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Vets4Energy Promotes New Website to Connect Job-Seeking Vets and Hiring Employers

A new resource to help veterans identify private sector jobs that utilize skills that were acquired while serving our country was unveiled at an event at the U.S. Capitol.  

Expanding domestic energy is 2016 priority, US Chamber president says

The US Chamber of Commerce is making domestic energy expansion one of its top 2016 priorities, its president announced. It also intends to fight runaway government regulation, push for more American trade globally, and promote entitlement reform discussions.  

Obama: Companies should face higher charges for drilling on federal land

President Barack Obama signaled in his final State of the Union address Tuesday night that fossil fuel companies could face higher charges when mining on federal lands.  

US crude exports help keep prices low

Oil prices have remained low despite heightened tensions between two of the world's big oil-producing countries, Iran and Saudi Arabia, and a new law allowing U.S. crude exports helps explain why...  

Fracking Saves the Day

It may be too much to say that fracking alone saved the global economy in 2015, but fracking had a lot to do with it.  

U.S. power grid vulnerable to foreign hacks, AP investigation finds

Digital clues pointed to Iranian hackers. And Wallace found that they had already taken passwords, as well as engineering drawings of dozens of power plants, at least one with the title "Mission Critical." But this breach, The Associated Press has found, was not unique.  

End to Export Ban: Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama

Obama signed the measure,... Many on each side saw the budget deal as the best they could get under divided government. In exchange for ending the oil export ban, Democrats won extensions of tax breaks for alternative power sources such as solar and wind energy.  

America lifts its ban on oil exports

Not only has the business been manipulated by an international cartel, OPEC, with varying degrees of success. Since 1975 America has also distorted it by banning the export of almost all crude oil. On December 18th Congress voted to put an end to the problem by lifting the 40-year-old export ban as part of an omnibus budget bill.