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Capitol Comment 297 - Abundant Energy: The Building Block of Prosperity
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Capitol Comment 297 - Abundant Energy: The Building Block of Prosperity

Rising gas prices and rolling blackouts have made energy policy a hot issue nationwide. Some believe the solution is to procure new supplies to meet increasing demand. Others argue that conservation and efficiency will make more production unnecessary.

07/10/2001
Calif., GOP Jockey for Energy Solution
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Calif., GOP Jockey for Energy Solution

BY Hil Anderson

The political duel between California and Washington continued Tuesday as the Republican whip in the House scolded the state on how to solve the electricity crunch, and the state attorney general joined in a lawsuit over energy efficiency standards for appliances that were issued during the final days of the Clinton administration.

06/19/2001
Price Cap Truth Squad Set to Counter Gov. Gray Davis' Energy Rhetoric
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Price Cap Truth Squad Set to Counter Gov. Gray Davis' Energy Rhetoric

News Advisory: Gov. Gray Davis (D-Calif.) is scheduled to testify before the Senate Government Affairs Committee regarding the ongoing energy crisis in California. Gov. Davis, following the advice of two former campaign advisers to Al Gore, has spent the last few months blaming President Bush for the heightening energy crisis in California. Experts from Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), in an effort to counter the misinformation, will be available outside of room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building to comment on the energy crisis in California during Davis' appearance before the committee. "We must remember this energy crisis in California falls squarely on the shoulders of the state's chief executive officer. It's Gray Davis' fault," said Chad Cowan, director of communications for CSE. "It's unfortunate that Gov. Davis has chosen to come to Washington to continue the political blame game. He should be back in California, tending to the energy problems that plague California's families, problems he helped create." WHAT: The Price Cap Truth Squad Responds to Gov. Gray Davis WHO: The Price Cap Truth Squad (Patrick Burns, director of energy policy at CSE; Glenn Spencer, CSE energy policy analyst; Chad Cowan, CSE director of communications; and Stephen Flaherty, CSE director of campaign operations) WHEN: June 20, 9 a.m. WHERE: Room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building For more information about CSE's positions on energy visit www.cse.org/informed/energy.html.

06/19/2001
DuPage Hears Energy Plan
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DuPage Hears Energy Plan

BY Stacy St. Clair

Gasoline prices may have dropped, but that doesn't mean the energy crisis is over - nor that we should abandon efforts to make the United States less dependent on outside sources of oil, a Bush Cabinet member told an audience Monday in DuPage County. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, during a question-and-answer session with 200 suburban residents at Argonne National Laboratory near Darien, acknowledged this spring's energy problems had somewhat subsided.

06/17/2001
Gas Drilling Draws Anger Despite Need
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Gas Drilling Draws Anger Despite Need

BY Cory Reiss

WASHINGTON -- The 40-foot segments of a planned natural gas pipeline that recently began arriving at Port Manatee are a promising sign for Florida's electric power plants. The question is how full or empty those promises may be. The state's gas needs are expected to almost triple by 2020, but the new pipeline from Mobile, Ala., will cross Gulf of Mexico waters that the state of Florida is fighting to keep free of oil and gas platforms.

06/17/2001
Gas Getting Lost in Drilling Debate
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Gas Getting Lost in Drilling Debate

BY Cory Reiss

The 40-foot segments of a planned natural gas pipeline that recently began arriving at Port Manatee are a promising sign for Florida's electric power plants. The question is how full or empty those promises may be. The state's gas needs are expected to almost triple by 2020, but the new pipeline from Mobile, Ala., will cross Gulf of Mexico waters that the state of Florida is fighting to keep free of oil and gas platforms.

06/17/2001
Powerless in a Perfect Storm
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Powerless in a Perfect Storm

BY Glenn Spencer

Last month, President Bush released his long-awaited energy strategy. Without even waiting for its publication, environmental special interests went on the attack, skewering the plan for allegedly emphasizing new production of reliable energy over the use of renewables, conservation, and efficiency. These attacks have taken effect, as Mr. Bush's poll numbers on energy issues have dropped considerably. A large majority of Americans tell pollsters they disapprove of Mr. Bush's handling of energy issues and would prefer to see congressional Democrats lead the way.

