The logic in exporting U.S. oil

The Washington Post Sept. 28, 2014 By Robert J. Samuelson One of the economy’s good-news stories is the oil boom, a derivative of the natural gas boom. When the drilling techniques used to tap vast new reservoirs of natural gas were applied to oil, they yielded similarly astounding results. Since 2008, U.S. oil production has […]

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Climate activist fuels fight to switch control of state Senate

TheSeattle Times September 23, 2014 By Jim Brunner California billionaire Tom Steyer — a climate activist and political ally of Gov. Jay Inslee — has entered Washington state’s 2014 elections in a big way, sending $1 million here in an expected effort to help Democrats take control of the state Senate. Steyer donated $1 million […]

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Oregon revisits high-cost carbon fuel standard

Oregon Business Report Sept. 23, 2014 by John Ledger Higher costs for your business, higher prices for your customers The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is a proposed state mandate promoted as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It would require fuel providers (gasoline and diesel) to reduce the fuel’s carbon content by 10% […]

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EPA faces ’14 accusations on ethanol

The Hill By Tim Devaney Sept. 12, 2014 The American Petroleum Institute and renewable energy groups are furious with the Environmental Protection Agency for “playing politics” with the nation’s ethanol mandate. These groups rarely see eye to eye, but they both agree the Obama administration is flip-flopping on the Renewable Fuel Standard to save face […]

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Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt

The New York Times By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Sept. 8, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Waist-high weeds and a crumbling old Chevy mark the entrance to a rust-colored factory complex on the edge of town here, seemingly another monument to the passing of the golden age of American industry. But deep inside the 14-acre site, the thwack-thwack-thwack […]

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