Federally Proposed Legislation:
H.R.1385 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and extend certain energy-related tax provisions, and for other purposes.
State Legislative Activity
from the Progressive States Network
Drilling for Oil in New York City
It doesn't look to most people like an oil geyser, but every day New York City residents consume just one-third of the gasoline used by other Americans and one-half of the residential energy use of a typical American. They drive fewer cars because of a well-developed mass transit system and their multi-unit buildings use less energy per household.
That adds up to the equivalent of between 221,000,000 to 296,000,000 barrels of oil saved per year by New York residents -- just a bit less than the 320,000,000 barrels per year that would be produced by the ANWR field in Alaska at its peak production. Just by its urban design, New York City is one of the most important energy sources in the country.
Blue and Green: So Happy Together
"Drill now" for oil off our state coasts may make for cute, well-polled political rhetoric, but it is sadly typical of the oil-industry-funded propaganda that has diverted attention from real energy solutions for decades. This particular campaign is the brainchild of Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives who resigned his office in disgrace, and now John McCain is aping Newt's rhetoric. Here's the reality of the proposal for offshore drilling:
Shooting the Moon
Renewable Energy Leadership in the States
States Sprint Past the Feds on Renewable Energy
Arlington County Greens It Up
FL: What the People Really Want -- A Progressive Agenda