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GOP Energy Report Card, 2015

Last year, when Republicans gained a decisive edge in both houses of Congress, I made predictions as to the six energy-policy changes we could expect—as the two parties have very different views on energy issues.

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The Omnibus Spending Package: Good Energy Policy, Bad Energy Policy

The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban. That’s good policy. However, to get the support of “reluctant Democrats,” The Economist

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Beyond the Bickering, Bill Lifting Oil-Export Ban Wins Bipartisan Support

Americans are sick of the bickering in Washington and want both parties to cooperate and get something done. Friday, October 9, offered proof that this can still happen. The house passed H.R. 702, the bill to lift the decades old oil export ban—with 26 Democrats joining the majority of Republicans and voting for it.

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Conaway Promotes End of ‘Outdated,’ Job-Costing Oil Export Ban

Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) urged the end of the oil export ban during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows: “These days, you’re hearing a lot about America’s energy boom, about how it’s creating jobs and revitalizing industries.  Much of

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US Opens Market to Limited Crude Oil Exports to Mexico

The Department of Commerce announced this week that U.S. companies can now export some crude oil to Mexico. There is a vigorous debate in Washington over crude oil export policy. Exxon and other industry groups lobbied to remove the prohibition on exporting crude oil.