The Chevron Doctrine may be gone, Gorsuch Defended Illegal Immigrants in Criticism of Government Agencies.

[It looks like the Chevron Doctrine, which was a pivotal 33-year-old Supreme Court decision, Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, is soon history. This single case established that courts should defer to the judgment of a federal agency when interpreting ambiguous laws and regulation. Thankfully, that deference will go the way of all bad ideas. As it [...]

By | 2017-04-05T21:50:40+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Justin Trudeau: “No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there.”

Thought Piece [The total lack of understanding about the importance of good global economics on display in James Ayre's piece is staggering. As Bjorn Lomborg points out in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on February 9, 2017, "by far the largest source of renewable energy used in China [and all poor countries] is traditional biomass—that is, people burning charcoal, firewood [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:21+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

OPEC Faces Quandary as U.S. Oil Inventories Swell: Oil cartel’s cuts are helping competitors fill their storage tanks

Thought piece [The remarkable production capabilities and transportation system for US oil and natural gas continue to change the world and its geopolitics. As predicted, OPEC's strangle hold on energy is officially over. Along with it, OPEC is losing its political clout with its own people, who are now suffering from its governments' failure to provide [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s Time for a National Debate on Fracking: Bloomberg Criticizes New York Fracking Ban

It's Time for a National Debate on Fracking Stephen Heins, Spark Magazine http://spark.fortnightly.com/fortnightly/its-time-national-debate-fracking?sthash.K1Dpwp7q.mjjo On April 8th, 2015, the Wall Street Journal headline read "Bloomberg Criticizes New York Fracking Ban." During his interview, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he was donating an additional $30 million to the Sierra's "anti-coal" campaign, but that he also [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Original Heins|Tags: , |0 Comments

Wood Mackenzie forecasts ‘net positive’​ for energy markets under Trump: New Pipelines, Cleaner Fossil Fuels and Renewables

Thought Piece [Currently, the U.S. is producing more than 9 million barrels per day of oil, with world-wide production around 96 million barrels per day, which means that the U.S. now accounts for 9 or 10 percent of the world’s oil production. That figure will grow, if the Trump administration follows through on the president’s promises. [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:21+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lawmaker says ‘majority’​ of House Republicans are ‘deniers’​: Harvard Professor says “Things are not looking good.”​

Thought Piece Naomi Oreskes, the Harvard University science historian [I must admit that it is hard being called a denier, just because some of us don't see a black and white world, especially from a single political Chicago political voice. The fact that Rep. Quigley did it in front of group of well-meaning businesses and [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Bakken Boosters See Robustness Returning This Year and Next, Additional $100 million in Annual Tax Revenue

Bakken Boosters See Robustness Returning This Year and Next Richard Nemec March 6, 2017 The buzz is slowly returning to the Bakken Shale, with state and industry stakeholders eyeing a return to more robust production and bottom line numbers by the end of this year and through all of 2018. America's highest profile oil pipeline, the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:53:35+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“FCC: I Do Believe We’re on the Eve of Destruction”​ On the other hand, my headline is “FCC finally set free from Telecom Acts and overregulation”​

Thought Piece [This editorial piece seems so dated. It invokes all of the old arguments about Baby Bells, cable and telecom regulation from the distant past. Absolutely absent from this piece is any discussion of the future of broadband, telecommunications, technology and the Internet of Things. Is anyone else bothered by the hyperbole and doomsday-itis capture in the [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Staff Opposition Expected To Hamper Pruitt’s Agenda As EPA Administrator”​ EPA Staff no longer 15,000 dedicated public servants, just a mob

Thought Piece [Below, see examples of a federal agency who has become extra-legal, unaccountable to anyone but itself, and a former Administrator who seems to be encouraging open dissent from the 15,000 current EPA government employees under the guise of a sense of moral superiority, while disregarding the democratic process.  "some EPA staffers joined an anti-Pruitt [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Scott Pruitt Signals Dramatic Shift in EPA Priorities, In speech before employees, the new chief emphasized giving business certainty about rules”

Thought Piece [The thought of the EPA becoming a more humble agency is very appealing:  More a practical environmentalist with a more balanced agenda rather than a crusader who had become highly politicized, ideological and self-righteous, with a flare for creating rules and laws on their own. I expect that Scott Pruitt is a promoter of some financial and business certainty in a world [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:50:22+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments