As veterans, we know that some of our brothers and sisters in uniform struggle to find purpose or a new career after their separation from the military. The fact is that veterans have the skills and background necessary to do these jobs... We can hit both proverbial birds with this infrastructure improvement stone.
There is an interesting dynamic going on in the final days of the Obama administration. Because President-elect Trump is going to push for fossil fuel-friendly policies, there has been a sudden rush to pass policies that will be out of favor after President Obama leaves office.
The concept that economic growth doesn't have to be accompanied by rising carbon emissions - dubbed "decoupling" by the New York Times - has additional detail in a new Brookings Institution report that finds more than 30 states have seen those historical partners delinked and headed in different directions.
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.