Monthly Archives: July 2013

Poll: Do you support the Renewable Fuel Standard? #rsrh

In order to encourage the use for ethanol as a replacement for fossil fuels, Congress passed the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2005. The RFS mandates annual volumes of ethanol that are required to be blended into the nation’s gasoline … Continue reading

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My Pet Peeve

Well, OK, one of my pet peeves. This is a common sight in coffee shops. In this case it’s at my favorite local coffee shop, Johnston Street Java in Lafayette. Why the owners/managers would tolerate such an obvious trip hazard … Continue reading

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TX RRC Commissioner to EPA: One-size-fits-all regulations inappropriate. #rsrh #dontmesswithtexas #oilandgas

http://www.oginfo.com/texas_oil_gas_info/texas_better_equipped_than_epa TX RRC’S CRADDICK TELLS WASHINGTON – TEXAS BETTER EQUIPPED THAN THE EPA Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, in testimony July 25th before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources’ subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, said that efforts to … Continue reading

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Vladimir’s Guide to New Orleans

I asked my good friend and erstwhile RedState diarist Vladimir to put together a quick list of recommendations and handy links for Gathering visitors. Vladimir and I are looking forward to seeing you at the RedState Gathering 2013. We hope … Continue reading

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R.I.P. JJ Cale, 74

http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Songwriter_Tulsa_Sound_innovator_JJ_Cale_dies_at_74/20130728_11_A13_CUTLIN786158 He cut a wide path through 1970s rock ‘n’ roll, influencing some of the most famous musicians at the time with songs that were laid-back and mellow, yet imbued with a driving groove. Clapton, Neil Young, Mark Knopfler and … Continue reading

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R.I.P. George Mitchell, Father of the Shale Boom

George Mitchell, a son of a goatherd and a brilliant petroleum engineer and entrepreneur, died on Friday in Galveston at the age of 94. Mr. Mitchell’s role in championing new drilling and production techniques like hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is … Continue reading

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Remember all the Green Jobs in our New Green Economy?

In the first four years of the Obama Administration, the Department of Labor spent $595 million training workers for the New Green Economy that President Obama promised. A recent Washington Post article (“Why it’s hard for the government to create … Continue reading

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Forbes on the Demise of TheOilDrum.com #rsrh

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/2013/07/16/as-fracking-rises-peak-oil-theory-slowly-dies/ Those of us who are advanced enough in age will remember U.S. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, telling the public in a televised speech that the world was in fact running out of oil at a rapid pace – … Continue reading

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Mary Landrieu: Party Girl

Mary Landrieu is taken to task in this recent op-ed by James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Ah, the challenges of being a Blue Senator, the only statewide elected Democrat, in what has become a very Red State. The 2014 … Continue reading

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Great Achievements in Central Planning: The Renewable Fuel Standard

In 2005, Congress, in its infinite wisdom, imposed the Renewable Fuel Standard on America.  The RFS mandates yearly increases in the amount of ethanol that must be used in motor fuel, on an ever-increasing schedule, through 2022. Problem is, nobody … Continue reading

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