is about state permitting processes and not the efficacy, safety, or value of the pipeline....

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Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

September 05, 2014

Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

The case is about state permitting processes and not the efficacy, safety, or value of the pipeline....

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Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

September 05, 2014

Nebraska's High Court Hears Keystone XL Case

The case is about state permitting processes and not the efficacy, safety, or value of the pipeline....

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Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

September 03, 2014

Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

Tapping into domestic energy resources with hydraulic fracturing continues to improve...

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Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

September 03, 2014

Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

Tapping into domestic energy resources with hydraulic fracturing continues to improve...

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Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

September 03, 2014

Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

Tapping into domestic energy resources with hydraulic fracturing continues to improve...

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Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

September 03, 2014

Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

Tapping into domestic energy resources with hydraulic fracturing continues to improve...

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Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

September 03, 2014

Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

Tapping into domestic energy resources with hydraulic fracturing continues to improve...

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Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

September 03, 2014

Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

Tapping into domestic energy resources with hydraulic fracturing continues to improve...

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Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

September 03, 2014

Shale Boom Drives Net Petroleum Imports to 28-Year Low

Tapping into domestic energy resources with hydraulic fracturing continues to improve...

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A representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned Thursday that Arkansas would be less competitive in attracting businesses with high energy needs if a proposed federal rule on carbon dioxide emissions is implemented without changes.

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Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

August 26, 2014

Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

The available data for the Atlantic coast is over 30 years old. With seismic surveying,...

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Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

August 26, 2014

Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

The available data for the Atlantic coast is over 30 years old. With seismic surveying,...

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Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

August 26, 2014

Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

The available data for the Atlantic coast is over 30 years old. With seismic surveying,...

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Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

August 26, 2014

Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

The available data for the Atlantic coast is over 30 years old. With seismic surveying,...

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Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

August 26, 2014

Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

The available data for the Atlantic coast is over 30 years old. With seismic surveying,...

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Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

August 26, 2014

Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

The available data for the Atlantic coast is over 30 years old. With seismic surveying,...

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Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

August 26, 2014

Flipper Will Be Fine: Feds Say Seismic Surveying is Safe

The available data for the Atlantic coast is over 30 years old. With seismic surveying,...

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Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

August 21, 2014

Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

Oil isn’t the only black gold being produced out of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.
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Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

August 21, 2014

Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

Oil isn’t the only black gold being produced out of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.
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Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

August 21, 2014

Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

Oil isn’t the only black gold being produced out of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.
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Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

August 21, 2014

Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

Oil isn’t the only black gold being produced out of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.
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Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

August 21, 2014

Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

Oil isn’t the only black gold being produced out of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.
...

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Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

August 21, 2014

Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

Oil isn’t the only black gold being produced out of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.
...

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Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

August 21, 2014

Stop the Presses! Shale is a Boom for Texas Publishers

Oil isn’t the only black gold being produced out of Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale.
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Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

August 21, 2014

Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

If policymakers embrace America’s energy abundance, we will continue to enjoy the economic benefits from shale...

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Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

August 21, 2014

Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

If policymakers embrace America’s energy abundance, we will continue to enjoy the economic benefits from shale...

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Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

August 21, 2014

Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

If policymakers embrace America’s energy abundance, we will continue to enjoy the economic benefits from shale...

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Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

August 21, 2014

Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

If policymakers embrace America’s energy abundance, we will continue to enjoy the economic benefits from shale...

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Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

August 21, 2014

Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

If policymakers embrace America’s energy abundance, we will continue to enjoy the economic benefits from shale...

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Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

August 21, 2014

Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

If policymakers embrace America’s energy abundance, we will continue to enjoy the economic benefits from shale...

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Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

August 21, 2014

Faster Economic Growth Seen in Energy States

If policymakers embrace America’s energy abundance, we will continue to enjoy the economic benefits from shale...

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Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

August 21, 2014

Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

Policies like EPA’s proposed carbon regulations that remove coal from...

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Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

August 21, 2014

Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

Policies like EPA’s proposed carbon regulations that remove coal from...

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Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

August 21, 2014

Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

Policies like EPA’s proposed carbon regulations that remove coal from...

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Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

August 21, 2014

Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

Policies like EPA’s proposed carbon regulations that remove coal from...

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Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

August 21, 2014

Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

Policies like EPA’s proposed carbon regulations that remove coal from...

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Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

August 21, 2014

Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

Policies like EPA’s proposed carbon regulations that remove coal from...

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Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

August 21, 2014

Predicted Frigid Winter Could Mean More Strain on Electrical Grid

Policies like EPA’s proposed carbon regulations that remove coal from...

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The Oregon Department of State Lands' denial Monday of Ambre Energy's proposal to build a dock to help transport up to 8.8 million tons of coal for export dealt a blow to the industry — there are two other proposed terminals in Washington, though many consider that state's evaultaion process more stringent. Oregon denied the Australian company's permit application for the project, known as Morrow Pacific, because it said creating the dock would harm fisheries vital for local tribes. ... Karen Harbert, president of the Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, said the similarities in the battles over coal exports and the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, for example, were clear.

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We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

August 18, 2014

We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

Increased production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling...

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We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

August 18, 2014

We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

Increased production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling...

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We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

August 18, 2014

We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

Increased production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling...

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We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

August 18, 2014

We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

Increased production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling...

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We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

August 18, 2014

We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

Increased production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling...

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We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

August 18, 2014

We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

Increased production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling...

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We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

August 18, 2014

We’re Still #1! U.S. Top Petroleum Producer for 18-Months Straight

Increased production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling...

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Energy officials throughout the country are working to educate voters on the impact the industry has on jobs and gross domestic product.

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“The polar vortex last winter demonstrated the value of America’s diverse electricity portfolio,” said Heath Knakmuhs, senior director of policy at the U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute. “The colder temperatures in some parts of the country stretched natural gas demand, and utilities turned to coal to provide power. While increasing natural gas production is a very good thing for our economy and our security, it should not be at the expense of other sources,” Knakmuhs added.

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A coalition of top business groups expressed rising concerns over the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants, demanding more time Tuesday to respond and eyeing a legal battle against the Obama administration if necessary.

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A Montana Town’s Hopes Rest with Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

July 08, 2014

A Montana Town’s Hopes Rest with Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

The pipeline is more than oil traveling below their feet. It also means...

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Industry groups are pressing Secretary of State John Kerry to resume and complete the final review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that his department halted earlier this year.

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President Barack Obama once promised he would make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.” Earlier this month, he delivered on his word. Starting next year, the Environmental Protection Agency will force Georgia’s power plants to cut carbon emissions by 44 percent.

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EPA Hearings Avoids States That Will Be Most-Affected by Carbon Regulations

July 07, 2014

EPA Hearings Avoids States That Will Be Most-Affected by Carbon Regulations

No hearings are scheduled in any of the ten states most...

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Long Delays in Approving Oil and Natural Gas Permits on Federal Lands, Report Finds

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Records are Being Broken as America’s Oil Boom Spreads

July 01, 2014

Records are Being Broken as America’s Oil Boom Spreads

America is blessed to have the technological ability, entrepreneurship, and freedom to...

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Kids These Days… Young People Want the Keystone XL Pipeline Built

June 30, 2014

Kids These Days… Young People Want the Keystone XL Pipeline Built

Given the current economic conditions facing younger people, supporting a...

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The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, R-23, held the first of two public hearings Friday morning to discuss the federal Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to cut carbon pollution from nationwide power plants by 30 percent in 2030, compared to 2005 levels. Earlier this month, the EPA proposed its Clean Energy Policy as part of President Barack Obama's Action Plan to address climate change.

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Colorado Community Says, “No” to Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

June 26, 2014

Colorado Community Says, “No” to Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

Voters in Loveland, Colorado looked past the scare tactics of shale energy...

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Report: Southern Leg of Keystone XL Has Been a Job Creator, Generated Economic Growth

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U.S. Energy Can Be a Positive Force in the World

June 23, 2014

U.S. Energy Can Be a Positive Force in the World

The link between energy and security is increasingly evident as geopolitical hot spots flare up around the...

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The Supreme Court delivered a setback to the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, placing limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

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This Graphic Shows How Fruitless EPA’s Carbon Regulation Is

June 20, 2014

This Graphic Shows How Fruitless EPA’s Carbon Regulation Is

The amount of coal consumed by China is gargantuan compared to that of the United States...

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Sorry Keystone XL Opponents, Canadian Oil Sands Will Get to Market

June 18, 2014

Sorry Keystone XL Opponents, Canadian Oil Sands Will Get to Market

The Canadian government approved the Northern Gateway pipeline, which...

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The head of a leading environmental group recently defended job losses from the Obama administration's new anti-carbon regulations as "collateral damage" in the fight against global warming. Joseph Schumpeter must be turning over in his grave. These families thrown out of work, he said, are an "evolutionary step in technology and the economy" and a move toward "economic progress."

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As Governors Warn EPA to Stop Carbon Regulations, Agency Chief Pitches Plan to Bill Maher

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The Environmental Protection Agency should take notice, and recognize that it could lower carbon emissions a lot more quickly by cooperating with coal-dependent states than by bludgeoning them.

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3 Charts Show How Unpopular EPA Carbon Regulations are in Coal States

June 13, 2014

3 Charts Show How Unpopular EPA Carbon Regulations are in Coal States

Voters aren’t happy with EPA’s attempt to push coal out of the...

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Energy States Lead the Way in Economic Growth

June 12, 2014

Energy States Lead the Way in Economic Growth

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) data find that the shale boom means faster-than-average economic growth for some...

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Irony Alert! Coal-Fired Train Featured on White House Christmas Ornament

June 11, 2014

Irony Alert! Coal-Fired Train Featured on White House Christmas Ornament

The ornament is inspired by President Warren Harding’s...

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Expect Deep Cuts to Coal-Fired Power Plants Because of Carbon Regulations

June 09, 2014

Expect Deep Cuts to Coal-Fired Power Plants Because of Carbon Regulations

To meet EPA’s carbon dioxide “target by 2030 will probably...

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Obama Pushes Carbon Cap-and-Trade Through EPA

According to a study sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the shuttering of hundreds of coal-fired power plants nationwide will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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The EPA’s global-warming rule will be especially destructive to manufacturing jobs in our state. Wisconsin has the second-most manufacturing jobs per capita in the United States, and those jobs rely upon affordable and reliable energy to remain viable.

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EPA Pumps Up Benefits of Proposed Carbon Regulation

June 06, 2014

EPA Pumps Up Benefits of Proposed Carbon Regulation

Global climate benefits are touted. If only domestic effects are examined, the proposed regulation's...

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“We can say with confidence it will be the costliest rule in EPA history,” Byers said in a pre-Energy Summit interview while in Casper. Now, his organization has applied some educated guesswork as to the contents of the not-yet released rule that was announced June 2 by Obama himself as this was going to press.

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"No matter what your view of climate change, these [U.S.] reductions will be dwarfed by increased emissions in other parts of the world," said Stephen Eule, a vice president at the Institute for 21st Century Energy, part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Study: Canadian Oil Sands Aren’t Increasing U.S. Carbon Emissions

June 04, 2014

Study: Canadian Oil Sands Aren’t Increasing U.S. Carbon Emissions

Keystone XL opponents say they’re fighting the project because they...

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Setting the Record Straight on the Chamber’s Carbon Emissions Study—And How It Relates to EPA’s Proposed Rules

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As much as the Left and environmental groups try to ignore the costs of the EPA’s GHG rule, they are real and substantive. The EPA itself predicted that the rule would cost $7 billion in 2020 while claiming much larger but dubious co-benefits. The Chamber of Commerce analyzed a similar, hypothetical rule and estimated that it would...

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Proposed Carbon Regulations Will Mean Much Pain but Little Gain

June 03, 2014

Proposed Carbon Regulations Will Mean Much Pain but Little Gain

The Wall Street Journal published two tough reactions to EPA’s proposed...

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America's push to cut carbon-dioxide emissions is partly intended to spur other large emitters—especially China—to cut their own emissions more aggressively to tackle climate change. But will it work?

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Proposed Carbon Rules Would Deliver Blow to Economy

June 02, 2014

Proposed Carbon Rules Would Deliver Blow to Economy

The rules will have a profound effect on the economy, on businesses, and on families, say business...

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Cap-and-trade proposals have been explicitly rejected in Congress no fewer than four times over the last 15 years, but President Obama and his administration will be announcing Monday his plans to charge full steam ahead, leaving the American majority behind.

