• Wall Street Journal Editorial: Protecting Endangered Farmers
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    Feb 29, 2012 -
    Protecting Endangered Farmers The Wall Street Journal Editorial February 29, 2012 Rick Santorum may have had a point the other day when he said that some environmentalists care more about animals than people. Take the water restrictions the federal government has imposed on California farmers to protect the three-inch... More
  • From the Headlines: Obama Administration's Skyrocketing Gasoline Prices Threaten American Jobs, Economic Recovery
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    Feb 21, 2012 -
    Ripped from the Headlines... Higher gasoline prices could stall recovery, Obama’s re-election, Boston Herald, 2/21/12 “By summer, some analysts said, you could be paying $4 for a gallon of gas, almost as high as the record set in the summer of 2008. A price that high could cripple the still-fragile recovery…The averag... More
  • Washington Examiner: Obama USDA delays shale drilling, up to 200k jobs
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    Nov 18, 2011 -
    Obama USDA delays shale drilling, up to 200k jobs By Joel Gehrke Washington Examiner November 18, 2011 President Obama's United States Department of Agriculture has delayed shale gas drilling in Ohio for up to six months by cancelling a mineral lease auction for Wayne National Forest (WNF). The move was taken in defer... More
  • FOX News: In Down Economy, Washington Lawmaker Pushes for More Logging
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    Oct 27, 2011 -
    In Down Economy, Washington Lawmaker Pushes for More Logging By Dan Springer October 26, 2011 FOX News Tired of going back to the government every year with their hands out, rural counties are looking for a way to get off the federal dime and put unemployed loggers back to work. Washington Rep. Doc Hastings says he has... More
  • Associated Press: Lawmakers say environmental laws should be waived for Border Patrol operations
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    Oct 27, 2011 -
    Lawmakers say environmental laws should be waived for Border Patrol operations October 27, 2011 Associated Press Kevin Freking Federal agents trying to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border say they’re hampered by laws that keep them from driving vehicles on huge swaths of land because it falls under U.S. environmental protect... More
  • From the Headlines: Subcommittee Examines Roadblocks to Oil Shale Production, Job Creation at Colorado Field Hearing
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    Aug 25, 2011 -
    KKCO: Future of Oil Shale AP: US Reps. Lamborn, Tipton Hear Wish List of What’s Needed for Commercial Oil Shale Development A congressional subcommittee hearing on "roadblocks" to U.S. oil shale development gave the energy industry, researchers, residents and the Government Accountability Office a chance to sound off W... More
  • Bloomberg: House Republicans Press for Faster Action on Renewable Energy
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    Jun 2, 2011 -
    House Republicans Press for Faster Action on Renewable Energy June 1, 2011 Bloomberg Jim Snyder U.S. House Republicans, who have sought to expedite offshore oil- and gas-drilling permits, pressed the Obama administration to act faster on renewable energy projects. Federal hurdles are slowing growth of solar and wind co... More
  • FOX News: House to Vote on Lifting Offshore Oil Moratorium
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    May 11, 2011 -
    Energy in America: House to Vote on Lifting Offshore Oil Moratorium By William Lajeunesse Published May 11, 2011 | FoxNews.com With almost 98 percent of America's offshore oil off-limits to drilling, and sustained gas prices nearing $4 a gallon, congressional Republicans say only one thing is keeping America from tappi... More
  • Greenwire: U.S. losing $4.7M a day from permitting lag, group says
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    Apr 27, 2011 -
    U.S. losing $4.7M a day from permitting lag, group says April 27, 2011 Greenwire By Phil Taylor Research by a Dallas-based research group found that declining oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico and a lull in new drilling permits is costing the United States $4.7 million a day in mineral revenues. The briefing... More
  • ABC News: Gasoline Prices Reach Highest Level Ever Recorded in March
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    Apr 1, 2011 -
    ABC News reported today that gasoline prices have increased for seven straight weeks and that the national average price has reached the highest amount ever recorded in the month of March. Responding to this news, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) continued to call for increased American e... More
  • National Journal: Obama’s Fuzzy Oil Production Math
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    Mar 17, 2011 -
    Obama’s Fuzzy Oil Production Math Bush administration actions have led to gains in supply By: Amy Harder National Journal Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 1:57 p.m. He doesn’t want to admit it, but President Obama is taking credit for something George W. Bush did. The White House is touting federal data that shows domestic ... More
  • Chairman Hastings Highlights Need for American Energy Production, Job Creation on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal
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    Mar 10, 2011 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal where he discussed a variety of topics including rising gasoline prices, job creation and the need for increased American energy production. Highlights: Creating American Jobs “Energy producing jobs are good jo... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Obama's Gas Price Migrane
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    Mar 4, 2011 -
