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Congressional Oil Tax Proposal Will Force Families to Pay For Biden Energy Failures

Proposal Would Drive Already Skyrocketing Gas Prices Higher

Washington, D.C. – In the latest move to deflect responsibly for record-setting gas prices, some congressional Democrats want to further undermine American energy production with a brand new tax on oil. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI,) along with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are proposing a new tax on every barrel of oil produced within the United States. Their proposal would take the average price of oil from 2015-2019 and place a 50 percent tax on the current price which will ensure consumers have to pay for the massive cost increases during the Biden administration.

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Report: New Mexicans Most Hurt by Skyrocketing Energy Prices

Results Delivered as New Mexico Sets New Gas Price Record

Albuquerque – Just as New Mexico breaks the record for the highest gas prices ever, a new report highlights just how crippling energy prices are for families. A new survey from HelpAdvisor reveals exactly how New Mexicans are struggling with massive energy prices. Findings from the survey include:

  • More than 40% of New Mexicans couldn’t pay their energy bills every month.

  • Over 490,000 New Mexicans could not pay their energy bill at least once during the last year.

  • 1 in 5 New Mexicans kept their home at an unsafe temperature because of concerns over energy costs. The 20% in this category represented the highest percentage in the country.

  • 30.6% of New Mexicans went without food or medicine in order to pay their energy bill. This percentage was the second-highest in the entire country.

“The day of reckoning for Michelle Lujan Grisham’s failed energy agenda is here,” said Larry Behrens, Communications Director for Power The Future. “The answer to fix these terrible results is simple: we need a national and statewide U-turn toward American energy independence. The energy workers of New Mexico are the best in the world at producing affordable and reliable energy and it is past time Washington and Santa Fe get out of the way.”

Conservation Groups Oppose Air Force Proposal for Low-level Supersonic Airspace Over Southern Arizona and Southwest New Mexico

Thirty-four organizations in New Mexico and Arizona submitted comments to the Air Force on Friday expressing their serious concerns with its proposal to authorize low-level fighter jet maneuvers as low as 100 feet above ground level (AGL) and supersonic flights as low as 5,000 feet AGL in southern Arizona and southwest New Mexico.

Federal public lands in Arizona and New Mexico that could be affected by the Air Force proposal include four National Forests (Gila, Apache-Sitgreaves, Tonto, Coronado), 12 US Forest Service Wilderness Areas; 3 US Forest Service Wilderness Study Areas; 18 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wilderness Areas, 9 BLM Wilderness Study Areas, 22 BLM Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), 4 BLM Research Natural Areas (RNA); 1 BLM Riparian National Conservation Area (Gila Box); 4 National Wildlife Refuges (Buenos Aires, Leslie Canyon, San Bernardino, and Bill Williams River) and 2 National Monuments (Chiricahua National Monument and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument). Additionally, 83 miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and the Catwalk National Recreation Trail could be impacted.

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Power The Future Statement on Russian Oil Ban

Politically-Driven, Symbolic Move Part of White House Damage Control Campaign

Washington, D.C. – Today, Power The Future Founder and Executive Director Daniel Turner issued the following statement in response to the White House announcement about the banning Russian oil imports:

"The Biden Administration knows it is in a political free-fall. Removing Russian oil from our economy and global markets will only make sense if we make up the deficit with an increase in domestic production. If we really want to do something meaningful about gas prices and send a message to Putin that America is back, the Biden Administration should cease its war on American domestic energy producers by rolling back all the myriad of policies that have made it impossible to do their jobs. Instead, Biden and team are groveling to Venezuela and Iran, while urging Americans to just buy $65,000 electric cars. This Administration is as tone deaf as it is ineffective, and is driven by the need to satisfy the green left above everyone else."

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Failed Leadership Delivers $4 Gas to New Mexico

Average Price Now Just 4 Cents Below All-Time High

Albuquerque – New Mexico's families are waking up to even higher gas prices today as the average price for a gallon of gas is now more than $4.00 after jumping up 14 cents overnight. Now, the average of $4.038 per gallon is only 4 cents lower than the highest ever recorded average price.

"This is a man-made energy crisis and the silence from leaders in Santa Fe is deafening," said Larry Behrens, Communications Director for Power The Future. "Terrible policy decisions out of Washington, with the full support of Governor Lujan Grisham, have delivered massive energy bills to New Mexico's families. Governor Lujan Grisham will try to dance around the truth, but New Mexicans know she has a long anti-energy record and now we're all paying the price.

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9 Inconvenient Energy Truths For The Biden White House

Psaki Damage Control Campaign Doesn't Help Struggling Families

Washington, D.C. – As the national average for a gallon of gas rises above $4.00, the White House is in full damage control trying to deflect from their role in the current energy crisis, releasing a plan with "9 specifics." In response, Power The Future issued its own list with "9 Inconvenient Energy Truths."

"Americans deserve energy independence and real leadership that doesn't try to deflect blame for their failed agenda," said Daniel Turner, Founder and Executive Director of Power The Future. "Joe Biden is begging the world's worst for more oil because his environmental 9 Inconvenient Energy Truths For The Biden White House doesn't allow for American energy independence. Our families know the fault for this energy crisis lies with leaders in Washington,D.C. and the only answer to global volatility is national energy stability."

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As Oil Prices Surge To New Highs, Biden Dithers On American Energy Independence

Price Up More Than 15% After Strategic Oil Reserve Pledge

Washington, D.C. – The price of oil reached the highest level since 2008 on Thursday, less than 48 hours after President Biden said his actions would "help blunt gas prices." The Biden Administration announced on Tuesday they would release 30 million barrels of oil from from the strategic oil reserve to "stabilize global markets" despite the fact the United States alone requires 18 million barrels per day. Since the announcement, the price of oil has surged by over 15 percent with the national average for a gallon of gas jumping 7 cents higher in just the last 24 hours.

"These early price jumps are a clear indication that President Biden's efforts aren't going to solve any problems any time soon," said Daniel Turner, Founder and Executive Director of Power The Future. "It's clear the Biden Administration is addicted to these short-term schemes as they pathetically hope the situation improves on its own. Our families know American energy independence is the permanent answer, and they know Joe Biden is standing in the way."

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How many uses of oil and gas?

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How many uses of oil and gas?

By Dale Janway
Feb 25, 2022

We continually hear from people who are against fossil fuels and are wanting to shut down the industry. Do these people not understand the industry and everything it does for every one of us?

I recently went back and looked at what is made possible by fossil fuels, and the list is astounding. There are over 6,000 items, where oil and gas are used in some form, on the list! Not even counting the fuel that powers our cars, our trucks, our trains, and our planes, the list is extensive. Just to name a few, this includes Velcro, cleansers, tools, plastics, sports equipment, medicines, safety gears, electronics, toiletries, construction materials, home furnishings, plastic pipes, bandages, linoleum, caulking, aspirin, cortisone, antihistamines, lipstick, perfume, dentures, nail polish, brush and comb, hair color, contact lenses, shampoo, hearing aids, soap, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, vitamin capsules, moisturizer, lip balm, and rain jackets.

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