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  • Which Way, USA? America At A Crossroads With Economic And Energy Policy

    03/23/2014 7:04:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Austin Hill
    Will Americans continue allowing a radicalized environmental agenda to animate Washington, one that prohibits the utilization of natural resources – oil in particular – and that squelches the nation’s economy? Or could it be that, at such a time as this, rationality might take-hold in the USA yet again? As if our own problems aren’t a sufficient reason to bolster the U.S. energy industry, the world is now upended by a Russia that appears intent on re-creating another Soviet Union while simultaneously forming an energy axis with China. If America could supply more of the world’s natural gas and oil...
  • Fracking Saves Water

    12/25/2013 3:46:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nicole Bailey
    Contrary to the conventional teachings of environmentalists, hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking) has at least one major environmental benefit: saving water. Although most Americans are disturbingly ignorant about fracking, it is an issue of critical importance not only with respect to the environment but also in foreign policy and the economy. Typically, the debate is framed around priorities. If you care more about the environment, you are against fracking; but if you care more about energy independence and domestic economic opportunities, you are for fracking. However, a new study out of the University of Texas at Austin - one of...
  • Obama Moves to Limit Power-Plant Carbon Pollution

    09/20/2013 4:03:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | DINA CAPPIELLO, AP
    Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and Republicans that it would dim coal's future. Under the law once the Environmental Protection Agency controls carbon at new plants, it will also control carbon at existing plants — a regulation the agency said Friday it would start work on immediately to meet a June 2014 deadline. The revised standards, the company said in a statement, "essentially eliminate coal as a future generation option."
  • The coming glut in oil – and its impact

    08/13/2012 12:36:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chrystia Freeland
    Forget America’s fiscal cliff, Europe’s currency troubles or the emerging-markets slowdown. The most important story in the global economy today may well be some good news that isn’t yet making as many headlines – the coming surge in oil production around the world. Until very recently, our collective assumption was that oil was running out. That was partly a matter of what seemed like geological common sense. It took millions of years for the earth to crush plankton into fossil fuels; it is logical to think that it would take millions of years to create more. The rise of the...
  • 0 - 60 in under 4 seconds... 130 mph top speed... without gas?

    12/07/2004 6:23:20 PM PST · by fo0hzy · 277 replies · 5,546+ views
    Even though it's Ferrari red, zooms from zero to 60 in four seconds, and has a sensuous black leather dash with the same Motech data display found in Grand Prix race cars, this is not your typical little red sports car. At stoplights, adjacent drivers often ask Rick Woodbury for a card and where they can buy his car. For starters, it's smaller. Or rather, smallest. At 39 inches wide and 8 feet 5 inches long, it's skinnier than some motorcycles and shorter than many a living-room couch. It runs on batteries, not gas. And, if the thing ever makes...
  • Ranchers Join Fight To Limit Drilling at Otero Mesa

    07/31/2003 10:42:25 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 22 replies · 271+ views
    Thursday, July 31, 2003 Ranchers Join Fight To Limit Drilling at Otero Mesa By Tania Soussan Journal Staff Writer     Otero Mesa ranchers and a group that campaigns to protect private property rights are joining environmentalists in a fight to limit new oil and gas drilling in a remote but highly valued expanse of southern New Mexico.     "What's right is right," said G.B. Oliver III, executive vice president of the Paragon Foundation and president of Western Bank in Alamogordo. "Our goal is the same."     The biologically rich grassland, which could hold significant natural gas reserves, has attracted national...
  • GOTTA FREEP THIS-Accountability Op.

    04/29/2003 6:08:15 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 17 replies · 415+ views
    GOTTA FREEP THIS - Operation Accountability Please help FReep the Commissioner for Patents and the US Patent and Trademark Office who have not used logic or accountability and have not followed the authority of the US Constitution. There are at least two very important reasons why this important. REASON 1. At the present time, with the United States at war against terror, energy measurement, energy generation, and energy storage -- including alternative methods -- are crucially important to the United States for both its economy and for its security. Meanwhile, the US Patent Office under the Commissioner for Patents Godici...