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Decades of excessive government regulations and lobbying have cost us tens of billions of dollars, diminished the production of American energy, and wiped out thousands of jobs. Republicans believe that by lifting unreasonable restrictions on American energy production, we can revive our economy, end our dependence on Middle East oil, and still maintain a clean, safe environment for American families. Let’s tap into our country’s own vast resources including oil and natural gas, as well as clean coal, hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear power. By approving the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, Republicans took a major step toward achieving America’s energy independence.


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ICYMI: CA Billionaire Tom Steyer is NOT Welcome in Grand Canyon State

- May 21, 2018

Tom Steyer, a California hedge fund billionaire, was in Tucson this weekend and Arizonans showed how “welcome” he and his intrusive, costly energy initiative are.... Continue Reading »

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Floridians haven’t forgotten 2010, Bill.

- February 8, 2018

Bill Nelson clearly either doesn’t remember or hopes Floridians won’t remember 2010 when he agreed to expand offshore drilling off Florida’s coasts.... Continue Reading »

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Tim Kaine: For It Before He Was Against It

- January 17, 2018

"Our states want the opportunity to create new jobs, generate new revenue."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Rule to Withdraw from the Obama Clean Power Plan

- October 10, 2017

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RNC Chairwoman's Thoughts On The Paris Agreement

- June 5, 2017

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"A Major Promise Kept:" Widespread Praise For The President's Decision on Paris

- June 2, 2017

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ICYMI: RNC Chairwoman On The Paris Decision: “The President Did The Right Thing”

- June 2, 2017

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What They Are Saying About The Decision To Withdraw From The Paris Accord

- June 1, 2017

President Trump Put American Jobs First, And Lawmakers And Pundits Alike Are Applauding His Decision... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement On President Trump’s Decision On The Paris Climate Accord

- June 1, 2017

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Promise Kept: Putting American Jobs First

- June 1, 2017

President Trump Put American Jobs Over Costly And Ineffective Paris Climate Agreement ... Continue Reading »

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Democrats Just Doubled Down On Their War On Coal

- May 16, 2017

SENATOR MERKLEY (D-OR) JOINS HILLARY CLINTON AND OTHERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BY SLAMMING COAL... Continue Reading »

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President Trump Moves To Reverse Obama’s Job Killing Offshore Energy Policy

- April 28, 2017

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Fueling The Fire

- November 30, 2016

Today, The EPA Released A Proposal To Leave In Place Tougher Fuel Efficiency Standards For American Auto Makers. ... Continue Reading »

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Bernie's Radical Anti-Energy Agenda Is Now Hillary's

- April 6, 2016

On one energy and environmental issue after another, Hillary Clinton has been flip flopping, pandering to environmentalists who are Feeling the Bern.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement On President Obama's Rejection Of Keystone Pipeline

- November 6, 2015

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement in response to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone Pipeline.... Continue Reading »

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Hillary Caves on Keystone

- September 23, 2015

Now, Hillary has come out in opposition to building the Keystone XL pipeline, citing the bipartisan jobs project as a “distraction.” In one fell swoop we are reminded exactly why Hillary cannot be trusted in the White House.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement On Hillary Clinton's Opposition to Keystone Pipeline

- September 22, 2015

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on Hillary Clinton's opposition to the Keystone Pipeline: ... Continue Reading »

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End the Delay: Keystone XL Pipeline Review Process 5 Times Longer than Average

- August 18, 2015

President Obama and Hillary Clinton have long shielded themselves from taking a firm position on Keystone by invoking the State Department’s “review process.”... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement On Clinton's Support For Obama's EPA Overreach

- August 2, 2015

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton expressing her support for President Obama's latest round of job-killing EPA regulations.... Continue Reading »

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Hillary: Avoiding Questions Should Be"Disqualifying"

- July 28, 2015

Clinton Said Avoiding Questions Was ‘Disqualifying,’ But Repeatedly Dodged On Keystone ... Continue Reading »

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Clinton Dodges Again on Keystone

- July 28, 2015

Asked by a voter for a ‘yes or no’ answer on whether she supports the Keystone XL pipeline, she filibustered and said, “if it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases Statement, Video on President Obama’s Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline

- February 24, 2015

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement today following a presidential veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline

- February 11, 2015

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement today after the new Republican-led Congress passed Keystone XL pipeline legislation.... Continue Reading »

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AP Reporter Calls Out State Dept For Lack Of Transparency On Keystone

February 3, 2015

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RNC Statement on the Senate’s Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

- January 29, 2015

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement on the Senate’s approval of the Keystone Pipeline.... Continue Reading »

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Denis McDonough Gets Fact Checked During Interview On Obama Energy Talking Point

January 25, 2015

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Quiet In Canada

- January 21, 2015

Today, Clinton Will Give Two Speeches In Canada, Both Are Sponsored By The Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce. "The Canada appearances, scheduled for Jan. 21 in Winnipeg and Saskatoon, are part of the Global Perspective speaker's series sponsored by CIBC. Both of Clinton's speeches are slated for large venues -- the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre and the TCU Place -- and tickets are being sold." (Philip Rucker, "Hillary Clinton Adds More Speeches In 2015, Despite Controversy," The Washington Post , 12/1/14)... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on Keystone Pipeline

- January 9, 2015

Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus made the following statement concerning the latest Keystone Pipeline development in Nebraska.... Continue Reading »

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President No

- January 7, 2015

For Obama And His Fellow Democrats, A New Year Brings The Same Strategy Of Obstruction... Continue Reading »

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Obama's EPA Is At It Again

- November 26, 2014

Obama's EPA Has Proposed New Ozone Regulations That Will Lower The Existing Standard From "75 Parts Per Billion To A Range Of 65 To 70 PPB." "The Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose new regulations Wednesday to limit smog, kicking off the next great environmental power struggle-and setting up another difficult decision for President Obama. At issue is what is known as the air quality standard for ground-level ozone, which causes smog when certain pollutants combine in heat. EPA Wednesday proposed lowering the existing standard of 75 parts per billion to a range of 65 to 70 ppb." (Jason Plautz, "With Proposed New Ozone Rule, Obama Tees Up Next Environmental Fight," National Journal , 11/25/14)... Continue Reading »

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What They Are Saying: Landrieu's Chances Slimmer After Failed Keystone Vote

- November 19, 2014

The [New Orleans] Times-Picayune Headline: "Landrieu One Vote Short On Keystone" (Bruce Alpert, "Mary Landrieu's Keystone Bill Falls One Vote Short In Senate Vote," The [New Orleans] Times-Picayune, 11/19/14)... Continue Reading »

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RNC Statement on Keystone Vote

- November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement on today’s Keystone vote:... Continue Reading »

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Hillary Clinton Dodges On Keystone Pipeline Again

October 6, 2014

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Mark Udall Backs A Carbon Tax: “I Support Putting A Price On Carbon”

October 6, 2014

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Six Years And Counting On The Keystone Pipeline

- September 19, 2014

Six Years Ago Today, TransCanada Filed An Application With The State Department To Construct The Keystone Pipeline.“September 19, 2008: TransCanada asks the State Department for permission to construct Keystone XL.” ... Continue Reading »

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9/6/14 - U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan (R-AK) Delivers Weekly Republican Address

September 6, 2014

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WOWK WV West Virginia Man Lashes Out At Obama s War On Coal Industry

August 1, 2014

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Want Keystone? Fire Reid

- July 30, 2014

In May, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, With The Support Of Nearly All Senate Democrats, Used A Procedural Maneuver To Block A Vote On Keystone Pipeline. “Senate Democrats defeated Republican attempts to bring up amendments to an energy efficiency bill on Wednesday. Republicans filed a motion to table Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) amendments he used to ‘fill the tree’ but it failed on a 45-52 vote.” ... Continue Reading »

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2014 Troubles: Job-Killing Energy Policies

- July 15, 2014

Last Month, The Obama Administration Announced A New Carbon Regulation, Taking Aim At The Country's Coal-Fired Power Plants. "The Obama administration on Monday announced one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation's power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The regulation takes aim at the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, the nation's more than 600 coal-fired power plants." (Coral Davenport, "Unveiling New Carbon Plan, E.P.A. Focuses On Flexibility," The New York Times, 6/2/14)... Continue Reading »

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U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy (LA-6) Delivers Weekly Republican Address

- June 28, 2014

– In the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana says construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline would create more than 42,000 direct and indirect jobs, have a negligible impact on the environment and save lives because there would be fewer industrial accidents shipping oil by pipeline than by rail or truck. Yet President Obama and Washington Democrats remain opposed to the project, siding with their patrons on the Far Left over hard-working Americans who need and want these jobs. “They would rather your family struggle than offend their political base,” says Cassidy. “President Obama and his allies like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are more interested in rolling out the red tape than the red carpet for these jobs.” The Weekly Republican Address is available in both audio and video format and is embargoed until 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The audio of the address is available here, the video will be available here and you may download the address here. A full transcript of the address follows:... Continue Reading »

