Oregon families paying too much at the gas pump

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden As summer driving season gets underway and chaos builds in the Middle East, families in Oregon continue to pay more and more at the gas station every time they fill up the tank. Everywhere I go … Continue reading

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There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

By John A. Charles, Jr. Last month, Oregon’s first commercial “wave energy” project near Reedsport was officially abandoned. The lead developer, New Jersey-based Ocean Power Technologies, had been promoting a utility-scale power project featuring 100 buoys, each weighing 260 tons. That … Continue reading

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Walden presses Obama to stop natural gas export delays

by NW Spotlight With Congressman Greg Walden’s leadership, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed a bill last week (H.R. 6) to prevent the Administration from sitting on natural gas export permit applications. The longest pending permit? Nearly 900 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Energy, Jobs, President Obama, Ukraine | 1 Comment

California cap and trade plan a warning for Oregon

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Carbon taxes: redistribution of wealth from the private sector to government coffers – unmatched by any previous government scheme for raising taxes. The California Assembly enacted its “Global Warming Solutions Act”, in 2006. The law mandates … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Global Warming, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Overreach, Taxes | 4 Comments

Green Data Center Bill Is Just More “Greenwashing”

By William Newell In February, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 4126. This bill would allow utilities to purchase renewable energy certificates, or RECs, to meet Oregon’s renewable portfolio standards, rather than actually purchasing electricity produced by renewable sources. The … Continue reading

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MyRA – The Next American Hustle

Did you watch President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last week?  Nah, me neither.  We went to see American Hustle instead.  Actually there is kind of a poetic symmetry between it and Mr. Obama’s speech.  Yes, the next … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Federal Government, Government Spending, Government Waste, Green Energy, Leadership, President Obama, Taxes | 2 Comments

President Obama wrong to demonize oil and gas companies

by NW Spotlight The U.S. oil and gas sector is one of the bright spots of the economy.  So, naturally, it came under assault by President Obama during his State of the Union speech last night.  We can’t have people … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, President Obama | 14 Comments

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