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Krugman Underestimates Costs of Carbon Regulations

May 30, 2014

Krugman Underestimates Costs of Carbon Regulations

The New York Times columnist would have you believe that new regulations governing carbon dioxide...

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Two Studies, Same Conclusion: Lifting Oil Export Ban Will Be Good for Jobs and the Economy

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EPA’s Attempt to “Set the Record Straight” on Our Carbon Report

May 28, 2014

EPA’s Attempt to “Set the Record Straight” on Our Carbon Report

EPA responded to the Institute for 21st Century Energy's report detailing the...

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Double Whammy: EPA Carbon Regulations Will Mean Higher Electricity Costs, Fewer Jobs

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“You start looking at close to home there in West Virginia, you’re looking at — on an annual basis in the South Atlantic, it includes Appalachia — a $10 billion hit every year and 60,000 jobs lost every year,” said Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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“Our analysis shows that Americans will pay significantly more for electricity, see slower economic growth and fewer jobs, and have less disposable income, while a slight reduction in carbon emissions will be overwhelmed by global increases,” said Karen Harbert, the institute’s president.

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“Industry is now taking this seriously, and they’re using all their resources to make sure Coloradans are properly educated and they can make a full decision that’s not based on mythology,” said Christopher Guith, senior vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Electricity bills will skyrocket and the economy will suffer under soon-to-be-released air quality standards for coal-fired power plants, industry advocates predicted Monday, offering a preview of the coming battle over emissions requirements between coal backers and the Obama administration.

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That’s why the U.S. government should stay out of the way of shale gas development and change its policies on federal land, where natural gas production has fallen 33 percent in recent years amid a nationwide boom on private and state lands, said Karen Harbert, CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling successfully changed the US from a net natural gas importer to exporter, noted Karen A. Harbert, president of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, in her May 13 remarks.

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If the agency's proposed carbon limits for new power plants succeed at “mandating technology that's not commercially available, we have concern that will set a precedent” for other sectors, Dan Byers, senior director for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, said on the media call.

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Oil and gas producers and industry leaders need to take credit for their achievements, according to Karen Harbert, in speaking before many of that group during the recent Montana Energy Conference in Billings. Harbert is the President & CEO of the Institute for 21st Century Energy.

"You are the pioneers," extolled Harbert, adding, "You are being demonized for it, but you are changing the face of the entire country."

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Central Appalachia has borne the brunt of EPA’s relentless assault on coal, and the worst may be yet to come. In recent years, EPA has moved aggressively to restrict coal production and electricity generation at all stages of the supply chain, and the negative consequences are being felt by West Virginia families and communities.

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Application for permitting in Montana wouldn't even begin to be processed within a two year span. The company or any company could very well be still waiting for permitting, ten years from now, having spent millions on legal expenses.

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Because of these dynamics, the importance of the Ukraine to energy flows within the EU and Eurasia regions can hardly be overstated. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy’s International Index of Energy Security Risk, Ukraine is the least energy secure country among the top 25 energy consuming countries, with an overall risk 114 percent above an average of OECD countries.

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"We believe that Louisiana and certainly the Haynesville area has a tremendous role and opportunity to help that growth and up our energy security in the United States," Koch says.

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Matthew Koch, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s institute for 21st Century Energy, says natural gas is well positioned to lead the U.S. energy sector.

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An example of the private-sector’s attitudes toward NEPA emerged last September at a Senate hearing discussing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Energy Institute President and CEO Karen Harbert said, “Federal and state environmental statutes such as NEPA, state siting and permitting rules, and a 'build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything' -- BANANA -- mentality, routinely are used to block the construction and expansion of everything from transmission lines to power plants to pipelines.”

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Government policies are jeopardizing the reliability and affordability of a service that is vital to the nation's economy, productivity and competitiveness, according to FirstEnergy President and CEO Anthony J. Alexander.

Alexander spoke at yesterday's U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21st Century Energy event in Washington, D.C. He said there are no easy choices, but he believes the nation can strike the right balance to ensure affordable, reliable and environmentally sound electric service, while also supporting economic expansion and keeping our country strong and secure.

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In his remarks, Alexander said, “The challenges we now face from government interference in the electric business are far more intrusive and disruptive, and I believe far more significant to our industry’s future, and to your future. That’s because whether it impacts our traditional regulated business or our competitive operations, government policy is now aimed at stifling the growth and use of electricity — and picking winners and losers in the competitive marketplace.”

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BILLINGS - An energy conference recently held in Billings showed the opportunities for strengthening the economy and achieving energy independence in the United States.

Industry leaders talked about oil, coal, natural gas and renewable energy at Montana Energy 2014.

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Foreign companies are making big bets on the Gulf Coast petrochemical corridor, where capital investment is surging because of cheap U.S. natural gas, other lower costs and the existing industry infrastructure.

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The chamber’s International Index of Energy Security Risk showed that the United States now ranks as the sixth-most-secure among the top 25 energy consumers worldwide, up one spot from a year earlier. Ranking ahead of the United States were Norway, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

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Ukraine faces the highest energy security risk in the world, but expanded U.S. production of natural gas is lowering global energy risk, according to the 2013 International Index of Energy Security Risk released Tuesday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Abundant supplies of U.S. natural gas have reshaped global energy markets, but countries such as Ukraine remain beholden to Russian fuel suppliers and, as a result, face serious economic and security risks, a new report shows.

Ukraine ranks dead last of 25 countries in energy security, largely because it relies on Russia for about 60 percent of its natural gas, according to a study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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America is witnessing an unimaginable energy revolution that could rewrite our nation's economic future. Looking at our current national energy policy, however, you'd never know it.

U.S. technology and entrepreneurship have proven that America has the largest energy resources in the world, positioning us as a global energy powerhouse, surpassing Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran. And states like Pennsylvania have seized a leadership role in transforming our energy landscape.

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On its own, the Keystone XL oil pipeline is an important project. It would fill a critical infrastructure need by providing a safe, reliable way to transport oil from Canada and the Bakken region in the United States to refineries in the Midwest and the Gulf region.

But thanks to the extreme politicization of the review process by the Obama administration and its allies, the coming decision on Keystone XL will be about much more than just a pipeline. It will have far-reaching implications on the relationship between the United States and its top trading partner, Canada, as well as on future capital investments in our economy from around the world.

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Karen Harbert, U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy president and CEO, is scheduled to speak at a luncheon Tuesday in downtown Little Rock.

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To Karen Harbert, U.S. energy policy is stuck in the past and has not kept up with the times.

"We're sitting here in 2014 in an era of abundance, but our regulatory framework is from the '70s and an era of scarcity," said Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Though Keystone XL cleared a significant hurdle — again — on Jan. 31 when the State Department issued a positive environmental impact statement, the wait is not over. The project now shifts into a subjective phase of review during which the administration determines whether building the pipeline is in the national interest. But the administration refuses to give a timeline on when the decision will actually be made.

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America is poised to become a global energy powerhouse.

That is the opening sentence of a comprehensive 66-page study titled “Energy Works for US,” recently released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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The Utica shale is no longer a secret and the future is bright for the oil and gas industry through 2020.

Officials, citizens, researchers and business owners from over 30 counties in Ohio and across five states gathered Jan. 31 at the Tuscarawas campus of Kent State University to learn what the Utica shale will look like in 2020.

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“The State Department has once again found nothing in its environmental analysis that would prevent the Keystone XL pipeline from moving forward. It’s time for the administration to stop playing politics with a project that will create good-paying American jobs, improve our energy security, and strengthen relations with our closest ally, Canada.

“Five years of delays, distractions, and foot-dragging is long enough. It’s time to do what’s right for America, our economy and workers, and our relationship with our special neighbor to the north—approve the Keystone XL pipeline.”

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A coalition of national and state business groups launched an effort Thursday to fight new rules on greenhouse gas emissions that would affect Indiana more than most states.

"We will block anything that is not in the interest of the American economy," said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Karen Harbert.

The coalition of 78 groups from 26 states includes the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Manufacturers Association.

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Forty industry groups launched a new partnership on Thursday to form a "unified strategy" to respond to forthcoming federal regulations targeting carbon emissions from the country's fleet of power plants and other carbon-intensive facilities.

Led by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy, the group will lobby local, state and national lawmakers and educate the public about what they believe will be the economic impact of future regulation.

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The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy has devised a new plan to put America’s energy resources to work for the good of the nation. Earlier this month, the Energy Institute released Energy Works for US, a set of specific, actionable recommendations in nine key areas to put America on a path to energy self-reliance.  

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'The time for Keystone is now," Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird said Thursday while speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Canada has reached the point where the uncertainty has become intolerable. Baird said Canada needs an answer right away, "even if it's not the right one," because his country "can't continue in this state of limbo."

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“We should have a free energy market out there which would benefit our industry, provide more markets for our industry and make sure we are able to reap the value of all our resources,” said Karen Harbert, head of the Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy. “We need to look at ways to be able to export crude over time.”

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During today's OnPoint, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the Institute for 21st Century Energy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, introduces the chamber's "Energy Works for US" platform and gives her take on the political feasibility of energy policy action this year. Harbert makes the case for master limited partnerships for renewable energy investments and talks about the Obama administration's recent launch of a Quadrennial Energy Review.

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The head of the nation's most powerful business group said Wednesday that he favors ending the ban on U.S. crude-oil exports, joining the nation's top oil-lobbying group and some senior lawmakers who want to end the decades-old limits.
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Karen Harbert, who heads the chamber's energy program, said in an interview that the group would ultimately like to see Congress lift the export ban.

But she acknowledged that's unlikely to happen in an election year and said the White House should begin allowing more exports under existing administrative powers.

"In the interim, the administration does have the authority to chip away at this where they determine it is in our national interest," said Harbert, president of the chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Federal regulators are unlikely to step up enforcement of potential water contamination cases linked to natural gas drilling - despite new concerns about water safety - given a lack of political will and limited resources to pursue such cases, analysts said.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The seven Republican members of Kentucky's congressional delegation Monday became part of a Supreme Court case regarding environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants.

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Mexico’s Congress voted Thursday to open the country’s moribund state-run oil industry to foreign and domestic investors, casting aside nationalist opposition to approve the most dramatic energy reform in seven decades.

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Last week’s column discussed the stifling uncertainty and the strangled economic growth caused by a tsunami of rules and our out-of-date, off-balance, and opaque regulatory system. To halt the regulatory onslaught, we need to fundamentally reform the system itself. We need a regulatory system that restores checks and balances, ensures unfettered public participation, upholds the rule of law, relies on quality data, and restores good governance.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study due next year could be used to justify clamping down on drilling techniques that have sparked a surge in U.S. oil and natural gas output.

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Vancouver, B.C. — Energy experts gathered here today for the North American Energy Security Dialogues said energy producers need to do more to earn the public’s trust before they move ahead with new projects.

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The U.S. House of Representatives late Wednesday passed the so-called Protecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act, H.R. 2728.

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The US House of Representatives approved legislation largely along party lines to keep the US Bureau of Land Management from imposing its own hydraulic fracturing regulations in states that already have their own requirements.

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A diverse group of associations from various industries, universities, and consumer organizations launched the American Shale & Manufacturing Partnership to seek government policies that facilitate instead of discourage US shale energy resource development.

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Tuesday brings the launch of the American Shale & Manufacturing Partnership at the National Press Club. Speakers include representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers, and others.

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Business and community members gathered for a luncheon presenting a speaker from the one of the biggest energy lobbyist groups in the country.

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The powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce is trying to build political momentum behind legislation that would greatly scale back Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon emissions rules for new power plants.

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The Millennium Export Bank Terminal in Longview is an opportunity for Washington to create thousands of jobs and generate millions in revenue.

As representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – the world’s largest business organization – and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, our focus is always on job creation and economic growth. That’s why we support this critical project.

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The Millennium Export Bulk Terminal in Longview is an opportunity for Washington to create thousands of jobs and generate millions in revenue. As representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – the world’s largest business organization – and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, our focus is always on job creation and economic growth. That’s why we support this critical project.

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The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and a dozen other groups have joined a national organization in criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to seek public input on regulations in states most likely to be affected adversely by them.

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Yesterday, the EPA was hosting a listening session in Denver; so Wyoming sent representatives from the Mining Association, rural electric coops, and from the coal mines to give the EPA an earful. Although the morning sessions seemed to be running 2:1 against the strict regulations, many felt that the exercise was futile and that the EPA has already made its mind up that coal is a dead-end fuel.

