×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 318


After watching the video, click here
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 17:20
Louisiana Sen. Landrieu Responds To Obama’s Energy Speech By Requesting Gulf Drilling
Written by 

United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today responded to President Barrack Obama’s speech outlining his administration’s plans to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

Sen. Mary Landrieu said:

 “I welcome and support the president’s dedication to reducing this country’s dependence on foreign oil.  I know we can reduce our dependency on foreign oil by aggressively producing our own domestic natural resources, by developing advanced biofuels that are fungible with our current infrastructure,  and by using the technology that already exists to improve the efficiency of the internal combustion engine as we wait for electric vehicles, and other advanced vehicles, to come to market for the average consumer. 

“Louisiana is home to the nation’s oil and gas industry that is trying to get back to work after the Deepwater Horizon accident.  The recent deepwater permits issued by the Interior Department are encouraging, but if the president is serious about reducing our dependency on foreign oil, then we need to rapidly accelerate the permitting process in the Gulf to increase production.  In addition, we need to expand production to offshore Alaska and to other areas where recoverable domestic resources exist.

“In Louisiana, there are a handful of companies who are already trying to advance the president’s goal, but unfortunately, the Department of Energy does not seem to be focused on moving these projects forward.   Next Autoworks, a company that has developed a highly efficient internal combustion engine vehicle, submitted its first loan application in May of 2009.  DOE has been working with the company since then, but DOE has not indicated any timeline for making a decision on this loan.   This company, which will manufacture cars in Monroe, LA and create 1,400 direct jobs, expects its vehicles to achieve 40 mpg, which is almost double the fuel efficiency the average U.S. passenger vehicle achieves now and already exceeds federal fuel economy standards. 

“I am encouraged by the president’s statement and I agree that he does not need congressional action to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. He can do something right now to advance his goals, and I hope he takes this opportunity to direct Secretary Salazar to approve pending drilling applications and Secretary Chu to approve pending DOE loan applications.”  

Events from the Bayoubuzz Calendar--Check them out and Post your events

LTC And Local Chambers Host Lunch With Congressman Scalise

Bayoubuzz Newsletter - Sign Up Below


For Email Newsletters you can trust

 

 

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Deja vu for Louisiana high-speed a Internet Broadband project, once again
  • Republicans Gatti, Crews vie for Louisiana House to replace now-Congressman Mike Johnson
  • Retiring Louisiana State Police Chief Edmonson retirement $ back in news
  • Trump, Ryan going to BAT for tax reform, economic growth

jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

Read More

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

Read More

edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

Read More

trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

Read More

latter-blum2

TRUMP TALK

Trump Talk: Ryancare, Russia, Investigations, Travel ban--with Jeff Crouere

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1