The Obama Administration Declares War On Fracking

By:  Kevin Boyd In a decision that should please environmentalists, OPEC and bored St. Tammany Parish housewives; the Obama administration has announced a series of new rules on fracking operations on Federal land. They would impose new requirements on well construction, disposal of fracking fluids, and disclosure of chemicals used in fracking operations. The rules apply to Federal…

The Great Turnaround

By:  Paul Greenberg         And they say there’s no good news in the paper. But when it comes to oil, oil prices, oil diplomacy and just about everything else connected to this country’s shale-oil boom, there’s little but good news to report either at home or abroad. From the gas pump to…

White House hires former Keystone lobbyist as Senate liaison

The Obama administration’s new point person on White House-Senate relations previously worked as a lobbyist to promote the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.       By: Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) – Marty Paone, formerly a lobbyist with Prime Policy Group, was hired by the…

Obama’s Economic Agenda: Higher Health Care Costs, No XL Pipeline, and More

By:  Donald Lambro       WASHINGTON – President Obama’s political barometer moved from bad to worse this week after his ill-conceived, illegal executive action to rewrite our immigration laws. With the Gallup Poll showing 54 percent of Americans disapproving of the way he’s handling his job, as he clung to a dismal approval rating…