Policy briefing: National interest and security implications of Keystone XL

The Hill and the American Petroleum Institute host a policy breakfast Tuesday, July 23, on the national interest and security implications of the Keystone XL pipeline.



Vets4Energy emphasizes connection between energy, national security

Vets4Energy emphasized the connection durings its recent visit to the nation's capital.



Retired Major General Gary Wattnem to Meet with Iowa Senators

Iowa Flag Officer will advocate for energy policies that will strengthen national security



Vets4Energy to Meet with Senators to Discuss Energy Policies

Paul Connors, a US Air Force veteran, and volunteer wwith Vets4Energy, is scheduled to meet with Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt in Washington, DC to urge swift action on energy policies that would enhance national security.



ANGA Donates $50,000 to Train [Ohio] Veterans for Natural Gas Jobs

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) recently donated $50,000 to the Support Our Troops Education Fund. The money will go towards scholarships for Ohio veterans pursuing a career in the natural gas industry.



Cyberattacks Against U.S. Corporations Are on the Rise

A new wave of cyberattacks is striking American corporations, prompting warnings from federal officials, including a vague one issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security. This time, officials say, the attackers' aim is not espionage but sabotage, and the source seems to be somewhere in the Middle East.



'Oil Change,' a major investigation into US energy security

The United States' unquenchable thirst for oil has shaped nearly every aspect of the country's domestic and foreign policy for more than five decades: from the sometimes controversial relationships it forms with other countries to the hugely expensive deployment of military troops and ships.



The Case for Keystone XL Goes Beyond Jobs and Energy Independence

There's another very important reason approval of the Keystone XL is a good idea -- safety.



Coastal governors implore Obama to 'step up' offshore drilling -- now

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and five fellow Republicans from other coastal states on Monday implored the Obama administration to open new areas for offshore drilling, saying the change would give a jolt to the U.S. economy by spurring jobs and spending.



How Oil Made Working-Class North Dakota a Whole Lot Richer

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently produced a breakdown of job growth during North Dakota's oil rush, and it's pretty remarkable. In counties where oil rigs have sprouted up to drill from the Bakken Shale Formation -- a few of which are actually in Montana -- employment grew by 35.9 percent from 2007 to 2011, from about 78,000 jobs to more than 105,000.