Category: energy independence

Editorial: Donald Trump first president in decades to move America towards energy independence

We saw this article a couple of weeks ago, and wanted to share it with you, because it underlines the work that President Trump is doing to move our country towards energy independence, and it doesn’t mean following well trod paths that haven’t worked: President Donald Trump took office and announced a radical departure from …

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Governor Daugaard encourages President to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

This was a good move by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard – Great Job! Governors Urge President Obama To Reconsider Keystone XL PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has joined with other governors from across the country to urge President Obama to reconsider his decision to veto the Keystone XL pipeline bill. “If built, the pipeline …

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Who’s the obstructionist? It’s time now for President Obama to make a decision on Keystone XL.

Who’s the obstructionist? It’s time now for President Obama to make a decision on Keystone XL.  In some states, the Keystone XL Pipeline project would be preparing to go to Kindergarten this fall. At the age of six, it’s become a national embarrassment over the lack of inaction from the Obama administration towards approving a …

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Brunner Pushes For Domestic Energy

Ryan Brunner, candidate for Commissioner of School and Public Lands wrote a letter to the editor of the Mitchell Republic expressing views on energy taxes. In order to keep this industry growing and thriving in South Dakota, we must push back on attempts at the federal level to impose onerous taxes and regulations on oil …

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More Anti-Fracking Studies Discredited

Thanks to Forbes for bringing light to more proof that natural gas opponents have manufactured negative studies against fracking. A University of Texas-Austin study released Monday found that methane emissions from new wells being prepared for production, a process known as completion, captured 99% of the escaping methane—on average 97% lower than estimates released in …

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Fracking Boom Is Dollar Boon in Energy Independence

Oil’s negative drag on the dollar is weakening as rising U.S. natural gas and crude production propels the nation to the highest level of energy self- sufficiency in two decades. As fracking technology improves the United States is producing more of its own petroleum products. Full story They would consecrate me what was essentially a …

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ALEC Speaker Outlines the Obama Obstacle to Energy Independence

Our latest speaker at ALEC, Robert Bradley Jr. is an energy historian and author of several books on energy production. Bradley spoke about energy as the “Master Resource” and highlighted the “Ultimate Resource” theory developed by Julian Simon which explains that as resources become more scarce, prices rise, creating an incentive to adapt. The more …

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Keystone to Provide Market Link for Bakken Oil

The politics of Keystone get local in the latest article from the Washington Post. Most critics of the pipeline like to overlook the fact that if KXL was built, it would transport 60,000 barrels a day of oil from the North Dakota Bakken Field. This is becoming more evident in political races and may prove …

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American Energy Independence

Dear friends and Rushmore PAC members, On this date in 1776, America’s founding fathers declared independence from the grasp of powerful foreign rule. They understood that it was necessary to, “dissolve the political bands which have connected them…” Today on, July 4, 2012, let us declare our independence from the jaws of another powerful influence, …

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America, Start Your Natural-Gas Engines

The recent deluge of low-cost shale gas is already changing the way the country runs. Electric utilities are turning to gas to power their turbines, and chemical companies that rely on the fuel are coming back to the U.S. after years of investing overseas. But the holy grail is transportation. Every day, we consume 70% …

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