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AFP-TX urges federal lawmakers to oppose extending the federal wind production tax credit.
A group of Yale economics graduates, many of them energy industry executives, led by Yale Professor Emeritus Paul W. MacAvoy, were curious about whether they could quantify the economic benefit that shale gas has on America. So they recently set out to do a cost-benefit analysis, valuing and balancing the pros against the cons. As [...]
There’s a lot of hot air in Texas. The Lone Star State produces more wind energy than any other state. Wind power accounted for 6.9% of the electricity generated in Texas during 2011. In 2006, Texas surpassed California to lead the nation in wind-generating capacity. Now that’s a race we may not want to win [...]
We have lost a friend and a great American.
At the latest Defending the American Dream Summit, Andrew Breitbart said that he had first thought he was a behind the scenes typo of guy and spoke of his transition, and traveling with AFP to help save our country.
Andrew Breitbart died early this morning of natural causes.
He loved American and was a tremendous supporter of AFP and of the tea party movement he loved Americans willing to become activists to support taking back our country.
The most fitting tribute to Andrew would be for more Americans to be willing to step out of their comfort zone and to become activists. It takes courage and commitment Andrew was not lacking in either.
Too many citizens who are worried about the direction our country is going are unwilling to step up and to speak out.
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February 06, 2012
Lt. Governor Dewhurst Joins Texas Senators Urging Congress to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline
AUSTINToday, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and five members of the Texas Senate sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner urging Congress to immediately approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline that could potentially add thousands of new jobs and generate millions of dollars to the Texas economy.
"The State Department has now had three years to review the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, and the benefits are resoundingly positive," wrote Dewhurst and the Senators. "Construction of the pipeline is estimated to create 20,000 jobs, support 118,000 spinoff jobs for local businesses and generate more than $20 billion in economic output."