The U.S. Department of the Interior has issued new costly regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing, a process used in 90 percent of oil and gas drilling operations on public lands in this country.

Vast stores of natural gas trapped in methane hydrates offer a low-cost alternative energy source that could jump-start the U.S. economy now that research by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proven successful in safely and economically extracting it.

As Obama's EPA institutes new regulations on coal-fired power plants, the number of operating plants will steadily dwindle, causing increased costs and job loss.

Beacon Power, the beneficiary of the endless flow of taxpayer guarantees emanating from the Department of Energy, went into bankruptcy in just over two years, leaving lawyers from the Justice Department crying foul.

The rising oil production from North Dakota’s Bakken Formation now equals that of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay for the first time, according to the Wall Street Journal, due to technological breakthroughs such as fracking.