Israelis have always lamented that Moses led the ancient Israelites to the one patch of land in the Middle East bereft of energy resources. It turns out the sea offered more promise. At the end of December, a huge natural-gas discovery was confirmed in the Eastern Mediterranean inside Israel’s territorial waters. Read More
President Obama's post-Deepwater Horizon diaster foot-dragging, slow-walking permatorium ban on oil and natural gas drilling throughout much of the Gulf of Mexico appears to have claimed its first victim among domestic drilling companies. Read More
You would think the relationship between U.S. oil production and imports would be a topic of prime interest to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, especially considering the central role played by fossil fuels in the generation of greenhouse gases the agency is determined to regulate.
You would think that, but you would be wrong, at least as far as the current EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, is concerned. Read More
While reading this morning's Wall Street Journal news article bearing the headline "Drilling is stalled even after the ban is lifted," my eyes came across a quote from Elgie Holstein, described as "an Environmental Defense Fund staff expert." Read More
Toronto's Globe & Mail quotes a UN report that includes this observation: "Within a decade or so, North America will almost certainly emerge as the world’s biggest supplier – and exporter – of reasonably cheap energy." Read More
In January, the documentary Gasland won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary attacked the process of “fracking,” which involves pumping a solution that is 99 percent sand and water, plus a few trace chemicals, underground at high pressure. This creates fractures in the rock formations that allow oil and gas to flow to collection points. The film claimed that the process pollutes groundwater with devastating consequences. Read More
More than $1 million in donations have flooded in to help the victims of the Sept. 9 gas pipeline explosion and fire in San Bruno.The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has secured more than $420,000 in pledges to its San Bruno Fire Fund. A Red Cross spokeswoman said her agency has received around $750,000 so far in response to the disaster — which killed eight and destroyed around three dozen homes — with more still coming in. Read More
Pennsylvania’s secretary of the environment says “Gasland” – an award-winning HBO documentary about the natural gas industry in which he appears – is “fundamentally dishonest” and “a deliberately false presentation for dramatic effect.” Read More
An incident Tuesday in Texas graphically demonstrates that truth is invariably among the first casualties whenever environmental extremists on the Left and their allies in government and the media campaign to stop something.
Enviros are mobilizing in a campaign to stop hydraulic fracturing, the process energy companies use to get to trillions of cubic feet of previously inaccessible natural gas and oil. Read More