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One Year Later In Obama’s “War On Coal”

- June 25, 2014

One Year Ago, Obama Unveiled His New “Forceful” Climate Push, Highlighting New Regulations On Coal Power Plants. “President Obama delivered his most forceful push for action on global warming on Tuesday, declaring that his administration would impose tighter pollution controls on coal- and gas-fired utilities and establish strict conditions for approval of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.” (Juliet Eilperin, “Obama Unveils Ambitious Agenda To Combat Climate Change, Bypassing Congress,” The Washington Post, 6/25/13)... Continue Reading »

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Reid Doubles Down On His Anti-Coal Rhetoric

- June 5, 2014

In a case of unfortunate timing for Alison Lundergan Grimes, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to double down on his attacks on coal during the same week where he helped pad Grimes’ campaign war chest. When asked about his infamous “coal makes us sick” comment, Reid claimed he still believes the use of coal is “a problem.” Wonder if his handpicked Senate candidate in Kentucky agrees?... Continue Reading »

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No Fanfare For Obama’s War On Coal

- June 3, 2014

“The Obama administration on Monday announced one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The regulation takes aim at the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, the nation’s more than 600 coal-fired power plants.” ... Continue Reading »

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Stop Obama’s War on Coal

- June 2, 2014

This week, President Obama continued his aggressive war on coal by circumventing Congress with an additional round of EPA regulations.... Continue Reading »

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The War On Coal Rages On

- June 2, 2014

President Barack Obama is planning a public show of support for new climate change rules that his administration will unveil Monday. The White House says Obama will spotlight the first-ever carbon pollution limits on existing power plants during his weekly radio and Internet address, released Saturday.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New Web Video: “Against Coal, Against Jobs”

- June 2, 2014

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video “Against Coal, Against Jobs,” highlighting the Democrats’ war against coal. President Obama’s is waging a war on coal, which is a war on jobs. This week the Obama administration is rolling out another wave of EPA regulations on power plants, ensuring that energy prices will rise. A recent study says would cost the economy 224,000 jobs and $51 billion each year. ... Continue Reading »

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Will Congressman Peters Stand Up To Obama's New EPA Regs?

- May 30, 2014

Next week President Obama is expected to roll out another wave of destructive EPA regulations that a recent study says would cost the economy 224,000 jobs and $51 billion EACH YEAR. Economic growth has remained weak in no small part due to this Administration’s excessive regulation, so why are President Obama and the Democrats piling on with even more after the economy contracted for the first time in 3 years? Clearly the President is more concerned with cementing his legacy with liberal environmentalists than growing the economy, but he is also putting Democrats like liberal Congressman Gary Peters in the line of fire.... Continue Reading »

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Tom Steyer

- May 22, 2014

With all of the glowing coverage about radical environmentalist Tom Steyer, wanted to point out that not only is cap-and-trade a losing issue but opposing the Keystone XL pipeline doesn’t do that well with voters either. Just another reminder how out of touch Democrats are with their constituents.... Continue Reading »

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Steyer’s Transparent Hypocrisy

- May 13, 2014

Billionaire Tom Steyer Has Said He Will Spend $100 Million During The 2014 Election, “Seeking To Pressure Federal And State Officials To Enact Climate Change Measures.” “A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers.” (Nicholas Confessore, “Financier Plans Big Ad Campaign On Climate Change,”... Continue Reading »

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Biden On Team Steyer

- May 9, 2014

Today, Biden Will Give The Commencement Address At The University of South Carolina, After Raising Money For Democrats. "Biden, who has kept his name in the 2016 mix even as Hillary Clinton consumes much of the presidential oxygen, will be in the early primary state to deliver the University of South Carolina commencement address on May 9. Before the speech, he's hosting a closed-door lunch in Columbia that will raise money for the state Democratic Party, which is marshaling resources to unseat Republican Gov. Nikki Haley in November."... Continue Reading »

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Keystone Conundrum For 2014ers

- May 7, 2014

Keystone And Tom Steyer Are Proving To Be A Burden For 2014 Democrat Candidates... Continue Reading »

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Do Dems Know Where Steyer Got His Money?

- May 7, 2014

It’s shameful that Democrats continue to block the Keystone XL pipeline, an infrastructure project that would create thousands of good jobs and provide a safe supply of energy.... Continue Reading »

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Meet Tom Steyer: The Man Stopping Keystone

- May 6, 2014

Billionaire Tom Steyer Has Said He Will Spend $100 Million During The 2014 Election, “Seeking To Pressure Federal And State Officials To Enact Climate Change Measures.” “A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers.” (Nicholas Confessore, “Financier Plans Big Ad Campaign On Climate Change,”... Continue Reading »

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How Much For A Keystone Delay?

- May 5, 2014

Two Years Ago, A New Application Was Submitted To The State Department For The Keystone Pipeline. “TransCanada, the company behind the disputed Keystone XL pipeline, submitted a new application for the project to the State Department on Friday, as expected. The company will route the pipeline around the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region of Nebraska, and the revised proposal starts a fresh clock on the environmental review process.” ... Continue Reading »

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EPA Continues To Play Politics

- April 29, 2014

In an effort to protect incumbent red-state Democrats – like Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich, Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan and appointed Senator John Walsh – reports are surfacing that the EPA delayed the publication of a climate change rule for political gain.... Continue Reading »

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EPA Continues to Play Politics

- April 29, 2014

In an effort to protect incumbent red-state Democrats – like Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich, Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan and appointed Senator John Walsh – reports are surfacing that the EPA delayed the publication of a climate change rule for political gain.... Continue Reading »

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Tom Steyer Permission Slip

- April 29, 2014

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Editorial Boards From Across The Country Agree: Approve Keystone

- April 24, 2014

Last Friday afternoon, the time when officials make announcements they hope no one will notice, the State Department declared that it is putting off a decision on Keystone XL indefinitely — or at least, it seems, well past November’s midterm elections.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Keystone Punt Is Widely Panned

- April 22, 2014

The White House maintained on Monday that the decision to delay the review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline was not based on politics. The State Department said last week it would delay its recommendation on the project, and the White House said it was not involved in that decision.... Continue Reading »

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Caving To The Left On Keystone

- April 21, 2014

Friday's decision could help the party avoid what is already expected to be a depressed Democratic turnout in November. Approval could have alienated the party base of liberal voters and environmental enthusiasts.... Continue Reading »

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Running On Empty

- March 10, 2014

Energy advocates have staunchly opposed Obama’s proposed emissions limits on new and existing power plants, and accuse him of dallying on approval for the Keystone XL pipeline. The issue promises to play a prominent role in the 2014 midterm elections, as Democrats from energy-dependent states find themselves squeezed between economic and environmental concerns.... Continue Reading »

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Another Keystone Excuse Bites The Dust

- February 27, 2014

A New Keystone Report Cheered The Pipeline’s Advocates And Disappointed Its Critics. “A new State Department report on the Keystone XL pipeline released Wednesday cheered advocates, who called for immediate approval, and dismayed environmentalists, who questioned it.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Can’t Continue To Avoid Keystone

- February 3, 2014

The Associated Press Headline: “Obama Running Out Of Reasons To Reject Keystone XL”... Continue Reading »

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Pat Quinn: Five Years In

- January 29, 2014

Today, Pat Quinn Will Deliver His Annual State Of The State Address. "Gov. Pat Quinn's State of the State address Wednesday gives the Democrat a pulpit to take some of the 2014 political attention back from the four Republican candidates for governor who have been criticizing him."... Continue Reading »

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State Of Obama’s Union: Energy

- January 23, 2014

After Five State Of The Union Addresses, Obama Continues To Disappoint With His Energy Policies... Continue Reading »

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Keystone Decision Past Due

- January 8, 2014

Former Obama National Security Advisor Tom Donilon: I Would Recommend That Obama Approve Keystone Pipeline. WALTER ISAACSON: "I know you're not in the administration anymore, so maybe you could answer. Would you recommend for the keystone pipeline if you were there?" DONILON: "You know, I would."... Continue Reading »

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While The Administration Drags Its Feet, Americans Continue To Support Keystone

- December 13, 2013

More Americans View The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline As A Benefit To U.S. Energy Security Than As An Environmental Risk." "More Americans view the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a benefit to U.S. energy security than as an environmental risk, even as they say Canada should do more to reduce greenhouse gases in exchange for approval of the project." ... Continue Reading »

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s Approval Ratings Deep Underwater

- November 26, 2013

A New Poll By Democratic Firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) Finds That 60 Percent Of Illinois Voters Disapprove Of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's Job Performance And Just 34 Percent Approve. ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s War On Coal Is Official

- September 20, 2013

The Associated Press Headline: "Obama Takes On Coal With First-Ever Carbon Limits."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Statement On Obama-McAuliffe War On Coal

- September 12, 2013

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement in light of yesterday’s news that the Obama Administration is moving forward with sweeping regulations that will ban coal-fired power plants:... Continue Reading »

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Killing Coal & Keystone

- September 12, 2013

The Obama Administration Is Set To Unveil Coal Regulations That Will Ban New Plants Without The Installation Of Expensive Equipment. "New coal plants would need to install expensive equipment to limit climate-change emissions under a proposal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is close to issuing, according to people familiar with the plan."... Continue Reading »

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No Laughing Matter: Obama Derides The Keystone Pipeline

- July 29, 2013

In An Interview With The New York Times, Obama Joked About The Potential Job Creation From The Keystone XL Pipeline. THE NEW YORK TIMES: "A couple other quick subjects that are economic-related. Keystone pipeline -- Republicans especially talk about that as a big job creator. You've said that you would approve it only if you could be assured it would not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon in the atmosphere. Is there anything that Canada could do or the oil companies could do to offset that as a way of helping you to reach that decision?" PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Well, first of all, Michael, Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that's true. And my hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline -- which might take a year or two -- and then after that we're talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 [chuckles] jobs in a economy of 150 million working people."... Continue Reading »

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Runaway Democrats

- June 27, 2013

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): "It's Clear Now That The President Has Declared A War On Coal." MANCHIN: "The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if it's not feasible, it's not reasonable. It's clear now that the President has declared a war on coal. It's simply unacceptable that one of the key elements of his climate change proposal places regulations on coal that are completely impossible to meet with existing technology."... Continue Reading »

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War On Coal Friendly Fire

- June 26, 2013

Yesterday, Obama Proposed New Job-Killing Regulations On New And Existing Power Plants. " President Barack Obama launched a new plan to tackle climate change on Tuesday with a call to limit carbon pollution from all U.S. power plants and a signal that he would block a proposed pipeline from Canada if it boosted greenhouse gas emissions. Obama's long-awaited plan, detailed in a speech at Georgetown University, drew sharp criticism from the coal industry, which would be hit hard by carbon limits, and Republicans, who accused the Democratic president of advancing policies that harm the economy."... Continue Reading »

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Still Waiting for Keystone

- June 25, 2013

Today, Obama Continued To Delay Approving The Keystone Pipeline. "While outlining his new climate change plan, President Obama said Tuesday his State Department should not sign off on the Keystone XL oil pipeline if it increases greenhouse gas emissions."... Continue Reading »

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So Happy Together: Will McAuliffe Join Obama’s “War On Coal?"

- June 25, 2013

Harvard University’s Daniel P. Schrag, One Of Obama's Top Advisers On Climate Change, Said "A War On Coal Is Exactly What's Needed." "Daniel P. Schrag, a geochemist who is the head of Harvard University’s Center for the Environment and a member of a presidential science panel that has helped advise the White House on climate change, said he hoped the presidential speech would mark a turning point in the national debate on climate change. 'Everybody is waiting for action,' he said. 'The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.'" ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s War On Coal Escalates

- June 25, 2013

Today, Obama Will Outline His Latest Energy Plan That Will Expand Greenhouse-Gas Regulations To Cover Existing Power Plants. "President Obama will announce Tuesday that he plans to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, according to individuals who have been briefed on the plan but asked not to be identified."... Continue Reading »

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What Is Obama Waiting For?

- May 22, 2013

Today, The House Will Vote To Expedite The Keystone XL Pipeline. "The House will vote today on H.R. 3 - the Northern Route Approval Act - which would expedite the Keystone XL pipeline by eliminating the need for a presidential permit." (Politico's "Morning Energy," 5/22/13)... Continue Reading »

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Wonder What They Talked About?

- April 4, 2013

Yesterday, Obama Attended A Fundraiser Hosted By Billionaire Green Energy Advocate Tom Steyer, Which 100 Guests Paid Between $5,000 and $34,200 To Attend . "President Obama visited San Francisco Wednesday for a pair of campaign fundraisers in the Sea Cliff and Pacific Heights neighborhoods that were expected to raise millions of dollars for House Democrats. The visit drew protests from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and from Republicans, who slammed it as a jaunt to 'billionaires' row.' Obama appeared first at a cocktail reception at the Sea Cliff home of billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor, where about 100 guests paid $5,000 to $34,200 to attend the fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee."... Continue Reading »

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More Talk And Still No Action

- March 15, 2013

Obama Will Talk Energy In Illinois Despite Inaction On Keystone And Waging War On Coal OBAMA WILL TALK ABOUT ENERGY POLICY IN A TOP OIL AND COAL STATE Today Obama Will Travel To Chicago's Argonne National Laboratory To Address The Nation's Energy Policy. "The private meeting came ahead of a trip planned for March 15 to the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago that will focus on energy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters." (Roberta Rampton, "Obama To Address Energy In Illinois Trip After Meeting Leaders," Reuters, 3/8/13)... Continue Reading »

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Obama's New Climate Boss

- March 4, 2013

Today, Obama Appointed Gina McCarthy As His New Administrator Of The Environmental Protection Agency. "Ernest J. Moniz, the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Energy Initiative, is set to take over for Steven Chu at the Energy Department. Gina McCarthy, the assistant administrator in charge of air and radiation at the E.P.A., is set to replace the departing administrator, Lisa P. Jackson." (John Broder and Matthew Wald, "Obama To Nominate New Heads For Energy Department And EPA," The New York Times, 3/4/13)... Continue Reading »

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State Of The Obama Energy Plan: Big Regulations That Bypass Congress

- February 13, 2013

OBAMA: "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy."... Continue Reading »

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Obama's War On Coal - RNC "Ten For Ten" eBook Series

- October 30, 2012

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The Cost Of Obama's Inconsistency On Coal

- October 17, 2012

Last Night, Obama Said "I've Tried to Be Consistent" On Coal. OBAMA: "So what I've tried to do is be consistent. With respect to something like coal, we made the largest investment in clean coal technology to make sure that even as we're producing more coal, we're producing it cleaner and smarter." ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- October 17, 2012

Pennsylvania Democrats Are Asking The EPA To Keep Open 14 Waste-Coal To Energy Plants In The State That Are Currently Slated For Shutdown As A Result Of EPA Regulations. “Pennsylvania congressmen from both parties are asking for the Environmental Protection Agency’s help to keep open 14 waste coal to energy plants in the state. The 14 plants are slated to be shut because of the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Three of the plants are in Cambria County and one each in Indiana and Clarion. The letter asks the EPA to consider that the plants reduce the amount of waste coal in Pennsylvania and allow them to continue without meeting the current limitation in hyrdochloric acid emissions.” ... Continue Reading »

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Debate Highlight: Obama’s Failed Record Of American Energy Independence

- October 17, 2012

Last Night, Obama Touted The Highest Levels Of Energy Production From Oil And Gas In Years. OBAMA: "The most important thing we can do is to make sure we control our own energy. Here is what I have done since I was president, we have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years. Natural gas production is the highest it has been in decades." ... Continue Reading »

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Even House Democrats Vote To Stop Obama’s War On Coal

- September 21, 2012

Today, 19 Democrats Joined 233 Republicans In Support Of H.R. 3409, “Stop The War On Coal Act of 2012 .” “The House approved a bill Friday morning that would significantly deregulate the coal industry, in a vote that was the last legislative act of the House before the November election. The Stop the War on Coal Act, H.R. 3409, was approved in a 233-175 vote, although as usual, the bill many Democrats described as anti-environmental still found some Democratic support — 19 Democrats voted for it.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama's War On Coal Briefing Book

- September 21, 2012

While Campaigning For President In 2008, Barack Obama Said That His Cap-And-Trade Program Would Bankrupt Coal-Powered Plants. OBAMA: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): Coal Companies "Can't Be Expected To Fight Their Own Government"

- September 19, 2012

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): Alpha "Can't Be Expected To Fight Their Own Government, Too." "Likewise taking a shot at the administration, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Alpha has suffered ups and downs over the years in the market, 'but they can't be expected to fight their own government, too.'"... Continue Reading »

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All Of The Above Unless You Delay All Of The Above

- September 18, 2012

On the same day that Obama touted natural gas at a capaign event, Obama issued a second delay for liquefied natural gas permits until after the election.... Continue Reading »

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After Four Years, The Coal Industry Is Not Better Off

- September 18, 2012

The Intelligencer & Wheeling News Register: "Obama's Goal, In Which Top EPA Officials And Liberals In Congress Cooperate Enthusiastically, Is To Wreck The Coal Industry." "Obama's goal, in which top EPA officials and liberals in Congress cooperate enthusiastically, is to wreck the coal industry. As we have pointed out, eliminating relatively low-priced electricity generated from coal will put many industries in this region at a competitive disadvantage against those elsewhere. That may well be part of the liberals' strategy."... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s War On Coal Claims Another 1,200 More Jobs

