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Obama Admin. Admits that Increased U.S. Oil Production Lowers Prices

| Posted in Press Release

In a recent interview, the Chief of the Obama Administration’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) discussed how increased American oil production is helping to prevent price spikes in the world oil market.  As reported by Reuters: “Crude oil would cost at least $150 a barrel due to supply disruptions in the Middle East and North Africa were it not for rising production in North…

House Approves Bill to Ensure Affordable Electricity for American Families and Businesses

| Posted in Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, with a bipartisan vote of 229-192. Sponsored by Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05), this important legislation would protect American jobs, taxpayer dollars, and affordable…

NEW Study Shows Job & Economic Surge from Increased Offshore Energy Production

| Posted in Blog

A new study released today shows that increasing America’s offshore energy production in the mid and south Atlantic will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and drastically grow America’s economy. “Today’s study further confirms that increased offshore energy production will create American jobs, spur economic growth, lower energy prices, and bring in much-needed tax revenue to…

Chairman Hastings: Duplicative Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations are Unnecessary, Will Cost American Jobs

| Posted in Floor Statements

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act: “Mr. Chairman, the Obama Administration is once again attempting to block new American energy production – keeping energy prices high and hurting middle-class families. The…

Hydraulic Fracturing: The Key to American Energy, Jobs

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Shale oil and natural gas activity contributed over 1.7 million jobs in 2012 and will increase by over 45% to almost 2.5 million jobs in 2015. 500,000 non-oil and natural gas manufacturing jobs are supported by shale oil and natural gas.

The Obama Administration's proposed federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing would cost American jobs, decrease American energy production, increase energy prices, and harm economic growth.

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Business Groups, American Energy Producers & States Call for Passage of House Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation

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Today, the House of Representatives will consider of H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote Energy Security Act.  Over 27 groups from across the country are calling for passage of this bipartisan legislation that protects American jobs and prohibits the Interior Department from enforcing federal hydraulic fracturing regulations in any state that already has in…