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GOP's comprehensive oil plan is likely to propose a lot more of these. Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, the Republican chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has a reputation for ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 12:45 PM PST with 35 Recommends
THE PLANS DWARF ALBERTA! Eastern Utah is a desert, so UTAH Gov grants 1000s of licences for tar sands, oil shale, and fracking. The only water available for this water sucking processes for ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 07:08 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Estonia is being touted as the OIL SHALE SUCCESS STORY. It is not. It is an economic and environmental failure. It took decades for Estonia to find a way to refine the oil from oil shale, causes ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 06:02 PM PDT with 77 Recommends
Join us every Tuesday afternoon at the Daily Kos community political poetry club. Your own poetry is always welcome in the comments. Bongos, berets & ...
by bigjacbigjacbigjac
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
So it turns out that Rep. Doc Hastings, Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, is promoting fake, non-existent jobs over scare western water resources. No joke. Check out this blog from the ...
by RockyWest
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:04 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Salazar just ok'd another 700,000 acres for oil shale production near rivers that flow into the Colorado River in addition to 130,000 acres of oil sands production in the same areas. The Green ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
A while back I posted up a blog from the Checks and Balances Project (CBP) on industry paying for academic research. Some folks commented saying that they didn't think that it's a big deal since it ...
by RockyWest
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 03:34 PM PST with 2 Recommends
A frequently repeated line among oil industry experts (e.g., a , b ) and members of a certain ethically challenged political sect is that the United States has larger oil reserves than Saudi Arabia. ...
by DWG
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM PST with 54 Recommends
Okay, so in fairness the Overstock Company has backed off of their "in our face" sexual innuendo, but they did start it. And what they started today makes that whole tacky marketing failure look ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:39 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Stripper well in California's Central Valley. (Rendering by navajo) The U.S. Department of Interior has released its latest assessment of oil and gas leases on federal land. Two-thirds of the off-...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue May 15, 2012 at 03:59 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
Remember Rick Santorum's oil shale rock prop from Tuesday night? You can watch him holding it up (at 8:18). The same day, Chevron announced that it was giving up its interest in northwest Colorado ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 04:35 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Speaker of the House John Boehner is bringing his controversial highway bill (H.R. 7) to the floor this week. The Speaker has included Rep. Doug Lamborn’s oil shale boondoggle (H.R. 3408) as one ...
by mgarrington
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Last week, the Obama administration and the Republican-dominated House Natural Resources Committee took diametrically opposed steps regarding development of oil shale across the West. Not ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 12:36 PM PST with 180 Recommends
Tar sands and oil-bearing shale lurk under the surface in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming, and at least one company has plans to extract them from state-owned lands near Arches National Park. Now the ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 09:37 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
Having seen the ...
by LaughingPlanet
Comment Count 116 comments on Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 09:12 PM PDT with 300 Recommends
Having seen the ...
by LaughingPlanet
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 02:45 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
I bug my elected officials regularly with e-mails and occasional phone calls. (hat tip to progressivesecretary.org!) Once in a while, I get a response, and this latest one from Senator Udall was ...
by retro postmodernist
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Jul 06, 2010 at 10:08 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
We are understandably focused on cleaning up the mess from the Global Financial Crisis, but another bubble may be on the point of bursting while we are distracted - the 50 year old Cheap Oil Bubble.
by balirand
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 05:16 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
"At least there's no tar sands mining in the United States." We've all heard the ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 78 comments on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 01:26 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Back in earlier February, in one of his first actions on taking office, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 06:52 PM PDT with 0 Recommends