Articles Tagged: Fracking

Dysfunction, Ideology, and Illusions Undermine Serious Policy

The democrats want to pass the Shaheen-Portman legislation which is not very meaningful. Yet, they will not permit amendments to the legislation. The Republicans want a vote on Keystone XL and one on LNG exports which Senator Reid won’t permit. So, nothing gets done. Indeed, the Senate failed to vote for cloture Monday. Not passing […]

One Size Shouldn’t Fit All

For most of our history, states have been viewed as the laboratories of democracy, allowing them to determine what is in the best interests of their citizens. Individual state policies, programs, and related matters can be assessed by other states as part of the learning experience that can lead to a movement toward “best practices”. […]

Analyzing Energy Policy Trends

President Nixon, in his 1974 State of the Union Address, declared: “Let this be our national goal: At the end of this decade … the United States will not be dependent on any other country for the energy we need …”[1] Since then, every US president, regardless of party, has echoed the need for energy […]

Presentation by Stephen Eule on Energy Policy

Presentation by Stephen Eule, Vice President for climate and technology at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, at the February 25th Institute event discussing energy policy.  More information on the event is available at

America’s Shale Boom Is A Major Job Creator

Silicon Valley may get better press, but in this period of dismal employment growth it’s the oft-maligned hydrocarbon sector that’s creating more jobs faster. The oil and gas boom is producing millions of jobs, and not just where you might expect. Employment is up 40% in the oil and gas fields since the recession began […]

Market Forces: The Best Driver of Energy Policy

On November 4, 2013, Institute CEO William O’Keefe appeared at a conference sponsored by the Conservation Leadership Council to discuss a framework for energy policy making. His remarks are available in the attached document.

Unjustified EPA Intrusion Into Fracking

Reactions to EPA’s newly released fracking rules from the environmental community—at least, by some—have been sullen but not mutinous. And industry generally seems satisfied with the time allotted for compliance but concerned with cost. Both of these responses suggest that, for once, EPA got it right. But that could be a rush to judgment. Here are some reasons why.

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