06/17/2001
Capitol Comment 295 - Renewable Energy: The Great Hope or the Great Hype?
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Capitol Comment 295 - Renewable Energy: The Great Hope or the Great Hype?

With the release of its national energy policy, the Bush administration kicked off its drive for a new approach to meeting America’s energy needs. The report was instantly derided — before it was even released, in fact — by environmental fundraising groups, members of the media, and leaders of the opposition on Capitol Hill.

06/07/2001
ENERGY POLICY II: CONSERVATIVE COALITION BLASTS OPPOSITION TO BUSH PLAN
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ENERGY POLICY II: CONSERVATIVE COALITION BLASTS OPPOSITION TO BUSH PLAN

BY Suzanne Struglinski

Several conservative groups launched the "21st Century Energy Project" Wednesday with aims to run ads to attack liberal criticisms of the Bush administration's proposed national energy policy. The group released a print and radio ad at a press conference to "counter balance the scathing, misleading assault" on the Bush plan from environmental organizations.

05/31/2001
Conservative Coalition Forms To Provide Offensive Firepower To Bush Energy Strategy
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Conservative Coalition Forms To Provide Offensive Firepower To Bush Energy Strategy

A group of conservative organizations will announce early this afternoon that they are forming a coalition - the 21st Century Energy Project (21CEP) -- to engage liberal opponents of President Bush's energy strategy. The coalition will be led by Ed Gillespie of Quinn Gillespie, who told the Bulletin that the aim of the coalition is to "provide some counterbalance to the liberal assault" on the President's energy strategy. Among coalition members are the 60 Plus Association, American Conservative Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Frontiers of Freedom, National Center for Policy Analysis, National Center for Public Policy Research, The Seniors Coalition, and the United Seniors Association. The formation of the coalition outside the White House comes after some inside the White House acknowledge the in-house rollout of the Bush energy strategy was mismanaged. In prepared remarks, Gillespie is expected to say this afternoon, "Often flying under the false banner of environmental protection or conservation, groups like the Sierra Club and the National Resources Defense Council -- not to mention Greenpeace -- have become little more than outside resources for the Democratic National Committee. They were poised to echo the attacks of the DNC and congressional Democrats they supported in the last campaign weeks before the Bush Administration even unveiled its energy initiative. Ultimately, 40 of the plan's 105 recommendations ended up focusing on increasing conservation, but they did not let that fact change their plan." Gillespie continues, "They reflexively oppose any plan that would increase traditional forms of energy production as a means by which to restore the imbalance between our nation's demand for energy and its supply. They do so in the most cynical political fashion, branding every abundant and affordable source of energy as a threat to clean air or clean water in order to frighten policy makers by frightening suburban women swing voters. Rarely do these groups acknowledge -- nor are they asked -- how they would meet the demand necessary for Americans to maintain higher standards of living over the next 20 years in the absence of greater domestic production. The answer is that they would not. They would instead reduce demand by government fiat." The coalition has assembled a $1 million ad budget and fired its first shot today with an ad in the Fresno Bee, coinciding with President Bush's trip to that area of California today. Drawing a connection between the current Democratic stance on energy today and President Jimmy Carter's plan during the 1970s, the ad says, "Two decades ago, over-dependence on foreign oil created a shortage and drove prices up. The solution was rationing. It was a bad idea. Today, we are again becoming too dependent on foreign oil when demand for oil and electricity consumption is increasing. This is simple Economics 101: when demand increases faster than supply, prices go up. Liberal groups and some politicians believe rationing, price caps, higher taxes and excessive regulations will solve the problem. We disagree. Their policies will only decrease supply and further increase prices. That hurts lower and middle class families the most. In fact, if some on the left have their way, 'soccer moms' will be forced to sell their mini-vans - they'll become a luxury only the elite can afford." While 21CEP has no direct connection to the White House, they intend to adopt a grassroots strategy similar to what President Bush engaged in to sell his tax plan. Acknowledging the Democratic Senate will provide a roadblock to enacting elements of the Bush plan, Gillespie noted the President's tax cut tour - in which he visited GOP-leaning states with Democratic senators -- was an element of a strategy that ultimately delivered 12 Democratic votes for his tax plan.

05/30/2001

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