"Efforts to develop our coastal energy resources would actually make Americans safer by reducing the national-security threats that arise from foreign-oil dependence." William Schachte, Jr, retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and South Carolina chair of Vets4Energy
"EPA has taken a significant step in the right direction by using its waiver authority to lower ethanol mandates... However, the agency must do more to protect consumers. EPA's final rule relies on unrealistic increases in sales...despite the fact that most cars cannot use them."
The Obama administration is requiring more ethanol be blended into the country's gasoline compared to an earlier proposal, but the increase was widely criticized by renewable fuel and corn producers...
We've had years to study the effects of ethanol mandates and none of it seems beneficial. It's merely bureaucratic window dressing for political brownie points. There' s a way to make all parties involved happy, but this plan isn't it.
US Senator John Hoeven (MT): "Lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports is a smart move that will benefit not only North Dakota, but also our nation and our allies."
Accelerating its attacks on one of the Islamic State's most important sources of income, the U.S. military said Monday it destroyed 283 tanker trucks used by the militants to transport oil from producing fields in eastern Syria to smuggling points.
Vets4Energy Program Director James McCormick is interviewed at local event sponsored by Energy Speaks and the Harrison County (WV) Chamber of Commerce.
"This has everything to do with posturing our country into a better position so that we can be capable of not only supporting ourselves with good quality jobs and careers, but also being able to supply our allies... who have to buy crude oil from countries that aren't always friendly to the United States..."
We are facing an unusually long war with an enemy that isn't clearly defined. This conflict poses a grave threat, not only for our troops stationed abroad, but Americans everywhere.
When Obama administration representatives arrive in Paris for upcoming global climate discussions, they should emphasize the successful market-driven approach that helped the US lead the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions...