The Houston Chronicle: “Houston can’t afford to accept Trump’s view of climate change”… AEUHHH????

Guest rebuttal by David Middleton Houston can’t afford to accept Trump’s view of climate change [Editorial] By The Editorial Board Dec. 1, 2018 Updated: Dec. 4, 2018 President Trump frequently acts like he knows what he’s talking about even when it sounds like he doesn’t. That’s a bad trait for anyone, but especially the president…

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Bloomberg Oil Strategist: “Oil Prices Are Down. Nobody Told the Gas Pumps”… Next Time, Maybe Do a Little Research!

  Guest Bloomberg Oil Strategist Correcting by David Middleton Oil Prices Are Down. Nobody Told the Gas Pumps Julian Lee 19 August 2018 (Bloomberg Opinion) — Oil’s popularity isn’t what it used to be. […] Although dollar-denominated crude prices are currently around 40 percent below their level just before the 2014 price crash, the same…

2017: “Deadliest year on record for environmentalists”… Because Trump? Because climate change? Or because bad journalism?

Guest commentary by David Middleton From the “[fill in the blank] on record” files… Record 207 environmental activists killed last year 24 JUL 2018 More than 200 environmental activists were murdered last year as government-sponsored killings linked to lucrative projects by vast agriculture multinationals soared, a global rights watchdog warned on Tuesday. Global Witness said…

A Tale of Two Lease Sales

Or, more accurately, two tales about the same lease sale… Guest rant by David Middleton Earlier this year, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that all available leases in the Gulf of Mexico would be offered in two area-wide sales each year.  This is in contrast to the old practice of offering the leases once a…