- September 18, 2012

This Morning, Alpha Natural Resources Announced It Will Eliminate 1,200 Jobs, Nearly A Tenth Of Its Work Force. "Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it's cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The mine shutdowns start Tuesday, while the rest of the layoffs will be completed by the end of the first quarter after Alpha fulfills current sales obligations, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crutchfield said. In all, the layoffs amount to nearly a tenth of Alpha's 13,000-person work force." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s War On Coal Continues To Hurt Workers

- September 17, 2012

Announced Just Last Week, Patriot Coal Will Lay Off 250 Employees And Contractors At Three Mines In Central Appalachia. "Patriot Coal Corp., the coal producer that filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year, is making additional production cuts at three mines in Central Appalachia and laying off 250 employees and contractors."... Continue Reading »

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Obama Fact Checked After Claiming He’s Doubled Renewable Energy

- September 12, 2012

Obama Claims America Has Doubled Renewable Energy Consumption. OBAMA: “We have doubled our use of renewable energy, and thousands of Americans have jobs today building wind turbines and long-lasting batteries.”... Continue Reading »

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GLARING OMISSION #12: Tom Steyner, U.S. Dependence On Saudi Oil Increasing

- September 5, 2012

THE GLARING OMISSION: Tom Steyer Claims "America's Dependence On Foreign Oil Is The Lowest In Two Decades."... Continue Reading »

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GLARING OMISSION #5: Secretary Salazar Fails To Mention Decline In Oil Production On Federal Lands

- September 5, 2012

THE GLARING OMISSION: Secretary Ken Salazar Touts Obama’s Energy Policy But Fails To Mention That Oil Production On Federal Lands Has Decreased.... Continue Reading »

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It Didn't Work For Coal In Ohio

- August 21, 2012

The EPA's Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Requires Coal And Oil Fired Power Plants To Reduce Pollutant Emissions By Requiring Lower Mercury And Other Toxic Emissions. "That change, called the Maximum Achievable Control Technology, or MACT, rule requires that coal- and oil-fired power plants reduce pollutant emission rates significantly. The rule, which operates under the Clean Air Act, does not stipulate a lower level of carbon output. But by requiring lower mercury and other toxic emissions, it would reduce carbon as well."... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Plan To Bankrupt And Block Coal Is Doing Fine

- August 14, 2012

While Campaigning For President In 2008, Barack Obama Said That His Program Would Bankrupt Coal-Powered Plants. OBAMA: "So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can - it's just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."... Continue Reading »

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FLASHBACK: Obama's Failed Promise To Fix America's Energy Crisis

- August 1, 2012

Four Years Ago Today, Obama Promised To Solve The Energy Crisis And Create “Five Million New Green Jobs That Pay Well And Can’t Be Outsourced.” OBAMA: “But we do have a choice to make in November. We can choose to go another four years without truly solving our energy crisis; or we can make America energy independent so we're less vulnerable to oil price shocks and $4 a gallon gas. We can build an American green energy sector by investing in renewable energies like wind power, solar power, and the next generation biofuels. And we can create up to five million new green jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced. That's what we can choose to do in this election.”... Continue Reading »

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OBAMA’S KEEPING UP HIS WAR ON COAL AT THE EXPENSE OF JOBS

- August 1, 2012

While Campaigning For President In 2008, Barack Obama Said He Would Bankrupt Coal-Powered Plants With New Greenhouse Gas Rules. OBAMA: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Summer Of Despair For Coal

- July 24, 2012

Under The Obama Administration, 111 Coal Power Plants Have Closed In The Past Two Years. “But in the past two years, an increasing number of coal-powered electricity plants across the country have announced closures. Estimates vary, but banking and industry analysis firm Credit Suisse put expected and known closures for 2009-2012 at 111 plants, that's one-fifth of the nation's nearly 500 coal plants.” ... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: You Can't Build That

- July 19, 2012

"Vice President Joe Biden Will Deliver A Campaign Speech At The Plumbers And Pipefitters Local 189 Union Hall In Columbus."... Continue Reading »

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Democrat Mayor In New Hampshire Slams Obama’s EPA

- June 4, 2012

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The Big Fall: Obama Tilting At Windmills

- May 24, 2012

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RNC Web Video: “Nice Try, Joe: You’re Not Foolin’ Coal Country”

- May 18, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is out with a new web video "Nice Try, Joe: You're Not Foolin' Coal Country" as Vice President Biden wrapped up his anti-American energy jobs tour in Ohio. After getting a cold response from local workers, Joe Biden "evolved" his position in favor of coal energy. The people of Ohio understand the importance of coal to heat their home and provide countless jobs, even if the administration is just going to pay lip service to coal for votes.... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: “No Coal Plants Here In America”

- May 17, 2012

Biden Began A Two-Day Campaign Swing Through Eastern Ohio On Wednesday To Push A Populist Economic Message Dubbed “Obama Economics.” “Vice President Joe Biden kicks off a two-day campaign swing through eastern Ohio today, pushing a populist economic message — dubbed ‘Obama economics.’”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “Anti-Coal Biden Mines for Votes in Coal Country”

- May 17, 2012

"Vice President Biden is in Ohio coal country today. "Yes, the same Biden who said in 2008, 'We're not supporting clean coal,' and 'No coal plants here in America!' Who even called coal a threat more dangerous than terrorism.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Highlights from Conference Call on the Obama Administration’s Attacks on Coal

- May 17, 2012

"I believe that it is very very important to get the truth out on President Obama and Vice President Biden's record on energy and job creation. It's very, very clear that they cannot run on their record of pro-economic growth because their policies have failed America, they've made our economy worse. They are hurting Americans and so they are resorting to the tactics of envy and division. Unemployment has been far too high for far too long, over eight percent for almost forty months. We were promised that it would never get to eight percent when the stimulus bill was passed early in the president's administration. Gas prices have doubled since President Obama took office. Today, hard working Americans are paying $300 more per year for their utility bills to power their homes.... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New Web Video: “The Obama-Biden Attacks On American Coal Energy Jobs”

- May 17, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video "The Obama-Biden Attacks On American Coal Energy Jobs" as Vice President Biden campaigns in Ohio today. The millions who are out of work won't easily forget their anti-American energy agenda when they go to the polls this November. With coal producing countless jobs and 80 percent of Ohio's electricity, Ohioans know another four years of the Obama-Biden failed energy policy would decimate middle-class electricity bills and good energy-related jobs across the state.... Continue Reading »

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WV Democrat State Chair: “A Lot Of Folks” Are Upset With Obama’s Policies On Energy

- May 10, 2012

West Virginia Democrat State Chair: “A Lot Of Folks Here Have Real Frustration With This Administration’s Stance On Coal And Energy. … They Are Frustrated And They Are Upset, And They Wanted To Send Obama A Message.” “In West Virginia, some are calling it a howl of protest. Others, a blunt message addressed directly to President Barack Obama. Either way, the fact that a convicted felon now serving 17 ½ years in a Texas prison nabbed more than 40% of the vote against President Obama in the Democratic primary has Democrats and others scrambling to explain the outcome. For Larry Puccio, the state’s Democratic Party chairman, the conclusion is obvious. ‘A lot of folks here have real frustration with this administration’s stance on coal and energy,’ he said. ‘They are frustrated and they are upset, and they wanted to send Obama a message.’” ... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Squeeze At The Pump

- May 9, 2012

When Obama Took Office, The Price For A Gallon Of Regular Gasoline Was $1.847. ... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: The 2,148 Mile Long Pipeline In The Room

- April 30, 2012

President Obama Is Scheduled To Speak To The AFL-CIO’s Building And Construction Trades Department During Their 2012 National Legislative Conference. “The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO announced today that President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the delegates to the Department's 2012 National Legislative Conference on April 30, 2012 in Washington, D.C.”... Continue Reading »

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West Wing Mindmeld: Just Write About Obama’s Speech, Don’t Ask Us If It Will Actually Do

- April 17, 2012

National Economic Council Deputy Director Brian Deese: “So as you know, and as all of you know, the President, as part of his all of the above energy strategy, has said we need to be doing everything that we can to try to increase domestic production, reduce our dependence on imported oil and protect consumers. He’s also said there is no single silver bullet. And so, you know, I’m not going to speculate on this provision or any other provision and the specific impact that it would have on prices at the pump but what I would say at a time when you’ve seen trading activity increase by 30 percent, when you’ve seen prices increase and you’ve seen uncertainty in these markets increase, that is the most important time to be doing everything you can to have cops on the beat in those markets, to have tools and resources that regulators need, to make sure that there isn’t manipulative activity going on.”... Continue Reading »

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On Energy, Obama Is Clearly Out Of Ideas

- April 17, 2012

Barack Obama must believe the American people can be fooled into thinking he actually has an energy policy because he is about to head out for yet another speech to again either express concern about or announce a plan to crack down on oil speculation. Unfortunately, Obama’s plan to get headlines isn’t an energy policy to bring down gas prices. At the same time, last month, McClatchy reported that Obama’s task force to deal with oil speculation which he announced in April 2011, “met only a handful of times and has never reported to the public.” Check it out below:... Continue Reading »

