A few years ago, peak oil was relatively easy to understand. At some point in the future, and estimates varied as to exactly when, oil production was going to start declining due to a combination of geologic and geopolitical factors, prices were going to rise precipitously and a massive civilization-wrenching […]
It was a striking admission, in the State of the Union address, from America’s oilman-in-chief. It may have been a long time coming, but Republicans and Democrats alike applauded President Bush for telling the unvarnished truth about a country that has just 3% of the world’s oil reserves but uses […]
Efforts to lift a 25 year old moratorium on protecting our nation’s shorelines gas drilling heated up this week as consideration of the FY 2008 Interior Appropriations bill progressed on the House floor.
Congress is in the midst of the appropriations season, a time when the Appropriations Committee brings to the floor its annual spending bills funding the government for the next fiscal year. As a senior member of the committee, I wanted to give you an update on a number of legislative […]