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Opposing Renewable Fuel Standards(1)

February 18, 2015

They say politics makes strange bedfellows. In a perfect example, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are cosponsoring the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act,” to abolish the corn ethanol Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires that increasing volumes of this biofuel be blended into gasoline. Let’s hope it passes, as an amendment […]

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End the Ban on Oil Exports

The midterm elections underscore how much Americans value energy, job and economic revival – and how much they want less Washington control of their lives, livelihoods, and dreams for their children and grandchildren. If ever there was a time to end the ban on oil exports, it’s now. With U.S. demand for oil products falling, […]

Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense

The economic benefits from drilling off Virginia’s coast for natural gas and oil far exceed the cost of possible environmental impacts. That is the conclusion of a new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. The estimates for gas and oil reserves in this new study are from the Bureau of Ocean Energy […]

Natural Gas Trucks: Progress, But No Breakthrough

(Editor’s note: I recently attended a meeting on off-shore drilling potential off Virginia’s coast and the issue of natural gas fueled trucks came up and was briefly discussed. This article shows where we are in the nation on converting our truck fleet to natural gas.) The fracking revolution has led to an abundance of U.S. […]


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