Browsing the "gas prices" Tag

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House GOP lying about gas prices

In the fantasyland that passes for political debate in Washington, House Republicans are going all-out to blame high gas prices on – you guessed it – the Environmental Protection Agency. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton is hawking the gas price snake oil as House leadership rams through legislation to block EPA from curbing dangerous carbon pollution.

March 14th

Ike Closing Refineries + Gas Stations Rationing = PANIC

As Ike closes in, drilling platforms in the gulf have been evacuated, refineries closed and now the Port of Houston is closed. MSNBC reports: Exxon Mobil, Valero Energy, ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil are among the companies halting operations as the storm closed in. Refineries on the upper Texas coast account for one-fifth of U.S. refining […]

September 12th

Gas Prices, Gustav and the Future of Offshore Drilling

An August 29th article on Science Daily explains how hurricane’s Katrina and Rita can give us insight into some offshore drilling issues should Gustav cause damage in the Gulf of Mexico. The findings of Dr. Satish Nagarajaiah, Rice University professor, studied the damage to offshore drilling platforms following the 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Rita. As […]

August 30th

Dollar Value, Oil Prices, and Energy Issues

This is a critical time for those who are passionate about America’s increased interest in energy issues. While potential relief at the gas pump is favorable, it is concerning to note how quickly interest in conserving energy can wane. We must continue to keep energy issues on the forefront of the pending election as well as in front of all of our elected officials in the days and months to come.

August 20th

Schwarzenegger Jumps on Obama’s ‘Proper Tire Inflation’ Bandwagon

Today several more groups were added to the growing list of organizations that stand behind Senator Obama’s claim that properly inflated tires can indeed reduce gasoline consumption. Speaking on behalf of these groups, and helping to launch the EcoDriving initiative were the Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the Democratic Governor of Colorado Bill Ritter.

August 18th

Why High Gas Prices can be Good for the Environment

While high gas prices are not the most effective way to combat environmentally degrading driving patterns – unless you grow all your own food, chances are likely that high gas prices are going to translate into higher food costs – high gas prices are starting to encourage the sorts of commuter behaviours that environmentalists have been attempting to mainstream for years. But if gas prices start to decrease, are we going to witness a return to the behaviour that brought about these high prices in the first place?

August 8th

Obama Pushes Back with Renewed Focus on Energy

From Senator McCain blaming Barack Obama for high gas prices, to the House GOP’s recent (and ongoing) faux-libuster demanding an up-or-down vote on increasing domestic oil drilling, there’s no doubt that the Republican Party is pulling out all the stops to make oil the wedge issue in the upcoming election. But the Obama camp has begun a coordinated push-back and revealed the “New Energy Plan For America,” which Obama said would create 5 million new jobs and eliminate our need for Middle Eastern oil in 10 years.

August 4th