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The Weekly Word: National Parks partnership with oil and gas, plus Bakken feedstock

The Weekly Word: National Parks partnership with oil and gas, plus Bakken feedstock In this week’s installment of The Weekly Word, Professor Heins checks in from Baltimore, MD, where the 129th Annual Meeting and Education Conference for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Heins gives an update on the theme of the conference and [...]

By | 2017-11-28T18:22:57+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Audio|0 Comments

2017 The Annual NARUC

ATTENDING     The Annual NARUC (National Associated of Utility Regulatory Commissions) Conference is being held Baltimore this week. As the state Utility commissions prepared for the future, at least the threat of the EPA taking over the US grid and waterways has ended. Frankly, a state utility commissioner has been a hard enough of job [...]

By | 2017-11-14T22:40:41+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: About Steve|Tags: |0 Comments

Exposed: Harvard Study Omitted Evidence to Allege ExxonMobil ‘Misled’ Public on Climate

Thought Piece It is very hard to read the political rhetoric of Michael Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Bill McKibbens, PBS, CNN, Post, Times (east and west), Tribune, and many other media assets every day: Where, the above-voices have failed to advance democracy in today’s world, by ignoring any of the loyal opposition’s counter-arguments against climate certainty. My [...]

By | 2017-11-14T22:33:50+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Oreskes question: Is Blood thicker than Objective Reporting @NPR ?

Thought Piece       “Trump’s EPA Under Attack By Taxpayer Funded PBS.” https://lnkd.in/ewqiure 10/17/2017. This was the most slanted expose ever done by PBS. Balanced reporting is no where to be found. It must have been written by Gina McCarthy and directed the NY Times environmental extremists. Although, the CNN’s hatchet job with Anderson Cooper [...]

By | 2017-11-14T22:30:30+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|0 Comments

The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled

Thought Piece With all the hand-wringing and teeth-knashing being done since the two international Lancet Reports and EPA’ s recent environmental report, I thought that I would reprint this piece from 2016: “EPA and the Clean Power Plan,” where I delineate over 20 flaws in the Clean Power Plan. The CPP would reduce US emissions by [...]

By | 2017-11-14T22:26:54+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Original Heins, Thought Piece|0 Comments

129TH ANNUAL MEETING AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE

ATTENDING In the end, I think that we will evolve into asking all members of any EPA Panel to make full disclosures, including potential conflicts of interest to replace the lop-sided appointments by the previous EPA for its Clean Air Committees: The Scientific Advisory Committee Particulate Matter Review Panel where 24 of the 26 members received [...]

By | 2017-11-14T22:21:53+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: About Steve, Environment|0 Comments

The Future Is Dodgeball

Thought Piece During the last 20 years, I have attend well over 100 energy and 50 Internet/broadband conferences. This piece by Andy Kessler describes my evolving approach to being an activist who participates in each conference. In retrospect, I would add that conference attendees have a chance to talk to a great many people who aren’t [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:34:19+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Thought Piece|0 Comments

Sierra Club Asks Fed Court to Stop Atlantic Sunrise Construction

Thought Piece “We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution,” said Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews. It is hard to retain a modicum of respect for any environmental group who likes the law if it favors them, but who becomes a heavy-handed, well-financed scofflaw if it doesn’t, especially if [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:25:46+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

EPA’s new science advisor will bolster objectivity and transparency

Thought Piece Again, I will quote to express a historical worry of mine: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H.L. Mencken EPA's new science advisor will bolster objectivity and transparency BY SUSAN E. DUDLEY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/01/17 09:20 AM EDT 40 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:23:30+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Scott Pruitt Plans to Dismiss EPA’s Expert Scientific Advisors

Thought Piece See Video The lop-sided appointments by the previous EPA for its Clean Air Committees: The Scientific Advisory Committee Particulate Matter Review Panel where 24 of the 26 members received over $190 million in direct or indirect grants and the the Scientific Advisory Committee Ozone Panel 17 of the 20 members received over $192 million. [...]

By | 2017-11-06T23:21:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments