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Category: Election

Republicans won big by embracing energy, industry group says

November 06, 2014 Posted by Chris Wysong

In the wake of Tuesdays election, energy industry leaders are claiming support for oil and gas development was the key to Republican victory. With GOP majority now in the Senate and House, projects such as Keystone XL have a much better chance for progress. Republicans won big by embracing energy, industry group says By: Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Fuel Fix) WASHINGTON Energy industry leaders insisted Wednesday that Republicans electoral gains in Congress prove that supporting oil and gas development is a winning political strategy. One thing is abundantly clear: In the 2014 election cycle, energy was the clear winner, said American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard, in a conference call with reporters. In race after race, voters from all regions of our nation and both political parties voted for pro-development, true all-of-the-above energy policies. Although some races are still undecided, Tuesdays elections put Republicans in control of the Senate and strengthened their majority in

Posted in Oil, Policy, Election

Energy Seen Getting Biggest Boost From Republican Senate

November 06, 2014 Posted by Chris Wysong

Optimism for progress on pipelines and trade agreements are growing after Republicans took control of the Senate in Tuesdays elections. Energy shares saw an immediate increase Wednesday as the energy and medical device sectors are expected to be especially impacted by new legislation possibilities. Energy Seen Getting Biggest Boost From Republican Senate By: Rodrigo Campos and Ryan Vlastelica (Reuters) NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - While the Republican Party wont assume its Senate majority until January, U.S. stock investors are already betting the new congressional makeup could lead to faster action on pipelines and trade agreements, sending energy shares higher on Wednesday. Wall Street rose broadly in its first session after midterm elections, but energy and medical device companies - two sectors that could see a more direct impact from legislative measures - had outsized moves. Part of the broader markets move came on relief that the Senate majority party was not in doubt; investors

Posted in Energy, Policy, Election

Colorado's Anti-Fracking Retreat

August 13, 2014 Posted by Chris Wysong

As Novembers election approaches, there seems to be a changing in stances when it comes to fracking amongst Colorado Democrats. In this piece from the WSJ, the Democratic party is examined in their motives to protect Colorado Senator Mark Udall when it comes to the controversial issue of fracking. As more are seeing the economic benefits in states that have embraced fracking, more pressure is being put on the state that has long been against it. Colorados Anti-Fracking Retreat By: Wall Street Journal How worried are Democrats about the November election? Look no further than Colorado, where this week they leaned on their green supporters to mute their anti-natural gas drilling agenda that is proving to be unpopular even in a liberal-trending state. Democratic Congressman and environmental activist Jared Polis on Monday announcedthrough gritted teeththat he is withdrawing his support for two ballot initiatives that would have effectively halted the drilling technique known as

Posted in Fracking, Election, Policy
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