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

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 [...]

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

March 14th, 2017|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Dueling Headlines: DAPL expected to bring $100M a year to North Dakota; Former OH Rep. Dennis Kucinich thinks real cost may be incalculably higher.

March 8th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece [Who knew that Dennis Kucinich was a pipeline and environment expert? In fact, who knew he even knew where North Dakota was located. Although, it isn't surprising that he opposes the Dakota Access Pipe Line. "North [...]

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