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You Can’t Have Offshore Wind Power Without Petroleum

By Jared Anderson | Forbes | March 1, 2017 The Block Island Wind farm’s launch late last year signified the United States’ official entry into the offshore wind industry. And while European countries have been generating electricity by spinning turbines offshore since 1991, the US is eager to catch up. The federal government has issued […]

Trans-Pecos Pipeline protester wanted out of California since 2007 arrested

PRESIDIO COUNTY — A protester at the Trans-Pecos Pipeline was arrested after being found to be wanted out of California for parole violation. According to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office, their deputy was dispatched to the pipeline crossing Elephant Rock near Highway 67 Sunday in reference to a group of Two Rivers protesters. When the […]

Leonardo DiCaprio flew eyebrow artist 7,500 miles to do his brows for the Oscars

How much effort do you put into the appearance of your eyebrows? Tinting? Threading? Pencilling in? Plucking the strays? Or perhaps nothing at all? Well if you’re an A-lister with the eyes of the world watching, it seems no length is too extreme to ensure your brows are perfect.   Australian eyebrow-artist to the stars […]

The U.S. is transitioning into a natural gas exporter

The United States is on track to become a net exporter of gas next year, driven largely by the growth of liquefied natural gas exports, according to the U.S. Energy Department. The U.S. started exporting LNG last year, courtesy of Houston-based Cheniere Energy, and the country is increasingly piping more natural gas to Mexico while, […]

#NoDAPL Protests Have Cost North Dakota Taxpayers Nearly $33 Million So Far

Rob Port | SayAnythingBlog.com | Feb. 13, 2017 With Dakota Access Pipeline construction resumed, a lot of you readers have been asking me about the cost of the #NoDAPL protests against that project have cost taxpayers. I’d been meaning to put in a request for the information, but this morning the answer dropped in my inbox in […]

Clean Up Crews Are Scouring Dakota Protest Campsite For Dead Bodies And Lethal Weapons

Sanitation crews are looking for dead bodies and deadly weapons at Dakota Access Pipeline protest campsites. Crews are working to dispose of hundreds of thousands of pounds of garbage from ramshackle campsites along the so-called DAPL construction site. The debris needs to be removed from the city-sized campsite before spring thaw floods the area. Law […]

Fracking, Lower Gasoline Prices Returned $1,000 To Household Budgets Last Year

James Taylor | Forbes | Feb. 3, 2017 Lower gasoline prices saved Americans more than $115 billion in 2016 compared to 2014, the American Automobile Association (AAA) reports. The findings illustrate how fracking has blessed us with low energy prices that improve Americans’ living standards and quality of life. AAA observes that the $115 billion equates to $550 per […]

U.S. Could Become ‘Energy Independent’ by 2026, Report Finds

Justin Worland | Time | Jan. 5, 2017 The U.S. could become a net energy exporter by 2026 as crude oil and natural gas production continues to increase in the country, according to a new report. The landmark achievement—often referred to as “energy independence” by politicians—means the U.S. would export more energy resources like crude oil […]

Friends of the Earth forced to withdraw anti-fracking leaflets

Andrew Ward | Financial Times | Jan. 3, 2017 Advertising watchdog found flyer’s claims not backed up by evidence Environmental charity Friends of the Earth has been forced to withdraw notices about the impact of fracking for shale gas after Britain’s advertising regulator found they could not be backed up with evidence. The Advertising Standards […]