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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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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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New York fracking ban proves costly during pandemic

by Kevin Mooney
Washington Examiner

“New York Democrats who are asking Congress to supply them with what is widely described as a “coronavirus bailout” would be in a stronger economic and political position today if they took advantage of their state’s natural resources.  Unlike neighboring Pennsylvania, New York has banned the use of hydraulic fracturing that can be used to extract oil and natural gas deposits available within an underground rock formation known as the Marcellus Shale. For this reason, New York residents have lost out on an energy production boom that would have enabled the state to produce more than enough natural gas to cover its own heating, electrical, and industrial needs. In fact, New York has enough untapped resources to become an exporter …

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Leftists Push for Removal of Progressive Champion Moore’s ‘Planet of the Humans’ Film

by H. Sterling Burnett
The Heartland Institute

“Socialist radical environmentalists are repeating history again, eating one of their own, in this case far-left filmmaker and Bernie Sanders supporter Michael Moore. They are trying to destroy the progressive documentarian for honestly pointing out the hypocrisy and lies behind the push for green energy,” according to The Heartland Institute.

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North Dakota senator leads bipartisan coalition to purchase oil for Strategic Petroleum Reserve

by Renee Jean
Williston Herald

” A bipartisan coalition of oil state senators led by North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven and Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones has introduced an emergency measure in the Senate that would provide $3 billion in funding to purchase American crude oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  Hoeven’s coalition includes Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., as well as Republican Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, John Barrasso of Wyoming, and Roger Wicker of Mississippi,” according to the Williston Herald.

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Trump told Saudi: Cut oil supply or lose U.S. military support – sources

by Timothy Gardner
Reuters

“In an April 2 phone call, Trump told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that unless the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) started cutting oil production, he would be powerless to stop lawmakers from passing legislation to withdraw U.S. troops from the kingdom, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.”

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Gov. Northam Raises Energy Costs as Hundreds of Thousands Are Out of Work

By Tim Benson, Aaron D. Stover
The Heartland Institute

Even though Virginia’s economy is one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus, its governor continues to pursue energy policies that will shut down jobs, according to The Heartland Institute.  The Virginia Clean Economy Act will increase the so-called “renewable” energy mandate to 100 percent by 2050.

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New Michael Moore-Backed Documentary On YouTube Reveals Massive Ecological Impacts Of Renewables

by Michael Shellenberger
Forbes

“A new documentary, “Planet of the Humans,” being released free to the public on YouTube today, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, reveals that industrial wind farms, solar farms, biomass, and biofuels are wrecking natural environments,” according to Forbes.    

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Coronavirus Is Killing the European Union’s Carbon Trading Market

by James Delingpole
Breitbart News

“The Covid-19 pandemic has turned Europe’s carbon price upside down, with prices dropping by 40% since early March when they were still trading at about €24 ($26) per metric ton, analyst IHS Markit said.  The current trading levels of between €16-18 per metric ton are roughly two thirds of the level of the high of 2019 of €29 per metric ton,” according to Breitbart News.

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Left-wing activists say Biden must embrace ‘Green New Deal’ to earn youth vote

by Abby Smith
Washington Examiner

“Young, left-wing activists are threatening that, whether they ultimately support Joe Biden, now the presumptive Democratic nominee, is contingent on his signing onto major pieces of their agenda, including aggressive commitments to tackle climate change,” according to the Washington Examiner.

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Defeating coronavirus would be impossible without energy workers who power the fight

by Daniel Turner
Fox News

“You may not have thought of the roughly 14 million men and women working in our energy industry as having anything to do with the war against the coronavirus.  Ventilators and a great deal of other life-saving medical equipment are useless without electric power. Scientists in labs can’t conduct their research in dark rooms during a blackout. And plastic – a vital part of medical equipment, phones, and thousands of products used in health care and every other part of our lives – is made with oil or natural gas,” according to Fox News.

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Scientists: Petrol Pumps Should Carry Cigarette-Style Climate Change Warning Labels

by Victoria Friedman
Breitbart News

Alleged scientists have issued a bog in the British Medical Journal urging that cigarette-style warnings be put on gas pumps and any communication involving burning of  fossil fuels, according to Victoria Friedman writing in Breitbart News.   They also urge the warnings be accompanied by unrelated cigarette-style scare images.

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President Trump’s Fuel Economy Rule a Win for Consumers and Automakers

American Energy Alliance

“The American Energy Alliance welcomed the final Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule released by the White House today noting that clear auto fuel efficiency standards can benefit a majority of consumers and automakers simultaneously. Contrary to claims that this final rule has been rushed out in a time of crisis, the rule is the culmination of a several years long joint process from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it is required by the law.”

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Trump rolls back Obama mpg rules

The Detroit News

“The White House finalized its plan to roll back stringent gas-mileage rules enacted by the Obama administration on Tuesday, capping off a three-year fight between the Trump administration and environmentalists in Washington.  The plan calls for reducing the required annual fleetwide average mpg increases for carmakers for model years 2021-2026 — from the original 5% that would have required, to a less-stringent 1.5%,” according to The Detroit News.

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Big Green, Inc.

Institute for Energy Research

“Big Green, Inc. is a project of the Institute for Energy Research that demonstrates money’s influence on energy policy in the United States. The map highlights a group of foundations that spend billions of dollars supporting aggressive climate litigation, the promotion of uneconomic renewable energy sources, and overburdening regulations,” according to the Institute for Energy Research.

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Solar Panels Perform Poorly in Minnesota During Winter Months

Institute for Energy Research

“Solar power is not always beneficial, particularly in certain northern U.S. states where solar irradiance is not the best. In Minnesota the capacity factor of solar fell to 5.6 percent in December 2018, the time of year when it is darkest and cold weather begins to set in. Solar power loses its performance value due to shorter days in winter, snowfall reflecting light, and the expense of removing snow from solar panels.  Some states are losing interest in solar power due to environmental concerns when forests need to be cleared and hilltops leveled to make room for solar panels. It appears that as more is learned about solar energy, more questions are being generated, even when electricity from solar panels …

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For New York, Coal Is Out and Renewables Are In

Institute for Energy Research

“New York’s belief that solar and wind power are ‘clean and renewable’ is false. Fossil fuels, on the other hand, are readily accessible right here in America, affordable, and have much smaller environmental footprints than the renewable energy that environmentalists and many states are promoting,” according to the Institute for Energy Research.

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Democrats try to slip environmental schemes into coronavirus legislation

by Kevin Mooney
Washington Examiner

“The House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, along with Democratic Sens. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, is making every effort to ‘slip extensions for expired tax giveaways and Green New Deal policies into the current funding package meant to stabilize the economy and aid Americans suffering from the coronavirus,” according to a press release from the American Energy Alliance.

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In Pennsylvania, natural gas industry prepares for battle

by Salena Zito
Washington Examiner

CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania — “After years of ideologues and elites using the natural gas industry as a punching bag for politics and climate change activism, Nick DeIuliis, the CEO of CNX Resources, one of the largest natural gas producers in Western Pennsylvania, has had enough, according to the Washington Examiner. “In remarks at a Rotary Club speech at the storied William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh last week, the blue-collar man who earned degrees in engineering and law, and his job at the top, decided to speak out to defend an industry that has become a regional economic game-changer.”

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Study: Green New Deal Could Cost Households in 11 States at Least $70K — Just in the First Year after Passage

by Daniel Turner and Kent Lassman
Power the Future, Competitive Enterprise Institute and Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty

The Green New Deal could cost households in 11 states “long green” —$70,000 in just the first year according to a study by Poweer the Future and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  The eleven states analyzed in the study are Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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ARIZONANS FACE STIFF RATE HIKES AS UTILITIES SWITCH TO RENEWABLES

by Bonner R. Cohen
The Heartland Institute

“Tucson Electric Power requested the Arizona Regulators allow it to by add $7.61 to home customers’ monthly electricity bill beginning in May 2020, to pay for new renewable power supplies, having helped close an inexpensive coal power plant in late 2019,” according to The Heartland Institute’s Bonner Cohen.

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It’s Not Just About Cost. The Green New Deal Is Bad Environmental Policy, Too

by Nicolas Loris
The Heritage Foundation

“By shrinking our economy by potentially tens of trillions of dollars, the Green New Deal will cause lower levels of prosperity and fewer resources to deal with whatever environmental challenges come our way. That’s a bad deal for our economy and our environment,” according to Nicolas Loris, Deputy Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Thomas A. Roe Institute.

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