Keystone is anti-hydrocarbon zealotry in microcosm

Thought Piece We will continue to work to protect communities from the threat of fracked gas pollution.” Sierra Club attorney Nathan Matthews It is hard to retain a modicum of respect for any environmental group who likes the law if it favors them, but who becomes a heavy-handed, well-financed scofflaw if it doesn’t, especially if they [...]

By |2017-12-14T22:18:53+00:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keystone XL on the Cusp

Thought Piece It is hard to make a more compelling argument for the private investment, environment, safety, and economic development for new pipelines in the US than the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board does. So I won’t. Keystone XL on the Cusp The record shows that pipelines are the safest way to transport oil. By The [...]

By |2017-11-28T19:43:22+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil on eve of permitting decision for TransCanada

Thought Piece The first iteration of this story was much more balanced, but this update isn’t, reverting to the usual vitriol of environmental spokespeople. Anyway, I think that this spill should be compared to the EPA’s Colorado Toxic spill of 2015: the Gold King Mine poured 3 million gallons of waste water (over 10 times more [...]

By |2017-11-28T19:39:24+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval

Thought Piece Not to be undone by the Washington Post reporting, the New York Times begins its story with the following headline: “With Big Spill to Clean....” then, the reporter breathlessly writes about “the images of South Dakota grassland blemished by 210,000 gallons of leaked Canadian crude oil....” Continuing, the reporter opines that this week’s leak [...]

By |2017-11-28T18:27:08+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments