President Barack Obama on Tuesday (Dec. 20) designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlan... Read More
As the United States, and the world, enters a long era of increased energy demand we need more than just onshore shale oil and natural gas to meet our energy needs. We will need to make the best possible use of all our resources, including an increased program of offshore leasing that will lead to greater economic strength.
The natural gas surplus generated by the shale revolution has led to several benefits, including lower wellhead prices, reduced imports and rising inventories of natural gas storage. In addition, the cost of drilling new shale wells has dramatically declined. This means that fewer rigs are being employed, but new wells are more productive and cost-efficient.
"...it is no wonder that the public is often confused about air quality in their city, county, state, and nation." That's a gentle way of saying that Americans have been misled by the media and agenda-driven environmental groups.
"Developing our abundant offshore energy resources is a critical part of a robust, forward-looking energy policy that will secure our nation's energy future and strengthen the U.S. energy renaissance."
As veterans, we know that some of our brothers and sisters in uniform struggle to find purpose or a new career after their separation from the military. The fact is that veterans have the skills and background necessary to do these jobs... We can hit both proverbial birds with this infrastructure improvement stone.
There is an interesting dynamic going on in the final days of the Obama administration. Because President-elect Trump is going to push for fossil fuel-friendly policies, there has been a sudden rush to pass policies that will be out of favor after President Obama leaves office.
The concept that economic growth doesn't have to be accompanied by rising carbon emissions - dubbed "decoupling" by the New York Times - has additional detail in a new Brookings Institution report that finds more than 30 states have seen those historical partners delinked and headed in different directions.
Massive new discovery proves: When you're allowed to explore for energy, historic oil and natural gas discoveries can follow. But there's a caveat. Given the long lead time it takes years...
But today Britain faces its biggest environmental challenge ever -- tackling global warming while still keeping the lights on. And as a lifelong champion of the Green cause, I'm convinced that fracking is not the problem but a central part of the answer.
The pseudo-environmental movement's battle cry to lessen human activity is having a profound effect on public policy. Though the movement is not new, its motives have shifted over the last thirty years, from pushing necessary protections of sensitive environments, to stifling land use. The millions of blue-collared men and women responsible for producing the necessary means for modern living stand directly in the cross-hairs...