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“YES” on H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote “YES” on H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act,” which would put in place common-sense deadlines and processes for application review and approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility operations, as well as increase transparency of LNG export destinations.
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Letters 

NTU writes to endorse H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to endorse H.R. 351, the "LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act." This legislation would put in place common-sense deadlines and processes for application review and approval
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Vote Alert 

“YES” on H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, which would accelerate the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permit applications.
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Letters 

NTU writes in support of H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of H.R. 161, your Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. This legislation would accelerate the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permit applications. Str
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Vote Alert 

NTU urges all Representatives to vote “YES” on H.R. 3

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 3, which would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and bring with it tens of thousands of jobs in many sectors of the economy.
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Letters 

An Open Letter to the House of Representatives: Support H.R. 3: Keystone XL Pipeline Act

by Nan Swift / /

Dear Members of Congress: On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. This legislation would clear the way for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, bringing with it te
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Blog 

Wind Power Production Tax Credit Not Quite Dead Yet

by Nan Swift / /

Despite a multi-year push to finally eliminate the cronyist wind power production tax credit (PTC), taxpayers are once again facing an all-too-familiar prospect. After months of wrangling, thanks to Senate torpor, the wind PTC will be folded into a packag
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Blog 

EPA Kicks-the-Can on Corn Ethanol

by Nan Swift / /

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requires that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) each year. That's a lot of acronyms, but what it means is that the EPA sets the final rule that tells refiners how many ga
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Vote Alert 

“YES” on H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act.

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act. This legislation is a common sense package of much-needed energy reform policies that will lower costs for consumers and incre
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News Commentary 

10 Bi-Partisan “No-Brainer” Bills Congress Should Pass

by Nan Swift / /

The 113th Congress is about to return from summer recess, and if you believe the hype that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, perhaps you aren't expecting much. Whether that's a fair moniker or not, Congress could do much to dispel it by passing some of the
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