Impediments to Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Constricts Supply

The oil and gas industry has been a mainstay of the Louisiana and Texas economies for decades. Investments in exploration, production, transportation, refining, and distribution of oil, gas, and related products create jobs and a steady living for those who work in and supply those areas. Unfortunately, fossil-fuels are not considered ‘green’ enough by this administration. As a result, decisions have been made that negatively impact oil and gas production.

With gasoline prices on the rise, there is so much more that can be done to create additional jobs and secure additional supply of oil and gas here in the United States. A good first step is a federal administration that actually encourages oil and gas production. Continue reading “Impediments to Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Constricts Supply”

Recent Rules by Bush to be Rolled Back?

Recent Rules by Bush To Be Rolled-Back?

It was reported by the Associated Press on November 15, 2008 that the U.S. Congress may use the Congressional Review Act of 1996 to overturn federal regulations that have been recently issued by the Bush Administration. A spokesperson for Rep. Edward Markey (D – Mass) stated that Rep. Markey would consider repealing regulations he considers “egregious.’ Mentioned in the article are recent rules relating to global warming and greenhouse gases, rules easing hazardous waste restrictions, and rules relating to exemptions for water permits and oil refinery emissions. Continue reading “Recent Rules by Bush to be Rolled Back?”