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Matthew Koch

We’ve been very frustrated with the continued attempts by the Obama Administration on its way out of Washington to halt critical energy opportunities. That includes blatant political interference to delay a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline that the U.S.

Matthew Koch

Increasingly, business and labor interests are aligned against the Obama Administration's war on energy development. 

Matthew Koch

Energy production, of all types, continues to grow in America. We are blessed with abundant resources and technology. Oil production has grown by 48% since 2008. As of 2011, we are the world’s top producer of natural gas, and have been the world’s top producer of petroleum since 2013.

Matthew Koch

A few weeks ago, the Energy Institute’s president and CEO, Karen Harbert visited with business and industry leaders in Alaska.

Matthew Koch

After a year and a half of review, hearings, and public input sessions, a 1,168-mile pipeline proposed to move American crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois recently received approval from Iowa regulators (

Matthew Koch
Another week, another protest by anti-energy extremists who are trying to stop badly needed infrastructure.  Today’s excitement takes us to Albany, New York, where a coalition of anti-natural gas groups and other anti-fossil fuel groups are protesting the proposed 
Matthew Koch

Last week, the U.S. government announced that it will help provide $18 billion to finance a 500-mile pipeline needed to bring crude oil from the northwest to refineries in the south. 

Matthew Koch

Yesterday in Minnesota a federal court rejected efforts by environmentalists who are fighting against pipeline companies and the importation of Canadian light and heavy crude oil, including oil sands crude.

Matthew Koch

President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project clearly is a decision based on politics and not on what is good for America.

Matthew Koch

Earlier this month, President Obama traveled around Alaska, stressing the need to move away from the use and development of fossil fuels.  He also spent time announcing new federal programs for Alaskans “to assist communities in developing and implementing solutions to address the impacts of clim

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