Energy

An “all of the above” approach to energy issues is what’s needed in a changing world. Oil and gas power the world. That’s reality. So, any change in how our energy demands are met needs to be market-driven and not dictated by Washington bureaucrats. Texas is a major oil and gas producer but we’re also number one in wind energy, for example. That innovation was brought about by free market thinking, not big government intervention.
Imagine American-made energy coursing through a stronger U.S. economy and flowing to our allies around the world - in Ukraine, Europe and the Baltic states. This is Putin’s worst nightmare and a dream for the millions of...
Earlier this week, I joined the North American Gas Forum’s Legislative Panel to discuss energy opportunities in the United States. The panel was made up of members of Congress and energy industry experts.
Under the President's nuclear deal, the United States agreed to give the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism a billion-dollar oil boom. The United States will allow Iran to export its crude oil, but ironically, it...
Tuesday I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans for new regulations restricting methane emissions. The proposed rule would impose costly new restrictions on oil and...
News continues to get worse for the former head of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC), Dr. Rajendra Pachauri. The former top man at IPCC last week resigned from his remaining job, head of...
Now, a Nobel prize winning scientist has called the position taken by the Pope, as endorsed by Barack Obama, "dead wrong". I will not further paraphrase or otherwise highlight the article, as I feel it speaks for itself....
Wednesday, I praised H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015 in a hearing on the economic impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to regulate power plants.
“Earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she groans in travail.” – Pope Francis (June 18).
For nearly a quarter of century, we have been told that “we have reached a tipping point to stop human induced climate change.” We were told by former IPCC Chief Rajendra Pachauri in 2007 that if no action was taken...
Advice to my Republican friends: Follow the lead of Ted Cruz and simply tell any reporter or any Democrat in a debate, “Follow the Science.” Duke University recently published a study that shows that climate realist views...
The United States is the largest producer of petroleum and natural gas, yet outdated regulations – such as the crude oil export ban – hold our economy back from reaping the benefits that would come from being a key energy...
We have new studies discussing natural events' involvement in climate change, collapsing the entire theoretic apparatus that climate alarmists have built.
This December marks 40 years since Congress passed the crude oil export ban – an antiquated law created in response to disruptions in global supply in the 1970s.
Last week, President Obama announced a controversial new rule requiring a federally-mandated 32% cut in power-plant carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, while requiring the U.S. to achieve 28% of our total electricity from...
Monday I released the following statement in response to the EPA’s final rule to regulate emissions from U.S. power plants. The final rule goes a step further than drafts issued in 2013 and last summer, mandating power...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that EPA must consider cost before deciding whether the Mercury Air Toxics regulation is appropriate and necessary to regulate under the Clean Air Act.
I can recall a Pope changing history, in recent history, by making clear to the leaders of the former Soviet Union, that if they invaded his native land of Poland, (as they were clearly threatening to do) he would travel to...
Thursday, I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited assessment on the potential impacts to drinking water resources from hydraulic fracturing, also known as...
In my piece on Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, I quoted Mr. Buffett and his Vice Co-Chair Mr.
This week I hosted a public meeting with special guest Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. More than 200 people showed up for the event, “Reining in the EPA: A Regulation Roundtable,” which was held at the Cailloux...

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