AUTHOR ARCHIVES: Benjamin Cole

Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands Still a Disappointment Analysis Oil

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In fiscal year 2010, 36 percent of our nation’s oil production took place on federal lands. Due to Obama Administration policies, by 2013, only 23 percent of our nation’s oil production took place on federal lands. Production on non-Federal lands, …

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AWEA’s Bold Push for More Wind Welfare Analysis Wind

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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is making an all-out effort to convince Congress to renew the wind production tax credit (PTC), the wind industry’s lucrative subsidy that expired at the end of 2013. AWEA is desperate to revive the …

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Reasons to Repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard Analysis Biomass

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The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was first put in place by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and then was more than quadrupled by the Energy Independence and Security Act two years later—both bills signed by President George W. Bush. …

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Another DOE Flop: Smith Electric Vehicles Closes Kansas Plant Analysis

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“You’re doing more than just building new vehicles. You are helping to fight our way through a vicious recession and you are building the economy of America’s future.” President Obama, 2010.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided $30

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GAO Report Shows NEPA is Broken Oil and Natural Gas Oil

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WASHINGTON — IER Senior Vice President Dan Kish issued the following statement after the release of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):

“GAO’s report indicates that NEPA is long past broken. What began

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