OP-ED: A step toward American energy independence By. Rep Jeff Duncan Washington Times About seven years ago, I had the opportunity to tour Devil's Tower an offshore drilling platform 140 miles southeast of New Orleans. It was an enriching experience learning how technology and human ingenuity come together to safely harvest resources from the depths of our oceans that are used to power our homes, cars and businesses. What was even more educational, though, was seeing all the various industries...
July 03, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Washington Times – Rep. Jeff Duncan: OP-ED “A Step Toward American Energy Independence” The Hill – Zack Colman: “Obama’s Energy Security Trust collecting dust” Wall Street Journal – Chip Cummins: “Rising U.S. Oil Output Gives Policy Makers More Options” Miami Herald – Susan Cocking: “U.S. Wildlife Service says it’s trying to clear backlog of protection requests" Washington Post – Josh Hicks: “Feds spring to action in response to Arizona wildfire”
July 03, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Alaska Dispatch – Hannah Heimbuch: “Congress considers opening Bristol Bay to offshore leasing” Associated Press: “White House has coal country on the defensive” Associated Press – Jennifer Kay: “Fla. Keys Prepare for Sea Level Rise” Washington Times – Valerie Richardson: “Deadly Arizona wildfire again stirs debate on cause of huge forest blazes” Washington Post – Peter Hermann: “Retired Park Police chief disputes inspector general’s report on weapons...
July 02, 2013
House Natural Resources Committee member Rep. Paul Gosar, (AZ-04) issued the following statement in response to the fast-moving Yarnell Hill Fire, in Yavapai County, that has claimed lives and destroyed homes and lead to one of the most deadly days in U.S. Firefighting history: “My heart weeps for those who lost their lives and were affected by today’s Yarnell Hill Fire. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have lost so much and the first responders battling this difficult situatio...
July 01, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Wall Street Journal – Tennille Tracy: “U.S. House Votes to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “House moves to expand offshore drilling” Cronkite News – Xi Chen: “Interior Department gives OK for wind-power project in Mohave County” The Hill – Ben Goad: “Lawmakers want investigation into EPA’s ‘sue and settle’ practices” The Day – Brian Hallenback: “BIA floats new tribe status rules” Greenwire – Emily Yehle: “'Lackadaisical' P...
July 01, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill – Pete Kasperowicz: “House votes to implement US-Mexico offshore energy deal” Fuel Fix – Jennifer A. Dlouhy: “House advances plan to unleash drilling on US-Mexico maritime border” News-Press – Jasmine Aguilera: “Committee examines red snapper fishery” The Hill – Ben Geman: “Landrieu may float competing US-Mexico bill with revenue-sharing” Associated Press: “VT wildlife group sues to protect rare songbird” Associated Press: “U.S. Park Police ...
June 28, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: National Journal – Amy Harder: “Republicans Answer Obama With Drilling Bill” The Hill – Pete Kasperowicz: “House advances offshore energy bills” WPMI: “Congress to Address Red Snapper Season Thursday” Salt Lake Tribune – Paul Beebe: “Way cleared in Utah for 1st new U.S. refinery since 1976” E&E – Phil Taylor: “Lawmakers praise 6-month postponement of prairie chicken decision” Associated Press: “Obama announces creation of new White House Council on N...
June 27, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: The Hill OpEd – Rep. Doc Hastings: “Time to unlock our energy” National Journal – Amy Harder: “Obama Won't Approve Keystone Pipeline Unless It Passes New Test” Washington Examiner editorial: “Obama's latest 'war on coal'” Washington Post – Juliet Eilperin: “Is Obama waging a ‘war on coal’?” Associated Press – Matt Volz: “Judge stops 3 logging projects over lynx” Reuters – Jonathan Stempel: “Supreme Court rule against biological father over American In...
June 26, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: Washington Times – Seth McLaughlin: “Obama to push unilateral action against climate change” Wall Street Journal – Alison Sider: “Texas' Next Big Oil Rush” Bay News 9 – Ferdinand Zogbaum: “FWS could limit access to Three Sisters Springs” Associated Press: “Native American pipe focus of national monument” Associated Press: “Should Supreme Court Consider Native American Law in Custody Battle?” Associated Press: “Glacier National Park to conduct new moun...
June 25, 2013
What We Are Reading This Morning
The Natural Resources Morning News Round-up: CQ – Shawn Zeller: “Back to the Drawing Board for Ike” E&E – Laura Petersen: “Catch shares -- friend or foe for red snapper fishermen?” CQ – Anna Mcgeehan: “Sale of Helium Reserves Approved in Senate Panel” Bloomberg – Lynn Doan: “Energy rigs in US decline by 12, Baker Hughes reports” Cronkite News – Xi Chen: “Feds eye 6k acres as jumping mouse critical habitat” Washington Post – Juliety Eilperin: “In the Badlands, a tribe helps buffaloes make a come...
June 24, 2013
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