By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Why does America's economy feel like an SUV running on fumes? The Obama administration's laughably rigid enforcement of a Bush-era ethanol mandate typifies today's regulatory climate. When Uncle Sam governs with a tire iron in his hand, U.S. companies wisely pull off the road and pray for new management.
New York is poised to become the latest state to cash in on the nation's natural gas boom.
The Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday proposed greenhouse-gas regulations that effectively would prohibit the construction of new coal-fired power plants.
President Obama has been touring the country this week touting increased oil and gas production numbers during his time in office — but his selective quotes and figures tell only part of the story.
The Obama administration on Tuesday said it would lift the deep-water drilling moratorium it imposed after the massive BP oil spill, but Gulf of Mexico region lawmakers and industry advocates said the stiffer new rules that the government is imposing will leave rigs idle and workers out of jobs for months longer.
"The more states that participate in this energy boom, the better off we are as a nation," he said. "It will take these issues away from the environmentalists. Soon there will be so many states involved and producing these resources, they'll be overwhelmed."
"They don't have any skin in the game," he said of states such as Vermont. "Unfortunately for the rest of the country, it sends mixed signals about the safety"