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Domestic Oil

A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Laura Gottesdiener

At 9 p.m. on that August night, when I arrived for my first shift as a cocktail waitress at Whispers, one of the two strip clubs in downtown Williston, I didn't expect a 25-year-old man to get beaten to death outside the joint. Then again, I didn't really expect most of the things I encountered reporting on the oil boom in western North Dakota this past summer.

Political Fiction Is What Really Kills Jobs

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

In politics, the line between reality and fantasy is often hard to decipher. The recent ruling by a Nebraska court regarding the Keystone XL pipeline offers another example of this situation.

Awash in Misinformation: America's Domestic Tight Oil 'Bump'

Daniel Davis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Daniel Davis

The idea of oil "independence" understandably appeals to Americans. But at some point America's leaders must recognize the physical evidence indicates the alleged "energy revolution" is likely to be merely a relatively short-term bump.

Western U.S. Demonstrates Scale of Climate Challenge

Deborah Gordon | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Deborah Gordon

Western Lands, both in the Rocky Mountain and High Plains states, could be an increasingly active area for these oil drilling and production activities.

The New 'Golden Age of Oil' That Wasn't

Michael T. Klare | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Those like Mitt Romney who claim that the United States can achieve energy "independence" by 2020 or any other near-term date are only fooling themselves, and perhaps some elements of the American public.

New Energy Poll Reveals Shifting Support

Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

By EarthTechling's Shira Mincer: You might think rising gasoline prices at a time of flat demand and surging domestic oil production would convince...

Gas in the Presidential Race

Dean Baker | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The Republicans are hoping to blame the rise in the price of gas on Obama's environmentally friendly policies. There are two problems in this story. First, his policies have not been especially friendly to the environment.

Lucia Graves

SOTU On Energy: 'We Don't Have To Choose Between Our Environment And Our Economy' | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama clearly laid out his energy agenda in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, promising "responsible developm...

Peter S. Goodman

Obama Hints U.S. Might Tap Petroleum Reserves To Combat Libya Oil Disruption | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday appeared to raise the possibility that the administration would release oil from the nation’s strategic p...

Oil Exploration in the Rockies: Whatever It Takes

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

I have no doubt that if there were any way to drill for oil beneath our national parks and protected wilderness areas, industry would seize the moment.