Oil Shale Bingo hits DC
2011-11-16
On Friday, Rep. Doug Lamborn’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will again meet to discuss energy’s “fool’s gold,” oil shale. For a century, the oil and gas industry, and the politicians they support, have turned to the rock that burns whenever they want to distract from high oil prices or tout a new “jobs… Read more »
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It’s Déjà vu all over again
2011-11-16
The Public Lands Team at Think Progress posted a great report last night on today’s House Natural Resources Committee meeting today to discuss drilling. It turns out this is the committee’s 20th meeting on this topic. Again they’re ignoring the fact that U.S. drilling activity is higher now under the Obama administration than at any… Read more »
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Meet the friends of fracking: David Neslin
2011-11-10
A closer look at those in power who are friendly to the fracking industry (Part 3 of 3) Picking your friends is an important task and for the hydraulic fracking industry. It means selecting folks to be part of a close nit group. When the Huffington Post published our Facebook fracking graphic, it showed that… Read more »
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Meet the friends of fracking: Tom Ridge
2011-11-9
A closer look at those in power who are friendly to the fracking industry (Part 2 of 3)   Facebook isn’t just a social network it’s a great way to tell stories. When our friends over at the Huffington Post posted our fracking Facebook post, it didn’t just serve as a social commentary on the… Read more »
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Meet the friends of fracking: John Hickenlooper
2011-11-8
A closer look at those in power who are friendly to the fracking industry (Part 1 of 3)   When Tisha Conoly-Schuller of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association said the way to make fracking cool was to get the fracking community on Facebook, it served as a reminder that there are some interesting friends… Read more »
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Industry Insider Says It’s Time to Make Fracking Cool
2011-10-26
Facebook, “South Park” and perhaps an image makeover are what the dirty gas industry needs to clean up its reputation. by Andrew Schenkel Just a few short weeks ago the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission was described as having its collective “ass kicked” when it came to hydraulic fracturing. A Colorado natural gas executive… Read more »
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Pattern of congressional influence in production of EIA reports
2011-10-26
On Monday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA), at the behest of Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX) released a report on a proposed clean energy standard. The parameters for this study, as set by Congressman Hall, were so flawed that the EIA had to develop new nomenclature to distance itself from the report’s findings. Fittingly, EIA named… Read more »
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Gingrich attacks oil and gas subsidies
2011-10-25
At yesterday’s Iowa Faith and Freedom conference, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called for a level subsidies playing field. He pointed out how politicians claim to be looking for every way to cut the deficit, but many in the GOP steadfastly refuse to touch the billions in tax dollars that go to oil and gas… Read more »
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Hydraulic Fracturing undermining mortgages
2011-10-20
Agreements to frack on private property could cause defaults and plummeting home prices. By Andrew Schenkel   For the more than one million Americans who have been offered cash for the right to hydraulically fracture their property, an investigation by The New York Times outlines their biggest fears: devalued property and potential defaults. Ian Urbina’s… Read more »
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Having your cake and eating it too…
2011-10-18
Ted Zukoski at unEarthed compares the oil and gas industry to a hungry, angry baby in his blog post today examining Secretary Salazar’s and the BLM’s latest decision to protect Colorado’s Vermillion Basin while allowing drilling on the vast majority of lands in the area. “Meet the oil and gas industry in Colorado, the crybaby… Read more »
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