Massive new discovery proves: When you're allowed to explore for energy, historic oil and natural gas discoveries can follow. But there's a caveat. Given the long lead time it takes years...
But today Britain faces its biggest environmental challenge ever -- tackling global warming while still keeping the lights on. And as a lifelong champion of the Green cause, I'm convinced that fracking is not the problem but a central part of the answer.
The pseudo-environmental movement's battle cry to lessen human activity is having a profound effect on public policy. Though the movement is not new, its motives have shifted over the last thirty years, from pushing necessary protections of sensitive environments, to stifling land use. The millions of blue-collared men and women responsible for producing the necessary means for modern living stand directly in the cross-hairs...
Energy policy is a stark determinant of national security and economic security. Our nation is the single-largest consumer of energy on the planet, and for good reason. We have a nation and allies to defend, cities to power, people to feed, goods to manufacture and transport, and information to process.
It's a new market and a new era for U.S. natural gas producers. It's a plus for the economy and it's a plus for the environment...
Green radicals and government officials across the nation have been emboldened... especially within the Obama administration. All other priorities - job creation, economic growth, energy affordability, and updating the nation's aging energy infrastructure - are taking a back seat.
Increased domestic natural gas production and its use is the primary reason the United States leads the world in reducing carbon emissions.
The Obama administration recently reversed its 2015 plan to open up waters off the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia to oil drilling. Officials claim the new decision to ban oil drilling will protect national security. It will do the opposite.
As representatives from around the world work to finalize an agreement in the last few days at the Paris COP21 climate conference, it's important to acknowledge the fact that hydraulic fracturing and the increased use of natural gas has done more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than any other government scheme or agreement.
The reality is that the U.S. is the only major oil and natural gas producing country in the world not transferring excess supplies into the global market. Due to antiquated energy policy from the Nixon era, the U.S. remains unable to export crude oil...