High Gas Prices Are No Accident
Congratulations to RedState on their 4th anniversary of providing informed, conservative commentary on all the issues that confront our country. I’m pleased to join many of my GOP colleagues to help launch RedState 3.0 and thought I’d use this opportunity today to post on the number one domestic concern of Americans across the country – high gas prices. For decades, many Washington Democrats have embarked | Read More »
Greenies Approve California Offshore Drilling Plan
Prominent Californians including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are adamantly opposed to offshore drilling in all its forms. Unless, apparently they have some skin in the game… From the Wall Street Journal: Environmentalists Say Yes to Offshore Drilling After the [disastrous 1969 oil] spill, Santa Barbara residents formed an environmental group called GOO! (Get Oil Out!), one of the first community groups to oppose offshore oil | Read More »
Governor Palin on ANWR from John Cornyn’s Blog:
The following was taken from Senator John Cornyn’s blog. I’ve heard the governor’s name mentioned as a possible VP. I can say unequivocally that if she is not, she should be. By aceintx at 2008-07-17 What will it take for Congress to enact comprehensive energy policy that includes increased domestic production of oil and gas, renewable and alternative energy, and conservation? It seems to us | Read More »
Congress Must Act
Happy 4th Birthday RedState—and Congratulations on yet another successful launch! I am confident that RedState 3.0 will continue to offer readers factual and relevant information about the important issues facing all of us. Thanks to everyone who works to make this site great! We all know that high gas prices are hurting American families and are the single biggest obstacle to economic growth today. Gas | Read More »
Congressional Dems Beclown Selves With “Drill It or Lose It” Bill
Democrats try to spur more oil exploration The Gulf of Mexico, at least the western “shelf” portion off Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama, is what is know as a mature oil and gas basin. It has been under intensive exploration since 1947. Billions of barrels and trillions of cubic feet have already been produced. While billions/trillions more may be found, the vast majority of the | Read More »
The Fight for Energy: Those Who “Protect” The Environment vs. Those Who Depend On It.
It is a great honor to represent the scenic stretch of Tennessee from Clarksville to Nashville, to Memphis. Anchored by Tennessee’s great metropolitan centers, the heart of my district is the rural engine of Tennessee’s economy and home to the men and women who work the land every day. These are the true environmentalists and conservationists, those for whom clean air and clean water isn’t | Read More »
Environmentalists Will Send Me To The Looney Bin
Just saw a report on Fox News, that local environmentalists are protesting a Kansas wind farm. This wind farm is just what you might see on television, large white wind mills spread throughout a large open piece of land. Why do the environmentalists protest this wind farm? Well it takes away from the natural beauty of the flat, grassy, open space. So- no oil (which | Read More »
Paging Congressman Ted Poe
Sir, I have played this clip on a local radio show and the response from the audience has been amazing. This, I venture to say, is one of the greatest speeches ever made on the floor of the House. It is humorous, pointed, and effectively demonstrates the sheer absurdity of the rules. PS – Overwhelmingly the callers to my radio show do want you to | Read More »
The Energy Crisis:
This is a true story. It just hasn’t happened yet.
What’s the Mood in the Hood?
Hofmeister has just started a new not-for-profit company, Citizens for Affordable Energy I didn’t write this diary just to promote John Hofmeister. I really think the Republican Party needs to promote the idea of finding more energy from a point of view of not only finding new energy but also increasing the number of high paying union jobs that will be a part of the | Read More »
The War on the Poor
Energy is the creator of economic opportunities. Push energy prices up and everyone suffers. But who gets hurt first? The poor and disadvantaged. High energy prices make poor families pay even larger chunks of their meager incomes for energy. In fact, high utility bills are a leading cause of homelessness. While Washington plays politics with American energy supplies, people are hurting – and the poor | Read More »
Let the Free Market Produce More Energy
I want to begin by congratulating the entire RedState team on a great looking new version of the site, and by wishing them a happy 4th birthday. President Bush has taken an important step to lower gas prices. But now Congress needs to get out of the way and let the free market produce more energy. The U.S. is the only country in the world that refuses | Read More »
President Calls Democrats’ Bluff on Offshore Drilling
The Democrats are truly panicked and would no doubt be even more panicked if John McCain more vocally got on the GOP bandwagon over ANWR and drilling. Today, President Bush called the Democrats’ bluff on energy and the response was both predictable and telling. See here. peaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the move a “hoax,” while House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said, “It’s clear | Read More »
New Freedom’s Watch Energy Ad. A fairly cruel one.
Which means, of course, it viciously quotes Democrats. Directly, even: As Ed Morrissey noted, this was good timing, given Bush’s decision to lift the offshore drilling ban. The Simpsons addition was a nice touch, too.
We must boost domestic energy production now
I hope that Speaker Pelosi’s recent letter to President Bush urging him to draw down oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve signals her recognition that the solution to today’s high energy prices is to increase supply in the market. Possibly she realizes that supply really does affect the price consumers pay at the pump, and that would be progress, but I don’t share her optimism | Read More »