Besides receiving federal subsidies and other financial incentives, the wind industry is getting special treatment from the Obama Administration: wind farms are allowed to kill protected bird species. The Associated Press has found that the Obama Administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind farm for killing eagles and other protected birds, thus shielding the wind industry from liability. Further, the Obama Administration has kept the scope of the deaths …
- Hydraulic fracturing fluid is nearly 99.5% water and sand.
- Biofuel for Navy's "Great Green Fleet" costs around $12 million.
- Fracking has been used for over 60 years, with 1.2 million wells drilled in the U.S.
- A study conducted in 2009 found that for every 1 “green” job that Spain created, 2.2 jobs were destroyed elsewhere.
Proposed Fracking Rule Another Power Grab by Broken Bureaucracy hydraulic fracturing Oil
WASHINGTON D.C. — IER President Thomas Pyle released the following statement concerning the proposed federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing announced today by the Department of Interior:
“This regulation places an unnecessary additional burden on American energy producers, and ultimately on energy consumers who will pay for it in the form of higher energy prices. The rule is another power grab by the Obama Administration, which is forever seeking to fix …
WASHINGTON, D.C. – IER President Thomas Pyle penned an op-ed in RealClearEnergy today on the Obama administration’s failed energy policies. In the article, Pyle explains how states like North Dakota benefit from the shale boom and hydraulic fracturing, while the Obama administration continues to actively obstruct domestic energy production on federal lands:
North Dakota Proves Obama Doesn’t Get Energy
By Thomas Pyle
May 16, 2013
The Bakken and Three Forks …
California: Energy Death Valley Analysis
California is rich in both conventional and renewable energy resources. It is the country’s most populous state and has the second largest energy consumption in the nation, second only to Texas. California has large energy resources, but also one of the lowest per capita energy consumption rates in the country. The state is frequently hailed as a leader on energy policy and California’s policies are leading to higher energy prices.…