Hogan sues EPA over neighboring power plant pollution

Thought Piece Another novel idea for suing someone other than ourselves, like LA and San Francisco is doing right now. Theoretically, Maryland would be able to sue other states even if the Clean Power Plan were in force. The possibility for legal mischief and/or oppression could rival Franz Kafka's "The Trial." Steve Hogan sues EPA over [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:13:48+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

One Relatively Unknown Federal Agency Will Play A Big Role In Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Agenda

Thought Piece No one who knows much about energy or electricity in the US would dare to say that the FERC is unknown. Given how politicized and single-minded the EPA has been since they started writing the first draft of the Clean Power Plan in 2009, several of us believe that the 2009-2017 EPA has ruined [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:08:02+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

‘Game-Changing’ New Research on Prolific Permian Basin Estimates 60 Billion to 70 Billion Barrels Remain, IHS Markit Says

Thought Piece Research, technology and innovation are driving the future of the Bakken, the Permian or the Marcellus. Anyone truly interested in American energy, environment, or shale needs to visit one of these Basins for a closer look at the people and the latest technology. Steve P.S. "If one wants to be a thought leader, affability [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:11:10+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Thousands flee ‘imminent’ Bali volcano eruption

Thought Piece I am starting a new service called the Early Bird from the Word Merchant. I want to be a reliable resource of early international wire news for both energy and environmental sectors. Here is early news about upcoming volcano eruption. Thousands flee ‘imminent’ Bali volcano eruption charles the moderator / 4 days ago September 24, 2017 [Update [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:04:23+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Now it’s a War on Pipelines

Thought Piece First they waged war on coal, and now they’ve launched a war on pipelines. As one activist put it, the best means of transporting oil is no transportation. But if there is going to be increased production, “I would rather it go by train.” Right. Just replacing the Dakota Access Pipe Line would require [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:01:50+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

2014 HGS Presentation: “Climate Change: Facts and Fictions”

Thought Piece Not much has changed since Dr. Rusty Riese's May 2014 Presentation in front of Houston Geological Society. The alarmists like Dr. Michael Mann are using the same old arguments, but after 3 more years, they seem even less fact-based. Frankly, I would love to have Dr. Mann do a 45 minute presentation about the [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:51:13+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

Thought Piece In all fairness, I need to include this recent piece by the https://lnkd.in/g7xmuFq. Although, it is an interview, which means it has only one point of view. Yes, I could write a counter argument, but I am following my own advice on humility and civility. Steve Is climate change making hurricanes worse? By Staff [...]

By | 2017-09-19T21:21:22+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climate scientists admit they were wrong on climate change effects

Thought Piece A humble scientist is a wise scientist. Anyone making predictions should heed the words of the great philosopher Casey Stengel: "Don't make prediction especially about the future." This might be a great time to have thorough discussion on climate change, without rancor or name-calling. Let's admit that there are many, many people in the [...]

By | 2017-09-19T21:18:51+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Former Obama EPA Head Criticizes EPA For Lack Of Transparency, Forgets Her Lack Of Transparency

Thought Piece After being engaged with the EPA senior management since 2005, I must admit that my experience with them especially over the last 8 years has left me with little trust of their news releases and interviews, especially after paying close attention to Lisa Jackson and Gina McCarthy's public statements. Both have sounded hypocritical and [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:55:26+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Underreported: What Happened When Government Tried to Fix a Coal Town

Thought Piece This is the kind of reporting that has been missing in the mainstream media. It shows the costs and benefits of a federally funded program: "A private and public partnership." While the promises sound plausible and even high-minded, the results prove again that the private sector create real jobs and the public sector programs [...]

By | 2017-09-19T21:15:53+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments