Monthly Archives: March 2012

Springtime for David Duke in Germany #rsrh

From David Duke arrested in Germany David Duke, a former Louisiana legislator and Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, has been arrested in Germany, he confirmed on his web site Tuesday. He said he has … Continue reading

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17 Chevron, Transocean execs banned from leaving Brazil due to oil spill #rsrh

Bloomberg News March 20, 2012 The chief executives of Chevron Corp.‘s and Transocean Ltd.’s Brazilian units are among 17 executives at the two companies banned from leaving the country pending an investigation into an offshore oil spill. Chevron’s George Buck … Continue reading

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Good news: Recycler Converts Plastic To Oil @ $10/bbl #rsrh Bad news: It’s oil, duh! Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign … Continue reading

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Dept of Agriculture may stop loans on property under lease for gas drilling. #rsrh “We will no longer be financing homes with gas leases,” Jennifer Jackson, program director for rural loans in the Agriculture Department’s New York office, wrote in an internal e-mail this month, citing several factors, including the costs of conducting … Continue reading

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‘Intellectual bankruptcy’, Dr. Krugman?

Paul Krugman’s op-ed, “Natural Born Drillers” (New York Times, March 15), purports to show with a hard look at the numbers why no thinking, perceptive person could possibly believe that “Drill, Baby, Drill” is a solution to the nation’s energy … Continue reading

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Flashback to 2009: Administration Policies Sought to Discourage ‘Overproduction’ of Oil

In May 2009, four months into the Obama presidency, retail gasoline prices averaged $2.32 per gallon. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) wrote Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to express concern about the impact that the Administration’s budgeted changes in tax policy would … Continue reading

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We have a ‘deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change’. What more do you need to know?

Gulf of Mexico back to ‘robust’ oil production, Obama administration says WASHINGTON — A one-year progress report on the Obama administration’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Policy offers a sanguine portrait of increased domestic energy production and reduced reliance on … Continue reading

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Obama, Energy Promises, and Empty Rhetoric

Voters in the November election will be acutely aware of two key economic variables above all others: the national unemployment rate, and the price they pay for a gallon of gasoline. President Obama senses his vulnerability on gasoline prices, and … Continue reading

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CARPE DIEM: N. Dakota Sets New Oil Record in Jan.; now #3 oil state? #rsrh


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Wind Farms In Pacific Northwest Paid To Not Produce #rsrh

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