Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Glenn Beck - #3010 - VIDEO: Beck: Energy Concerns and Small Businesses - June 21, 2011 - Fox (2) GOP American Energy Initiative Hearings Thursday - Hot Air (3) Energy and Commerce Chairman: Look for Light Bulb Agreement "Soon" - Hot Air


Glenn Beck TV Show: Energy Concerns and Small Businesses - June 21, 2011. This is a very important show to watch in its entirety. It is imperative we contact our representatives to act on our behalf to counter what Barack Obama and the EPA are doing to our main sources of electricity, especially coal. In Virginia 5th District, Robert Hurt, 202-225-4711. Senator Warner: 202-224-2023, Senator Webb: 202-224-4024. To contact your member of the House of Representatives....... To contact your Senator....... Don't wait until our electricity prices 'have necessarily skyrocketed."


GOP American Energy Initiative Hearings Thursday - Hot Air - Beginning Thursday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a legislative hearing on a series of bills put forth by the GOP which are part of an effort to expand renewable energy production and create jobs. This is all part of the House Republicans’ American Energy Initiative. Given some of the troubling efforts we’ve seen in the past, a lot of conservatives tend to roll their eyes when someone brings up renewable energy, but this initiative takes a different approach which is worth a look......... These bills deal primarily with wind and geo-thermal energy which might be developed on federal lands. While locations where these energy types are viable may be limited, they do exist, and this initiative is part of the GOP’s “all of the above” policy of maximizing domestic energy production.These bills, rather than having the government fund such efforts, seek to modernize the process for energy producers to put their money where their mouth is and get to work. A large portion of this effort is to reduce the EPA’s heavy footprint on the process by streamlining restrictions in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and putting firm limits on how long the Bureau of Land Management has to process permit applications. Included are:  Read more.........

Energy and Commerce Chairman: Look for Light Bulb Agreement 'Soon" - Hot Air - Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday ensured Texans will be able to use incandescent light bulbs as long as they’re manufactured in Texas — but the rest of us just might be able to enjoy their rosy glow a little longer, too. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) today hinted at a possible agreement that would alter the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2012 phase-out of the incandescent light bulb.  At The Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing this afternoon, Heritage web editor Amy Payne directed a pointed question to the Congressman. “Will we be able to keep our light bulbs?” she asked.  Upton’s answer was cryptic, but encouraging. “That is an issue that is out there,” he said. “I’ve been working closely with [Rep.] Joe Barton [R-Tex.] and [Rep.] Mike Burgess [R-Tex.] and we’re very close to seeing an agreement merge and happen, so stay tuned. … A couple different things that we’re looking at. Just stay tuned in the next couple days, actually. Maybe a little breaking news — well, let’s just say ‘soon.’ We’ve had some good conversations and we’ll see where we are later in the week.”  Read more........

Texas Governor Perry Signs Law Freeing Texans From Light Bulb Ban - Hot Air - Texas Gov. Rick Perry today signed a law that will free Texans from the federal government’s impending incandescent light bulb ban:  The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration [he subsequently signed it], lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas – and sold in that state – avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.  Read more........

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