Free-market think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released its conservative list of demands for 2019’s policymakers on energy and environment issues Tuesday. CEI’s list contains 10 policy goals to promote accessible and affordable energy by repealing and opposing burdensome regulations, encouraging fossil fuel energy development and cutting subsidies and other market distorting programs in the energy industry. (RELATED: Here Are Trump’s Largest ‘Energy Dominance’ Actions Of 2018)“Unaccountable regulatory agencies dominate how we live, work, play, build, travel, prepare food, and heal one another – and perversely drive people away from commonsense decisions,” CEI president Kent Lassman told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement. “CEI’s Agenda for the 116th Congress points the way toward a restoration of lawmaking in the Congress and a more resilient economy for all of us.” Repeal The Clean Power … [Read more...] about Conservatives Give Congress Their Top Ten Energy Priorities For 2019
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SIGN UP! If you’d like to continue receiving Washington Examiner's Daily on Energy newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexaminer.com/newsletter/daily-on-energy/ US-ISRAEL LOBBY HAS ENERGY AT THE TOP OF ITS WASHINGTON AGENDA: Energy policy is quietly creeping into the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s 2019 lobbying agenda as it holds its week-long lobbying conference in Washington. The U.S. has played a key role in Israel’s march toward becoming the sole provider of its own energy and becoming a major producer of natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Houston-based exploration firm Noble Energy made the first discoveries of natural gas off the Israeli coast 20 years ago, and helped the country begin harvesting the offshore energy resource more recently. Israel has begun supplying Egypt with natural gas with the advent of new pipelines, and there are plans for a cross-continent pipeline to begin supplying Europe. Noble said earlier … [Read more...] about Daily on energy: US-Israel lobby has energy at the top of its Washington agenda
Today in Washington, D.C., at the first meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Chairman Peter DeFazio’s (D-OR) phone alarm went off. Rep. DeFazio offhandedly joked that it was “the alarm sounding on America’s infrastructure.” It could also be considered the starting bell in the rush to design, fund, and implement a national infrastructure overhaul. As the hearing—entitled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait”—kicked off, buzz built about a newly released draft of the Green New Deal, a highly-anticipated joint resolution by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that will be officially introduced to Congress on Thursday afternoon. These two events—a debate on repairing our roads, trains, tunnels, and infrastructure; and a bold plan to combat climate change—couldn’t be more intertwined. They showcase the momentum … [Read more...] about Will the Green New Deal usher in a new era of real infrastructure investment?
How the United States confronts climate change will be decided whenever the Democratic Party regains control of the White House and Congress. But it may ultimately be Chief Justice John Roberts who decides whether they succeed. Every major Democratic policy would need to survive scrutiny by the justices. So how would the Green New Deal fare if it reaches the high court? This isn’t an easy question to answer, partly because lawmakers have yet to draft a proposal. Early last month, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced a resolution recognizing “the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal”; 90 House Democrats have cosponsored it, and multiple Democratic presidential candidates have expressed support for it. But the resolution lacks the specificity of a bill. In fewer than 2,000 words, it outlines the Green New Deal’s goals, which include not only net-zero greenhouse gas emissions … [Read more...] about Would the Green New Deal Survive the Supreme Court?
The House passed legislation on Tuesday reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) over objections from the National Rifle Association and Republicans who say it will restrict gun rights by preventing people convicted of stalking or abusing dating partners from buying a gun. Thirty-three Republicans opted to break party lines and vote for the bill backed by Reps. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassWarren, Booker reintroduce Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act This week: Senate GOP prepares to change rules on Trump nominees Pelosi, Dems look for upside to Mueller report MORE (D-Calif.) and Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickOvernight Health Care: Lawmakers get deal to advance long-stalled drug pricing bill | House votes to condemn Trump's anti-ObamaCare push | Eight House Republicans join with Dems | Trump officials approve Medicaid expansion in Maine The 8 Republicans who voted against Trump's anti-ObamaCare push House condemns Trump's latest anti-ObamaCare push MORE (R-Pa.), the … [Read more...] about House votes to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, closing ‘boyfriend loophole’