Energy in Alabama

December 4, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne

In Alabama, we have a lot to be proud of. From our best-in-the-nation Pre-K programs to our championship caliber football teams to our booming economy, there is no shortage of things for our residents to take pride in.

One thing we often forget is our outstanding natural resources. From our forests to our waters, Alabama is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that provide a diverse base from which we can produce energy. It is very easy to take for granted our easy access to and the reliability of energy in Alabama.

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Byrne applauds largest oil and gas lease sale in US history

October 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, announced that he supports a decision by  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke that the department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States.

The lease sale is an incredible 76,967,935 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The proposed region-wide lease sale, offering an area about the size of New Mexico, is scheduled for March 2018 and includes all available unleased areas on the Gulf’s Outer Continental Shelf, surpassing last year’s region-wide lease sale by about one million acres.

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Roby declares, “The war on coal is over”

October 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, U.S. Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, announced in an email to constituents that, “The war on coal is over.”  Roby was referencing orders given by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt rolling back controversial Obama era rules.

Congresswoman Roby said, “Great news! This morning Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt announced that the Trump Administration is formally withdrawing the so-called “clean power plant” rule that sought to force states into unrealistic carbon emission standards.”

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Strange praises sale of Gulf Energy parcels

March 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the Department of the Interior’s sale of oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico was praised by US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama). The sale of 900,000 acres along the Outer Continental Shelf garnered over $274 million, and will allow private sector competition in tapping those offshore energy reserves.

Sen. Strange said, “Today’s sale marks another exciting chapter in America’s future of energy independence. It is high time we unleash the potential of our offshore assets which will strengthen our national security, spur our economy, and make energy costs more affordable for every Alabama family. Our state is home to hardworking innovators, and I look forward to Alabama’s energy producers leading the way.”
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Strange receives committee appointments

February 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, February 10, 2017, new US Senator Luther Strange has received his committee assignments in the US Senate.

Senator Strange said in a statement, “It was a great privilege to be sworn into the United States Senate yesterday. As I took the oath of office, I reaffirmed my commitment to working every day to represent the people of Alabama with honor.”

Senator Strange will serve as a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Armed Services; Budget; and Energy and Natural Resources Committees.
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Byrne believes I-10 project will be on Trump infrastructure project list

January 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, January 27, 2017, sources within Trump Administration released a list of high priority transportation, energy, and infrastructure project which the new President is expected to ask Congress to fund in order to stimulate the economy and rapidly address national infrastructure shortcomings. No Alabama project was on the list, which is expected to cost $1 trillion. US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said in a statement on social media that this was an oversight. Read More

Byrne Believes that I-10 Project will be on Final List of Trump Infrastructure Projects

January 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley

On Wednesday, January 27, 2017 sources within Trump Administration released a list of high priority transportation, energy, and infrastructure project which the new President is expected to ask Congress to fund in order to stimulate the economy and rapidly address national infrastructure shortcomings. No Alabama project was on the list, which is expected to cost $1 trillion. U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (R from Montrose) said in a statement on social media that this was an oversight. Read More

Obama passes the torch to Trump today

January 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, January 20, New York billionaire and reality TV star Donald J Trump (R) will be sworn in as President of the United States. The controversial and divisive administration of President Barack H. Obama (D) has come to an end. Inauguration events begin as early as 8:00 am. The actual swearing in ceremonies commence at 10:30 and will be widely covered by television and cable news outlets. Read More

Wadsworth warns about new Obama regulations

December 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

President Barack H. Obama will leave the office of the presidency on January 20, 2017, but until then his administration continues to write executive orders and new regulations. No industry has been hit harder by the Obama Administration than has America’s coal miners, and again the industry is being rocked by another far reaching order by President Obama.

State Representative Tim Wadsworth (R-Arley) “This is not a good Christmas present for coal miners and the coal industry. President Obama is set on Monday to execute an Executive Order imposing further restrictions on Coal Mining. Look forward to new administration that will eliminate these restrictions. Coal Industry means jobs in Walker, Winston and Jefferson Counties.”
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Republican Convention Concludes

July 22, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, July 22, the Republican convention in Cleveland finally concluded. Donald Trump made his pitch to the Republican Party to unite behind him and Mike Pence. It will take time to find out if the people will unite behind him; but many party leaders have not.

Trump said, “Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order.”
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