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Canadian Prime Minister Shills Alberta Oil Sands in China

Canadian Prime Minister Shills Alberta Oil Sands in China

Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in the midst of an official visit to China.  
His mission?  To convince Beijing's mandarins to buy Canada's Alberta oil sands hydrocarbon production, now that Republican Congressional overreach has effectively sidelined the Keystone XL ...

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McCarthy ‘Can’t Answer’ Question on EPA’s Monetary Formula

McCarthy ‘Can’t Answer’ Question on EPA’s Monetary Formula

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy said she “can’t answer” a question on how EPA calculates the monetary value it assigns to each life the agency allegedly extends through regulation.

Asserted Economic Benefits

During a presentation McCarthy gave on Jan. 30 ...

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America's Green Enemies

America's Green Enemies

It was good news that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the nation’s first nuclear power plants on February 9th, clearing the way for the construction of two reactors by Southern Company at its Plant Vogtle site near Atlanta, Georgia. The bad news is that these are the first new nuclear ...

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A Bird-Brained Use of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

A Bird-Brained Use of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Do you own a home with large windows? Is there a cat that you let out in your backyard?  If so, then you might just wind up violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), if the federal government’s interpretation of the Act is allowed to stand.

The 1918 law was meant to protect migratory ...

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BLM Issues Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Oil Shale and Tar Sands

BLM Issues Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Oil Shale and Tar Sands

Preferred Alternative Identifies Research and Development as Appropriate First Step on Public Lands

Opens 90-day public review and comment period: To read the Draft PEIS click·here.
Washington, D.C. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft ...

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Obama Administration to Close Public Lands to Shale Development

IER Statement on Administration's New Fracturing, Oil Shale Regulations

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Obama administration released today a draft of new Interior Department regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing that are designed to impose yet another layer of bureaucratic obstruction to full-scale ...

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Agenda-driven "science" at EPA

Agenda-driven

Newly proposed air pollution rules impose exorbitant costs for illusory health benefits

In December 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency released new Clean Air Act “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.” Once again, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson touted the supposedly huge ...

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Poland Gives Green Light to Massive Fracking Efforts

Poland Gives Green Light to Massive Fracking Efforts

There is perhaps no more controversial energy source after nuclear than "hydraulic fracturing," or "fracking," of subterranean shale deposits containing pockets of natural gas.  

While the process can liberate previously unusable sources of natural gas, political, environmental and scientific ...

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Triple-Digit Oil Investing and a Natural Gas Price Rebound: Bill Powers

Triple-Digit Oil Investing and a Natural Gas Price Rebound: Bill Powers

Powers Energy Investor Editor Bill Powers doesn't shy away from microcaps; he embraces them. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, he explains why triple-digit oil is here to stay and how the best-positioned companies will be sitting pretty when natural gas prices rise—as will ...

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