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Environmental Protection Agency officials received an earful at Wednesday’s listening-tour stop in Denver as most speakers urged the agency to stop what they described as the Obama administration’s war on the coal industry.

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A recent report by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy found that increased oil and gas production has lowered U.S. energy security risks. It has helped drive down our petroleum imports from 60% of consumption to 35% in less than a decade. And the influx of U.S. shale oil into global markets has moderated or reduced international oil prices, protecting consumers and businesses from supply disruptions and market shocks even as hot spots in the Middle East and Africa flare up.

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear a challenge to part of the Obama administration's first wave of regulations aimed at tackling climate change, accepting its biggest environmental case in six years.

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Companies challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping new regulations of CO2 emissions got good news today when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of a lower-court decision dismissing their case.

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Three major US business organizations sent a letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit. The Oct. 9 letter was signed by 168 business leaders.

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Powerful business groups hope to raise the political stakes in the Keystone XL pipeline battle by warning President Obama that blocking the project would shake investor confidence in the U.S. economic recovery.

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The U.S. unconventional oil and gas industry is making an economic impact outside of the country’s major shale plays. IHS Inc., a global energy research firm, has completed a series of reports on the evolution and role of unconventional oil and gas in the U.S., and according to IHS, American households are receiving a positive financial boost.

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CANTON — Unconventional drilling for oil and natural gas, such as that in Ohio’s Utica Shale, could be a major boost to the nation’s manufacturers during the next decade and a half.

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It was five years ago Thursday when TransCanada first applied for the project, which has yet to be approved by President Barack Obama and now enters the unprecedented sixth year of its stagnant waiting period.

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The United States could create thousands of jobs, billions in revenue, make the country more energy independent and reduce the budget deficit if it properly handles the energy revolution and opportunities that are available, U.S. Chamber and President Tom Donohue said Friday.

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The nation is slowly pulling out of its economic malaise but needs dynamic political and business leaders to further push the recovery, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said during a stop in St. Tammany Parish on Friday. Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the national group, also said burdensome federal polices remain a threat to economic progress.

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A surge in the unconventional production of oil and natural gas boosted U.S. household disposable income by an average of $1,200, according to a report released Wednesday by IHS, a research firm.

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Surging oil and natural gas production brought on by hydraulic fracturing is lifting the U.S. economy by lowering energy costs for consumers and manufacturers, according an industry-funded report.

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Two more business associations joined US independent oil and gas producers in telling the US Bureau of Land Management that proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations would needlessly increase working costs on federal onshore lands.

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Higher oil and gas production and improvements in the resulting effect on the environment has helped lower the United States’ energy security risk by six percent, according to a new report on worldwide energy risks issued this week.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resume the license application process for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility.

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Karen Alderman Harbert said the United States must be truly united on energy.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama’s latest public comments on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline have highlighted the wildly divergent job estimates associated with the project while raising concerns among American proponents that he’s preparing to reject it.

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President Obama’s dismissal of the job benefits from the Keystone XL pipeline drew a furious rebuke on Monday from supporters of the project who accused him of ignoring his own State Department.

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Industry groups hailed a court decision vacating a Securities and Exchange Commission requirement for increased disclosure by US energy companies of international financial information.

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When the White House plunged into climate change a few years ago, a small collection of utility brass covered President Barack Obama’s industry flank.

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NRG Energy Inc. plans to convert its power plant in Lawrence County from coal to natural gas by May 2016, joining a growing list of power plants switching to the cleaner-burning fuel.

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Expanded oil and gas activity on the US Outer Continental Shelf would produce substantial economic and energy security benefits, three witnesses told a US House Natural Resources subcommittee. But a fourth witness said alternative energy and other offshore industries should also be allowed to grow.

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Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors

Environmental advocacy groups with a strong mind to advance their agendas are increasingly using a clever, albeit abusive, way to game the regulatory process. It’s called “sue and settle,” and it’s resulting in interested parties—states, industries, and businesses—being shut out of major...

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is throwing its support behind federal legislation aimed at boosting energy development in Indian Country by streamlining federal permitting processes and oversight.

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The choices made today on Canadian energy policy will have an impact on both the future of Canada’s and the globe's energy security

VANCOUVER, BC – When we talk about energy policy here in Canada, whether provincial or national, the discussion usually revolves around investment, jobs, revenues, and the environment.

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The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing yesterday on the Offshore Energy & Jobs Act (H.R. 2231) legislation introduced by Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) that removes the Obama administration’s barriers to offshore American energy production by:

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OIL INDUSTRY CHALLENGE TO SEC REPORTING RULE HEADS TO COURT: A challenge to an SEC rule requiring energy and mining companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments will get its day in court today.

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The pent-up demand for Senate energy legislation may doom the few bills on the topic that seemed to have a chance of passing.

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A subpanel of the House Natural Resources Committee will discuss legislation to expand offshore drilling to zones in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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Canada must develop oil sands for its own energy security and for that of other countries, according to a report released today by the Fraser Institute.

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New Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is taking a less aggressive tack with Congress than his predecessor Steven Chu.

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The most interesting aspect of this week’s House vote in favor of constructing the Keystone XL pipeline was not the fact that it passed—which was widely expected—but the fact that it got 20 fewer votes than a similar proposal received one year ago.

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The state of Alaska on Monday proposed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar plan aimed at determining the true oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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An array of groups joined forces Monday to urge congressional leaders and President Obama to approve an energy-efficiency bill that’s currently waiting for floor time in the Senate.

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For decades, war has been waged over the holy grail of America's Arctic frontier, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The wide coastal plain on the edge of the Beaufort Sea contains stunning populations of caribou, grizzly, musk oxen and other wildlife -- and also an abundant pool of oil and gas.

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You wouldn't know it from the industry's angry reaction, but the Obama administration's latest plan to tighten standards for drilling on public lands gives more ground to the private sector at the expense of environmentalists who pushed for tougher protections.

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The Obama administration released its latest version of long-awaited rules proposed to govern hydraulic fracturing on public lands Thursday, angering environmental groups who say the government is selling out to the oil industry at the expense of public health.

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The US Department of Energy conditionally approved Freeport LNG’s request to export domestically produced LNG from its Quintana Island, Tex., terminal to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US.

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The US Department of the Interior released a revised proposal to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands that it said would maintain important safety standards, improve integration with existing state and tribal rules, and increase flexibility for oil and gas producers.

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Denver is the third best city in the world for oil and gas explorers, according to a survey published by a trade group this week.

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Denver has just been named the third best city in the world for oil and gas -- beating out other well-known oil-producing cities such as Houston.

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The State Department just released a new study that confirms there are no legitimate environmental reasons to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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The natural gas drilling industry supported nearly 39,000 Ohio jobs last year, according to a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday declined to rule on a legal challenge filed by business groups against a Securities and Exchange Commission rule that would force energy and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments.

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SHORTLY after winning re-election in November, President Obama promised assertive leadership on climate change and energy. In his State of the Union address in February, he vowed that if the assembled lawmakers failed to pass broad climate legislation, he would act unilaterally.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Rep. Shelley Moore Capito appears to have solid support from both the state and national business groups going into the 2014 race for U.S. Senate.

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Whatever else you can say about the Obama Administration's energy policies, you have to give it credit for consistency and perseverance. The White House consistently misrepresents tax deductions and other provisions as "subsidies." And it perseveres in its years-long, disastrous campaign to raise tens of billions in new taxes on America's domestic energy producers.

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Business groups challenging federal rules that force oil companies to reveal payments to foreign governments say new European Union plans to force similar disclosures do not bolster the legal case for the U.S. rules.

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will receive the U.S Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award.

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Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman are optimistic they can do what many in the energy community gave up on years ago: pass legislation.

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It’s likely that more corporations, coalitions, and advocacy groups have lobbied, rallied, and written letters about the Keystone XL oil pipeline than about any other pipeline ever built in the United States.

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Building the cross-border Keystone XL will stimulate the U.S. economy and ensure North American energy independence, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said.

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A new European Union deal to force oil and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments has quickly surfaced across the Atlantic in ongoing litigation over similar U.S. requirements.

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Last week our attention was drawn to the “State of Energy” report published by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners (TIPRO). Using Bureau of Labor quarterly census data the report provides a summary of state and national benefits attributed to growing US oil and gas production during 2012.

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Oil spills in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mayflower, Ark., are ominous signs of the Keystone XL Pipeline’s future as it is heading for territory threatened by the New Madrid earth quake fault. If a tremor in 1812 made the Mississippi flow northward, how would a spindly pipeline respond to another quake?

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has a record against global warming—and the president's ear.

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It’s just one of the ways Exelon’s political and environmental allegiances have shifted under Chief Executive Officer Christopher Crane as he confronts cheap natural gas and government-subsidized wind power. Both are eroding profit at the Chicago-based utility, the nation’s biggest operator of nuclear reactors.

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Danny Roderick spent four days last week in the Czech Republic to nudge his company, Westinghouse Electric Co., closer to winning a potential $10 billion contract to build two nuclear reactors there.

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— There he goes again. In a recent speech in Norfolk, Va., President Obama once again proposed to raise taxes on oil companies.

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Congratulations are in order for the U.S. Senate -- it finally passed a budget, although it did so around 5 a.m. Saturday -- an hour when sensible people were in bed.

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A U.S. Senate vote in support of the Keystone XL pipeline sends a strong message to President Barack Obama, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president said.

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Marcellus Shale is becoming a bigger and bigger part of West Virginia's economy and it looks like that's going to continue for years to come.

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The shale gas and oil bonanza is transforming America’s energy outlook and boosting its economy.

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Feeling comfortable after a recent, favorable State Department draft review of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, business groups are focusing efforts on the local level to solidify support for the project.

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With four million members in the United States and Canada, Sean McGarvey, president of the building and construction trades unit of the mighty AFL-CIO, is the type of Keystone XL pipeline backer the U.S. president cannot ignore.

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(Reuters) - The Keystone XL oil pipeline got a boost on Friday when the U.S. State Department said the project would not likely change the rate at which Canada's oil sands are produced, discounting fears it would be responsible for additional greenhouse gas emissions.

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A State Department review does not make a recommendation on the controversial oil pipeline from Canada, but the findings are likely to increase the project's chances of approval.

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A draft State Department report concludes that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not speed up development of Canada’s oil sands, dealing a blow to environmentalists who claim Keystone would worsen climate change.

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The Keystone XL oil pipeline got a boost on Friday when the State Department said the project would not likely change the rate at which Canada's oil sands are developed, discounting fears it would be responsible for additional greenhouse gas emissions.

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The US Department of State released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s new presidential permit application.

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Environmental groups were quick to knock the U.S. State Department's report Friday on the planned Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.

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Can increasing American energy exploration improve our economy? Yes, but more to the point, it's already happening.

Energy — and the jobs and growth it will drive — is the foundation for our economic recovery.

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In the wake of environmental protests at the White House, supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline pushed back yesterday against the argument that the planned oil conduit from Canada would be a climate catastrophe.

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TransCanada Corp. took the case for building its Keystone XL pipeline to Washington D.C.

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Fans of the Keystone XL pipeline came out swinging Tuesday, pushing back against what they say are "overstated" claims of activist protesters and urging President Barack Obama to approve the project right away.

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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not contribute nearly as much to climate change as environmentalists have claimed it will if it is allowed to go forward -- and would boost employment and bring Canada and the United States closer together, energy and manufacturing advocates said today.

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Canadians are ready to defend the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project on a greenhouse gas reduction basis now that opponents have shifted their arguments to that arena, a TransCanada Corp. executive said.

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Can increasing American energy exploration improve our economy? Yes, but more to the point, it’s already happening.

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Delayed energy projects and regulatory hurdles to domestic oil production not only cost the United States economy billions of dollars and millions of jobs, but they also stand in the way of an elusive goal: true American energy security.

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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved the Keystone XL reroute proposed by TransCanada and forwarded his support for construction of the pipeline to President Obama and the Department of State.

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The battle over expanding US exports of liquefied natural gas has long centered on a debate over supply and demand fundamentals: whether exports would cause domestic prices to skyrocket; whether limits would quell US production; or whether the industry may face flat demand without new markets.

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Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune predicted victory Tuesday in activists’ battle against the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, calling President Obama’s vow to focus on climate change in his second inaugural speech a good omen.

