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Monday, June 9th, 2014 @ 9:25AM

Obama Attacks Coal, Mary Landrieu Does Some Damage Control

has a Heritage Action scorecard score of 2 percent — something that should make conservatives cringe.  Her score demonstrates that with almost every vote she takes, she diminishes our freedom and prosperity and grows big government. In light of the votes she’s taken in the Senate, it’s almost humorous that on one very important issue, she’s trying desperately […]

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014 @ 9:08PM

What will the GOP do about the Latest Cap and Trade Scheme?

It is has been noted in recent years that a good percentage …

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 @ 2:59PM

Email Your Senators to Oppose the EXPIRE Act

This week, the Senate is expected to consider the Expiring Provisions Improvement, Reform, and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act of 2014 (S. 2260) sponsored by . The EXPIRE Act would temporarily extend more than 50 expiring tax provisions pertaining to individual and business taxpayers and the energy sector through 2015. The Senate’s tax extenders — and indeed […]

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Friday, May 9th, 2014 @ 10:25AM

Conservatives Ditch Bush-era Energy Policy

Our nation’s energy policy has not undergone substantial, congressional-driven change since 2007.  And yes, that was the year Washington decided to ban the incandescent light bulb.  Fortunately, conservatives in Congress are now developing innovative, free-market solutions that promise to create and secure jobs while reducing everyday costs for all Americans.  I run through four of […]

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 @ 4:06PM

Heritage Expert Defines ‘Volunteer’ for Senators

“A big part of the definition of “volunteer” is not getting paid to do it.” The Heritage Foundation’s Nicolas Loris,  an economic policy analyst, has had to clarify this definition for some lawmakers who think that the energy efficiency building codes in their bill are still ‘voluntary’ if states and tribal groups are paid to follow […]

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 @ 9:50AM

Email Your Senator to Oppose the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill

Next week, the Senate is likely to consider the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (S. 2262). Introduced by and it claims to promote energy savings in industrial and commercial buildings. The bill provides taxpayer-funded federal incentives to make building and manufacturing processes more efficient, but these “incentives” would burden taxpayers and consumers […]

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 @ 12:45PM

A Poor Attempt to Sweeten the Deal on Shaheen–Portman Energy Efficiency Bill

If lawmakers add amendments to a flawed bill in an attempt to attract more support for the bill, but the overall legislation remains flawed, should that be sufficient to satisfy the original policy concerns? and  seem to be using this tactic to gain co-sponsors for their bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 761). […]

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 @ 10:31AM

Why Taxpayers Should Care About Cellulosic Ethanol

Cellulosic ethanol, a form of non-food based fuel produced from sources such as algae, wood chips, and corn stover,  is not a likely topic of dinner table discussion.  But as taxpayers, whether we were aware of it or not, we have been involved in attempts to produce it for many years. Why?  The Chairwoman of […]

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Friday, March 28th, 2014 @ 2:33PM

Remove Government Barriers to American Energy Renaissance

If you want to argue it’s the private sector, not government, that creates jobs, look no further than the energy sector of the U.S. economy.  Energy production on private and state-owned lands puts energy production on federal lands to shame.   knows this.  That’s why he introduced the American Energy Renaissance Act, which would allow the […]

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Friday, March 28th, 2014 @ 9:09AM

Mary Landrieu and the War on American Energy

Earlier this month, we shared concerning details about Rhea Suh, President Obama’s nominee to be the next Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for the Department of Interior. Interestingly,  supports Suh despite clear indications that she would threaten energy related jobs, especially in Landrieu’s state of Louisiana: While two committee hearings on Suh’s nomination have raised significant concerns […]

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