Issues

ANWR

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) comprises an area of about 19 million acres in Alaska’s North Slope region. Of the 19 million acres, 1.5 million were set aside in 1980 to study its potential for energy resource production. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that there are 10.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil in that region alone.

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Cap and Trade Resources

Cap and trade has grown in political popularity recently because it masks the causes of higher energy prices much better than a straightforward tax. The Institute for Energy Research has provided a number of studies evaluating the costs and benefits of a cap and trade policy.

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China

In 2010, China surpassed the United States in energy consumption and is building new power plants weekly to meet their growing energy demand. This section will examine China's rise and what it means for the United States.

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Green Jobs Resources

'Green Jobs' is a loose term to describe jobs intended to improve the environment. As Europe has experienced, and America is beginning to learn, most green jobs disappear with the expiration of government subsidies.

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Gulf Moratorium

The Gulf moratorium has killed jobs and destroyed economic productivity in a community already reeling from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Learn the facts on the unintended consequences of this disastrous executive order.

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The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)

The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is the submerged area between a continent and the deep ocean. America’s OCS encompasses 1.76 billion acres of submerged, taxpayer-owned lands. The Minerals Management Service (MMS) estimates that the outer continental shelf contains 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

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