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Why ‘Keep It In The Ground’ Is Not Necessarily Green

By: Scott Tinker | 8.10.17 | Forbes Passionate voices in environmental, political and even academic spheres have recommended elimination of 85% of global energy by keeping oil, natural gas and coal in the ground, thus cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions. This, they argue, is for the welfare of the global climate and of the […]

Al Gore climate change sequel bombs at box office

By: Joe Concha | 8.7.2017 | The Hill Al Gore’s climate change sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” finished 15th at the box office this weekend despite heavy national promotion from the former vice president and environmentalist. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” is a follow-up to the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” which generated nearly $50 […]

Dakota Access protesters claim responsibility for pipeline sabotage

By William Petroski | July 24, 2017 | The Des Moines Register Two Iowa activists with a history of arrests for political dissent are claiming responsibility for repeatedly damaging the Dakota Access Pipeline while the four-state, $3.8 billion project was under construction in Iowa. Jessica Reznicek, 35, and Ruby Montoya, 27, both of Des Moines, held a news […]

The Fracking Industry Deserves Our Gratitude

By Victor Davis Hanson | July 6, 2017 | National Review Less than ten years ago, America’s energy future looked bleak. World oil prices in 2008 had spiked to more than $100 per barrel of crude. “Peak oil” — the theory that the world had already extracted “Peak oil” — the theory that the world […]

Study finds little evidence fracking pollutes drinking water

By David Hunn | Houston Chronicle | 6.20.2017 Scientists, regulators and leaders of Texas’ energy industry must identify and understand the environmental risks of shale oil and gas drilling before air pollution or water contamination leads to tighter restrictions that could ultimately derail the rebounding industry, the leader of a broad new study says. “We […]

Youth movement creating a night out in this Texas downtown

Exxon Mobil | May 11, 2017 We all know the “Field of Dreams” quote, “If you build it, they will come.” In Beaumont, Texas, however, something of the opposite occurred: Millennials came, and Beaumont is building it. “It” is a lively downtown, and its gradual revitalization is being driven in part by the influx of […]

Open Letter to Google: Anti-Fracking Activism is Fake News

May 8, 2017 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 RE: Open Letter on Anti-Fracking Activism and Fake News on Google To whom it may concern: According to a recent report in Bloomberg News, Google is “making a rare, sweeping change to the algorithm behind its powerful search engine to demote misleading, false, […]

Fracking isn’t contaminating groundwater, study finds

A major anti-fracking argument by environmentalists may not have the facts to back it up, a new study conducted by Duke University found. Fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, according to the peer-reviewed study published this month in a European journal. “Based on consistent evidence from comprehensive testing, we found no indication […]