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With Carbon Emissions Already Dropping, Why Do We Need "Sweeping Action" On Climate Change?

With Carbon Emissions Already Dropping, Why Do We Need "Sweeping Action" On Climate Change?

“Obama to take sweeping action on climate,” reports the Washington Post. “President Obama will announce his intention to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, increase appliance efficiency standards and promote renewable energy development on public lands in a speech Tuesday outlining his plan to use executive powers to address climate change.” In other

More Than 350 Anti-Fracking Measures Passed By Local Governments

According to this list compiled by Food & Water Watch, some 359 local resolutions have been passed by local governing entities opposing hydraulic fracturing. In terms of of actual fracking policy, these resolutions mean very little. Most of them were passed in urban communities far from actual fracking operations, more an expression of political distaste

Cramer: New Federal Fracking Rules Would "Threaten The Nature Of Our Thriving Energy Economy"

The Obama administration unveiled today a draft of the first ever federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing. The Interior Department unveiled a revised proposal Thursday to regulate the oil-and-gas development known as “fracking” when it occurs on federal and Indian lands. It’s Interior’s second swing at the delayed rules for hydraulic fracturing after the department in

EPA Chief Who Oversaw Controversial Fracking Study Resigns

There are on-going investigations into the use of fake emails by EPA officials, up to and including former EPA head Lisa Jackson, and it appears as though that investigation may have resulted in the resignation of EPA Region Eight Director James Martin. Martin oversaw the controversial fracking investigation in Pavilion, Wyoming, has been cited by

Thanks Fracking: Americans Saving Billions On Natural Gas

This chart from Mark Perry shows spending by US consumers on natural gas since 1999: From Perry: According to data from the Department of Energy, the US price of natural gas delivered to residential consumers in November 2012 was $9.97 per 1,000 cubic feet (most recent month available). Adjusted for inflation, that’s the lowest residential

US Oil Production Grew More In 2012 Than Any Other Year In History

Remember “peak oil?” The theory that we would one day run out of oil – just a few decades ago people were predicting it would happen in our lifetimes – has been, along with “global warming,” the primary justification for billions of dollars in government largess dumped on the so-called “green” or “renewable” energy industry.

ND's Top Oil Regulator Warns Of Production Slow Downs, Wants Fund To Fight Federal Regulations

Lynn Helms, North Dakota’s Mineral Resources Director, says it’s “not all roses and sunshine” in the oil patch. He’s warning of a possible slow down in production (and thus the revenues the oil boom is pumping into state coffers) due to changing market conditions and/or new federal regulations. And to that last point, Helms wants

Thanks Fracking: US Oil Imports At A 20 Year Low

I’m a free trade sort of guy, so generally I think America ought to get its goods and services from wherever makes sense in marketplace. If that’s someplace in America, great. If not, that’s ok too. Thinks like “trade deficits” are the result of economic illiteracy and media sensationalism. That being said, I was never

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