Yet ANOTHER Reason Why we Should have Been Drilling for our Own Oil Long Ago!
I found an article on FT.com through Drudge that says that OPEC nations want to schedule an emergency meeting because of the recent drop in oil prices: Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Iraq, Venezuela and Ecuador, whose economies tend to be most dependent on high oil prices and whose ministers are among the most hawkish of the 13-member group, have all lobbied for the cartel to drop | Read More »
Ike Aftermath: Two Oil Refinery Spills Foul Pristine Communities!
AP Investigation: Hurricane Ike’s environmental damage apparent as pipelines, oil rigs hit Ike’s toll on wildlife is still unfolding. Only a few pelicans and osprey turned up oiled, but the storm upended nature. Winds blew more than 1,000 baby squirrels from their nests. The storm’s surge pushed saltwater into freshwater marshes and bayous, killing grasses where cattle graze and displacing alligators. Flooding also stranded cows. | Read More »
Energy: The “Yes, We Can!” Man Says “No, We Can’t!”
During last night’s debate, Candidate Barack Obama perpetuated one of the most pernicious memes of the current energy debate, one that lets the candidate of “Yes, We Can!” wrongly declare “No, We Can’t!” when it comes to energy policy. The meme: The U.S. consumes 25% of the world’s petroleum, but contains only 3% of the world’s reserves. Therefore, there is no point in trying to | Read More »
The House GOP Protest is Working. Pelosi Folding Like a Cheap Tent.
The Hill is reporting overnight Nancy Pelosi is caving to the House Republican protest. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night dropped her staunch opposition to a vote on offshore oil drilling in the House. Republicans, reacting to high gas prices, have demanded a vote on additional oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf, where drilling is currently blocked by a moratorium. Until now, Pelosi | Read More »
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund Blame Musgrave for $4/gal Gasoline [Updated]
It looks like the liberal activists are going to try to use $4/gal. gasoline against conservatives. Marilyn Musgrave (U.S. House CO-4) is their current target. This is another vulnerable seat that the Democrats want to pick up. Musgrave has had a tough fight for her seat the last two rounds. According to PolitickerCO.com, Defenders, which played a key role in ousting former Rep. Richard Pombo | Read More »
What Happens When You Move Oil in Boats and Barges…
The catastrophic spill occurred early Wednesday after a 600-foot Liberian-flagged tanker named The Tintomara collided with a barge being pulled by a tugboat near the Harvey Locks. The barge — which was carrying 400,000 gallons of thick, tar-like No. 6 fuel oil — was split in half, sending its contents into the river. As a result, the Mississippi River is shut down to boat traffic | Read More »