The Keystone pipeline is like a gigantic hypodermic needle stuck into America. Its promoters know we are addicted to the wrong drug -- fossil fuels -- but they know we do not have the willpower to kick the habit as long as the pushers find new ways to slip us one more fix.
What is the right wing really worried about? Perhaps they fear they won't prevail when these films pose a choice between industrial exploitation of the environment for maximum profit, regardless of the consequences, versus protecting the Earth's natural resources in perpetuity.
Lamborn's bill actually creates a new taxpayer-funded subsidy for companies like Shell by allowing cuts to royalties and shifting basic infrastructure and services costs onto the backs of struggling local governments.
Your Highness, just in case you have not been doing Your sums consider the following: where natural gas and crude oil were traditionally priced in tandem almost step by step, with the vast new supplies of natural gas here, that relationship has now changed dramatically.
While a fracking safety panel might seem a step in the right direction, it falls short of what is truly needed right now: a nationwide moratorium on until thorough scientific studies are conducted to assess the risks posed by fracking.
For more than 100 years, oil boosters have promised that pulling oil out of rock-solid kerogen formations in the West would be easy, and the region would be awash in jobs and eternal economic prosperity if we only tapped it.
While the mere mention of Halliburton may provoke a lot of ranting, we really need to see why it's so successful. The reason is pretty simple: We're just not moving fast enough towards other sources of energy.