Recent calls for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," would take away property and mineral rights based on emotion rather than science.
I believe fracking is a safe and scientifically backed way of creating a reliable energy supply. My family happens to have some mineral rights in the Jay oil fields in South Alabama and Northwest Florida...
Many veterans of war, including myself, have concerns with foreign products being purchased from countries at war, namely the Middle East. We have come a long way in recent years to obtain our own oil and natural gas within the U.S. However, we can't lift our feet off the proverbial pedal.
Florida's population increases by 1 percent annually, bringing an additional 1 million people to Florida every five years. We are fortunate that our great state continues to flourish. However, we will need to continue to invest in things like energy infrastructure if we want to continue to live, play and work here in the Sunshine State.
If we want to continue to live, play and work in the Sunshine State, we will need to continue investing in energy infrastructure.
As veterans, we know that some of our brothers and sisters in uniform struggle to find purpose or a new career after their separation from the military. The fact is that veterans have the skills and background necessary to do these jobs... We can hit both proverbial birds with this infrastructure improvement stone.
There is an interesting dynamic going on in the final days of the Obama administration. Because President-elect Trump is going to push for fossil fuel-friendly policies, there has been a sudden rush to pass policies that will be out of favor after President Obama leaves office.
The concept that economic growth doesn't have to be accompanied by rising carbon emissions - dubbed "decoupling" by the New York Times - has additional detail in a new Brookings Institution report that finds more than 30 states have seen those historical partners delinked and headed in different directions.
By Vets4Energy Volunteer Chairman: "I know there is an undisputable connection between energy security and national security. And, I feel strongly that we should be doing everything in our power to reduce our reliance on energy sources from foreign countries..."
Massive new discovery proves: When you're allowed to explore for energy, historic oil and natural gas discoveries can follow. But there's a caveat. Given the long lead time it takes years...