THE BALANCE SHEET | Aug 16, 2011
2011-08-16
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LITTLE VICTORY IN PERMITTING LAWSUIT The Department of Interior’s (DOI) effort to make public land drilling more predictable was setback when the court sided with Big Oil in a suit over the use of a bureaucratic… Read more »
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Little victory in permitting lawsuit
2011-08-16
The Department of Interior’s (DOI) effort to overhaul public land drilling was setback when the court sided with the Western Energy Alliance (WEA) in a suit against the limited use of categorical exclusions to expedite onshore drilling. According to The Hill, WEA “alleged the policy ran afoul of a 2005 energy law that required the… Read more »
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Lisa Linowes and the Disinformation of Industrial Wind Action Group
2011-08-12
Lisa Linowes is the Founder and Executive Director of Industrial Wind Action Group, a group dedicated to “counteract misleading information” and provide “residents, as well as government officials, the information to make informed decisions” about wind energy projects. However, the organization routinely promotes discredited problems and messengers instead of credible sources.  On their website, the… Read more »
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THE BALANCE SHEET | Aug 10, 2011
2011-08-10
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate IN CASE YOU MISSED IT FOIA ISSUED ON FLAWED EIA STUDY Last week, The Checks and Balances Project, Greenpeace and Oil Change International filed a FOIA request to determine if House members used budgetary threats to force the Energy Information Administration… Read more »
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Gas-Industrial Complex Series – Colorado
2011-08-9
Since 2008 more than 6,000 natural gas drilling permits have been issued for gas drilling in Garfield County, Colorado. Almost all of these permits have been approved under the supervision of Garfield County’s governing body, the Board of County Commissioners. Two of the three current commissioners have overseen this proliferation in its entirety. Commissioner Tresi… Read more »
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U.S. increases natural gas export capabilities
2011-08-5
This just in from the AP: The federal government granted permission to Lake Charles Exports LLC to export domestically produced natural gas to other countries. This is the second time the US has allowed a company to export liquiefied natural gas. Coupled with the Energy Information Administration¹s announcement earlier in the year that America was… Read more »
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The market has spoken; it’s time to end Big Oil subsidies
2011-08-3
The release of oil and gas companies’ 2Q profits has shed light on some elected officials’ true positions on deficit relief. During the debt ceiling debate, Big Oil-backed politicians like Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) consistently protected their corporate sponsors, instead of American families. When everyone was looking for ways to… Read more »
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Update: Flawed EIA Study Coverage
2011-08-1
The Checks and Balances Project helped uncover the story behind the flawed report released by the Energy Information Administration last week (see our post here).  Over the weekend and today, the story was picked up by a number of blogs and outlets covering the energy debate.  Today, the Checks and Balances Project, Greenpeace, and Oil… Read more »
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THE BALANCE SHEET | Aug 01, 2011
2011-08-1
Our weekly update to unravel the industry and political spin around the energy debate   IN CASE YOU MISSED IT BARRASSO AND HASTINGS TURN ROUNDTABLE INTO SPIN ZONE During Politico’s roundtable discussion on Wednesday, Sen. Barrasso (R-WY) and Rep. Hastings (R-WA) strenuously defended their Big Oil campaign contributors in the face of facts they didn’t… Read more »
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Flawed EIA Report: Checks and Balances to File FOIA Request
2011-07-29
On Monday, the Checks and Balances Project, Greenpeace, and Oil Change International will file this Freedom of Information Act request to determine if there were budgetary threats applied by members of the House of Representatives to force the release of a deeply flawed report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).  We are filing this request… Read more »
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