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Another Gimmick, Another Bad Day At The WH

- April 17, 2012

Is this the press attention the White House wanted after today’s latest shiny object – this time on gas prices? This is what happens when you offer speech after speech but no real action. I think folks are clueing into their “government by gimmickry.”... Continue Reading »

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Gas Price Theatre

- April 17, 2012

Good morning, more evidence today’s Rose Garden event is just another gimmick – a shiny object to distract from the fact that Obama doesn’t have a solution for gas prices. In advance of his ceremony, administration officials held a conference call where they punted on the actual impact on gas prices and left it up to outside analysts to detangle. Instead of more Rose Garden ceremonies, maybe Obama should consider having an actual energy policy that will help with Americans’ pain at the pump.... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Biden: “Our Energy Policy Is The Best It’s Ever Been”

- April 4, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden: “I Think Our Energy Is The Best It’s Ever Been.” REPORTER: “Gas prices are above $4.00 a gallon, you were asked this question, and you gave an answer. But there’s a new commercial out that says “since Obama has become president, prices have nearly doubled. Four years in, should you all have a better energy policy in America? VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “I think our energy policy is the best it’s ever been.” ... Continue Reading »

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An Obama Ad About Another President’s Policies

- April 3, 2012

Obama Mocked President Bush On Energy, Asking “Where Has George Bush Been Over The Last Eight Years?” OBAMA: “And we can finally start doing something about our energy crisis. I know gas prices have gone down, it’s a grand bargain now, $3.95. $3.95. On my way over here, George Bush was on TV, talking about his energy plan. Now, think about it, where has George Bush been over the last eight years?” ... Continue Reading »

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“The Loose Talk Of War”

- April 3, 2012

President Obama said Monday that "loose talk" of war is contributing to the recent spike in gas prices. “The biggest driver of these high gas prices is speculation about possible war in the Middle East, which is why we have been trying to reduce some of the loose talk about war there,” Obama said during an interview with Florida’s WFTV at the White House Monday.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s World View: No To Harper But Yes To Putin

- April 2, 2012

“Canada Has Concluded That It Simply Can’t Expect Much From The United States, Even On An Issue That Would Seem To Be Vital To Our Own Interests.”... Continue Reading »

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The President Forgets The Facts

- April 2, 2012

Obama Ad: “Under President Obama, Domestic Oil Production Is At An 8-Year High …” ... Continue Reading »

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Smoke And Mirrors

- March 29, 2012

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On The Day Obama Gave Another Speech On Gas Prices, Polls Show Americans Aren’t Buying It

- March 29, 2012

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Skyrocketing Gas Prices Under President Obama

- March 28, 2012

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As Gas Prices Reach New Highs, Americans Increasingly Disapprove Of Obama’s Leadership

- March 28, 2012

As gas keeps hitting record prices, Obama and the White House keep deflecting and playing defense. But Americans aren’t buying it. While Obama keeps inhibiting domestic energy production and denying oil from Canada, the majority of Americans disapprove of how Obama is responding to soaring prices.... Continue Reading »

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#ObamaOnEmpty: Obama Keeps His Promise To Bankrupt The Coal Industry

- March 27, 2012

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Weekend Messaging Memo - We’re Ready (and next week, more ObamaCare)

- March 26, 2012

“Rooney said Obama needs to address coal and the balance he will strike between environmental protection and rising energy costs: ‘It is an issue that will define his re-election fight here in Pennsylvania as well as Ohio.’" (Salena Zito, “Pa. Coal Country Skeptical Of Obama,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/25/12)... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Plouffe Fluff

- March 25, 2012

PLOUFFE FLUFF: On Fox News Sunday, David Plouffe Claimed Oil Production Is At An Eight Year High. FOX’S CHRIS WALLACE: “During the campaign, Barack Obama blamed President Bush for the rise in gas prices on his watch. Let’s watch.” THEN-SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: “Here in Ohio you’re paying nearly $3.70 a gallon for gas and that’s because it’s gone down over the last couple of weeks. Two and half times what it cost when George Bush took office.” WALLACE: “Using that same logic, how responsible is President Obama now for gas prices more than doubling since he took office?” WHITE HOUSE SENIOR ADVISOR DAVID PLOUFFE: “Well the point is Chris, you see we’ve gone through these just about every year now, in some respects we’ve been dealing with this for decades. It’s got more pronounced in the last few years as you see increased demand from countries like China and India. So what the presidents been saying, and he said it when he ran for office and he’s saying it now, we have to do everything we can her to produce oil, natural gas here in this country. Now, we’re doing that. Production is at an eight year high.”... Continue Reading »

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THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NO IDEA WHAT IT’S DOING

- March 23, 2012

Following Obama’s photo-op session in Cushing, Oklahoma, Obama is trying to take credit for ordering an expedited approval of a section of the Keystone pipeline. Unfortunately, the facts are getting in the way of the election-year photo-op. It turns out he actually has no control over approval of the southern section of Keystone. Regardless, the fact remains that Obama killed the pipeline because he will not authorize the section he does have control over.... Continue Reading »

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#ObamaOnEmpty: Failed Energy Tour Day Two

- March 22, 2012

Today, Obama Will Give Remarks In Cushing, Oklahoma, Where The Southern Leg Of The Keystone Pipeline Will Be Built. “Obama on Thursday will give remarks at a storage yard holding pipes that will be used for the construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline — which would be used to free a surplus of U.S. oil stored in Cushing, Okla., down to Texas refineries.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s First-Term Report Card For Secretary Chu

- March 22, 2012

NERGY SECRETARY CHU GIVES HIMSELF AN "A" GRADE FOR HANDLING GAS PRICES THAT HAVE DOUBLED UNDER OBAMA... Continue Reading »

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#ObamaOnEmpty: “Pure Photo-Op”

- March 22, 2012

Reuters’ Jeff Mason: “Obama's New Mexico stop is pure photo-op. After 1.5 hour AF1 flight and 30 minute helo ride, he speaks for 10 mins by an oil rig and leaves.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases New Web Video: “Obama on Empty”

- March 22, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video "Obama on Empty" showcasing the Obama administration's incompetent energy policy. Amid rising gas prices and numerous policy flubs, Energy Secretary Chu believes that he deserves an 'A' for job performance-but the American people have a different opinion.... Continue Reading »

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Highlights from Conference Call with U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15) on Obama’s Energy Speech in OH

- March 22, 2012

"I was glad he is going to The Ohio State University where I think he can learn a little bit about an all of the above energy policy by some of the things they are doing at Ohio State. They're doing some work on clean coal technology and unfortunately this administration has had a war on coal and if you're going to have an all of the above energy policy, you need to focus on all of the above. That includes things like clean coal. And Ohio, and, in fact America, is the Saudi Arabia of coal. There's also some great research going on at Ohio State about nuclear energy, and this Department of Energy has failed to act on a request to help the USEC plant in Piketon, Ohio, which is near to my district, and it's an important part of nuclear energy moving forward, and we hope the Department of Energy will take a look at stuff like that."... Continue Reading »

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#ObamaOnEmpty: Failed Energy Tour

- March 21, 2012

Today, Obama Will Begin A Two Day Energy Tour Starting At A Solar Facility In Boulder City, Nevada To Defend His Energy Record Amid High Gas Prices. “President Barack Obama is hitting the road this week to try to exorcise two political demons on energy — Keystone XL and Solyndra. Obama will travel to three presidential battleground states — Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio — to defend his record amid high gas prices. … Obama’s energy tour starts Wednesday in Nevada to address another political demon in the form of the $535 million Energy Department loan guarantee to now-bankrupt California solar company Solyndra. He'll visit the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Boulder City, Nev., which the White House notes is the largest photovoltaic plant operating in the country. Solyndra also designed, manufactured and sold solar photovoltaic systems.” ... Continue Reading »

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Mr. President, Welcome to Ohio

- March 21, 2012

This is probably not the headline President Obama wanted the day before he heads to Columbus to rehash his same old energy speech - but after three years of failed energy policies, the front page of the Columbus Dispatch website says it all.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Energy Crisis

