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WV Gov Justice Says China Investment Specifics are “Confidential”

Thought Piece Many of us hope that China will actually provide the enormous amount of money promised to West Virginia for its economic development, but a friend of mine reminds me that it is “always just around the corner, but none of it ever gets here.” The Chinese have put Governor Jim Justice’s and their credibility [...]

By | 2017-12-06T00:50:08+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Study Highlights Climate Science Uncertainty

Thought Piece While visiting the Vatican recently, Governor Jerry Brown suggested that it would OK to “brainwash” the world’s population to make them believe in climate change, during a 40 minute speech. Such certainty and moral certitude is exactly what friend Jason Spiess has been saying about the religion of environmentalism. Another Monsignor of climate cataclysm, [...]

By | 2017-12-06T00:43:54+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Senate Passes Hoeven’s Bill to Streamline Tribal Energy Development

Thought Piece While I suspect that this storyline will either be ignored or confined to the small stories with small print, I think that Senator Hoeven’s bill will help the tribes of North Dakota gain more control of their energy assets and economic development. One year after the DAPL debacle, which used the “plight” of Native [...]

By | 2017-12-06T00:47:08+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Secret Donors Are Financing Leandra English Lawsuit Against Trump

Thought Piece Full Closure for All: I suggest that all scientists/futurists/businesses/universities/federal agencies/NGO's/forecasters/analysts/energy predictors/environmental activists, should have to disclose “all material facts.” Secret Donors Are Financing Leandra English Lawsuit Against Trump By Richard Pollock   Secret donors are financing the lawsuit against President Donald Trump and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney over who runs the Consumer [...]

By | 2017-12-06T00:29:08+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

The Weekly Word: The evolution of a protestor and the economic ecosystem of energy

The Weekly Word: The evolution of a protestor and the economic ecosystem of energy This week on The Weekly Word with Professor Stephen Heins, Jim Willis from the Marcellus Drilling News joined the energy-themed conversation. The discussion began with some of the similarities and differences between the Bakken and the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.  [...]

By | 2017-12-06T00:32:31+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Audio, Energy, Environment|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Weekly Word: Pipeline spills and the religion of environmentalism

The Weekly Word: Pipeline spills and the religion of environmentalism; November 25, 2017 On this week’s installment of The Weekly Word with professor Stephen Heins, climate change and environmentalism are discussed. Heins begins talking about the recent pipeline spills and how pipelines are still the most effecient and safe means fo crude transportation. The religion of environmentalism [...]

By | 2017-11-28T19:56:06+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: Audio, Energy, Environment|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keystone XL on the Cusp

Thought Piece It is hard to make a more compelling argument for the private investment, environment, safety, and economic development for new pipelines in the US than the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board does. So I won’t. Keystone XL on the Cusp The record shows that pipelines are the safest way to transport oil. By The [...]

By | 2017-11-28T19:43:22+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil on eve of permitting decision for TransCanada

Thought Piece The first iteration of this story was much more balanced, but this update isn’t, reverting to the usual vitriol of environmental spokespeople. Anyway, I think that this spill should be compared to the EPA’s Colorado Toxic spill of 2015: the Gold King Mine poured 3 million gallons of waste water (over 10 times more [...]

By | 2017-11-28T19:39:24+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval

Thought Piece Not to be undone by the Washington Post reporting, the New York Times begins its story with the following headline: “With Big Spill to Clean....” then, the reporter breathlessly writes about “the images of South Dakota grassland blemished by 210,000 gallons of leaked Canadian crude oil....” Continuing, the reporter opines that this week’s leak [...]

By | 2017-11-28T18:27:08+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Litigious Climate Threatens Scientific Norms

Thought Piece         Surely, scientists suing critics and fellow scientists has revealed a huge crack between science and politics. We need to pull back from this new anti-intellectualism surrounding the climate debate. A Litigious Climate Threatens Scientific Norms An energy researcher sues another over a critical paper. It’s the wrong way to resolve [...]

By | 2017-11-28T18:21:47+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments