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Biden offshore drilling ban would kill 200,000 jobs, oil lobby says

by Josh Siegel
Washington Examiner

“Joe Biden’s proposal to ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters would cost nearly 200,000 jobs, strip the U.S. government of billions in dollars of revenue, and potentially push production to other countries, according to a new study commissioned by the industry’s trade group” the National Ocean Industries Association.

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Cuomo DEC Denies Another Gas Pipeline

Institute for Energy Research

“New York and New Jersey blocked water permits last week for a $1 billion multistate natural gas pipeline. The Williams Co. was planning to build the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project to expand its existing 10,000-mile interstate transmission pipeline system in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, which would supply an additional 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day for New York’s 2021 winter heating season,” according to the Institute for Energy Research.

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The United States Was Energy Independent in 2019 for the First Time Since 1957

Institute for Energy Research

According to the Institute for Energy Research, “U.S. energy production in 2019 was higher than U.S. energy consumption for the first time in 62 years.  Thus, the U.S. attained the long-held goal of “energy independence”—which is not to say that we did not import or export energy, but that we produced more energy than we used. One can thank the oil and gas industry and its use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for that milestone as production in those industries increased a combined 11 percent in 2019.”

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Impact of Biden’s Bans on Fracking and Oil Production on Federal Lands and Offshore

Institute for Energy Research

In a primary debate with Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden said he would eliminate most important forms of energy production  if elected president. He would ban fracking and foresaw, “No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. Ends,” according to the Institute for Energy Research.

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American Voters Concerned about Economy, Not Climate

American Energy Alliance

WASHINGTON DC (May 27, 2020) – Today, the American Energy Alliance, America’s premier energy think tank, recently partnered with MWR Strategies to field a nationwide survey of 1000 likely voters (margin of error 3.1%).  We have attached the topline results. AEA President Tom Pyle said this about the survey results: “Consistent with our research that spans more than a decade, respondents place no priority on climate change.  To the extent they do imagine there is a problem, they have no confidence in the ability of the federal government to solve it.  More importantly, there is even less willingness to pay for anything to address climate change than there had been previously.” “The bottom line is that if our current experience with …

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Highly Touted Alarmist Hurricane ‘Study’ Sets New Low for Misleading Deception

by James Taylor
Climate Realism

“The media are breathlessly touting a cheap new “study” falsely asserting climate change is causing an increase in strong hurricanes. In reality, the study relies on deception, unethical data manipulation, and aggressive misrepresentation of quite normal short-term trends to support its false claim,” according to Climate Realism

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Trump administration picks US firm to manufacture COVID-19 drugs now made overseas

by Rebecca Klar
The Hill

“The Trump administration is awarding a $354 million four-year contract to a Virginia-based company to manufacture generic medicines and pharmaceutical ingredients needed to treat COVID-19, federal officials and the company announced Tuesday,” according to The Hill.

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Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Green New Deal’s Energy Policies”

by Kevin Dayaratna and Nicolas Loris
The Heritage Foundation

“The proposed Green New Deal would be incredibly costly for American families and businesses—for no meaningful climate benefit. Moreover, the plan would introduce a completely new level of cronyism and corporate welfare that would harm consumers multiple times over,” according to The Heritage Foundation.

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