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August 4, 2014 Op Ed - Taxpayers Should Oppose Proposed Fracking BanSource: Santa Barbara Independent
The Central Coast’s energy industry is vital to the economic health of the region — producing thousands of jobs and millions per year in tax revenue. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is an important technology in our...
August 1, 2014 Pursuing Energy Failure, Again and AgainSource: National Review
Energy policies are faddish. From the energy-independence moonshine of the corn-ethanol scam to the latest 645-page slate of regulations the EPA wants to inflict on the domestic electricity-generation sector, the supposed threats...
Heartlander Magazine - No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists." Patrick Moore is critical of the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) for claiming "it is extremely likely" that...
July 23, 2014 Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?Source: The Guardian
After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?
Live Science - Elliott Negin is the director of news and commentary at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS). UCS is a member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, which includes nearly 400...
July 15, 2014 How Climate Change Changed MeSource: Politico
When I learned that the New York Times was planning to report on my time as an investor at Farallon Capital Management, I wanted to sit down with the reporter while I was in New York City to discuss the issue in person—and on the...
July 10, 2014 Obama isn't killing coal. It's dying anyway.
The Week Magazine - Coal, of course, will never be free. [The Guardian] That's why the Australian government and private groups such as Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî forecast solar generation to rise six-fold over...
A draft report prepared for the United Nations suggests, out loud, what the U.S. needs to do about climate change: Cut emissions to one-tenth of current levels, per person, in less than 40 years. It’s perilous to say these things...
July 7, 2014 When are conservationists and asset managers ever on the same side? A) More often than you’d think.Source: EIRIS Blog
For some, the announcement on 11 June 2014 that SOCO International, a UK-listed oil and gas company, would not drill in the Virunga National Park – a designated world heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – and...
July 3, 2014 How fracking foes are killing N.Y. jobsSource: Daily News
My hardworking, fair-minded liberal parents raised my sisters and me with a healthy sense of sympathy for the poor and the voiceless. So I can’t help but feel for the denizens of upstate New York, where a long-faltering economy...
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