The Unregulated Podcast #169: This Is Gratuitous

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna go over the recent shake-ups at FERC brought on, in part, by the FOIA requests made by the Institute for Energy Research, and other energy stories in the headlines. Later, Ryan Walters, the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Oklahoma, joins the show for […]

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Team Biden Sides with Green Donors and TikTok Influencers Over the American People

The President of the United States is breaking his word with our allies and weakening NATO WASHINGTON, DC (1/26/24) – Today, the Biden administration suspended decisions on export permits for liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities while the Department of Energy “reassesses” whether it is properly accounting for the climate impacts from proposed projects. This election […]

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Anti-Pipeline Activism Creates Expensive Consequences For American Families

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that interstate natural gas pipeline capacity additions reached a record low in 2022 based on data collected since 1995. In 2022, 897 million cubic feet per day of interstate natural gas pipeline capacity was added from five projects, according to EIA’s latest State-to-State Capacity Tracker, which contains information on the capacity of […]

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The Unregulated Podcast #104: Two Words

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the latest headlines shaping the midterms and are joined by Matthew J. Peterson in a discussion on the future of American conservatism. Links: Questionable POLL: KELLY LEADS MASTERS FOR ARIZONA SENATE SEAT Biden admin official privately briefed former employers’ donors on energy […]

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LNG Reform Deserves Swift Senate Approval

Sen. Cruz is proposing an amendment to the Keystone XL bill that will require that the Department of Energy to expedite all approvals for LNG export to any World Trade Organization (WTO) country. This would be a major improvement over the status quo. Currently the LNG export approval process is too slow and cumbersome. LNG […]

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No Stone Unturned at FERC

WASHINGTON — News broke today that the White House plans to nominate Norman Bay, the chief enforcement officer for FERC, as the agency’s next chairman. Bay is the second person the White House has nominated to fill the seat of former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff. Last year, Ron Binz withdrew from consideration after a bruising […]

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Binz Bows Out

WASHINGTON — Upon report today that Ron Binz has formally withdrawn his name from further consideration to serve as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, AEA President Thomas Pyle released the following statement: “Ron Binz was the wrong nominee at the worst possible time for American consumers. His record of radical advocacy and regulatory […]

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Opposition to Controversial FERC Nominee Grows

WASHINGTON — The American Energy Alliance was joined today by thirteen other free-market organizations in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, calling on committee members to oppose the confirmation of Ron Binz as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by taking a “principled stand against the costly energy […]

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In the Pipeline: 8/19/13

Woods (Dynegy), Spitzer (Steptoe), Naeve (Skadden), Santa (INGAA), Kelliher (NextEra), Kelly (Akin Gump), Bailey (Cheniere), Moler (Exelon pensioner), Brownell (Comverge or Spectra, whichever you prefer). Say what you want, these people have vested interests that are very much involved with who might be the next Chairman of FERC. So let’s not kid anyone about why […]

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