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Additionally, in 2017 the United States became a net exporter of natural gas on an annual basis for the first time since 1957. Texas and New Mexico, home to the historically productive Permian Basin, first discovered in 1920, helped lead a revolution in shale oil and natural gas production resulting in substantial economic and environmental benefits for the United States. In 2019, driven by shale, Texas was the fourth largest crude oil producer in the world. Action taken by the Trump Administration has supported both stronger-than-expected coal and LNG exports and renewable energy capacity.
In a recent report, the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) highlighted the benefits of oil and gas innovation. From 2007 to 2019, innovation in shale production brought an eight-fold increase in extraction productivity for natural gas and a nineteen-fold increase for oil. CEA estimates that shale-driven improvements in energy productivity reduced the domestic price of natural gas by 63 percent and led to a 45 percent decrease in the wholesale price of electricity.
Shale-driven improvements also reduced the global price of oil by 10 percent. Because of these price decreases, CEA estimates that the shale revolution saves U.S. consumers $203 billion annually, or an average of $2,500 for a family of four. These savings are experienced by all consumers, but they represent 6.8 percent of income for the poorest fifth of households compared to 1.3 percent for the richest fifth of households (figure 1).
The report also documented how innovation can lead to greater environmental benefits than those sought through regulations. From 2005 to 2017, the shale revolution lowered energy-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 527 million metric tons per year, contributing to a greater decline in GHG emissions relative to the size of the economy in the United States (-29 percent) than in the European Union (-21 percent) over that period.
This decline is larger than what the EPA projected its 2012 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards would achieve in 2025 (380 million metric tons) and more than double what the EPA in 2015 projected its now-rescinded Clean Power Plan would achieve by 2025 (240 million metric tons). These environmental benefits were realized at the same time the United States became a net exporter of natural gas (figure 2). The large increase in natural gas exports came despite natural gas prices 50 percent below where they were when President Trump was elected.
As a result of the Trump Administration’s pro-growth policies, the energy sector has diversified and strengthened its relationship with the private sector. LNG exports have increased five-fold under the Trump Administration with U.S. LNG now being delivered to 38 countries around the globe. Moreover, through 2019, coal exports have beaten the 2017 Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts by more than 54 percent since President Trump took office.
In addition, this Administration has accelerated development of alternative uses of coal such as coal-to-products and coal-based hydrogen production that offer new markets for coal. President Trump remains a strong supporter of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, critical to fossil energy and many industrial processes, through the 45Q tax credits in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and the recently proposed guidance from the IRS.
Renewable energy capacity continues to develop, demonstrating the importance of policies and actions such as the One Federal Decision Executive Order and reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act regulations that apply to all Federal agencies. Through March 2020, renewable energy capacity was 10 percent higher than the forecasted capacity and over 30 percent higher than renewable capacity in January 2017. With energy infrastructure being constructed and updated, renewable energy production becomes cost competitive with other sources of energy, ensuring its future viability.
All of these advancements are occurring at the same time as emissions are falling. Criteria pollutant concentrations are down since 2017, with lead down 28 percent, sulfur dioxide down 10 percent and particulate matter down 12 percent. As this Administration has demonstrated, innovation breeds real positive results for the American consumer, business, and the environment. In addition, the electricity sector has reduced per unit carbon dioxide emissions by 15 percent relative to 2017 EIA expectations when President Trump took office.
Source: The White House
Father Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life and Dr. Alveda King explain how to get to vote this year.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020: Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
Information on chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and COVID-19 can be found here:
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are FDA-approved drugs used to prevent and treat certain types of malaria. They have a long elimination half-life of 30–45 days, allowing for weekly dosing when used in prevention of malaria, and a short 48-hour treatment course when used to treat malaria. These drugs are generally well tolerated at doses used for malaria but may cause pruritis and exacerbate psoriasis. With frequent dosing, rarely reported adverse events include retinopathy and cardiac arrhythmias (QT prolongation specifically) in those with liver or kidney dysfunction. Exceeding recommended doses of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can lead to death, and fatal overdoses have been reported. Hydroxychloroquine is also FDA approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis. These drugs are available by prescription only.
Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria caused by mosquito bites. The United States Center for Disease Control provides updated guidelines and travel recommendations for the prevention and treatment of malaria in different parts of the world. Discuss the most recent information with your doctor before traveling to areas where malaria occurs.
This medication is also used to treat certain auto-immune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis). It belongs to a class of medications known as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). It can reduce skin problems in lupus and prevent swelling/pain in arthritis.
Take this medication by mouth, usually with food to prevent stomach upset, exactly as directed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, dosage is also based on weight.
To prevent malaria, take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once a week on the same day each week. Mark a calendar to help you remember. This drug is usually started 1 to 2 weeks before entering the malarious area. Continue to take it weekly while in the area and for 4 to 8 weeks after leaving the area, or as directed by your doctor. To treat malaria, follow your doctor’s instructions.
For lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose. Once you have been taking the medication for a while and your condition has improved, your doctor may instruct you to lower your dose until you find the dose that works best with the fewest side effects.
If you are also taking a certain drug for diarrhea (kaolin) or taking antacids (such as magnesium/aluminum hydroxide), take hydroxychloroquine at least 4 hours before or after these products. These products may bind with hydroxychloroquine, preventing your body from fully absorbing it.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. If you are taking it on a daily schedule, take it at the same time(s) each day. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not stop taking it without talking with your doctor, especially if you are taking it for malaria. It is important to continue taking this for the length of time prescribed. Stopping prevention or treatment too soon may lead to infection or a return of the infection.
Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse. It may take several weeks or months to see improvement if you are taking this for lupus or arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine may not prevent malaria in all cases. If you experience fever or other symptoms of illness, get medical help right away (especially while in the malarious area and for 2 months after returning from the area). You may need a different medication. Avoid exposure to mosquitoes. (See also Notes section.
The democrats have given the green light to their criminal army to kill, maim, destroy America. They think we will accept this. In order to protect our cities, citizens and monuments, AG Barr has deployed the National Guard to protect these cities, towns, monuments. Democrats call that abuse. They want America destroyed.
Monday, July 27, 2020: Watch as President Trump Participates in a Greeting with the Walking Marine, Terry Sharpe
Terry Sharpe is planning his July 2020 Walk to raise awareness of the current Veteran suicide rate, which stands at 22 per day — the equivalent of one Veteran committing suicide every 65 minutes. In addition Terry hopes to bring attention to Veteran Hunger and Veteran Homelessness. Terry at age 69, will walk from Summerfield, NC to Washington, DC to bring attention to this terrible plight. That is a trip of 300 miles, some very hard miles, but Terry wants to bring attention to the Veteran’s Issues. This will be the 6th year for Terry making his walk, and his 7th 300 mile walk (he did two in one year). Terry will be joined by Ken and Sherry Wilson who are parents of one of the 22. Terry will also be joined by Veterans and other supporters along the way.
If you have any doubts that Terrorists are working to destroy the U.S. government, watch these video by Andy Ngo talking about the terrorists in Portland.
If these terrorists think that we will give up our country after 250 years of existence and GREATNESS, they are very confused. The only REASON that millions of military veterans and enlisted have not begun their fight back, it is that PATRIOTS follow the law, believe in GOD and are waiting to see how things evolve. We have a Patriot in the Oval Office who knows how to fight. Those of us who are older, who have worked for over 40 years, loved America for a lifetime will not give up without a fight. Our fight will exterminate these terrorists and all that will be left is a lingering dust.
These “mostly peaceful protestors” sure do operate with the rehearsed tactics and cohesive maneuver of a domestic terrorist paramilitary group https://t.co/18X4jE0tZp
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) July 22, 2020
Text contains those laws in effect on July 22, 2020
(a) In General.-To the extent provided for by transfers made pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Secretary of Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the “Secretary”) shall protect the buildings, grounds, and property that are owned, occupied, or secured by the Federal Government (including any agency, instrumentality, or wholly owned or mixed-ownership corporation thereof) and the persons on the property.
(1) Designation.-The Secretary may designate employees of the Department of Homeland Security, including employees transferred to the Department from the Office of the Federal Protective Service of the General Services Administration pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as officers and agents for duty in connection with the protection of property owned or occupied by the Federal Government and persons on the property, including duty in areas outside the property to the extent necessary to protect the property and persons on the property.
(C) make arrests without a warrant for any offense against the United States committed in the presence of the officer or agent or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if the officer or agent has reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing a felony;
(F) carry out such other activities for the promotion of homeland security as the Secretary may prescribe.
(1) In general.-The Secretary, in consultation with the Administrator of General Services, may prescribe regulations necessary for the protection and administration of property owned or occupied by the Federal Government and persons on the property. The regulations may include reasonable penalties, within the limits prescribed in paragraph (2), for violations of the regulations. The regulations shall be posted and remain posted in a conspicuous place on the property.
(1) Requests of agencies.-On the request of the head of a Federal agency having charge or control of property owned or occupied by the Federal Government, the Secretary may detail officers and agents designated under this section for the protection of the property and persons on the property.
(3) Facilities and services of other agencies.-When the Secretary determines it to be economical and in the public interest, the Secretary may utilize the facilities and services of Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, with the consent of the agencies.
(e) Authority Outside Federal Property.-For the protection of property owned or occupied by the Federal Government and persons on the property, the Secretary may enter into agreements with Federal agencies and with State and local governments to obtain authority for officers and agents designated under this section to enforce Federal laws and State and local laws concurrently with other Federal law enforcement officers and with State and local law enforcement officers.
(f) Secretary and Attorney General Approval.-The powers granted to officers and agents designated under this section shall be exercised in accordance with guidelines approved by the Secretary and the Attorney General.
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|1315(a)||40:318(a).||June 1, 1948, ch. 359, §1, 62 Stat. 281 ; Pub. L. 100–678, §8(a), (b), Nov. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 4052 .|
|1315(c)||40:318b (words before semicolon).||June 1, 1948, ch. 359, §3, 62 Stat. 281 ; Pub. L. 100–678, §8(a), (c)(2), Nov. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 4052 , 4053.|
|1315(d)||40:318b (words after semicolon).|
|1315(e)||40:318d.||June 1, 1948, ch. 359, §5, as added Pub. L. 87–275, Sept. 22, 1961, 75 Stat. 574 .|
|1315(f)||40:318a.||June 1, 1948, ch. 359, §2, 62 Stat. 281 ; Pub. L. 100–678, §8(a), (c)(1), Nov. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 4052 , 4053.|
|1315(g)||40:318c.||June 1, 1948, ch. 359, §4, 62 Stat. 281 ; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title X, §1067, Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2654 .|