In the Pipeline: 3/13/13

I suppose China, a nuclearized North Korea, and Islamic militants in the Philippines are largely trivial matters. I also assume this means that the Navy will start shelling powerplants, refineries, and automobile factories. Boston Globe (3/12/13) reports: “America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and […]

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In the Pipeline: 2/27/13

If you want to throw down fisticuffs, fine. Pyle’s got Jack Johnson and Tom O’Leary waiting for ya, right here. National Journal (2/26/13) reports: “As passionate as these protests may be, the reality is that the oil in Alberta will go somewhere, and no amount of plastic zip ties — made from refined petroleum products, I might […]

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Fracking and Federalism

  A funny thing has happened in the fracking wars: All of a sudden, the interventionist groups who are usually fans of centralized power—such as having the federal government issue edicts on carbon emissions—all of a sudden have discovered the virtues of federalism. Specifically, they don’t want state governments limiting the ability of local governments […]

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In the Pipeline: 2/13/13

It can’t be worse than what most University of Colorado students consume on a regular basis. Washington Times (2/12/13) reports: “Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper went to unusually great lengths to learn firsthand the strides the oil and gas industry has made to minimize environmental harm from fracking… The first-term Democrat and former Denver mayor told a Senate committee […]

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Why are oil imports falling?

  A recent article in the Washington Post proclaims that U.S. oil imports are falling to their lowest level since 1987. The decrease in imports is a combination of two things, Americans using less oil because of an economic downturn and increased domestic production. The increase in domestic production can be attributed to the increased […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/22/13

We normally reserve this space for satire, mockery, and comic relief.  Like I said, we normally reserve this space for satire, mockery, and comic relief…  Politico (1/22/13) reports: “President Barack Obama promised in his inaugural speech to take on climate change in his second term, setting the stage for a series of bruising policy battles over energy, […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/14/13

Coming in at number 3 on the laundry list of your progressive rights (after condoms and the Internet), you have the right to pursue sunlight that may or may not hit your outrageously expensive solar panels that have been installed by the ‘market’ – cough, coercion – but who cares!  You won’t have to worry […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/8/13

You mean those roughnecks and coal miners aren’t kidding when they say they like to hunt and fish in their own back yards? For some reason I used to think it was more sensible to listen to “real” environmentalists from places like Manhattan. WSJ (1/4/13) reports: “The inescapable if unfashionable conclusion is that the human use of […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/7/13

The chance to get rich off global warming is slipping away.  Which could explain why Vice President Gore joined up with the royal house of Qatar, so they can hate American domestic energy production together.  Did we mention that Al Jazeera also is backing that lousy propaganda from Matt Damon? WSJ (1/4/13) reports: “The Kyoto Protocol on […]

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In the Pipeline: 1/4/13

Why has Gov. Cuomo been sitting on a state report that shows that hydraulic fracturing is safe? What does he have against job creation and economic growth in upstate New York? NYTimes(1/3/13) reports: “The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as hydrofracking could be […]

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