POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Feb. 11, 2015

Texas energy expert weighs in on restrictions "derailing" energy independence; GOP senators question EPA's ozone numbers


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • “Being the world’s largest producer of oil and gas, while approaching energy independence, gives America tremendous economic and political leverage. But unreasonable legislative, tax, regulatory and executive constraints on energy development … will diminish that leverage and could once again make us vulnerable to global energy shocks,” writes Maguire Energy Institute Associate Director Bernard Weinstein in The Austin American-Statesman.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest proposed ozone rule predicts much higher benefits than a similar plan three years ago, raising the suspicions of two Republican senators. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) have asked the agency to provide “a cost-benefit analysis that doesn’t include the benefits of reducing other pollutants, which would also be cut as result in “co-benefits,” The Hill reports.
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