- March 18, 2012

Today, CBS’s Bob Schieffer Pointed Out The Hypocrisy Of Obama Criticizing Republicans For Attacking On Gas Prices While Then-Candidate Obama Did The Very Same Thing In 2008.CBS’S BOB SCHIEFFER: “Good morning again. Welcome to Face the Nation. David Axelrod is the President's chief campaign strategist. He joins us from Chicago. Welcome, Mr. Axelrod. Let me start with this. As the price of gas has gone up, the president's approval ratings have gone down. But when the Republicans started pummeling the president about this, he sort of poked fun at them. Here’s what he said last week.” PRESIDENT OBAMA: “They tell the same story. They head down to the gas station. They make sure a few cameras are following them. And then they start acting like we’ve got a magic wand and we will give you cheap gas forever, if you just elect us. Every time. Been the same script for 30 years. It’s like a bad rerun.” SCHIEFFER: “But here's the irony, Mr. Axelrod. It is like a rerun because this is what Candidate Obama said about George Bush four years ago.” SENATOR OBAMA: “All the while, while here in Ohio, you're paying nearly $3.70 a gallon for gas, two-and-a-half times what it cost when George Bush took office.” SCHIEFFER: “So, what about that? So, what is the strategy? Is the price coming down? Do you have a plan to do that? I mean, in the short run?” DAVID AXELROD: “Well, first of all I’m interested to hear that clip because in June of 2008 the price of gas was $4.10 a gallon. What it underscores is the fact that we're in a global oil market. And when we're dependent solely on oil, we're affected by the rate shocks again and again and again. And what he said then, what the President said then, and what he's enacted during this administration is that we need a... an ‘all of the above’ policy so that we can break this dependence on oil.” ... Continue Reading »

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Just More Words: “No Silver Bullets”

- March 15, 2012

“President Barack Obama Will Visit Largo On Thursday To Give An Address On American Energy, White House Officials Said Monday.” ... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI Highlights from Conf. Call with LA Governor Jindal on President Obama’s Energy Speech

- March 15, 2012

"I do want to start off with the president's comments. He has said there are no silver bullets many, many times and that is absolutely true but the reality is that we as a country should certainly at least be firing all the bullets we do have. We as Republicans do believe in an all-of-the-above strategy, unfortunately, this administration's actions today have contributed to rising energy prices. ... Continue Reading »

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"It’s Like A Bad Re-Run”

- March 15, 2012

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The Big Fail: #NotBetterOff: Kitchen Table Issues

- March 13, 2012

Since Obama Took Office, The National Average For A Gallon Of Regular Gasoline Has Increased From $1.85 To $3.80. ... Continue Reading »

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FLASHBACK: Would Obama Repeat Same Cap-And-Trade Promise If He Was In Birmingham Today?

- March 13, 2012

Senator Barack Obama: “I mean we send a billion dollars every day to foreign nations because of our addiction to foreign oil, and in the bargain we drive up our gas prices because of high demand, so it’s hitting you in the pocket book. We’re melting the polar ice caps -- you know Alabama is hot enough during the summer, if this thing gets warmer you’re guys are going to be in trouble -- And we’re empowering enemies like Iran, making them more powerful because they export oil. So we’ve got to change our energy policy. I’m going to cap the emission of green house gases that are making the planet warmer. We are going to take some of the money that we charge polluters and we are going to invest it in solar, and wind, and biodiesel, green technologies that can create jobs and opportunity in rural Alabama and rural Illinois and put people back to work. We could put young people back in inner cities working to make our buildings more energy efficient; train them in new jobs for the future.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- March 12, 2012

National Journal’s Major Garrett: “At the White House for three weeks, the word has been deflect or shield on gas prices. Put up the deflector shield. Tell people there’s not a one size fits all solution, ridicule Republicans either by name or implication. That their attacks on the President on gas prices have no intellectual foundation. Does not matter. At least in the results of this Washington Post/ABC poll. The President is underwater by 39 percentage points on handling of gas prices. 65 disapproval, 26 approval. That’s a bad sign and it’s taken every other number down. Overall approval and satisfaction with the President’s approval on the economy. So the president has been preemptively aggressive on the defense, and it’s not working, at least right now.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama Gas Price Strategy Not Working

- March 12, 2012

Good morning, the Obama administration has been scrambling to get on offense on gas prices with speeches, a new energy report and regional TV interviews. A new WaPo poll shows it’s not working – it seems Americans are expecting an actual energy solution rather than photo-ops from the president. See the following comment from the RNC:... Continue Reading »

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Obama Numbers Tanking

- March 12, 2012

As Gas Prices Continue To Rise, Obama Will Try To Make The Case That He Has Made “Huge Strides.” “With gas prices sky high, President Obama will be spending part of his Monday making the case that his administration has made huge strides at reducing the United States' reliance on foreign oil, while advancing clean energy technology.” (Aamer Madhani, “Obama to Tout Energy Policy Wins,” USA Today, 3/12/12)... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s “All Of The Above” – Except For Keystone

- March 8, 2012

While saying he supports an “all of the above” energy policy, Obama is personally lobbying Senate Democrats to vote against a measure to approve the Keystone pipeline that would enhance America’s energy independence and create jobs. Is Obama willing to turn his back on a job-creating energy project in order to protect himself from a political black eye?... Continue Reading »

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Blowing A Gasket Over Gas Prices

- March 6, 2012

Fox News’ Ed Henry: “Thank you, Mr. President, I want to follow-up on Israel and Iran. Because you said repeatedly you have Israel's back, I wonder why in three years in office, you have not visited Israel as president. Related to Israel and Iran, you have talked about the talk of war driving up gas prices further. Your critics will say on Capitol Hill that you want gas prices to go higher because you have said before that will wean the American people off fossil fuels onto renewable fuels. How do you respond to that?”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI Sen. Lindsey Graham: “President Made Wrong Call on Keystone XL Pipeline”

- March 4, 2012

"President Barack Obama's lack of direction on energy policy is costing us dearly at the pump and in the pocket. Nowhere is his lack of a vision more evident than in his decision to brazenly disregard our nation's energy security in favor of short-term politics on the Keystone XL pipeline."... Continue Reading »

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The Price Of Gas Is Too Damn High!

- March 2, 2012

Two-Thirds Of Americans Say The Hike In Gas Prices Is Causing Them “Financial Hardship At Home.” “Amid a national spike in gas prices, two in three Americans say the hike in costs is causing them financial hardship at home, according to a CBS News poll released Wednesday.” ... Continue Reading »

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Power Grid Failure

- March 1, 2012

Yesterday, GenOn Energy Inc., The Nation’s Third Largest Independent Power Producer, Announced It Would Shut Down 13 Percent Of Its Generating Capacity Due To EPA Environmental Regulations. “GenOn Energy Inc. (GEN), the third-largest U.S. independent power producer by market value, expects to shut about 13 percent of its generating capacity by May 2015 because of environmental regulations. Shutdowns will begin in June at the units, which don’t generate enough profit to cover the costs of complying with the rules, Houston-based GenOn said today in a statement.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Six Years Later, Obama Is Still Doing The “Easiest Thing In The World”

- March 1, 2012

Obama In 2006: “People want serious answers to these problems. If you’re going to talk about energy for example. The easiest thing in the world is to look at Exxon Mobil’s profits last quarter and say these folks are making $36 billion in one quarter, the CEO is making $500 million, and gas prices are high and we’re getting gouged. That may be sufficient because it does describe the degree to which the powerful have made out like bandits over the last several years. That may be sufficient to get us through this election, but after the election, people then are going to say, ok smart guy, what are we going to do about energy?” ... Continue Reading »

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The Democrat Energy Plan: Boost Saudi Arabia

- February 29, 2012

Sen. Charles Schumer Urged Secretary Of State Clinton To Press Saudi Officials To Expand Oil Production To Ease Prices. “Senate Republicans are bashing Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) call for increased Saudi Arabian oil production to help ease prices, alleging it shows that Democrats are weak when it comes to boosting North American energy supplies and jobs. Schumer on Sunday urged Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to press Saudi officials to expand production, noting that the kingdom is producing well below its capacity of 12.5 million barrels per day.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Energy Priorities

- February 29, 2012

Yesterday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu Said The Energy Department Isn’t Focused On Gas Prices. “The Energy Department isn’t working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe. Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget. But Americans need relief now, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) said — not high gasoline prices that could eventually push them to alternatives. … ‘But is the overall goal to get our price’ of gasoline down, asked Nunnelee. ‘No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy,’ Chu replied. ‘We think that if you consider all these energy policies, including energy efficiency, we think that we can go a long way to becoming less dependent on oil and [diversifying] our supply and we’ll help the American economy and the American consumers.’” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches “Obama Running on Empty” Web Video

- February 29, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is out with a new web video "Obama Running on Empty" to highlight President Obama's latest failure to address rising gas prices. After calling for a comprehensive energy plan during the campaign, President Obama has failed to advance such a plan while in the White House. With millions still struggling in Obama's economy, rising gas prices are making things worse.... Continue Reading »

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#ObamaOnEmpty

- February 28, 2012

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says he’s concerned that rising gas prices will hurt President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats politically.The House’s No. 2 Democrat said Tuesday that much like former President George W. Bush was blamed for high gas prices during the last administration, Obama could face political pain as consumers continue doling out more cash to fill up their cars. “They’re not at historic high levels at this point in time,” Hoyer, referring to current gas prices, told reporters on Tuesday. “But they are high, and yes I’m concerned, and yes I’m concerned about the impact it has on the administration.” The average gas price is $3.72 per gallon, according to the AAA. Republicans have pounced, trying to pin escalating prices on the Democratic White House and its energy policies.... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Let Them Pump Algae

- February 24, 2012

Yesterday, In Miami, President Barack Obama: “We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance -- algae. You’ve got a bunch of algae out here, right? If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we’ll be doing all right. Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in the United States. And that means greater energy security. That means lower costs. It means more jobs. It means a stronger economy.” ... Continue Reading »

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Why So Indignant?

