The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller

The clash of civilizations: "green" vs. "red, white and blue"

How the environmentalist movement is weakening the West — and strengthening our enemies.

Dems use oil spill as excuse to raise energy taxes

Although these bills are broadly referred to as “spill bills,” they are simply the latest iterations of the Democratic Party’s disdain for America’s energy producers

Why Robert Dudley's BP could be even riskier - Businessweek

New CEO plans to adopt high-risk strategy that turned Hayward into a pariah

Dudley set to succeed Hayward at BP - WSJ

BP board to discuss Hayward’s departure and replacement by Managing Director Robert Dudley; new appointee would be first American at top of the oil company

High number of oil and gas lobbyists held federal positions - WaPo

Three out of every four lobbyists who represent oil and gas companies previously worked in the federal government

Tracking Chinese investment: western hemisphere now top target - THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION

China has at least $2.5 trillion in foreign exchange and must, due to its own balance of payments rules, invest it all overseas

Obama and the politicization of a moral panic

In his address from the oval office on Tuesday, President Obama used his pulpit not to assuage the concerns of those suffering in the Gulf region but instead to take advantage of the situation and make the case for his own policy agenda

We landed on the moon; why can’t we plug the damn hole?

Obama made the point that we will get to the energy future we want “[e]ven if we’re unsure exactly what that looks like. Even if we don’t yet know precisely how we’re going to get there.” That is clearly not how we got to the moon. It does seem to be how we are trying to plug the damn hole

BP exec: 'We care about the small people' - AP/Daily Caller

BP announces $20 billion escrow account administered by Ken Feinberg to pay out claims to those impacted by the spill

What Obama didn’t tell us about energy

President Obama keeps trying to make our electric bills skyrocket. Now he’s seized on the BP fiasco as an excuse to do it

BP to attempt maneuver to stop oil leak - CNN

An effort to plug the ruptured oil well that is spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico may halt the leak when oil giant BP tries it Sunday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday

How to move forward after Gulf spill

While you may hear over the next few weeks that it is easier to further limit domestic energy production in the U.S., remember that blocking new oil and gas exploration will only send more ocean tankers carrying foreign oil toward our coasts

Harnessing untapped energy by empowering Native Americans

There are no better stewards of Indian lands than the Indians themselves. Dorgan’s bill authorizes the Interior Department to delegate to willing and able tribes the responsibilities of Federal officers under the National Environmental Protection Act

Snap judgment at oil spill hearing could lead to disaster of its own

Congress has a long history of overreacting to public tragedies with hasty legislation that—months or years later—we realize has unintended consequences (the latest health care reform law will no doubt fall into this category). We must be smart moving forward with energy legislation in light of this tragedy, because many times, even with the best intentions, Congress can do more harm than good

Safety and security: Both are essential

We cannot accept even the rare accident as an inevitable byproduct of oil production. This debate must not be cast in terms of safety versus steady supply. We must have both, and with hard work, we can

Drilling for truth and action in Obama’s latest proposal

Plans for off-shore drilling leave us skeptical, yet hopeful

Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell: 4/1/10

Don’t Fall For Obama’s Energy Shell Game

Higher energy taxes worsen state pension woes

Instead of relying on rhetoric, politicians need to focus on finding solutions that won’t harm the very people they are trying to protect

A better way to create jobs

This week as Congress debates a $15 billion jobs bill aimed at getting more than 15 million unemployed Americans back to work, there is this story out of Janesville, Wis.: An autoworker was so desperate to hold onto his job that he followed it when it moved to another state 500 miles away.

Russia’s Iran Policy: A Curveball for Obama

Russia’s interests in Iran fundamentally diverge from those of the United States. Russia considers Iran a partner and de facto ally in its plans to reshape the power balance in the Middle East and dilute U.S. influence in the region. The U.S. should expect only token assistance from Russian