Environmental activism and the working class

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...



WHAT IF... America's Energy Renaissance Never Actually Happened?

What if we'd just "left it in the ground?" The U.S. would be short 4.3 million jobs and over half-a-trillion dollars in annual GDP. Electricity prices would be 31% higher, we'd all be paying 43% more at the pump, carbon dioxide emissions would be 23% higher and we'd be importing 160% more oil. That's just to start.



Study shows fracking resulted in lower mortgage defaults

Despite the negativity many associate with fracking, it has had a positive impact on mortgage defaults in areas where fracking occurred, according to research by a Clemson University finance professor.



Montana board rejects more fracking disclosures

The board's action left in place a 2011 state rule that allows companies to conceal the ingredients of chemicals that are considered trade secrets.



Report confirms oil and gas pipelines are one of the safest ways to transport energy

"Pipelines are a vital part of this nation's energy infrastructure and ensuring they continue to operate safely will be critical to securing our energy future..."



Five Graphics In Support Of Oil, Coal And Natural Gas

To those of you that sell oil, coal, and natural gas: keep swinging. You sell the energy sources that constitute 85% of the world's energy... a world that is increasingly richer, healthier, and longer living.



As Corn Devours U.S. Prairies, Greens Reconsider Biofuel Mandate

Environmentalists who once championed biofuels as a way to cut pollution are now turning against a U.S. program that puts renewable fuels in cars, citing higher-than-expected carbon dioxide emissions and reduced wildlife habitat.



Petitioners seek more disclosure on fracking chemicals, foes cite trade secrets

Landowners, environmentalists and health advocates petitioned Montana regulators on Tuesday to require companies to more fully divulge which fracking chemicals they use to produce oil and gas.



American Manufacturing, Re-energized

Thanks to shale gas, U.S. manufacturing is at its strongest profitability in a generation.



Quantifying the impact of shale

Oil and gas production in the United States can be broken down into two periods: pre and post shale. ... Oil imports now contribute to just 1/3 of the trade deficit compared to 2/3 of the trade deficit before the shale revolution