3 Security Concerns with the Keystone XL Pipeline
2011-08-31
As protesters continue to urge the Obama administration to stop the construction of a 1,600-mile crude oil pipeline, national security issues should be considered. Canada is often considered the United States’ most peaceful and friendly ally. Our neighbors to the north are held in such high acclaim that many have used national security concerns to… Read more »
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THE BALANCE SHEET | Aug 31, 2011
2011-08-31
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY CREATES JOBS … IN CHINA As part of their “Running on Empty” tour which wrapped-up this week, Americans for Prosperity tried to gin up attendance by handing out $20 gas cards to Diamond… Read more »
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Americans for Prosperity creates jobs in China
2011-08-30
by Matt Garrington Last week, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) wrapped up their tour to push Big Oil’s agenda under the guise of more jobs and lower energy prices in an effort to weaken protections for our air, water, public lands and oceans. Ironically, it turns out that the AFP tour did help promote jobs …… Read more »
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Bingo! We win nothing; Oil shale still a failed idea
2011-08-24
During Wednesday’s fielding hearing led by Reps. Lamborn and Tipton, both the Congressmen and witnesses repeated century-old rhetoric in an effort to promote oil shale as a “environmentally responsible” energy option. And while we managed to fill up our Bingo sheet, we hardly won anything – the hearing resulted in the same failed ideas on… Read more »
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THE BALANCE SHEET | Aug 24, 2011
2011-08-24
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT RUNNING ON EMPTY IDEAS Koch Brothers front group Americans for Prosperity brought their latest attempt to distract Americans from the billions that oil and gas companies – like the one the Kochs’ own – receive every… Read more »
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Another oil shale hearing? Let’s play Bingo
2011-08-23
On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will host a field hearing on oil shale in Grand Junction, Colo. For nearly a century, oil shale has been promoted as the miracle fuel, but it has yet to become commercially viable, let alone become a realistic option to meet America’s growing energy needs…. Read more »
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Public health voice absent from fracking study
2011-08-17
Shutting out public health perspectives is becoming common place, this time its being done by the federal government On Monday the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s (SEAB) Natural Gas Subcommittee issued several recommendations to, “improve environmental safety and performance from extracting natural gas from shale formations.” Initial reaction to the report is mixed and that’s… Read more »
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Obama: Oil and gas corporations are not people
2011-08-17
Last night on CNN, President Obama responded to Mitt Romney’s position that “corporations are people,” and singled out oil and gas corporations – identifying them as companies and not people who deserve government handouts. “Well, if you tell me that corporations are vital to American life, that the free-enterprise system has been the greatest wealth… Read more »
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