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Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

. By Paul Driessen Under the current offshore energy program developed during the Obama years, 94% of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is off limits to leasing and drilling. Under the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) announced January 4 by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, over 90% of OCS acreage and 98% of “undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and […]

Preparedness versus “Price-Gouging”: Don’t Hold Out for a Hero

Preparedness versus “Price-Gouging”: Don’t Hold Out for a Hero

. By Thomas L. Knapp As the US Gulf Coast continues to reel under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the word “hero” finds itself in much, and appropriate, use. From government first responders to Louisiana’s “Cajun Navy” to just plain old friends and neighbors, people are pitching in and helping one another through the worst […]

Hurricane Harvey: About That Wall …

Hurricane Harvey: About That Wall …

. By Thomas L. Knapp As I write this, Hurricane Harvey hovers off the Gulf Coast, menacing Louisiana and possibly ramping up for another go at Texas. Much of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, is under water. It may be weeks before the storms end, the waters recede, and basic utilities […]