The Domestic Energy Producers Alliance is a nationwide collaboration of 25 coalition associations – from California to West Virginia, Texas to Montana – representing about 10,000 individuals and companies engaged in domestic onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P). We believe in seeking common ground, and in common sense solutions to the challenges that face us in our businesses, including our relationship with the federal legislative and executive branches of government. In only its fifth year, DEPA now represents a majority of the individuals and companies responsible for the current renaissance in American oil and natural gas production.
The eight years of the Obama Administration have been defined by an ever more aggressive disregard for Constitutional separation of powers and unprecedented abuse of Executive Authority. No sector of the economy has been spared. But there is no doubt that the domestic energy industry has borne the brunt of this abuse.
As of this writing there is just over one month until the General Election of 2016. While much of the national media remains fixated on the battle for the White House it is the struggle for control of the Senate that might ultimately have the greater impact on history.
The law of unintended consequences is alive and well.
The Hill newspaper on October 4th ran a story with the following headline, “Trump stirs tax reform debate.” The first paragraph of the article noted, “News about Donald Trump’s tax bills is sparking new hope that a political tax debate might lead to a push for reform on Capitol Hill.”
Contact: Pete Regan, DEPA Executive Director, (405) 424-1699
The Domestic Energy Producers Alliance denounces the Obama Administration for unilaterally acting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline project. After a US federal judge ruled on behalf of the pipeline the Obama Administration issued a request to voluntary stop work on the project so that they could “reconsider any previous decisions.”
“This is a direct assault on the rule of law in our country and is a blatant and further attempt to stop oil and gas development in America,” said Mike McDonald, Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) President. “We call on Congress to take any measures necessary to push back on this illegal action taken by the Administration.”
The 2016 elections are two months away, but it’s not too early to start thinking about what DEPA does after the ballots are all counted.
Obviously, there will be a new Administration in charge – we just don’t know yet who will be President. Also, given the unpredictability of the electorate, it is possible that there will be significant turnover in both the Senate and the House.