Monthly Archives: August 2010

Govs Mabus & Barbour plead for a bigger slice of the offshore pie. #rsrh

Link: Govs Mabus & Barbour plead for a bigger slice of the offshore pie. #rsrh Gulf state governors are arguing for a bigger slice of the pie that the Obama Administration sees as nothing more than an annoyance. This administration … Continue reading

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Piracy on the high seas: Greenpeace terrrorists board Greenland oil rig. #rsrh

Link: Piracy on the high seas: Greenpeace terrrorists board Greenland oil rig. #rsrh Traditionalist that I am, I think walking the plank would be a fitting punishment for these pirates. Feed the whales! (That goes for the Whale Wars guys, … Continue reading

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Wind Energy News Roundup

Wind energy, the crown jewel of President Obama’s green revolution, seems to be encountering a stiff headwind of its own. As we shall see, wind energy is a highly inefficient technology for reliable power generation. The industry which supports it … Continue reading

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If that’s the worst #oilspill possible, it sure seems worth the risk. #rsrh

Link: If that’s the worst #oilspill possible, it sure seems worth the risk. #rsrh Not a lot I can add to this opinion piece in the New York Post. A solid majority of Americans still support offshore drilling.

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Memories of Katrina and W. Brooks

It was a sunny Friday afternoon just five years ago. My wife was in New Orleans helping her sister move into her new Warehouse District condo. At lunch, they noticed that a storm had moved into the Gulf, and was … Continue reading

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Obama’s spill commission questions Obama’s offshore policy. This is rich. #rsrh

Link: Obama’s spill commission questions Obama’s offshore policy. This is rich. #rsrh So a bunch of environmental policy wonks, who were hired to get to the bottom of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, have chosen to focus instead on why Obama … Continue reading

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The Oil, The Bugs, and Climate Change

Scientists have discovered a hitherto-unknown oil-chomping microbes in the cold, briny depths of the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to find free oil out in the Gulf, either on the surface or in a … Continue reading

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New oil-eating bug thrives at 41F. Resilient Mother Nature, Part XLIV. #rsrh Who’d’a thunk it?

Link: New oil-eating bug thrives at 41F. Resilient Mother Nature, Part XLIV. #rsrh Who’d’a thunk it? Some crudites with your salad dressing?

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Court Docs: Moratorium Would Cost 23,000 Jobs

The Obama Administration has filed some 27,000 pages of documents in Federal court which disclose the process by which it decided to forge ahead with a deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico, in spite of expert advice, public … Continue reading

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‘Scientists’ claim 80% of BP oil remains in Gulf

A group for researchers from the Georgia Sea Grant grabbed headlines yesterday by challenging NOAA’s claim that 75% of the BP oil is accounted for – that it has been captured, burned, evaporated, degraded, dissipated or munched by microbes. The … Continue reading

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