Environmental causes suffer defeats across the country

Michael Bastasch The Daily Caller 11/6/2013

Environmental causes across the country saw defeat last night as voters from Maine to Colorado rejected anti-fossil fuel policies such as hydraulic fracturing restrictions and tar sands oil import bans.

Anti-fossil groups did see some victories on Tuesday night as three cities in Colorado passed restrictions on fracking and […]

The price of Keystone may be a carbon tax

Tax could provide cover for approval of oil sands pipeline

Terence Corcoran Financial Post 2/11/2013

Hello Canada! Are you ready — ready for a new national tax on carbon that will ding pocketbooks across the country? My bet is that a new carbon tax is coming, made almost inevitable by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s full-bore […]

Campaign against Canadian Keystone XL pipeline driven by US foundation millions

“The president has been getting help from his allies on this. These are President Obama’s friends and it’s an election-year issue. Obama approved the [Alberta] Clipper pipeline in 2009. The only difference was that he wasn’t running for re-election.”


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David Martosko The Daily Caller […]

Quote of the day, the ‘Arguing with Idiots’ edition

3 December 2011

“When you boil down the debate on this project, I believe it comes down to a simple question for Americans: do they want secure, stable oil from a friendly neighbor in Canada or do they want to continue importing high priced conflict oil from unfriendly regions such as the Middle […]

Influential MEP calls for shale gas regulation

Jo Leinen is proposing a European directive that would penalise or even ban the exploitation of the controversial fossil fuel

Fiona Harvey Guardian [UK] 30 June 2011

One of the most influential members of the European parliament is proposing a new directive that would penalise or even ban the exploitation of shale gas, the controversial […]

In an Oil Price Gap, the Scent of Tar Sands

Clifford Kraus The New York Times 1/31/2011

In case you haven’t noticed, oil prices in the United States differ from those in the rest of the world. Usually the variance is just a few dollars, but over the last few weeks the difference between West Texas Intermediate prices and Brent crude, which is sourced in […]