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Our region is sitting on a potential gold mine — a tremendous natural gas reserve, accessible by safe, responsible hydraulic fracturing stands to create hundreds of jobs and generate millions of dollars for the Chattanooga area.

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When the first modern shale well was drilled a couple of miles north of Fort Worth, Texas, in the late 1990s, few would have believed what a global energy market game-changer it would turn out to be barely a decade removed.

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North Dakota has become a shining example of low unemployment and a robust economy.

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Thomas Donohue told North Dakota to “do what you’re doing.”

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Domestic coal, which has suffered in recent years due to the abundance of natural gas and tighter regulations, just may get a boost from China. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, China is using nearly as much coal to support its economic and population growth as the rest of the world combined. With its demand already accounting for 47 percent of global consumption, the country is expected to dominate the coal market in 2013 as it continues to rely on the fossil fuel for 70 percent of its energy generation.

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China uses as much coal as the rest of the world combined ... and wants more

China alone uses almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration noted Tuesday, and will likely dominate the coal market in 2013 thanks to the nation's increasingly ravenous demand for energy.

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CANTON — Ohioans are split, but a majority think drilling the state’s shale oil and gas deposits will spur economic growth.

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In 2011, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) released the Ohio Oil and Gas Industry Economic Impact Study. The Study, conducted by Kleinhenz & Associates, recognized the significant impact of both the current oil and gas industry, as well as the economic and job potential of the Utica-Point Pleasant Shale formation. The report was met with skepticism, with critics making claims of skewed exaggeration.

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(Reuters) - The Obama administration is likely to rely mostly on existing rules and on flexing executive power to execute its second-term environmental agenda, sidestepping Congress as it sets about radically reducing greenhouse gases generated by major polluters.

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Authorizing US LNG exports would send positive signals not just to producers, but also to capital markets that would in turn finance new transportation systems, experts suggested at a conference on American energy exports.

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Ever since the US began churning out huge amounts of cheap natural gas a few years ago due to advances in shale-drilling technologies, many exploration-and-production companies, lawmakers and other stakeholders have been vigorously lobbying the Obama administration to allow large-scale exports of liquefied natural gas.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Although hundreds of millions of dollars already have been invested to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, development is still in its infancy, said Christopher Guith, vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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The energy industry is unlikely to create a revolution if coal, oil or natural gas exports are limited, but history leading up to the Revolutionary War could serve as a guide for policymakers who are questioning whether they should, or could, limit energy exports, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce trade expert.

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Jan 14 (Reuters) - A lawyer for Vermont on Monday urged a U.S. appeals court to reverse a ruling preventing the state from shutting down a nuclear power plant owned by Entergy Corp.

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The chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday said the “exploding national debt” is the greatest threat to the U.S. economy.

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A key Democratic senator Thursday reiterated his concerns that a study of US exports of liquefied natural gas is "seriously flawed" and should not be used to grant permits.

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Anticipating a "flood" of new regulations from the federal government covering environmental protection, financial transactions and health care, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is planning to "beef up" its stable of lawyers as it expects to spend more time fighting the Obama administration in court this year, the group's president said today.

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The deficit hawks may have lost the fiscal cliff debate, but the cry for more deficit reduction hasn’t died down.

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One of the nation’s most powerful business lobbies plans to boost its lawyering as it seeks to undo two of the biggest Democratic achievements of the past four years.

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The nation’s economy will rebound faster if Congress and the Obama administration avoid future fiscal crises and work instead to advance more robust energy, trade and regulatory policies, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said Thursday.

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The nation's largest business lobbying group today said reducing the nation's debt—now at a whopping $16 trillion—would be its top priority for helping businesses in 2013. In his annual "State of American Business" address, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue introduced the 2013 American Jobs and Growth Agenda, a package of policies that includes immigration reform, boosting trade, and expanding energy production.

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WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday declared federal deficit reduction its top goal for 2013 and questioned whether Washington politicians were brave enough to take the steps necessary to rein in a fast-growing national debt.

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Forecasting modest growth for the U.S. economy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said Washington leaders must focus on economic growth in order to “create jobs, lift incomes and expand opportunity for all Americans.”

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The study credits the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, state oil and gas industry groups and Ohio companies with stimulating job creation related to fracking, in part through community college programs training workers specifically in oil and gas field operations, trucking and welding.

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WILL DIVERSITY SWAY CABINET PICKS? President Barack Obama is facing a diversity problem in his second-term Cabinet that could influence whom he picks to fill out his energy and environment team.

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At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we begin the New Year by looking at how American business is doing, discussing the key challenges facing our economy, and identifying the top priorities we plan to work on.

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Policies that encourage responsible development of more US oil and gas could significantly help the nation address its serious federal budget deficit and unemployment problems, US Chamber of Commerce Pres. Thomas J. Donohue said.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue on attacking the nation's debt and Jack Lew as Treasury secretary.

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If you still have any doubts that the shale oil and gas industry is making an economic impact on our region, we would direct you to a survey recently released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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IF ANYONE has any doubts about the impact the Utica and Marcellus shale industry is having on Ohio, a new study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy should set the record straight.

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This past weekend saw the nationwide opening of a movie, Promised Land, depicting ills caused by deep Marcellus Shale gas drilling and "fracking." It echos problems outlined in a 2010 documentary, Gasland, in which water from kitchen spigots caught fire.

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Drilling and fracking natural gas wells is only part of the picture when it comes to the Utica and Marcellus shale industry supporting nearly 39,000 Ohio jobs in 2012.

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In his opening remarks during the Youngstown Ohio Utica and Natural Gas Conference and Expo last September, Youngstown Mayor Charles P. Sammarone invited business to the area as the Mahoning Valley experiences its "next big boom."

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Drilling and fracking natural gas wells is only part of the picture when it comes to the Utica and Marcellus shale industry supporting nearly 39,000 Ohio jobs in 2012.

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In his opening remarks during the Youngstown Ohio Utica and Natural Gas Conference and Expo last September, Youngstown Mayor Charles P. Sammarone invited business to the area as the Mahoning Valley experiences its "next big boom."

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The shale energy industry is projected to support over 220,000 direct and indirect Pennsylvania jobs by 2020, according to a new study from the US Chamber’s Energy Institute. The industry is also on pace to generate $2.3-billion dollars a year in state & local taxes by that same time.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A pro-industry group said Wednesday that if it's allowed to continue, shale-gas development in West Virginia could support more than 29,000 jobs by 2020, doubling to 58,000 by the year 2035.

The new report issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy says the natural gas industry has already created more than 11,800 direct and indirect jobs in the state and generated about $283 million this year alone in tax revenue.

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A new study indicates that Utica shale development now supports 38,380 jobs in Ohio and that total is expected to grow to 143,000 by 2020 and to 266,000 by 2035.

That analysis came today from IHS Inc., a leading global energy research group.

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America has embarked on an energy revolution that will create millions of jobs, bring more manufacturing to the United States, reduce our reliance on foreign sources, and generate hundreds of billions in revenue and help reduce deficits. It’s an exciting future, and coal can and should play an important role.

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The growing need for more energy in the United States continues. The Keystone XL Pipeline will bring oil from Canada into the United States and will create new jobs in manufacturing, and construction, as well as permanent jobs at American refineries throughout the Midwest.

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A Dec. 4 hearing in Albion, Neb., showed great support for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.

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The oil and gas industry, along with other business groups, see the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations as an opportunity to press for an expansion of drilling on public lands and in coastal waters, but there are wildly divergent estimates of the revenue that lease sales and royalties would produce.

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AUSTRALIA'S energy security picture is becoming more risky with an increasing dependence on oil imports, an electricity industry largely fuelled by coal and rising energy consumption, US energy expert Karen Harbert said yesterday.

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To some, unconventional fuels are revolutionising the global energy market but critics say unconventional fuel will turn green fields into gas fields.

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Partnership to Fuel American member & Platte Institute of Economic Research's Jim Vokal talks about Tuesday night (and Wednesday mornings) Keystone XL pipeline hearing and his thoughts in regard to the turnout and its impact.

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Given the current state of the economy, and the ever-growing need for a steady supply of oil, approving the Keystone XL Pipeline must be done now.

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An update on lawmaker action and other activities at the Ohio Statehouse related to horizontal hydraulic fracturing: Economic Impact: On Oct. 23, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy touted what it called a first-of-its-kind study of the economic impact of shale energy development, with big benefits estimated from fracking-related activities.

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If you’re old enough to remember block-long lines at gas stations during the 1970s energy crisis, you witnessed the widespread frustration and a sense of helplessness that swept across the country.

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America’s suddenly booming domestic energy scene could provide critical aid in bailing out the nation’s fiscal woes, the chief of the nation’s top business lobby said Thursday.

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Energy should play a major role in any agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff and reduce federal deficits, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s CEO says.

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Expanding domestic energy production should be part of any deal to reduce federal deficits, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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This year's election cycle has featured a heavy dose of misplaced criticism towards U.S. corporations for profits made during a time when so many Americans are unemployed or underemployed.

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BLOOMINGTON — Expanding hydraulic fracturing across the nation or launching new off-shore drilling sites are among efforts that would help restore the nation’s economy, according to one business leader.

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While Congress and the president wrestle over fiscal cliff negotiations, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce see one area of untapped potential for reducing the deficit, helping the economy and boosting revenues: energy development.

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Tom Donohue, the head of the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on Monday met with White House officials on the looming "fiscal cliff."

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Wider use of enhanced oil recovery in the US could contribute significant additional revenue to the federal budget, a new report by the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy suggested.

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As Congress looks to slash spending to address a yawning budget deficit, one item that will be spared the cost-cutting ax is the federal nuclear loan guarantee program, industry observers predicted.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shouts “JOBS” with two-story-tall block letters strung on its building facing the White House.

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The drilling process that has brought U.S. energy independence within reach faces renewed scrutiny from the Obama administration and an uncertain future in many states.

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This Thanksgiving, as American families count their blessings, we as a nation should also give thanks for what we have in abundance - energy.

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This Thanksgiving, as American families count their blessings, we as a nation should also give thanks for what we have—an abundance of affordable, accessible, and safe energy. It could revitalize America’s economy, create millions of jobs, help reduce our deficit, and lessen our dependence on foreign sources.

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North Dakotans know how important petroleum is to our state economy. It has provided thousands of jobs, more than $822 million in government revenues, and workers from all over the country have flocked to North Dakota in search of gainful employment.

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The president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., said he thinks he knows of a key ingredient that can help solve the federal government's fiscal cliff problem: Good-old energy from the U.S.A.

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BP's agreement to pay a record $4.5 billion penalty for the 2010 oil spill should be “step one” in the company’s efforts to repair its damage to the Gulf of Mexico, a top environmental leader said Thursday.

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President Obama's election to a second term means America can "push the reset button" on the turbulent U.N. climate change negotiations, World Resources Institute President Andrew Steer said yesterday.

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Recently I attended a meeting hosted by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership to Fuel America, which is an organization of businesses who recognize the big impact that energy has on their individual business, large and small. What I learned is that America needs a comprehensive energy plan with a focus on developing the energy resources we have here at home.

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Two pro-business energy leaders said Wednesday that federal regulations and taxes are putting the U.S. oil and gas industry at risk, delaying the creation of jobs and technological innovation.

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Leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday said they could accept a grand bargain on the deficit that would raise taxes by eliminating loopholes or deductions.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue told reporters on Tuesday that the powerful business lobby plans to insert energy development into the already complicated debate over the fiscal cliff. Donohue argued that by expanding the debate beyond taxes and entitlements, lawmakers could grow the economy and jobs through a larger tax base and higher revenues.

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The president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday said his group would press lawmakers over the next weeks to avoid the fiscal cliff and to buy themselves time for comprehensive tax and entitlement reforms.

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On FOX News Channel (11/14), Neil Cavuto interviewed Chamber President Thomas Donohue about the fiscal cliff discussions, and the role of entitlement reform and energy policy in those considerations.

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For Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the rest of the New England states to lower their energy costs and increase their environmental commitment, they need to — as a group — evaluate the growing resource demand and decide which types of fuel for home heating, power generation, and transportation work best for the region, according to the participants at the U.S./Canada Energy Trade & Technology Conference Nov. 2 in Boston.

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Representatives of Partnership to Fuel America were in Billings, a couple weeks ago, to introduce local leaders to their program and enlist their support.

