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“Trump Nominees Distance Themselves From His Climate Rhetoric”

Guest post by David Middleton Trump Nominees Distance Themselves From His Climate Rhetoric By Bill Murray January 20, 2017 Rick Perry, questioned by senators Thursday vetting him as a potential energy secretary, was the fourth of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees to repudiate some of the president-elect’s most controversial statements on climate change and environmental protection…

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BOEM rejects Atlantic G&G permits

Guest post by David Middleton BOEM rejects Atlantic G&G permits amidst industry criticism 01/06/2017 Offshore staff WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has denied six pending geophysical and geological permit applications to conduct airgun seismic surveys in the mid- and south planning areas of the Atlantic Ocean. The bureau…

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Wind and Solar to Provide 4% of Global Primary Energy by 2040!

Guest post by David Middleton They may need to nudge the Doomsday Clock a bit closer to midnight, if ExxonMobil’s 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 turns out to be an accurate forecast. A few highlights: Even if we zero-in on electricity generation, wind and solar don’t fare much better… What about plug-in electric vehicles (PEV)?…

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More Fracking Lies from the EPA, Part Deux

Guest post by David Middleton This is the promised sequel to More Fracking Lies from the EPA. The EPA’s new report on fracking can be downloaded here: Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States (Final Report) Most of this report deals…

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More Fracking Lies from the EPA

Guest post by David Middleton The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed course on Tuesday, saying in a long-awaited report that it doesn’t have enough information to make a broad conclusion about widespread threats to drinking water from hydraulic fracturing. A government report on the safety of fracking released Tuesday deleted a draft assessment’s conclusion that…