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March 16, 2011 | 1,913 views | 16 comments

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Elizabeth Ames Jones testifies before the US House Natural Resources Full Oversight Committee on Obama’s Permitorium

Washington, D.C.--Elizabeth Ames Jones, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, appeared before the House Committee on Natural Resources on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:00 am Central Daylight Time. Jones, testifying at the invitation of Committee Chairman Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), cited the impact of President Obama's de facto ban on offshore drilling on the Texas economy and on America's domestic energy supply.

“Americans are faced yet again with another round of increasing oil prices and the accompanying household budget crunches that come with higher gasoline prices and then the inevitable increases in the cost of everything else, like groceries. Being on the brink of recovery from the recession, this is the worst time for economy-weary Americans to have to put another notch in their belts,” Jones said.

“What is on my mind today is the oil that is under the Gulf of Mexico, the American jobs that it takes to drill and produce that oil, the American families and businesses that need it, and the federal coffers that could surely use the royalties and lease bonuses - now more than ever. My contention is that we have a moral duty to Americans to develop these resources," she said.

“By offering regulatory certainty partnered with environmental protections and establishing a culture that truly understands what it means to appreciate and utilize our region’s mineral assets, we can provide an economic engine that promotes ingenuity, prosperity and growth,” said Jones.

The archived Committee hearing, including Jones’ testimony, will be made available on the event webpage: http://naturalresources.house.gov/Calendar/List.aspx.

Chairman Elizabeth Ames Jones, 54, is a former member of the Texas Legislature. She has served on the Railroad Commission, Texas’s energy agency, since 2005 when she stepped up to fill a vacancy and was overwhelmingly elected statewide in 2006 to serve a six-year term. Jones is a staunch advocate for the responsible exploration and production of our nation’s energy resources, tort reform, and limited government. She lends her insight and voice to a wide range of conservative issues in Texas and nationally. Her energy commentaries have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and other major newspapers.
 
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4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 10:32am
 
 
Democrats, especially liberal Democrats (Barack Ocarter's Bros) believe in equality of all people...but, I noticed that Ocarters kids don't go to public schools....I wonder ... Read More Read More
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 10:28am
 
 
Barack OCarter gets an all expense paid Spring Break Vacation to South America. I wonder when America is going to get a vacation away from Barack Ocarter?
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 22, 2011 10:27am
 
 
In a movie called "Bagdad Motel", the main character called the coffee prepared by the inhouse restaurant as weak as "brown water"...makes me think ... Read More Read More
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 21, 2011 8:42am
 
 
It appears that Barack Ocarter has "Charmed" Brazil (as one headline says)...well aint that swell? Japan, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi ... Read More Read More
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 18, 2011 3:08pm
 
 
7th, I love it here. I just don't like the clueless left wing idiots that are good at giving someone else's money away to people that should be making their own way... ... Read More Read More
 
 
7th Generation La Vernian  
La Vernia  
March 18, 2011 2:31pm
 
 
4th Generation Texan if you don't like it here leave!!!!
Mexico has land for cheap prices and maybe you can get some cheap medicine to help you make sense.
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 18, 2011 1:30pm
 
 
I see old puss puss (BArack OCarter) is giving a talk on tv (1:26PM Friday) about the Libyian conflict. I absolutely can not stand to listen to him so I have turned the ... Read More Read More
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 18, 2011 9:41am
 
 
That suction noise, Alvin, is your head being sucked up into a dark unmentional anatomical location...I suppose you didn't hear that Barack OCarter stopped drilling in the ... Read More Read More
 
 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 18, 2011 9:34am
 
 
On the bright side of increasing oil prices....Good for Texas economy! Not that Barack OCarter cares!
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
March 18, 2011 5:16am
 
 
drilling in the gulf has been ongoing for a long time. New deep well permit granted just a couple of weeks ago.

duh.
 

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