On March 17, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, H.R. 963. The bill, if enacted into law, would void all pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements in employment, antitrust, consumer, and civil rights matters. The FAIR Act also purports to eliminate pre-dispute class...
As the year 2022 begins, the U.S. domestic oil and gas industry stands poised for a major boom year. The Baker Hughes active rig count rose back above 600 in January, still well below the highs of 2016 through 2019, but a far healthier level than the depths under...

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It is an observable truism that rejecting a reality does not result in removing that reality; it only makes the person doing the rejecting look ridiculous. One wonders if, years from now, social commentators will scratch their heads in confusion regarding our concerted and seemingly relentless effort to refuse...
The Empire State’s new governor, Kathy Hochul, wants to establish her environmental bona fides. So, what better way to get it done than to jump on the natural gas banning bandwagon as the first state to officially surrender to this absurdity? New York metro voters, after all, know no more...
On November 15, after months of political maneuvering, President Joe Biden signed legislation that was billed as a monumental investment in America’s infrastructure. Other than his signature, however, most of the credit for its passage belongs to the other Joe we’ve heard a lot about lately, Senator Joe Manchin...
We often speak of oil and natural gas in one phrase, as if it is one commodity, but, in reality, they are two separate commodities. Their different characteristics may very well lead to different answers to the central question of this article. Before we dive into the specific answer...
The most consequential legislation affecting domestic production of oil and natural gas is currently being debated in the United States Congress: the budget reconciliation package, also known as the Build Back Better Act. Among a backdrop of higher gasoline prices, a global energy crisis and projections for higher home...
Legacy At dinner recently, a friend from France asked about the legacy of President Trump and what the 2024 election might look like. Those are good questions, and there is enough distance between January 2021 and now to give us some perspective. Let’s start with Mr. Trump’s legacy, which will...
I’ve debated with myself about writing about this call since I gained a degree of respect for the former congressman, a Democrat from an oil-producing state, who called me out of the blue in early October. He had read a story I wrote for another publication back in August,...
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Never has America witnessed a more narrative-driven phenomenon than the so-called “Energy Transition,” the popular term used to describe what Green New Deal Democrats and the climate alarmist lobby hope will become a mass move to renewables in power generation and electric vehicles (EVs) in transportation in the coming...