Obama Admin. Still Claims To Be ‘All-Of-The-Above’ On Energy

arctic-pipelineAlaska’s reliance on oil and gas production is in line with the U.S.’ “all-of-the-above approach” to developing domestic energy, an Obama administration official claimed Tuesday.

“Responsibly developing Arctic oil and gas resources aligns with United States’ ‘all-of-the-above’ approach,” Amy Pope, vice chairwoman of the White House Arctic Executive Steering Committee, said at an event sponsored by the Arctic Energy Center.

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This Court Destroyed Green Claims About Fracking And Water

fracking_protestA Pennsylvania judge found no evidence supporting claims that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, had contaminated groundwater.

Water testing laboratory TestAmerica engaged in “fraud and civil conspiracy” with the natural gas company Range Resources when it said fracking hadn’t cause groundwater contamination, environmentalists alleged. Four government agencies, including Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), also rejected claims made in the litigation against Range Resources.

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Obama Administration Announces Handout to Coal Communities as Election Fast Approaches

obama-hillaryThe decline of the coal industry became an election issue earlier this year when Hillary Clinton suggested that if elected president, her administration would “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Implicit in her statement was an admission that recent federal policies have already helped to regulate much of America’s coal fleet out of existence.

This shouldn’t be much of a surprise since President Obama came into office with a well-expressed desire to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants. In a 2008 interview he explained, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

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CNBC Misleads on Renewable Energy

renewable-chartCNBC viewers are being snookered.

The business news network featured an article in the “Sustainable Energy” section of its Website that proclaimed: “Renewables surged past coal in 2015 to become world’s biggest source of electricity: IEA.”

In reading that headline, one might get the impression that wind turbines and solar panels produced more electricity last year than coal. But the fine print actually reveals a very different picture.

The opening paragraph of the article by “Freelance digital reporter” Anmar Frangoul gives a clue as to the sleight of hand being used. Frangoul cites the International Energy Agency (IEA) as reporting that “Renewable energy moved past coal in 2015 to become the biggest source of global electricity capacity.” The key word there is “capacity.”

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Obama steers clear as North Dakota pipeline protests veer out of control

dakota-pipeline-protestHaving lent support to the North Dakota pipeline protesters, the Obama administration is stiff-arming requests for more federal assistance as the situation on the ground at the massive encampment grows increasingly volatile.

Six states sent law enforcement support to the Dakota Access pipeline site after several law enforcement officers were hurt in last weekend’s clashes that saw 127 arrests, the shooting of a drone that buzzed a helicopter and the use of pepper spray against protesters who charged a police line.

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@WIKILEAKS: Clinton Camp Asked For Money From Donor With Russian Oil Ties

hillary-putinDemocratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign pitched a small group of wealthy liberals worried about global warming to become “climate policy donors,” according to a leaked email chain.

One of those donors, however, has taken money from a Bermuda-based law firm with extensive ties to Russia. The email chain was one of thousands published online by WikiLeaks from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s hacked Gmail account.

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Fish Will Handle Global Warming Just Fine, According To Major New Study

coral-reef-fishFish will likely handle global warming much better than environmentalists predict, according to new government-funded research.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia and Dalhousie University found the Winter Skate, a kind of ray-like finish similar to a shark, could adapt to environmental changes far more rapidly than predicted. In fact, skates have survived much more serious climatic shifts events in their evolutionary history.

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Dakota Protesters Now Occupying Private Property, Citing 150 Year-Old Treaty

dakota-access-pipeline-protestAmerican Indians are occupying huge plots of private land near the Dakota Access Pipeline, claiming they own the property based on a nearly 165-year-old treaty.

The company building the nearly 1,200-mile long oil pipeline has purchased large tracts of land, relying on eminent domain to construct routes four states from North Dakota, to Iowa, to Illinois. It was not known who owns the occupied land.

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London School of Economics in £9 Million Climate Fraud

London School of Economics

London School of Economics

A climate change research department at one of Britain’s leading universities has defrauded taxpayers out of millions of pounds by falsely claiming credit for research done elsewhere.

According to an investigation by David Rose for the Mail on Sunday, the Centre for Climate Change Economics (CCCEP)at the London School of Economics (LSE) has snaffled £9 million in UK government grants by claiming credit for studies it had not funded and for papers published by rival academics.

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