- February 24, 2012

“He ran a lot of commercials in 2008 about gas prices. It was a big part of his reelection campaign so I don’t understand – there seems to be a tone of indignance from the White House about the fact that people are talking about gas prices – this is one of the reasons why you guys have your jobs.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama Gas Premium

- February 23, 2012

Since February 20, 2009, The Average Price For Gallon Of Regular Gas In Miami Has Risen 82%.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Running On Empty

- February 23, 2012

Obama Will Be Talking About Energy Policy In Miami On Thursday As The Average Price Of A Gallon Of Gas Hit $3.59 Nationally And $3.68 Per Gallon In Florida. “President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida on Thursday to talk energy policy as gas prices continue to rise. Senior administration officials said Tuesday that Obama’s speech at the University of Miami isn’t necessarily to respond to the current gas price chatter, but the president will build off his State of the Union address, talking about eliminating oil and gas subsidies, instituting a clean energy standard and in general an “all of the above” approach to energy. The average price of a gallon of gasoline hit $3.59 on Tuesday, according to the Energy Information Administration. Floridians pay an average of $3.68 per gallon, 52 cents higher than a year ago, AAA reports.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Launches Web Ad: “Obama’s Got America Singin’ the Blues”

- February 23, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web ad: “Obama’s Got America Singin’ the Blues” highlighting the skyrocketing gas prices under President Obama’s failed leadership. The web ad chronicles the steep rise in gas prices over the past three years, while President Obama sings the blues with B.B. King and Mick Jagger at a recent fundraiser.... Continue Reading »

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Obama on Empty

- February 23, 2012

Good afternoon, President Obama just wrapped up his event in Miami where he continued to take credit for policies that aren’t his, attempted to make long-term promises he has no intention of keeping and managed expectations by telling University of Miami students there isn’t a silver bullet to solving our energy and gas price problem. Sounds an awful lot like a president without a solution.... Continue Reading »

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Just More Words: Hypocrisy At The Pump

- February 22, 2012

With Gas Prices Reaching More Than $3.50 A Gallon, The “Highest They’ve Ever Been This Time Of Year,” The Obama White House Is Forced To Play “Defense” On Gas Prices. “The White House seemed to play defense today against Republican presidential candidates criticizing President Obama’s handling of gas prices, which at more than $3.50 per gallon, are the highest they’ve ever been this time of year.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama White House Says Concern Over Gas Prices Is Just “Media Hysteria”

- February 22, 2012

Obama White House Says Rising Gas Prices Just “An Annual Affair Bolstered By Media Hysteria.” “The administration officials brushed off the brewing political storm over rising gas prices as an annual affair bolstered by media hysteria. They said the White House anticipated the current spike in gas prices, which they attribute to increased demand around the world, particularly from China.” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Dream Energy Plan: “Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket.”

- February 22, 2012

Obama: “Under My Plan Of A Cap-And-Trade System, Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket.” OBAMA: “When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, you know, under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Hodgepodge Energy Policy

- February 22, 2012

Record high gasoline is just another indicator of Obama’s failed record on energy. The worst part is that he will say we need a comprehensive energy policy, but it’s something he’s promised before and not surprisingly, failed to deliver. In his own words, he described his own energy policy as just a “hodgepodge.”... Continue Reading »

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Watch Obama Say He Prefers A Gradual Increase In Gas Prices

- February 22, 2012

In 2008, Obama Said He Would Have Preferred A Gradual Increase In Gas Prices. Obama: “Well, I think that we have been slow to move in a better direction when it comes to energy usage. And the president, frankly, hasn't had an energy policy. And as a consequence, we've been consuming energy as if it's infinite. We now know that our demand is badly outstripping supply with China and India growing as rapidly as they are. So...” CNBC’s John Harwood: “So could these high prices help us?” Obama: “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Energy Secretary: We Need European-Level Prices For Gasoline

- February 22, 2012

In 2008, Energy Secretary Chu Said “Somehow We Have To Figure Out How To Boost The Price Of Gasoline To The Levels In Europe.” “In a sign of one major internal difference, Mr. Chu has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work. ‘Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,’ Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama EPA Regulations Threaten More Jobs

- February 9, 2012

Today, The Marietta Times Reports That FirstEnergy Corp. Will Close Three Power Plants Because Of Costly Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations, Affecting 105 Jobs. “The Willow Island Power Station in Pleasants County is one of three aging coal-fired power plants in West Virginia that will be shut down later this year, FirstEnergy Corp. announced Wednesday. Its subsidiary Monongahela Power will be retiring Willow island, the Albright Power Station in Preston County and the Rivesville Power Station in Marion County by Sept. 1. The company said 105 employees will be affected. The decision was based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, which were recently finalized, and other environmental regulations.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s EPA Rules Shuttering Power Plants, Killing Jobs

- January 26, 2012

Today, The Toledo Blade Reports That FirstEnergy Will Close Three Ohio Power Plants Among Others Due To Regulations Imposed By The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Threatening Over 500 Jobs. “The Akron-based utility which owns Toledo Edison said it was shutting the facility because of air emission standards being imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In all, FirstEnergy said it would also shut plants in Eastlake, Ashabula, and Cleveland in Ohio, as well as in Adrian, Pa., and Williamsport, Md. The plants collectively produce 2,689 megawatts of electricity and employ 529 workers.” ... Continue Reading »

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VIRGINIA UTILITY COMPANIES ARE FEELING THE HEAT

- January 20, 2012

“Unprecedented” New EPA Rules Are “Most Expensive” In The Agency’s History. “The EPA is currently pushing an unprecedented rewrite of air-pollution rules in an attempt to shut down a large portion of the coal-fired power fleet. Though these regulations are among the most expensive in the agency’s history, none were demanded by the late Pelosi Congress. They’re all the result of purely bureaucratic discretion under the Clean Air Act, last revised in 1990.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Obama’s Decision To Kill Keystone Reflects Broken Promises

- January 19, 2012

MSNBC’S Joe Scarborough: “We haven't talked about one issue that on any other day we'd be talking about nonstop. A big policy decision yesterday by the Obama administration. I must say, I don't understand it for a lot of different reasons, but I'm going to let you guys comment on it. Keystone, the president killed the permitting for Keystone. And I'm just wondering, wouldn't this be a good issue for him to reach out to the middle on? Am I wrong about that?”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: President Obama Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

- January 19, 2012

“On Tuesday, President Obama’s Jobs Council reminded the nation that it is still hooked on fossil fuels, and will be for a long time. ‘Continuing to deliver inexpensive and reliable energy,’ the council reported, ‘is going to require the United States to optimize all of its natural resources and construct pathways (pipelines, transmission and distribution) to deliver electricity and fuel.’... Continue Reading »

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Formally Rejecting Jobs

- January 18, 2012

The Obama Administration Will Announce This Afternoon That It Will Reject TransCanada’s Permit Application To Build The Keystone Pipeline. “The Obama administration will reject the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday afternoon, according to a source closely following the issue. The State Department is expected to make an announcement at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. While the administration is expected to reject TransCanada Corp.’s permit application, it will allow the company to reapply, according to the source. The White House has long signaled that the administration is unlikely to approve the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline under the timeline required in December’s payroll tax cut extension law, which mandates a decision by Feb. 21.” ... Continue Reading »

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RNC Chairman Priebus Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Block the Keystone XL Pipeline

- January 18, 2012

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to block the Keystone XL pipeline: ... Continue Reading »

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THE EPA TOUCHES EVERYTHING

- January 10, 2012

Obama visited the EPA headquarters today to thank the men and women of the agency for their hard work. Did he thank them for creating the most expensive regulations in the agency’s history, or for killing jobs and increasing energy costs? ... Continue Reading »

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Another Obama Official Says Yes To Keystone

- January 5, 2012

Today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Obama’s former “Car Czar” Steve Rattner was added to the list of current/former Obama officials that support or believe the Keystone pipeline will create jobs. ... Continue Reading »

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OBAMA VS. CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN BEN LABOLT ON ENERGY POLICY

- January 2, 2012

Obama Campaign Spokesman Ben LaBolt Said Obama Worked To “Free Us From Our Dependence On Foreign Oil.” “Four years ago, President Obama said on Iowa caucus night that he would make health care affordable and accessible for all Americans, put a middle class tax cut in the pockets of working Americans, start to free us from our dependence on foreign oil and end the war in Iraq – promises that have been fulfilled.” (Devin Dwyer, “President Obama’s Words: RNC Weapon Of Choice In 2012,” ABC News, 1/2/12)... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Pipeline Flip Flop

- December 16, 2011

Obama In 2008: “Over the next five years, we should also lease more of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska for oil and gas production. And we should also tap more of our substantial natural gas reserves and work with the Canadian government to finally build the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline, delivering clean natural gas and creating good jobs in the process.”... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Editorial: Keystone XL Pipeline Should Stay in Tax Bill

- December 15, 2011

President Obama challenged Republicans to come up with a way to maintain the payroll tax extension and extend unemployment benefits to millions of Americans.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Either Misinformed Or Just Plain Wrong On Keystone Pipeline

- December 7, 2011

Obama Says State Dept Needs More Studies When The State Dept’s Already Determined Pipeline Poses “Little Environmental Risk”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Pipeline Problem

- December 7, 2011

President Obama Will Be Meeting With Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper In Washington Wednesday. “President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan to speed the flow of goods across the border aims to counter concerns trade ties between the two countries are weakening. Obama and Harper will meet tomorrow in Washington to announce details of a security ‘perimeter’ agreement aimed at making it easier for goods and people to cross the border, an official familiar with the matter said, after almost 10 years of talks to ease border congestion fueled by tighter U.S. security.” ... Continue Reading »

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They Said It!

