Radical anti-fracking groups use kids as ruse to sue Colorado energy regulators

The media has described the petitioners in the case, aged 13 to 16, as “a group of teenagers,” “six underage plaintiffs,” “some Colorado children.” “Colorado Appeals Court Sides With Teens Seeking to Block Fracking,” Bloomberg BNA reports. “The kids win in court,” the Daily Camera headlined its editorial. Aileen Yeung Energy In-Depth National ‘Ban Fracking’ Activist Groups Hide Behind Kids in Oil and Gas Lawsuit In what the […]

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Trump’s DOI Secretary ends coal moratorium, opens way for oil and gas renaissance

“Secretarial Order 3348 overturns the 2016 moratorium on all new coal leases on federal land and ends the programmatic environmental impacts statement that was set to be completed no sooner than 2019..” by Marjorie Haun Department of Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, former U.S. Representative from Montana, has made it clear that he intends to implement President Trump’s America-first energy plan. […]

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Trump orders progress on Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines

For Keystone XL, the Obama administration’s own State Department reviewed the project multiple times and concluded that the pipeline would pose negligible environmental risk and not contribute significantly to global warming—a big sticking point and one of the reasons former President Barack Obama rejected the application. Nicholas Loris Daily Signal In a win for the economy and the environment, President Donald Trump […]

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Anti-fracking mythology busted by real-world science

Despite their hysterical claims and protestations to the contrary, the existing scientific evidence shows hydraulic fracturing processes do not pose a systemic impact on groundwater. Fracking-contaminated groundwater: The myth that failed The myth that hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking,” of oil and natural gas is responsible for the widespread, systemic contamination of groundwater (the stuff you drink) is one that […]

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16 Common-sense steps to revitalize America’s energy industry

The real energy success story of the past decade has been the hydraulic fracturing revolution. Since 2007, electricity generation from natural gas alone has increased four times faster than from wind and solar. Over the same time period, domestic oil production has increased by 85 percent—almost all of which came on state and private lands. The increase in oil and […]

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Local sheriff struggles to enforce law at site of Dakota pipeline protests

His department’s job of policing the protesters — the vast majority who’ve been camping on federal land that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will close in December for safety concerns — has cost the county more than $8 million, even with help from the state Highway Patrol and officers from various states. North Dakota Sheriff on pipeline […]

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States proven to be best managers and protectors of public lands

This Washington-centric approach to management stifles creative, collaborative solutions to competing interests that could be resolved at local, state, or regional levels without the added baggage of national political battles and federal regulatory processes. While states and local communities may not always make perfect decisions, the best environmental policies are site-specific and situation-specific and emanate from liberty. Excerpts from Daily […]

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Federal Lands Freedom Act will set off American energy renaissance

Allowing states to regulate the energy resources on federal lands means more efficient and accountable management. States share the cost of the maintenance of federal lands and have regulatory structures to manage federal lands within their boundaries. Excerpts from Daily Signal The Federal Land Freedom Act: Empowering States to Regulate Energy Will Yield Better Economic and Environmental Results The United […]

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EDITORIAL: Obama cancellation of Colorado leases a ‘mockery’ of property rights

Secretary Jewell chose to put partisan politics over people.  Governor Hickenlooper began his comments at the press conference as a “celebration of balance.” The taking of property rights is not an event to be celebrated and is not a victory for balance.  The taking of private property rights is an erosion of our fundamental freedoms as Americans and it is […]

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House Energy Subcommittee hears bill giving states control over energy development

“Rather than continuing to allow faceless bureaucrats in DC to determine what is best for both western and eastern states under a one-size-fits-all regulatory approach, [the bill] will ensure states regulate natural resource production in state-specific strategies that promote both economic development and environmental protection.” Congressman Doug Lamborn (R) CO Federal Lands Freedom Act Empowers State Energy Development WASHINGTON, D.C., […]

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