Tag: fracking

Isaac Orr: Trump to Obama’s Energy Legacy: ‘You’re Fired’

President Barack Obama campaigned with the pledge he would fundamentally transform the energy sector of the United States when he took office, and to a large extent, he succeeded. Most of this legacy was strong-armed into law using executive orders and administrative overreach, and, as a result, the survival of his agenda depended upon a presidential administration succeeding him with similar goals and a desire to cement his executive orders into place for years to come.


Brexit Has Left Sturgeon and Scottish Nationalism Floundering

On Tuesday Nicola Sturgeon blamed Brexit on the UK Government’s austerity policies. Speaking at the annual conference of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in London, the Scottish First Minister warned listeners she was “profoundly concerned” about the implications of the UK leaving the EU, with

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Destroying America’s Energy Industry with Phony Methane Issues

What is the “biggest unfinished business for the Obama administration?” According to a report from Bill McKibben, the outspoken climate alarmist who calls for keeping all fossil fuels in the ground, it is “to establish tight rules on methane emissions”—emissions that he blames on the “rapid spread of fracking.”

California delegation at DNC (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Jerry Brown Bashes Trump over Climate Change; Jeered over Fracking

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — California Gov. Jerry Brown won giddy applause from his state’s delegation as he took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening — at least from the seats in front. However, he was also jeered from the seats in back by anti-fracking protesters, who shouted: “Ban fracking now!”

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Report: 3 Reasons Oil is Headed for $80

A new, leading industrial report is bullish on the prospects of the price of oil reaching $80 per barrel by 2017. Unexpectedly deep supply curtailments and an inability to quickly scale up domestic production are to be leading drivers for the recovery.

Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Fear Mongering of Environmentalists

On May 2 a unanimous Colorado Supreme Court decision declared Fort Collins and Longmont’s limits on fracking “invalid and unenforceable” because state law trumps the local ordinances. Several states, including Colorado’s neighbors, New Mexico and Texas, have faced similar anti-oil-and-gas initiatives that have also been shot down.


UK To Allow Shale Gas Fracking Beneath National Parks

MPs on Wednesday voted in favour of the use of fracking to extract shale gas under national parks, weakening a decision against fracking in national parks made earlier this year and giving shale gas explorers access to more resources. Britain


UK Needs To Start Fracking Before Touting Benefits – Report

Britain should begin exploratory drilling or fracking of shale gas sites to allow the industry and government to fully assess its economic benefits for the country, a shale gas industry-funded task force said on Tuesday. Britain is estimated to have

Al Gore and Jerry Brown in Paris (Michel Euler / Associated Press)

Anti-Fracking Protesters Target Jerry Brown in Paris

California Gov. Jerry Brown may think he has staked a position on the environment that will please the left, but he hasn’t gone far enough: groups that oppose fracking are targeting him in Paris on Wednesday afternoon with a protest at the Le Bourget conference site.