- November 28, 2011

Former Obama Council Of Economics Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee Said Opponents Of Keystone XL Pipeline Are “Naive.” “People in the U.S. opposing TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL pipeline are being ‘naive,’ said Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. ‘It’s a bit naïve to think the tar sands would not be developed if they don’t build that pipeline,’ said Goolsbee, speaking today in Toronto at the Economic Club of Canada. ‘Eventually, it’s going to be built. It may go to the Pacific, it may go through Nebraska, but it’s going to be built somewhere.’” ... Continue Reading »

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What They Are Saying About The Keystone Pipeline

- November 14, 2011

The Detroit News: Obama’s Decision To Delay A Decision On The Keystone Pipeline Is More Evidence That The President Is Now In Campaign Mode. “Listen to chants of the Occupy Wall Street protesters: ‘What do we want? Jobs! When do we want them? Now!’ So when does President Barack Obama plan to give them the 18,000 direct construction jobs promised by the Keystone XL pipeline project? Maybe after the 2012 election. Maybe not. More evidence that the president is now in campaign mode comes from his announcement last week that he won't make a decision on the pipeline that will carry crude oil from the Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries until after his re-election bid is over. Keystone XL is a major infrastructure project of the sort Obama said he wanted for America when he proposed the $450 billion Stimulus II. The only difference is that the jobs will be entirely funded by private investment, and not taxpayer dollars.” ... Continue Reading »

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Profiles In Political Courage: Obama And Keystone XL

- November 10, 2011

When Barack Obama actually has a project with shovel-ready jobs, he punts in favor of appeasing his environmentalist and union allies. Obama knows he can’t afford to risk losing either interest group for his 2012 reelection bid. So why bother to create jobs and reduce energy dependence from unstable portions of the world when you can appease big labor and the enviros? ... Continue Reading »

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The Administration’s War On Coal

- October 28, 2011

On Thursday, EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Encouraged College Activists To Campaign Against Coal. “College environmental activists met Thursday with Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson to tell her what they're doing at their schools to try to shut down campus coal-fired heating plants. ‘It's so important that your voices are heard, that campuses that are supposed to be teaching people aren't meanwhile polluting the surrounding community with mercury and costing the children a few IQ points because of the need to generate power. It's simply not fair,’ Jackson said.” ... Continue Reading »

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Stimulus Watch: Squandering Taxpayer Money

- July 7, 2011

The EPA Sent $27 Million Of Stimulus Funds To China To Help Them Comply With International Air Pollution Treaties. “China and other foreign interests have been significant beneficiaries of stimulus money through the Environmental Protection Agency, to the tune of some $27 million, since the law passed in February 2009. Congressional investigators with the House Energy and Commerce Committee found that the EPA engaged in practices such as giving a $718,000 grant to the China State Environment Protection Administration to help it comply with the Stockholm and Long Range Transport of Air Pollutants Convention among others.”... Continue Reading »

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Thursday’s Tin Ear, Courtesy Of The EPA

- July 7, 2011

Obama Promised To Get Rid Of Regulations That “Don’t Make Sense.” “‘What I have done -- and this is unprecedented, by the way; no administration has done this before -- is I've said to each agency, 'Don't just look at current regulations or don't just look at future regulations, regulations that we're proposing. Let's go backwards and look at regulations that are already on the books and if they don't make sense, let's get rid of them.'"... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: “Stop EPA From Killing Coal”

- June 23, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency's crusade against coal-fired power plants is on a fast track to raise electricity bills in Michigan by as much as 20 percent and restrict the state's economic growth. … ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s War on Coal

- June 9, 2011

“Two New EPA Regulations Will Slam The Coal Industry So Hard That Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs Will Be Lost, And Electric Rates Will Skyrocket 11 Percent To Over 23 Percent, According To A New Study Based On Government Data.”... Continue Reading »

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Hoofing It

- May 23, 2011

“‘I Need To Work, So I'm Basically Willing To Go Anywhere,’ Harris Said. ‘But Will I Be Able To Make Any Money If I Take The Position? By The Time You Pay For Gas, That's Half Of What You Work For An Hour.’” ... Continue Reading »

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Fuel Me Once ...

- May 17, 2011

USA Today/ Gallup Poll: 70% Of Americans Say High Gas Prices Are Causing “Financial Hardship For Their Families.” “As gas prices hover near $4 a gallon, nearly seven in 10 Americans say the high cost of fuel is causing financial hardship for their families, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.” ... Continue Reading »

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Harry Reid vs. Harry Reid

- May 17, 2011

What a difference a day makes – one day after acknowledging that the Democrats’ latest political stunt had nothing to do with easing skyrocketing gas prices, the Democrat Majority Leader has changed his tune. Why? Probably because he realized that if their latest dog & pony show didn’t actually address the concerns of consumers, it would be pretty much…well…pointless.... Continue Reading »

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Obamanomics: Inflation

- May 16, 2011

“Inflation Accelerated To Its Fastest Annual Pace In Two And A Half Years In April, As Surging Gas Prices Continued To Hit American Consumers.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: PRIEBUS: Tell the White House We’re Running on Empty

- May 16, 2011

“The summer of 2010 was supposed to be the Summer of Recovery … It wasn’t and now nearly a year later, unemployment remains unacceptably high. With gas prices at nearly $4.00 a gallon and on the rise, the forecast for the summer of 2011 isn’t looking much better ..."... Continue Reading »

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Obama In Reverse

- May 7, 2011

"The White House Says President Barack Obama Will Talk About Plans For Dealing With Rising Gas Prices When He Travels To Indianapolis On Friday For A Postponed Visit To An Auto Parts Manufacturer."... Continue Reading »

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Stuck In The Mud

- May 4, 2011

Gasoline Prices Have Doubled Since Obama Took Office. “Feeling pain at the pump? Gas prices have doubled since Mr. Obama took office.” ... Continue Reading »

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Fuel For Thought

- April 28, 2011

Gasoline Prices Have Doubled Since Obama Took Office. “Feeling pain at the pump? Gas prices have doubled since Mr. Obama took office.”... Continue Reading »

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Fueling The Pain

- April 26, 2011

Gasoline Prices Have Doubled Since Obama Took Office. “Feeling pain at the pump? Gas prices have doubled since Mr. Obama took office.” ... Continue Reading »

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In Case You Missed It: High Gas Prices Cut Into Driving Habits - And Obama’s Approval Rating

- April 26, 2011

“Soaring gasoline prices are biting into household incomes and nibbling at Americans’ fuel consumption — and support for President Obama, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll."... Continue Reading »

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Regulations By The Barrel

- March 11, 2011

The Average American Household Will Spend $700 More On Gasoline In 2011, Increasing Motor Fuel Expenses By 28 Percent. “The average U.S. household will spend about $700 more for gasoline in 2011 than it spent last year, bringing total motor fuel expenses up 28 percent to $3,235, based on an annual pump price of $3.61 a gallon, the department's Energy Information Administration said.”... Continue Reading »

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Penance At The Pump

- March 8, 2011

When Asked If High Gasoline Prices Would Be Helpful, Obama Said He Preferred A “Gradual Adjustment.” CNBC’s JOHN HARWOOD: “So could these high prices help us?” OBAMA: “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.” ... Continue Reading »

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“Necessarily Skyrocket”

- March 6, 2011

Obama Says The EPA Will Reassess Ozone Standards In 2013, If He Wins Reelection. "He clearly understood the scientific, legal and political implications. He told Ms. Jackson that she would have an opportunity to revisit the Clean Air Act standard in 2013 - if they were still in office. We are just not going to do this now, he said."... Continue Reading »

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