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What does energy independence mean?

It was almost 42 years ago that President Richard Nixon first called for a move toward energy independence. The oil embargo of 1973 caused the price of a barrel of crude oil to jump rapidly from $3.00 to $12.00 as the U.S. was experiencing a massive shortage. In today’s dollars, the sharp rise in prices would [...]

By |July 1st, 2015|blog, energy and environment, energy economy, energy independence, gas prices, oil prices|Comments Off on What does energy independence mean?

Fracking and water contamination – no systemic risk

Flaming faucets. Contaminated aquifers. Poisoned wells. NONSENSE! Thank you to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proving what we have known for years: There is no widespread, systemic risk to groundwater associated with hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Early in June, the EPA released the results of a study originally requested by Congress in 2010 to determine [...]

By |June 18th, 2015|blog, energy and environment, energy and water, fracking, fracking and safety, hydraulic fracturing|Comments Off on Fracking and water contamination – no systemic risk