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Afternoon TEA: Our Declaration of Energy Independence

Did you know? Leaving Independence Hall following the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a lady cried out to Benjamin Franklin, “Well Doctor what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin famously replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Eleven years after declaring independence, the Founding Fathers had forged the foundation of…

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Afternoon TEA: Chinese Pollution Lands In The Western U.S.

Did you know? The Hawaii state supreme court recently ruled that out-of-state emissions must be considered for natural gas imported from the mainland by a local utility. But, the reality is emissions produced by the U.S. pale in comparison to those produced by other countries, like China, which inordinately effect the Western states. The U.S….

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Afternoon TEA: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Clean, Low-Cost, Domestic Energy Access

Did you know? Last week, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision to reject challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s federally granted permit in a win for the rule of law and Americans who want clean, low-cost, domestic energy. In the court’s majority opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said, “Sometimes a complicated regulatory scheme may cause…

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Afternoon TEA: Natural Gas Will Help America Get Back To Work

Did you know? As the U.S. has grown to lead the world in oil and natural gas production, the American jobs fueled by the industry have also grown. In recent years, the natural gas industry has supported over 4 million American jobs. In 2015, the oil and gas industry combined supported 10.3 million jobs across…

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Afternoon TEA: So-called “Green” Energy Could Harm Our Environment

Did you know? Schemes like the Green New Deal look to effectively ban the use of energy sources like natural gas. But, according to a 2019 analysis from the Heartland Institute, replacing the nation’s electricity generation needs with only “renewable” wind and solar power would have huge unforeseen impacts on our environment and land use….

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Afternoon TEA: SCOTUS Will Decide the Fate of Americans’ Access To Affordable Energy

Did you know? The Supreme Court is considering a case that could have huge implications for energy access all over the country. A lawsuit has made its way to the highest court in the land over a tiny segment of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that would cross beneath the surface of the Appalachian Trail. More…

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Afternoon TEA: The power of independence

Did you know? Since the 1950’s, the U.S. has relied heavily on importing foreign energy sources to fuel the nation. But, natural gas is changing that and with it the landscape of American foreign policy. Natural gas now powers over 30 percent of America’s total energy needs. From 2017 to 2018 alone, U.S. natural gas production…

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Afternoon TEA: America Is First, China Should Follow Our Lead

Did you know? The U.S. leads the world in reducing CO2 emissions, in part because of our use of domestic, clean-burning natural gas to fuel America’s energy needs. But, smog levels are still rising in the western U.S. because pollutants released in countries like China drift over the Pacific Ocean into the air Americans breathe….

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Afternoon TEA: May the 4th be with you.

In honor of May 4th and national Star Wars Day … Did you know? The first Star Wars movie in 1977 filmed the Tatooine scenes in the rugged landscape of Tunisia at a location that is now producing valuable natural gas. Utilizing a source of energy—whether it’s natural gas or The Force—to support and achieve independence and…

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Afternoon TEA: Natural gas helps Americans stretch their budgets

Did you know? Households that use natural gas for heating, cooking and other appliances save an average $879 per year compared to homes using electricity for such appliances. That may not sound like a lot, but we’ve all come to realize just how much the little things really matter. Yet, every day, we hear more…

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