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Federal regulators have missed an industry-requested deadline to respond to a motion by oil and business groups to temporarily halt a new rule requiring extractive companies to disclose payments they make to foreign governments.

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The American Petroleum Institute released a study Thursday touting the thousands of jobs and new revenue that oil and natural gas extraction could bring in the coming years, and called for loosening industry regulations.

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Shale energy—natural gas and oil extracted from rock formations—is a game changer for the American economy and our energy future. Why? Because the shale revolution is already driving tremendous job creation, energizing our sluggish economy, and pumping greater revenues into government coffers. And shale can significantly strengthen our energy security and move us toward North American energy independence.

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It is difficult to imagine a more controversial and politically exploited issue than taxes, especially with respect to the oil and natural-gas industry. During the Presidential Debate, Pres. Obama claimed that it would help the economy if the government were to end the energy industry’s “corporate welfare.” What analysts, experts and pundits alike fail to mention, or perhaps understand, is the fact that the energy industry does not receive any special tax treatments at all.

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Bossier City has held its first State of Energy Seminar.

Recent findings by the Institute for 21st Century Energy say a surge in unconventional gas extraction in the U.S. will create more than 3.5 million jobs by 2035.

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Energy is clearly on voters’ minds as the 2012 elections approach, American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard declared. Voters realize that federal, state, and local governments’ policies will determine the extent to which the nation’s considerable oil and gas resources are developed over the next 4 years, he said during one of API’s final Vote 4 Energy events.

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An official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged Longview business owners Thursday to be vocal in their support of a wide-spread energy policy.

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A new IHS study released yesterday focuses on the job-creating impact associated with the safe development of unconventional oil and natural gas in the United States. According the researchers, this tightly-regulated production supports more than 1.7 million U.S. jobs today, with that amount growing to a projected 3 million jobs by the end of the decade. The report – supported by American Petroleum Institute, Institute for 21st Century Energy, the American Chemistry Council, and Natural Gas Supply Association – is available in full here.

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The entire upstream unconventional oil and gas sector will support more than 1.7 million jobs in 2012 at average wage levels - dramatically higher than the general economy, according to a new IHS Global Insight report released Tuesday.

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The Institute for 21st Century Energy is out with their 2012 study, the Index of Energy Security Risk. While there is a little bit of a silver lining in the report, overall, the United States is headed in the wrong direction when it comes to energy security.

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Institute for 21st Century Energy’s Karen Harbert on the potential growth of the U.S. energy sector.

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WHEELING - Over the next 23 years, natural gas and oil extraction from shale formations like the Marcellus and Utica could support as many as 3.5 million jobs - and lead to $5.1 trillion in capital expenditures.

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A new study sponsored by the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy puts hard numbers to the claim that shale gas could spark a revolution in American energy.

According to the study, unconventional energy development has already created 1.75 million jobs in its relatively short development period. By 2035, the study concludes, unconventional gas development will have generated more than 3.5 million jobs, reaching 2.5 million by as early as 2015.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—A comprehensive new study co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy demonstrates that shale energy will create millions of jobs and trillions in investments over the coming decades.

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A surge in unconventional oil and gas extraction nationwide will trigger more than $5.1 trillion in capital spending and support more than 3.5 million jobs by 2035, according to a new IHS Global Insight study.

The findings suggest that domestic energy development - specifically unconventional oil and natural gas extraction - will be a bright spot in an otherwise dim economy, said lead author John Larson, a vice president at the research firm.

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Mexico had the lowest energy security risk and Ukraine the highest among the top 25 global energy consumers, the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century said in a new index.

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“Drill, baby, drill” was the message at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s energy and infrastructure forum Wednesday at Green Valley Country Club in Lower Heidelberg Township.

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BILLINGS - America is rich in natural resources. So, the Partnership to Fuel America wants to take advantage of that.

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Mexico and the United Kingdom are international energy security leaders that are better insulated from supply disruptions and less reliant on foreign power sources than the United States, according to a report released today.

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Mexico ranks first in energy security among developed countries, while the US weighs in at seventh, according to a new US Chamber of Commerce index designed to rank the world's top energy users.

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Mexico, which has monopoly power over its oil production and sales, has the world’s highest level of energy security, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce study of the largest energy-consuming nations.

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CALGARY — Building export pipelines will greatly improve Canada’s energy security risk rating and ease the risk to its trading partners as well, concludes a new study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today introduced the International Index of Energy Security Risk, a quantitative measurement of energy security from 1980 to 2010, following the success of the Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk, which launched in 2010.

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The United States is more secure than most large economies because of new discoveries of oil and natural gas and declining power use driven by policies to promote efficiency, according to a report released today.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has joined with associations representing the oil industry over the Security and Exchange Commission's to legally challenge a regulatory mandate to disclose payments made to governments for extraction rights. As the Chamber did in scoring a legal victory against a “proxy access” rule last July, concerns over an inadequate cost-benefit analysis have been made the cornerstone of their challenge.

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Four business groups including two prominent oil lobbies filed a federal lawsuit against the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday to challenge a new law that will require companies to disclose payments they make to foreign governments.

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Lobby groups representing the oil industry filed a lawsuit in Washington court on Wednesday that seeks to halt the implementation of a new set of rules requiring U.S.-registered extractives companies to disclose all payments made to foreign governments.

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The American Petroleum Institute and other business groups have filed a lawsuit on Oct. 10 against the US Securities and Exchange Commission its implementation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act. SEC’s new rule would require publicly traded US oil and gas companies to release sensitive, detailed payment information about projects that potentially could benefit their overseas national oil companies, API said.

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The bipartisan Senate duo that authored oil company disclosure requirements in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law are bashing petroleum industry litigation to scuttle the mandate.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Thursday federal regulators grossly underestimated the damage a new disclosure rule could inflict on energy companies.

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The U.S. oil industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have sued the Securities Exchange Commission to overturn a rule requiring mining, oil or natural gas companies listed on U.S. exchanges to disclose payments made to governments.

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Two U.S. senators who wrote the provision in the Dodd-Frank law requiring oil and gas companies to report payments to foreign governments defended it against a lawsuit that said regulators went beyond what Congress intended.

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Two oil industry trade associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have filed suit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over a rule in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, alleging in the suit that mandating public companies to disclose payments to foreign governments above $100,000 violates the First Amendment.

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Oil industry groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are asking a federal court to overturn new Securities and Exchange Commission rules that will force oil, gas and mining companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments

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(Reuters) - Four business groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's new rule requiring oil, mining and gas companies to disclose payments they make to foreign governments.

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WASHINGTON—The oil industry sued to overturn a U.S. rule requiring companies to report their payments to foreign governments to develop oil and gas fields, arguing the information would provide valuable secrets to competitors.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and two oil industry trade groups sued the Securities and Exchange Commission challenging a rule requiring public companies to disclose payments of more than $100,000 made to foreign governments for commercial development projects.

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America’s need for more energy to fuel economic growth was addressed by Matt Koch, vice president of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, in remarks delivered Tuesday at a Partnership to Fuel America event in Grand Island.

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Crude oil priced at the storage hub in Cushing currently trades for much less than Brent crude priced in London, so the notion of producing enough oil to eschew imports seems like a potentially positive development for consumers.

But that may not necessarily be the case.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant is renewing his focus on promoting energy-related development.

Bryant unveiled an "energy roadmap" Thursday at the Mississippi Energy Summit, including promoting oil and gas production, finding ways to use the state's available energy resources to attract more business, improving energy efficiency, expanding energy-focused research and training workers to take advantage of opportunities.

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Fossil-fuel energy development in the U.S. is under assault, and actress Daryl Hannah and President Barack Obama are leading it. Or at least that's the vision laid out at this morning's Governor's Energy Summit organized by the Mississippi Energy Institute and the Mississippi Development Authority.

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Huge new shale gas discoveries are a game changer for energy in the U.S., potentially reshaping the electricity and transportation industries, according to officials at the Governor's Conference on Energy.

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More than a third of the construction is complete on a $14 billion expansion of the Vogtle nuclear plant near Augusta, Ga. ― the first expansion of a nuclear facility in the U. S. in more than three decades.

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North Dakota`s oil industry has taken plenty of the thunder away from lignite, although coal is still a big part of our energy future. Speakers at today`s 39th Annual Lignite Council Meeting say it`s important the federal government not stand in the way.

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If all had gone according to plan, the Millennium Bulk Logistics Terminal near Longview, Wash., would have begun shipping coal to Asia in the late fall. The Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, just north of Bellingham, Wash., would begin construction in 2013.

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The Governor's Energy Summit at the Jackson Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will "bring together industry experts to explore Mississippi's energy future," according to a news release. Giuliani will give the keynote address, and others on the agenda are Southern Co. President and CEO Tom Fanning, and representatives from the National Black Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Business professionals from Rapid City came together Monday morning to learn about energy and economic development. Partnership to Fuel America is an initiative of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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New York State is staring right at the answer to its financial woes: hydrofracking. At least that’s the opinion on Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The damn answer is right there — grab it!” he told New York business executives last week.

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U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to veto the Keystone XL pipeline has fundamentally changed the way Canadians and their leaders see free trade and that's a good thing, says the former ambassador to the United States.

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BOLTON LANDING — The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told New York executives Thursday that the state needs to expand natural-gas drilling, allowing a controversial process called hydraulic fracturing.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and nine other business groups say an appellate court should uphold a federal judge’s ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency overreached when it retroactively vetoed water-pollution permits for one of West Virginia’s largest mountaintop removal mines.

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce fired back Thursday at charges from a top lawmaker that it is "intransigently opposed" to legislative attempts to create a voluntary system of cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure companies.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has added its voice to the growing chorus of business and industry groups calling on the Obama administration to withdraw a proposed rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal land.

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Like many other states, Iowa is taking a hard look at its energy needs and potential solutions. While high gas prices are always on everyone’s mind — with good reason — our nation is also facing a growing need for electricity sources to meet future demand. In fact, America could experience as much as a 31 percent increase in electricity demand by 2035.

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Energy is now our comparative competitive advantage. We have a lot of oil. We have a lot of natural gas. We have a lot of coal.

Five years ago when I was at the Department of Energy, I spent a lot of time traveling around the places that you’ll never go on vacation trying to talk to them about selling us natural gas. Now, today, we’re looking at the prospect of exporting natural gas, so it is a complete game-changer and I don’t think the American people fully understand that.

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BRATTLEBORO -- Four more groups filed briefs in support of Entergy in its case against the state of Vermont on Friday. The amicus curiae, or friends of the court filings submitted to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, stated a federal judge's ruling that the Legislature passed Acts 74, 160 and 189 with the intent to regulate nuclear safety, should stand.

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America was built on a secure and reliable supply of energy. Unfortunately, we are now plagued by policies and regulations that are making it impossible for us to take advantage of our resources and expand our economy. Projects like the Keystone XL pipeline are falling victim to politics, and it is time for those of us who have a stake in our future to speak out.

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CLEVELAND -- Ohio appears to be a perennial battleground state.

This time, though, it's what's underground that is the source of an energy-rich, fuel- driven debate -- one that has created a deep chasm of political and public discourse.

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Four years ago, Barack Obama pledged to promote a green revolution, saying the government would back alternative-energy technologies that could create 5 million jobs and free the U.S. from a dependence on overseas oil tyrants.

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Everyone had an opinion on the decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt long-awaited rules Wednesday on two controversial provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform package that target energy firms and companies that use so-called conflict minerals.

No one has analyzed the rules entirely yet, but it seems to safe to say that no one got everything they wanted.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission Aug. 22 voted 3-2 to adopt a controversial rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that will require public companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals.

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A federal court vacated an Environmental Protection Agency rule that would further limit emissions from coal-fired power plants in 28 states.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled the EPA exceeded its authority under the Clean Air Act. The Cross State Air Pollution Rule was designed to protect East Coast states from sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution carried by the wind from power plants in other states.

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The biggest U.S. business lobby group said Monday it has petitioned a federal appeals court to invalidate environmental regulations it claims will lead to sweeping electricity blackouts by forcing coal-fired power plants to close.

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What impact could ramping up shale development have on the U.S. economy? Can pipeline capacity keep pace with natural gas supplies? During today's OnPoint, Karen Harbert, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, discusses the Chamber's new campaign promoting the economic benefits of shale development. Harbert talks about the impact of liquefied natural gas exports on U.S. industries that are dependent on gas, and she also weighs in on the state versus federal regulation debate.