    Obama's Gas Price Migraine March 4, 2011 Wall Street Journal By Kimberley A. Strassel The Obama administration has its share of headaches: a possible government shutdown, Arab unrest, the union uprising. The real migraine may be a firestorm over gasoline prices. Oil last week topped $100 a barrel, and gas has hit $4 a... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: An Illegal Drilling Ban
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    Feb 24, 2011 -
    An Illegal Drilling Ban Does Ken Salazar think he's above the law? February 24, 2011 Wall Street Journal Editorial Remember the BP oil spill and its aftermath? Folks remember it on the Gulf Coast, where late last week a federal judge ruled that the Obama Administration is imposing a de facto ban on deep water drilling... More
  • Houston Chronicle: Lawmakers: Egypt shows U.S. should start drilling
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    Feb 1, 2011 -
    Lawmakers: Egypt shows U.S. should start drilling 1/31/2011 Houston Chronicle Jennifer Dlouhy Civil unrest in Egypt and fears about a shutdown of oil shipments through the Suez Canal are stoking higher crude prices and calls in Congress for expanding domestic energy production. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., the head of t... More
  • National Journal: Hastings Says Gas Prices Could Drive Drilling Debate
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    Jan 20, 2011 -
    Hastings Says Gas Prices Could Drive Drilling Debate 1/20/2011 National Journal Amy Harder A top House Republican predicted Wednesday that Congress could see a repeat of its bruising debate over offshore drilling from 2008 if gasoline prices continue to rise. “I think we could potentially … see a similar type of discu... More
  • Wall Street Journal: Drilling Is Stalled Even After Ban Is Lifted
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    Jan 3, 2011 -
    Drilling Is Stalled Even After Ban Is Lifted January 3, 2011 Wall Street Journal Ben Casselman and Daniel Gilbert More than two months after the Obama administration lifted its ban on drilling in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, oil companies are still waiting for approval to drill the first new oil well there. Experts n... More
  • Arizona Daily Star: Another Deadly Shooting on Federal Lands Along the Southern Border
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    Dec 15, 2010 -
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was shot and killed Tuesday night by bandits near Rio Rico, Arizona. Sources have confirmed that the shooting occurred on federal lands in the Coronado National Forest. This is the latest violent crime to occur on federal are... More
  • Rasmussen Reports: Most Say Continuing Offshore Ban Will Hurt Economy
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    Dec 6, 2010 -
    NOTE: 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the new seven-year ban will increase gas prices 54% predict that it will be bad for the economy Most Say Continuing Offshore Ban Will Hurt Economy December 6, 2010 Rasmussen Reports The Obama administration announced last week that it is continuing the ban on offshore oil and gas... More
  • CQ Weekly: A Burst of Energy For Natural Resources?
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    Nov 29, 2010 -
    A Burst of Energy For Natural Resources? By Margaret Kriz Hobson, CQ Staff CQ Weekly November 28, 2010 Doc Hastings, a 69-year-old former paper executive from Washington state, has kept a low profile during his 16 years in the House, working on the lesser-known Rules and ethics committees and earning a reputation as a ... More
  • Houston Chronicle: Seahawk sells rig amid downturn in shallow-water drilling
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    Oct 15, 2010 -
    Seahawk sells rig amid downturn in shallow-water drilling October 14, 2010 Houston Chronicle Jennifer A. Dlouhy Seahawk Drilling is selling one of its rigs to an India-based oil service firm — and CEO Randy Stilley warns that could be just the first of many, as the company tries to raise cash and get rid of money-drain... More
  • New York Times: Drilling Plans Off Cuba Stir Fears of Impact on Gulf
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    Sep 30, 2010 -
    Drilling Plans Off Cuba Stir Fears of Impact on Gulf September 30, 2010 New York Times Clifford Kraus HOUSTON — Five months after the BP oil spill, a federal moratorium still prohibits new deepwater drilling in the American waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And under longstanding federal law, drilling is also banned near ... More
  • Wall Street Journal Editorial: The Real Gulf Disaster
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    Sep 22, 2010 -
    The Real Gulf Disaster The Wall Street Journal September 22, 2010 Editorial On Sunday Federal spill-response chief Thad Allen declared BP's ruptured well "effectively dead." Now if only Gulf residents weren't stuck coping with the disaster the government created after the accident—namely, the federal drilling moratori... More
  • Associated Press: A look at who got gov't Gulf work
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    Sep 13, 2010 -
    AP ENTERPRISE: A look at who got gov't Gulf work Associated Press Sharon Theimer Monday, September 13, 2010 WASHINGTON – The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was k... More
  • Houston Chronicle: Other Energy Issues Seep into Spill Legislation
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    Jul 29, 2010 -
    Other Energy Issues Seep into Spill Legislation July 28, 2010, 7:33PM Houston Chronicle Jennifer A. Dlouhy WASHINGTON — Energy legislation advancing in the Senate would force companies to reveal closely held details about the chemical cocktails they use to extract natural gas from shale rock, imposing the first federal... More
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