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Lower Gas Prices Mean More Deaths On The Road

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business

As motorists rejoice low gas prices, one researcher has found a sobering link between cheap gasoline and an increase in highway deaths. South Dak...

Energy Exports Are Good! But!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Unlimited exports of U.S. natural gas without restoring honest supply-and-demand-based markets worldwide will permit us to kiss goodbye to the jobs that would have been created, as gas prices will be pumped to artificially determined world levels, much to the glee of the 'oil patch.'

Divestment Proponents: Our Math Is Sound

Martin Bourqui | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Martin Bourqui

Talking about fossil fuels solely within the sphere of the policy approach or as a "good" or "bad" investment ignores the realities of extraction on the ground.

Aspen Ideas, Natural Gas, Armenia Unheralded

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Here we are at the cusp of a vast change in our energy destiny and veering in the right direction. Yet we still remain without a true national commitment to wean ourselves from gasoline to natural gas as our foremost transportation fuel.

Blatant Insider Commodity Trading Given Pass That Would Put Stock Traders in Handcuffs

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Here we have this enormous dichotomy between insider trading in stocks and bonds, and commodities. The difference being, with commodity trading, most everyone is impacted.

In The Public Interest: The Only Way to Cut Gas Costs Is to Use Less Gas

Rob Kerth | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
Rob Kerth

What often gets lost in the national conversation is that the best way for the whole country to weather a rise in gas prices is to use more alternative transportation.

As Banks Win, We Lose Twice:The Urgent Need for a Tough Volcker Rule

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We subsidize the banks with their access to federally insured deposits. Then we pay more for the goods and services whose prices have been strongly impacted by their gambles. They must take us for fools, which sadly we are.