Environmental Articles 2017-04-05T21:23:50+00:00

Fracking comes to the Arctic in a new Alaska oil boom: This comes at a time of low oil prices, when observers felt the Arctic would remain off-limits.

April 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Thought Piece [While the discovery of 5 to 6 billion oil and untold natural gas is good news for Alaska, the U.S. and the global energy markets, the logistics of the harvesting the oil will [...]

Legal Group Wants ‘Partisan’ AG Punished Over Handling Of High-Profile Public Records Request: Another New York Attorney General without boundaries?

April 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece "Legal Group Wants ‘Partisan’ AG Punished Over Handling Of High-Profile Public Records Request." Another New York Attorney General without boundaries? [Below, you will find two pieces about New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman. In [...]

Julia Olson founded Our Children’s Trust with the idea of having children front the campaign against climate change and making them plaintiffs

April 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Thought Piece [Lily Tomlin was right: "No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up." Steve] Hide Behind Kids in Oil and Gas Lawsuit by Aileen Yeung 12:12pm EDT April 10, 2017 aileen@energyindepth.org, [...]

The role a melting glacier played in Exxon’s biggest disaster: “Global Warming, is there anything it can’t do?” Homer Simpson

April 6th, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece [Ordinarily, I would have provided some editorial comment to a story like the one which appeared in the LA Times today, but I have been rendered almost speechless.  Making Exxon a silent corporate [...]

“Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protestors Shut Down FERC Chair’s Lecture at Duke University”: “Enviros Shut Down Duke U Meeting Where FERC Chair to Speak”

April 4th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece [In the wake of the interview with NYU Professor Johnathon Haidt in Saturday's Wall Street Journal and his discussion of recent examples of the "new religion that drives the intolerance and violence at places like Middlebury and [...]

Fracking 2.0: Shale Drillers Pioneer New Ways to Profit in Era of Cheap Oil

March 31st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece [The technology of horizontal drilling and fracking is moving at hyper-speed in the US, thanks to the Internet of Things and the innovations of the American private sector. As expected, the energy industry continues [...]

Michael Mann takes on his arch-enemies, dissenting scientists and loyal opposition at Committee Hearings.

March 30th, 2017|Tags: , |

Frankly, it would take too much time to recount all of Michael Mann's enemies, although I can mention a partial list: Dr. Judith Curry, Koch Brothers, Patrick Taylor, Dr. John Christy, Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr, [...]

Judith Curry and Michael Mann debate the future risks and climatological certainty of global warming and climate change

March 29th, 2017|Tags: |

Thought Piece Judith Curry and Michael Mann discuss the future risks and climatological certainty of global warming and climate change After the panel discussion tomorrow at the Congressional Hearings held by Lamar Smith, chairman of [...]

EPA’s Clean Power Plan and its Many, Many, Many Flaws

March 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

[I have up-dated a piece I wrote last year, "EPA's Clean Power Plan and its Moment of Truth." While many people seemingly have forgotten that it was a legalistic nightmare, I think it is important to revisit its [...]

U.S. oil and gas industry reaps the benefits of international trade, aided by new technologies and growing transportation hubs.

March 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece [The following piece by John Kemp is a well-nuanced look at the current US gas and oil industry. While increasing flows of oil and gas are doing well, thanks to the return to free [...]

Reprint of “EPA administrator: ‘We’re going to keep reducing greenhouse gas emissions”

March 17th, 2017|Tags: |

Thought Piece [Gina McCarthy is an unrepentant and a zealous climate change alarmist, with a little too much self-congratulation in her latest interviews for my tastes. Her certainty and biases will not be missed by the [...]

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