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Every 4th of July, Americans celebrate the country’s founding with parades and fireworks. One defining event leading up to the Declaration of Independence was the Boston Tea Party of 1773. We all know the story: Colonists dumped shiploads of tea into Boston Harbor to protest a tea tax levied by the British Parliament without their consent.

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The US Chamber of Commerce, through its recently created Institute for 21st Century Energy, will lobby governors and state legislators to support shale gas and oil drilling, institute President and CEO Karen Harbert said Thursday.

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The US Chamber of Commerce launched an advocacy campaign called Shale Works for US to show the general public how shale development can provide economic benefits to states, counties, and communities.

Karen A. Harbert, president of the US Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, said the benefits are widespread.

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* Chamber launching campaign in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania
* Chamber to stress the economic and job benefits

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A series of recent reports highlights the economic benefits of the burgeoning gas industry in eastern Ohio's Utica and Marcellus shales and, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, shale energy "has the potential to be an economic game-changer" for the state and the nation.

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DUELING SHALE-GAS CAMPAIGNS RAMP UP. The two sides of the shale natural gas debate will be on full display over the next few days in Washington. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a multimillion-dollar campaign today to promote the economic benefits of shale natural gas development (key states in the campaign so far include Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia).

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a new campaign touting the economic benefits of shale gas development and warning against the federal government's efforts to regulate the practice.

The campaign, which was rolled out today at an event in Washington, D.C., targets Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York -- all of which contain recently discovered deposits of shale gas and oil that are accessible through hydraulic fracturing and are grappling with efforts to balance the industry's growth while ensuring air and water are protected. Pennsylvania and Ohio also are up for grabs in the presidential race, and energy issues are likely to be heavily discussed on the campaign trail.

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The two sides of the debate over developing shale natural gas will be on full display over the next few days in Washington.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday is launching a multimillion-dollar campaign to promote the economic benefits of shale-gas production.

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STATE OF PLAY: Senate Republicans and a powerful business group will push a pro-drilling agenda with separate events on Thursday.

Off Capitol Hill, the energy arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday will launch what it calls a major campaign to “highlight the vast potential of shale energy.”

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is adding its voice in support of the new age of natural gas drilling in West Virginia.

The business advocacy group's Institute for 21st Century Energy is launching a campaign to promote the development of shale deposits deep beneath the region.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy has launched "Shale Works for US," a campaign "to galvanize support" for the shale gas industry, said Karen Harbert, the institute's president and chief executive officer.

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West Virginia has always relied on coal to drive its economy, but now some leaders are pushing an alternative. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was in Charleston on Tuesday to launch its "Shale Works For US" campaign.

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The world's largest business federation is throwing its weight behind shale gas, and one of its officials took the time to celebrate new "Shale Works for US" campaign in West Virginia on July 24.

Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the Institute for 21st Century Energy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the Shale Works for US campaign educates the public about the burgeoning industry. The campaign, promoted at a news conference and other media events July 24, aims to promote the mission of building support "for the vast economic and energy security benefits of natural gas and oil produced from shale."

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy on Thursday rolls out a new campaign aimed at highlighting the economic benefits of shale oil and gas fracking – such as increased income for local businesses and higher tax revenues for cities, states, and towns.

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An official with an organization within the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the benefits from natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale go beyond just the industry itself.

"What we're focusing on is the part that doesn't get covered a whole lot and that's the economic benefit across the economy," U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Vice President Chris Guith said.

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HARRISBURG -- Chamber of Commerce officials have begun a new effort to lobby officials in Pennsylvania and other states not to increase energy firms' costs for drilling and piping natural gas from underground Marcellus Shale.

Chamber officials from Washington and Harrisburg say they will spend millions of dollars on the new "advocacy and education" campaign, as they called it.

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The U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy says it will launch a "major new energy campaign that will highlight the vast potential of shale energy" this week.

The news will be released at a press conference near Charleston on Tuesday.

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COLUMBUS -- A big player has arrived in Ohio to promote the benefits of shale energy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said last week that it is launching a media campaign in Ohio to show how oil and gas drilling can transform the economy and to act as a counterpoint to environmental advocates who have raised concerns about the process.

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HARRISBURG - The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy Thursday launched a major campaign focused on building support for using shale energy resources in Pennsylvania.

The “Shale Works for US” campaign is a national effort designed to build support for the vast economic and energy security benefits of natural gas and oil produced from shale. The Institute for 21st Century Energy is the energy policy arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization.

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HARRISBURG, Pa.—Pennsylvania business and government leaders are teaming up to promote the economic benefits of natural-gas drilling in the state.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy launched the campaign at the Capitol on Thursday.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a new promotional campaign aimed at promoting Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling boom, as the AP reports:

Karen Harbert, head of the institute, says Pennsylvania’s program is part of a national effort to build support for the economic and energy benefits of natural gas that’s being extracted from shale formations. Similar efforts are under way in Ohio and West Virginia.

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The Ohio effort launched this week is the first part of a national "Shale Works for US" campaign spearheaded by the Institute for 21st Century Energy, the chamber's energy policy arm. The chamber plans to launch the second phase of the campaign today in Pennsylvania and next week in West Virginia, said Matt Letourneau, a spokesman for the chamber's Energy Institute.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a marketing campaign that will support drilling in the underground shale formations, which the group says can have a ripple effect across industries, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy Tuesday launched a new campaign focused on building support for utilizing shale energy resources in Ohio.

The "Shale Works for US" campaign is a national effort designed to build support for the vast economic and energy security benefits of natural gas and oil produced from shale, officials said. The Institute for 21st Century Energy is the energy policy arm of the U.S. Chamber, the world's largest business organization.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD. (July 18, 5 p.m. ET) -- More than 27 building and construction associations have formed the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition to support the development of sustainable building standards that are based on consensus and scientific performance data.

The announcement of the new coalition is the latest salvo in the battle between chemical, plastic and vinyl manufacturers and the U.S. Green Building Council and its green building standard known as LEED -- the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

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Day two of Chamber’s Business Summit focuses on economy, energy, education

The luncheon keynote featured the U.S. Chamber’s Karen Harbert. Harbert serves as the President and CEO of the Institute for 21st Century Energy which seeks commonsense energy solutions to secure America’s future. The session, Energy Realities and Opportunities, provided listeners with a thorough portrayal of America’s current energy landscape and where we are headed over the next fifty years.

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Ohio needs to do more to prepare for what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says will be a positive economic impact from developing the state’s rich oil and natural gas-filled Utica and Marcellus underground shale fields, the organization said Tuesday.

The chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy introduced its new “Shale Works for US” campaign in Columbus, saying the ongoing marketing program involves in part sponsoring educational and advocacy events in Ohio and other states. The pro-shale development campaign, which was put together over the previous six months, will be aimed at the general public as well as businesses.

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A company based in Trumbull County was one of three examples of Ohio success stories that were part of an event Tuesday in Columbus designed to focus on the economic benefits of shale development.

VEC has more than doubled in staff since shale development started in this area, said Chris Jaskiewicz, senior vice president/COO for VEC.

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Ohio has a vibrant alternative and advanced energy industry, according to a trade group that represents companies that are in that category.

Meanwhile, the companies in the oil and gas drilling industry say they’re concerned they’re not getting enough credit for the jobs they create. Christopher Guith with the US Chamber of Commerce says “the Shale Works for Us” campaign will draw attention to the impact of jobs directly related to drilling in shale deposits in Ohio – and in sectors outside that industry.

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A big player has arrived in Ohio to promote the benefits of shale energy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said today that it is launching a media campaign in Ohio to show how oil and gas drilling can transform the economy, and act as a counterpoint to environmental advocates who have raised concerns about the drilling process.

“Our campaign is focused on advocacy and education,” said Christopher Guith, vice president for policy at the chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Congressman Fred Upton has another endorsement under his belt in his bid for another term on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is backing the St. Joseph Republican's reelection bid over GOP challenger Jack Hoogendyk of Kalamazoo. In a statement, Karen Harbert of the Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy said Upton has the leadership and experience that is needed to quote, "advance energy policies that will create jobs and growth."

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KALAMAZOO, MI – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton received a unified endorsement from national and local chambers of commerce Monday morning.
In an announcement at the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce, leaders touted his record of supporting domestic oil production and transportation improvements.

"Without affordable energy we cannot get back on our feet," said Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's energy division. "That's why it's so easy to stand up here early in the cycle and support (Upton)."

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The Partnership to Fuel American and its partners help advocate for common sense energy solutions that help reach our energy needs and realize the importance that developing North American energy has on our economy. I encourage everyone to consider listing their business as a partner with the Partnership to Fuel America and to learn more about our energy needs and solutions by visiting the partnership’s website, www.fuelingus.org.

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The United States has large reserves of energy that can boost the economy and lessen the nation's dependency on foreign producers if federal regulators allow its production according to Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the Institute for 21st Century Energy.

Harbert was the keynote speaker Tuesday morning for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Over Breakfast event. The Institute is an arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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The Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Matt Koch today spoke to the Rapid City Chamber.

Koch spoke of the importance of North American energy to the future and security of the economy. He says utilizing these resources creates jobs.

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An effort is underway to engage more Hoosier businesses in the national energy policy conversation, including the debate surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy Vice President Matt Koch met with Indiana business leaders this week to outline the organization's domestic energy policy. He says a key part of that strategy is the proposed pipeline, which would go through several states to bring Canadian oil reserves to market. Koch tells Inside INdiana Business even though the pipeline will not come through Indiana, there is at least one Hoosier company that has a vested interest in the project.
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SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Illinois could play a key role in the nation’s long-term energy strategy.

Matt Koch of the Chamber says the U.S. will need 21 percent more energy by 2025. That puts Illinois, which produces ethanol and includes a number of coal mines and oil fields, at the forefront of domestic resources. “It positions you as one of the leaders,” Koch says. “As a producing state but also as a state that has a lot of demand.”

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President Obama has attempted to duck responsibility for his failed energy policies with tired gimmicks and a farcical public relations tour, and now his administration is flat out hiding from House Republicans’ efforts to hold it accountable for an egregious power grab that is putting thousands of jobs and the future of American energy development at risk. On Friday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on the Obama administration’s attempt to revoke a previously-approved permit for American energy production at the Spruce coal mine in West Virginia. Members of the Obama administration who were invited to testify chose not to attend the hearing, dodging responsibility for actions several witnesses said are having a “chilling” effect on job creation, economic growth and energy development. Here’s more:

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Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, turned down a request from lawmakers to testify about the agency’s decision to withdraw Arch Coal Inc. (ACI)’s permit for a mountaintop mine in West Virginia.

The EPA told the committee that given the short notice for the hearing, Jackson wouldn’t be available to discuss the agency’s action on Arch’s Spruce Mine No. 1, Alisha Johnson, an agency spokeswoman, said today in an e-mail. The hearing by the House Natural Resources panel was announced last week, and Jackson was listed as invited to attend.

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Witnesses in Attendance Explain Devastating $220 Billion Economic Consequence of Obama EPA’s Actions to Retroactively Revoke Coal Permit

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2012 - The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources today held an oversight hearing on the "Obama Administration’s Actions Against the Spruce Coal Mine: Canceled Permits, Lawsuits and Lost Jobs." The hearing focused on the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency’s unprecedented move to revoke a previously issued coal permit that would create hundreds of jobs in Appalachia. A Federal Court recently ruled that the EPA "exceeded its authority" under the Clean Water Act to revoke the already issued Spruce Mine No. 1 coal permit and that such an action required "magical thinking." The permit was declared “valid and in full force” but the Obama Administration is challenging the ruling, again trying to destroy coal mining jobs. While officials from the Obama Administration were invited to testify, none of them chose to accept the invitation and explain their actions to exceed their authority and destroy American jobs.

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The battle for the Spruce Mine No. 1 mine permit was analyzed by a U.S. House of Representatives committee this morning.

Since being issued the largest permit for a mountaintop removal project in history, Arch Coal has seen permit revocation, overturning of that revocation and now it awaits results of an appeal of that federal decision to overturn revocation of the permit.

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The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rejection of the Spruce Coal mine permit is the subject of today's hearing of the Minerals Resources Subcmte. of the House Natural Resources Committee. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) chairs the hearing.

In January 2011, the EPA revoked a permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers, citing provisions of the Clean Water Act that allow it to reject previously issued permits if a project threatens permanent damage to communities and water supplies. Under the Spruce Mine permit, operator Mingo Logan Coal Company would have buried over six miles of streams in Logan County, West Virginia.

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Several Obama administration officials have declined to appear today at a House Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing on Appalachian coal-mining permits.

Subcommittee leaders say they had asked to question U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Office of Surface Mining Director Joseph Pizarchik and a top Army Corps of Engineers official about EPA's 2011 retroactive veto of Arch Coal Inc.'s Spruce No. 1 mine in West Virginia.

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Could the United States be described as a “BANANA” republic?

At least by one definition, says Karen Aldermen Harbert, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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When it comes to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, there are plenty of reasons why playing "Veepstakes" is so much less exciting than the Cabinet secretary guessing game.

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The oil and natural gas industry would love to set up drilling rigs in the federal waters offshore states such as Florida, California and North Carolina, but a number of hurdles have long stood in the way of such development. Among these is the federal government’s general prohibition against sharing drilling-related royalties with affected states, which has made some of them unwilling to put their shorelines at risk to potential oil spills. But Washington’s longstanding opposition to revenue sharing may change after the November elections, several key lawmakers said in interviews with Platts.

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Akins warns against high prices, overreliance on natural gas

WASHINGTON — The president and CEO of American Electric Power, giving a speech in the shadow of the White House today, had a fairly direct message to its occupant: Develop a comprehensive energy policy and do it soon.

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A “perfect storm” of economic and regulatory factors is driving major United States utilities to rapidly switch from coal to natural gas as an electric power source, the top executive of one of the nation’s largest utilities said on Thursday.

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To reduce the risks, Akins said federal regulators and lawmakers should promote other types of fuels--coal, nuclear and renewables--even when low prices make natural gas the most cost-effective fuel to use at this time.

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American Electric Power President Nick Akins warned Thursday against over-reliance on natural gas...
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Washington Post: Obama’s gas ‘crackdown’ will do little to lower prices (4/17/2012)

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The successful recovery of oil and natural gas from previously inaccessible tight shales with hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling does not mean further research and development is unnecessary, experts told a US House Committee on Apr. 17. They suggested that the estimated hundreds of millions of barrels of potential US oil resources could climb into the trillions if R&D to tap massive oil shale deposits in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming were to get stronger government backing.

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The mild-mannered ranking member of the House Science Committee took an unusually pointed jab at her Republican counterparts yesterday, accusing them of treating fossil fuels differently from renewable energy research as they push for more unconventional oil production in the United States.

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WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Tapping into unconventional oil resources in the United States could spur economic growth, though a critic said it won't do much to lower energy prices. The U.S. House Committee on Science, Technology and Space heard testimony on domestic energy resources. High energy prices in the United States have sparked political debate.

Karen Harbert, president and chief executive officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said tapping into unconventional oil resources would boost employment, lower fuel prices and bolster U.S. energy security.

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Fox News Poll: Voters say gas prices pose serious threat to economic recovery (4/17/2012)

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Members Critical of Administration Actions That Impede Oil Production and Job Growth

Washington D.C. – Today in a hearing of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology examining technology and policy pathways to develop more domestic unconventional oil resources, witnesses urged the Obama Administration to pursue policies that will encourage expanded production.

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CNNMoney: Refinery closures risk Northeast gas price spike (4/10/2012)

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CNNMoney: Refinery closures risk Northeast gas price spike (4/10/2012)

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NPR: What Makes Gas Prices Continue To Rise? (4/9/2012)

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By Thomas J. Donohue
The Environmental Protection Agency has the important charge of keeping our water safe and our air clean. It’s a mission supported by the business community—and collectively, we’ve invested $1.5 trillion over the last 30 years to improve the environment. What we don’t support are EPA rules and edicts that are driven by ideology, not science; trample the rights of states, businesses, and citizens; and undermine the economy and job creation.

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USA TODAY: Spring means long days, pretty flowers - and expensive gas (4/7/2012)

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Let’s start with what is on everybody’s mind—to what do you attribute high gas prices and is there any relief in sight?
The short answer to that question is that high gas prices are caused by supply and demand in the global economy, geopolitical tensions, and, in my view, a long history of short-sighted policy decisions here in the U.S. While the U.S. economy has slowed, developing nations have continued to grow rapidly, increasing demand for resources. Over the last several decades, our nation has decided to not take advantage of large quantities of our natural resources, leaving us dependent on foreign sources for oil. Unfortunately, I don’t see any relief in sight either in the short term or the long term, unless we start making policy changes.

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Shreveport Times: Gas prices might change how Americans vacation (4/3/2012)

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New controls on carbon dioxide emitted by power stations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency would ban the construction of new coal-fired plants lacking costly special equipment.

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LA Times: Oil and gas price averages are at record levels so far this year (3/27/2012)

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers both announced on Monday their opposition to legislation that would end tax incentives for some oil and gas companies and told senators they may consider a vote on the act on their annual legislative scorecards.

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Developers of a sprawling mountaintop-removal coal mining project revived by a federal judge Friday are now waiting for U.S. EPA to decide whether it will appeal the first-ever court rejection of a Clean Water Act veto.

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Detroit Free Press: Drivers fill up less as prices rise (3/25/2012)

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San Francisco Chronicle: No conspiracy likely in rising gas prices (3/24/2012)

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CNN Money: The oil industry's plan to lower gas prices (3/23/2012)

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As gasoline prices soar, Barack Obama is running on empty.
The president, during a visit to the University of Miami last month, talked about energy. With his poll numbers tanking, how could he not? But in keeping with his "green" fixation, Obama's focus wasn't on petroleum. It was on algae.

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New York Times: Gas Price Disparity Seems Here to Stay (3/11/2012)

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New York Times: What Makes Gasoline Prices Go Up? (3/7/2012)

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WSJ: With Gas Prices Rising, Obama Feels Heat (3/7/2012)

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LA Times: Q&A: Why gasoline prices are so high (3/5/2012)

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The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce hosted Matt Koch of the US Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy on Tuesday, March 14th in Bismarck for a luncheon speech to approximately 100 business leaders. The event with part of the National Hot Topic Luncheon...

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Increasing production of oil and natural gas from unconventional plays in the United States and the development of oil sands in Canada have substantially decreased the risk the U.S. won’t keep pace with growing energy demands.
Still, far more could be done to tap ample resources to not only meet energy needs, but also create jobs, said Christopher Guith, vice president of policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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Given the prominent participation of natural gas exploration and production companies at the annual Energy Forum & Expo in Grand Junction, the speakers who deliver presentations there are a lot like ministers preaching to the choir. It’s easy to convince someone of something in which they already firmly believe.

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Development of the Utica shale will bring more than 65,000 jobs, contribute $4.86 billion to Ohio’s economy, and result in $3.3 billion of labor income, or an average of $50,225/job, by 2014, a study commissioned by the Ohio Shale Coalition concluded.

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President’s supply restrictions have resulted in higher prices

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s limits on vehicle and industrial emissions of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide are being scrutinized by U.S. judges as a two-day court hearing began in Washington.

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Virtually every day our nation is under attack. Instead of using bombs and guns, these attackers use computers, but their ability to disrupt our daily lives should not be taken lightly. Even in a difficult budget environment, the protection of our critical infrastructure, and particularly of our nation’s electricity delivery system, is one of the best places to invest the appropriate levels of resources and skill to ensure that cyber attackers are never able to grind our economy to a halt. Failure to do so threatens our economy and our national security.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana responds to a question about energy policy at a news conference following the Republican Governors Association's Winter Meeting on Feb. 27, 2012.

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Last week, President Obama told us that drilling is not the answer to rising gas prices. It's a good thing he made those comments in Miami and not Midland. Texans are proud that our state remains the leading U.S. producer of oil and natural gas, and we know that America has only just begun to tap the potential of its vast resources. We also know that the single biggest obstacle to greater domestic energy production is the Obama administration.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When gas prices are climbing, as they are now, there's an equivalent surge in talk of tapping the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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US President Barack Obama said on Feb. 23 that the best weapon against rising gasoline prices is the comprehensive energy strategy he outlined in his State of the Union address, which is already producing results including more oil and gas production. Industry leaders and others immediately challenged that characterization.

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Congressional candidate David Larsen talks energy production.

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If there is an oracle on energy, Daniel Yergin is it. Yergin is the co-founder and chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), a leading energy research and information firm. He serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board and chaired the U.S. Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development.

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Politics gets in the way of the TransCanada project that would have brought jobs and energy

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Major industry groups have stepped up efforts to scuttle new EPA rules that require curbs on emissions of mercury and other air toxics from coal-fired power plants.
The rule’s formal publication Thursday (EPA had already unveiled the regulation late last year) gave groups the green light to sue.

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The North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, the voice of North Dakota business, is proud to have joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s recent launch of a statewide television ad blitz and grassroots communications campaign. The ad highlights ND Congressman Rick Berg’s support for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would create jobs in the state and increase America’s energy security.

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The NRC, America's nuclear power regulatory board, has given the go ahead to two new reactors in Georgia. Industry advocates call the decision 'historic,' but it had a prominent critic.

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The National Regulatory Agency announced it had given Southern Co. the OK to build two nuclear reactors in Georgia, making it the first new nuclear power plant approved in a generation.

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WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4 to 1 on Thursday to grant a license to build and operate two reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia, a crucial threshold for an industry that has not had a new start since 1978.

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Republicans in Congress joined business and industry groups in criticizing an Obama administration proposal they said will limit oil-shale and tar- sands development in three U.S. western states.

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The US Bureau of Land Management published a draft programmatic environmental impact statement and possible land use amendments for federally administered oil shale and tar sands acreage in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. It also opened a 90-day comment period on the proposals on Feb. 3.

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The Republican plan to allow oil exploration in U.S. waters off the Florida...
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Karen Harbert, President & CEO of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, was interviewed today on Fox News about yesterday's decision about the Keystone XL pipeline.

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The Obama administration rejects TransCanada’s application for a permit to build the Keystone Pipeline: Economic and political implications of the decision and prospects for an alternative route.

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TransCanada Corp.’s $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline still will move ahead with an alternate route after President Barack Obama’s decision to deny a permit, investors, public officials and analysts say.

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Chamber of Commerce Oil Sands Issues VP Matt Koch explains why the Keystone Pipeline is important to our economy and growth.

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The need for a comprehensive energy plan was the impetus behind the formation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership to Fuel America, of which the Nebraska Chamber is a member. The Partnership advocates for an energy plan that promotes increased development of our North American energy resources, rather than continuing to rely on energy from unstable regions such as the Middle East.

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The nation’s most powerful business groups are dialing up the political pressure on the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

December’s payroll-tax-cut deal gives the administration 60 days to approve or reject TransCanada Corp.’s pipeline to bring oil from Alberta’s tar sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue plans to highlight the pipeline in his closely watched annual speech Thursday on the state of American business.

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The lobbying tussle over the Keystone XL oil pipeline escalated further today ahead of an event at which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is set to deem approval of the $7 billion Canada-to-U.S. oil link one of its top priorities for 2012.

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The clock is ticking on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday unveiled a clock on the panel’s website that is counting - down to the second - how long President Obama has to make a decision on the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline.

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With this week’s Iowa caucuses, the presidential season begins in earnest. An American presidential campaign is splendid entertainment, but it’s also diversionary and we can’t expect much attention to our agenda. If we’re to realize the promises of the December border agreement designed to improve our economic competitiveness, we have work to do in the coming months.

The Oval Office remains the best entry point for Canadian interests. It’s the one relationship that every prime minister has to get right, and Stephen Harper has demonstrated this ability both with George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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After what happened last year when BP's oil well blew out and dumped millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the idea of drilling for oil in the frigid Arctic Ocean off northern Alaska sounds risky. Even in the relatively placid and temperate Gulf, it took 86 days to cap BP's damaged well, and by then raw crude had spread for hundreds of miles. Further, the frigid arctic waters aren't as rich in the oil-eating bugs that limited damage in the Gulf. The Beaufort and Chukchi seas, where Royal Dutch Shell wants to drill next summer, are covered with ice two-thirds of the year.

