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Penn State to Help Create New Biz Opportunities from Shell Cracker

Thought Piece Not unlike the University System  of North Dakota, the University System of Pennsylvania has started programs to train and education their students to prepare them for new Shell Cracker jobs. With Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania forming the Tri-State Shale Coalition to maximize the benefits of natural gas resources, the region expects to build [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:56:17+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

New Cabot Drilling Program Kicks Off This Week in Ashland, OH

Thought Piece This is great news for north central Ohio. We will finally find out the quality of the shale there. In the case of Cabot, they are putting their money where their mouth is. Several of the counties surrounding Ashland are embracing the Shale Revolution for its economic development prospects. Sadly, the coalition of Ohio [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:47:26+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Appalachia Markets Itself as Global Energy Hub Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia want to transform the Appalachian Basin into an oil and gas powerhouse.

Thought Piece With no regard for Dennis Kucinich’s Magical Misery Tour, the Governors from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia have realized that a collaboration between the three states will make them into a “Global Energy Hub.” While realizing that economic development and sound environmentalism are inseparable, the three Governors have shunned the “leave it in the [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:07:07+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Dennis Kucinich Finds Fracking Facts in Southeast Ohio: A Horror Story

Thought Piece "Global warming: Is there anything it can't do,” asked Homer Simpson. While touring southeastern Ohio with a naive writer, Dennis Kucinich looked at the effects of the Rust Belt de-industrialization and saw a fracking nightmare. The following narrative records Kucinich’s interpretation of the bleak terrain. While Youngstown and the northern part of Ohio are [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:16:33+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

“Climate restoration” is the “New Coke” of climate alarmism

Thought Piece  “Climate restoration” is even worse than “leave it in the ground,” because of its economic development implications. Luddite and primitive thinking come to mind. It's harder and harder to find a trustworthy voice these days. Like the evolution of “global warming,” it all depends on who is choosing the words, the  "relevant facts" and [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:11:28+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

After the Gas and Bombs: The Health Crisis That’s Killing Syria The country’s seven-year civil war is systematically destroying its health-care system and fueling a public-health catastrophe

Though Piece Syria is facing an epic public-health catastrophe: I can’t help wondering where the international health community has been while this medical disaster of biblical proportion has been going on over the last 7 years?  Where has the Lancet organization, the American Medical Association, or the World Health Organization been? How can any humanist worth [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:12:41+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Kids sue Rick Scott for ‘immoral’ silence on climate change

Though Piece  Is anyone else bothered by the manipulation of kids by adult environmental groups who provide the money, expertise, and the attorneys for another frivolous and maybe bad faith lawsuit? How dare these (likely) misguided adults use children for their cause? Words fail me to describe the bad behavior and false media of this environmental [...]

By | 2018-05-14T23:05:46+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

New York City Natural Gas Use Up Everywhere: Time for the Big Apple Relief Valve

Though Piece In spite of the fact that I have lived in NYC during the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, I cannot remember a time in the last half of century when the Big Apple looked so poorly managed. Given the financial disaster of the ‘70’s, this is saying something. Frankly, the presence of same-think (combined with less [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:14:35+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Forest Fires — Fanning the Flames of Climate Alarm

Thought Piece Sometimes it is best to review news story from the rear view mirror. This piece from Gregory Wrightstone provides just such a view, without rancor or hyperbole. Also, it will be interesting to see if Sacramento, state utilities, and the Governor will spend the money necessary to manage deadwood, trees and,  underbrush to keep [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:52:41+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Cabinet Meets, Notley Offers to Buy a Pipeline as Kinder Morgan Frenzy Grows

Thought Piece In Canada, it is harder and harder to retain any respect for any environmental group, domestic (or foreign), or a province like British Columbia, who pontificates about the law if it favors them, but who becomes a heavy-handed, well-financed scofflaws if it doesn’t, especially if they invoke their sense of moral rectitude and intellectual [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:54:05+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments