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Access to abundant, affordable energy is a key factor in economic growth, whether supplying the manufacturing plants of the 20th century or the server farms of the 21st century. Unfortunately, the federal government has placed unreasonable restrictions on domestic exploration and development, and  foreign sources are sometimes actually hostile to our own interests.

New discoveries and innovative technologies have made possible the extraction of enormous new energy resources within the United States. The U.S. possesses not only enormous natural energy resources but also the technology to extract those resources in a responsible manner.

IPI believes that the United States should become as energy self-sufficient as possible, drawing upon a diverse energy base comprised of all possible energy resources. We believe that free people operating within a free economy using voluntary risk capital will out-innovate government-directed central planning funded by taxpayer dollars. The key to energy innovation is abundant capital, a tax system that rewards rather than punishes success, an intellectual property system that allows innovators to own the fruits of their research, and a regulatory environment that balances the needs of our economy with the protection of the environment.

March 12, 2017

EPA Fracking Report Abandons Science, Critics Charge


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Political pressure from environmental groups likely trumped science in the agency’s latest report examining fracking and its risks to drinking water, according to the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), a Texas-based think tank. 

March 9, 2017

Scott Pruitt Will Have to Change EPA Policies - And Culture


Scott Pruitt may face the biggest challenge of all of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet appointments because the EPA is dedicated to a cause rather than the public.

February 24, 2017

Note To Environmentalists: Not All Fossil Fuels Are The Same


Not all fossil fuels are created equal — at least with respect to their carbon footprint.

January 24, 2017

Trump Pipeline Action Boon to U.S. Job Creation


By advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, President Donald Trump is not only moving to unshackle the energy industry and promote a more secure United States, but is giving the green light to create a wealth of middle class jobs.

January 20, 2017

Trump Inauguration: Positive Signs For Gas Sector As Power Transfers


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday promising to bring jobs back to the US and put America first in matters of trade and foreign affairs. And a statement released by his White House as soon as the power transferred to Trump touted "an America first energy plan," promising to maximize the use of American energy resources, end dependence on foreign oil and scrap burdensome regulations.

January 18, 2017

Perry Shouldn't Forget to Do These Four Things at the Energy Department


Perry needs to eliminate the many costly and counterproductive activities of the Department of Energy and return the agency to its original mission.

January 2, 2017

Exporting Oil and Natural Gas Will Import Economic Growth


President Barack Obama opened the door to exporting U.S. oil and natural gas; the Trump administration is likely to drive a tanker through it.

December 23, 2016

Lifting Energy Export Ban Fuels Our Economy


What could turn out to be President Obama's most effective economic policies only happened in the twilight of his presidency: ending the 40-year ban on U.S. crude oil exports and approving construction of terminals to export U.S. liquefied natural gas. 

December 18, 2016

Trump Opens The Door To U.S. Energy Independence


President-elect Trump's energy agenda would be a shot in the economic arm. All he has to do is get the government out of the way.

December 13, 2016

EPA Backtracks on Fracking: Political Pressure Likely Driving the Flip


Today’s EPA statement clearly shows the agency’s final position on fracking and drinking water has been co-opted by the environmental movement.

 

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