But despite those risks — and the fact that the Shell bid is shaping up as an election-year controversy — other factors say Shell should be allowed to drill. And, in fact, the Obama administration has granted the company a conditional go-ahead.

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With President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline looming, the White House and Republicans will spend the next several weeks trying to win the messaging war over the controversial project.

The stakes are high for both sides. Obama risks backlash from key union supporters if he rejects the project, but faces the ire of environmental groups if he approves it.

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Now that President Obama has signed the payroll-tax extension that gives him 60 days to decide whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the industry is ramping up efforts to ensure the controversial project is green lighted.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy has joined with over 200 businesses from 12 states to form the Partnership to Fuel America. The group will push for Keystone approval and other projects that develop North American energy.

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Republicans who lobbied aggressively for a measure to force President Obama to make a speedy decision on the Keystone XL pipeline have ensured the project’s demise, environmental groups say.

The activists said Obama will be forced to reject the pipeline — which would carry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Gulf Coast — under a measure in the two-month payroll tax cut extension that requires the administration to make a decision on the project within 60 days.

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- With strong congressional support, it's clear the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada is a national interest of the United States, an executive said.

U.S. President Barack Obama last week signed a measure that extends a payroll tax benefit. The bill contains a measure inserted by U.S. House of Representatives Republicans that gives the president 60 days to either approve a permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline or say the project isn't in the national interest.

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Matt Koch (VP, Oil Sands and Arctic Issues, Institute for 21st Century Energy) participated in an interview the morning of December 22nd on C-SPAN to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline.

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government and some major business groups say the climate talks that just wrapped up in Durban, South Africa, were a success for the United States, though some environmentalists voiced disappointment.

The talks ended Sunday without pledges to speed pollution reductions as fast as economists and scientists say will be necessary to improve the odds of avoiding dangerous climate changes. Instead, negotiators agreed to work toward a global emissions-reduction agreement that would involve all nations beginning in 2020.

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At least 42 lobbying firms, associations and companies have lobbied on the Keystone XL pipeline since 2009, Senate records show.

Lobbying on the controversial project accelerated this year as the pipeline became a hot-button political issue. Of the 42 entities that have lobbied since 2009 on Keystone, at least 33 of them lobbied on the issue in the most recent quarter, records indicate.

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DURBAN, South Africa -- As the U.N. climate talks draw into their second week, negotiations appear to be precisely where the old hands say they should be: at a standstill.

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The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has supported the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the filing urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to reject a challenge to the federal offshore permitting process that could halt all offshore oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Obama adviser who oversaw the White House's failed effort to get a climate change bill through Congress said yesterday that the push to curb greenhouse gas emissions was undone by the Senate running out the clock in the health care debate.

"Unfortunately, the congressional process around health care ate up the clock, if you will," former climate and energy adviser Carol Browner said on a podcast produced by the left-leaning Center for American Progress. Browner returned to CAP as a senior fellow after leaving the White House earlier this year.

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Delays in building the $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline project will force Canada to sell its huge oil reserves to China instead of the United States, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has bluntly warned President Barack Obama.

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Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue was interviewed on Fox News regarding the Keystone XL pipeline and the fight for jobs. See the video here.

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Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Delaying a decision on TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline will help President Barack Obama repair frayed relations with environmentalists as he runs for re-election.

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The Obama administration's move pleases environmentalists but opens the president to criticism that he failed to pursue a chance to create thousands of jobs.

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A Kansas congressman denounced the Obama administration's decision Thursday to delay action on a massive pipeline project that would have allowed crude from Canada to pass through Kansas to refineries on the Gulf Coast. "It is wrong for President Obama to erect another politically motivated bureaucratic hurdle to block job creation in America," Huelskamp said. "Instead of catering to his radical environmental donors to keep his job as President, Mr. Obama should help the 25 million Americans looking for work."

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Click here to watch a video of the Nov. 9 Mackinac Center Issues & Ideas Forum in Lansing. The event was originally simulcast live on the Web. The forum featured the following experts:

Hal Fitch was appointed Director of the...

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Washington missed a chance to boost the economy with an offshore oil and gas lease program, critics say, but some skeptics said it was a good first step.

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The Obama administration moved Tuesday to open more of the U.S. coast to offshore drilling but stopped short of what some energy exploration advocates wanted.

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In advance of her speech at the Mackinack Center for Public Policy, Karen Harbert was interviewed live on WILS 1320 in Lansing, MI regarding Michigan's energy realities.

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President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy Karen Harbert expressed disappointment with the Obama administration’s announcement that the newest installation of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Leasing Program neglects the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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As the Obama administration weighs the demands of environmental groups who oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline project against labor unions who want the jobs it would produce, there's a new twist: Following allegations of bias and corruption in the vetting process, the Office of Inspector General at the State Department has indicated it will launch a "special review" into the matter.

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As our economy continues to limp along, one of the largest expenses for businesses and grocery owners is the cost of energy. Whether it's farmers working the fields or truckers moving product on the highways, energy is used every step of the way. And, according to the U.S. government, America will require 21 percent more energy by 2035.

Logically, it is in our national interest to ensure that we have increased access to energy. Greater fuel supplies will provide stability, which is a key factor in energy prices. A newly formed group called the Partnership to Fuel America is focused on these efforts. The PFA recognizes the increased demands our growing population will place on our energy consumption and is proactively trying to ensure we have the capacity and infrastructure to meet those demands.

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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., brought a discussion about electricity and jobs to Chattanooga on Thursday by asking Tennessee Valley business and energy leaders to put their concerns on the table—a UTC roundtable. One after another, the speakers assembled by Corker for the electricity and economic development roundtable at the University of Chattanooga at Tennessee said ever-increasing regulation and rising electric rates are a costly combination. Especially in an era when loss of competitiveness can mean even fewer jobs.

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Chattanooga, Tenn. — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, who sits on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will be in Chattanooga to talk with energy suppliers and businesses in the Tennessee Valley about electricity rates and their effect on competitiveness.

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A special session of Nebraska's legislature will convene on Nov. 1, 2011 to discuss concerns over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline's route. Republican Gov. Dave Heineman's call for the session threatens to delay the 1,700-mile pipeline carrying oil from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to...

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Gov. Mitch Daniels threw his endorsement behind construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. on Tuesday, saying opponents and the Obama administration should stop delaying the project. He called the pipeline a "product of ingenuity" that can help power the country and create 20,000 badly needed jobs in the struggling economy. In Indiana, the BP refinery in Whiting, along Lake Michigan, is undergoing a $3.8 billion expansion so it can process more crude oil, including the heavy crude from Canada.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pressing Senate lawmakers to mandate a new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission analysis of the effects of new and looming EPA power plant pollution rules.

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The Diane Rehm Show: Pros and cons of a proposed pipeline to bring crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Understanding the stakes for the environment, the U.S. economy and the White House.

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In May, environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben — pondering a simmering energy issue — asked a NASA scientist to calculate what it would mean for the Earth’s climate if Canada extracted all of the petroleum in its rich Alberta oil sands region.

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Climate change solutions were battered by the recession and political shifts have pushed the issue to the sidelines of the US energy debate, while international climate talks remain mired in the same arguments that have derailed consensus for years.

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WASHINGTON -- House members clashed Tuesday over a White House plan that essentially calls for zoning the oceans, with Republicans charging that it already has created more job-killing bureaucracy and Democrats saying it could give Americans more certainty on how they can use busy public waters.

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by Blaise Emerson, executive director of Black Hills Community Economic Development

You can’t pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV without hearing about it. Jobs.

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by Nathan Vanderklippe

Next to a sun-stained red flag that marks the planned route of the Keystone XL pipeline, Leon Weichman kneels on his Nebraska hay field. Moisture spots his jeans. It has barely rained in 30 days in this arid part of the central U.S., yet the grasses are thick and green. The soil is black and damp.

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DETROIT, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it has launched a lobbying effort in seven states for government approval of the $13 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline project.

Matt Letourneau, director of communications and media at the Chamber's...

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By Brad Allen

A controversial proposed pipeline that would carry up to a million barrels a day of tar sands oil from Canada would come no closer to Minnesota than central South Dakota on its 1,700-mile route to the Gulf of Mexico.

But even so, the Keystone XL pipeline found its...

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Michigan business organizations and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce group launched an effort Wednesday to persuade the Obama administration to approve the building of a Canadian oil pipeline into the United States that they said would create more fuel supplies and jobs.

The...

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St. Paul, Minn. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ramping up a partnership to support the controversial proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude from Canada's oil sands to Texas refineries.

The Chamber is recruiting businesses in Minnesota and other...

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Emilie Boyles, Billings Economy Examiner

This week the national spotlight is on eastern Montana and the Keystone Pipeline.  Locally, business have aligned themselves with an organization called Partnership to Fuel America.

One Miles City businessman, Kelly Reid...

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By Sol Sanders - Special to The Washington Times

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Obama’s war on fossil fuels is adding to instability in a world already racked by international debt, demographic pressures and unpredictable, galloping technological advances.

The domestic...

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By BILL GRAVELAND The Canadian Press

CALGARY — An official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Hollywood actors who are speaking out against Alberta’s oilsands and a controversial pipeline are more interested in rebuilding their careers than...

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By Deborah Yedlin, Calgary Herald

The timing of this year's Global Business Forum, which gets underway today in Banff, couldn't be better.

It comes as economists, politicians and the public are wrestling with troubling issues around the globe.

Whether it's the European debt...

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Merrill Matthews, Contributor

President Obama has proposed spending another $450 billion to create jobs, but there are companies that want to do exactly that and need neither subsidies nor encouragement: the oil and gas companies.  They are ready, willing and able to hire more workers—if...

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Kevin Usselman

The President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy says she can't see how President Barack Obama cannot approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Karen Harbert says it's time America start...

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By: Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - An official with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Hollywood actors who are speaking out against Alberta's oilsands and a controversial pipeline are more interested in rebuilding their careers than...

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CALGARY - A U.S. Chamber of Commerce official says Hollywood actors taking part in protests against Alberta´s oilsands and a controversial pipeline are trying to rebuild their careers.

Karen Harbert says the...

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BY John Cox - Californian staff writer

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive knew she was preaching to the choir Tuesday when she told a Bakersfield audience that the country needs to support the broadest possible array of energy sources to meet the...

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By DANIEL YERGIN

Since the beginning of the 21st century, a fear has come to pervade the prospects for oil, fueling anxieties about the stability of global energy supplies. It has been stoked by rising prices and growing demand, especially as the people of China and other emerging...

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By THOMAS J. DONOHUE

While the jobs plan President Obama proposed last week contains some ideas that American business supports, it falls short. It focuses too much on government spending and temporary tax breaks and too little on the trade, energy, tax, regulatory and entitlement reforms...

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A Sept. 15 letter to the U.S. Senate from 26 organizations said a license review for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository should be funded for fiscal year 2012.

The groups, including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the Prairie Island Indian...

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Guest column by RONNA ALEXANDER

The government estimates that America will require 21 percent more energy in 2035 than we did in 2009. Where will this energy come from? A newly formed group called the Partnership to Fuel America thinks we should develop the energy...

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Elana Schor, E&E reporter
Published: Monday, September 12, 2011

Among the ways in which Sept. 11, 2001, marked the American psyche, the phraseology of fuel use hardly stands out. But though they predated that infamous day, certain concepts became public parlance in the ensuing...

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Hannah Northey, E&E reporter
Published: Friday, September 9, 2011

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's tie vote today on the Yucca Mountain, Nev., nuclear waste dump effectively froze the controversial project and sparked a range of views from lawmakers and regulators about the...

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By Ben Geman - 09/09/11 03:14 PM ET

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) acted Friday to end review of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, handing a victory to the Obama administration in its ongoing effort to kill the project.

The NRC split 2-2 in failing to...

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Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 9:49 AM
By George Altman, Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce met with like-minded officials in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, but they heard little good news.

From predictions of more slow economic...

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Obama urged to OK project to create jobs

By Rebecca Penty, Calgary Herald;
With files from Postmedia News
September 7, 2011

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a counterattack against opponents of the proposed Keystone XL...

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Several North Dakota businesses have joined an initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to promote the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The national chamber announced the Partnership to Fuel America effort in Bismarck on Tuesday, saying that the

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BISMARCK — Officials gathered to unveil the Partnership to Fuel America during a press conference at the Expressway Inn in Bismarck on Tuesday morning.

The partnership is a national ef