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Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency

Posted: December 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump reportedly has selected nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is known for waging legal battles against the EPA over its climate change agenda, suggesting that Trump could intend to make good on his promise to “get rid of [the agency] in almost every form.” Pruitt, a […]

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Conservative Group, Liberal Bloggers Trade Shots Over Elon Musk’s Taxpayer Subsidies

Posted: December 6, 2016 at 2:38 pm   /   Friends

A conservative advocacy group has a special name for liberal bloggers who have rushed in to defend the business practices of Elon Musk, the multibillionaire co-founder of taxpayer-funded renewable energy and space technology companies. It calls them “stoogers.” Despite “mounting evidence of cronyism by his crumbling empire, Elon Musk has tapped stooge-like left-wing bloggers to come […]

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Drain the Swamp? This Energy Bill is More Big Government Paternalism.

Posted: December 5, 2016 at 10:58 am   /   Friends

Time is running out for negotiations between the Senate and House of Representatives on a conferenced energy bill. For opponents of big government paternalism, that’s a good thing. The Senate-passed energy bill is fraught with provisions that would increase government’s micromanagement of the energy sector. It is a continuation and extension of the idea that […]

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Why the Dakota Pipeline Protesters Won’t Evacuate by Deadline

Posted: December 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm   /   Friends

“The idea that [the Dakota Access Pipeline protest] is about the environment is bogus,” North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer, a Republican, said Thursday in an interview with Daily Signal Editor-in-Chief Rob Bluey. The Dakota Access Pipeline is an oil pipeline currently under construction, which will transport oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota […]

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The Dakota Pipeline Protests, Explained

Posted: November 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm   /   Friends

Cody Schulz, chairman of the Morton County Commission in North Dakota, is keeping especially close track of a conflict over an oil pipeline that would run through his community. By his count, Wednesday was the 113th day of protests over the Dakota Access pipeline, which has become a complex battle — sometimes involving violent clashes […]

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Amazing New Energy Discovery!

Posted: November 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Really exciting energy news:  the discovery of the Wolfcamp shale formation in West Texas and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of 20 billion barrels of recoverable oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids!  West Texas is going to explode!What the USGS estimate means:  Wolfcamp is […]

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How Trump Can Reverse Obama Climate Change Regulations

Posted: November 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump will come into power next year with the authority to redefine his predecessor’s ambitious and divisive legacy on climate and energy policy. Just as President Barack Obama has used regulations and executive actions to try and make the U.S. a world leader in cutting planet-warming emissions across much of the nation’s economy […]

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The Facts About the Dakota Access Pipeline That Protesters Don’t Want You to Know

Posted: November 17, 2016 at 12:59 pm   /   Friends

For more than three months, thousands of protesters, most of them from out of state, have illegally camped on federal land in Morton County, N.D., to oppose the construction of a legally permitted oil pipeline project that is 85 percent complete. The celebrities, political activists, and anti-oil extremists who are blocking the pipeline’s progress are […]

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It’s Time to Stop Spending Taxpayer Dollars on Elon Musk and Cronyism

Posted: November 13, 2016 at 10:14 am   /   Friends

From Enron to Bernie Madoff, at the end of every great American financial scandal, the totality of the perpetrators’ greed seems to be matched only by the public’s incredulity at how such a thing could be allowed to happen. And thanks to Elon Musk, there’s a good chance we may all be asking this question […]

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