A Looming Technology-Security Minerals Crisis?

A Looming Technology-Security Minerals Crisis?

NEW BOOK ANALYZES NEAR-TOTAL FOREIGN DEPENDENCY FOR CRITICAL MINERALS – AND OFFERS SOLUTIONS by Paul Driessen, ©2018 (Oct. 28, 2018) — In 1973 OPEC countries imposed an oil embargo to retaliate for US support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Drivers endured soaring gasoline prices, blocks-long lines, hours wasted waiting to refuel vehicles, and […]

Hydraulic Fracturing Still Misunderstood

Hydraulic Fracturing Still Misunderstood

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: STILL MISUNDERSTOOD by Jay Lehr and Tom Harris, ©2018 (Oct. 5, 2018) — Just over a decade ago, America’s energy outlook was revolutionized by technological advances in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called ‘fracking.’ While fracking, the injection of high-pressure water, sand and chemicals into rock to force natural gas and oil to be released, […]

Green Pixie Dust Energy Policies

Green Pixie Dust Energy Policies

DEMOCRATS FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH RENEWABLE PIXIE DUST, WHILE REST OF WORLD BURNS FOSSIL FUELS by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Oct. 1, 2016) — “There’s been a record six straight years of job growth, and new Census numbers show incomes have increased at a record rate after years of stagnation,” NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt misinformed […]

Fracturing Common Sense

Fracturing Common Sense

COLORADO EXTREMISTS WANT TO BAN FRACKING, OIL, GAS, JOBS, REVENUES, PROPERTY RIGHTS by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Aug. 21, 2016) — Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has given the USA and world centuries of new petroleum supplies, lowered energy prices for manufacturers, motorists and consumers, and altered geopolitics for the Middle East, Russia and Venezuela. New […]

Ecological Double Standards

Ecological Double Standards

WHY CAN LOCALS BLOCK FRACKING, BUT NOT SUPPORT IT  … GET WIND TURBINES, BUT NOT BLOCK THEM? by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Aug. 7, 2016) — Donald Trump recently said he supports giving local communities control over hydraulic fracturing. “If some areas don’t want” fracking, the decision should be “up to them,” he commented. Trump supports this […]

Fuel Me or Fool Me

Fuel Me or Fool Me

AMERICA HAS CENTURIES OF FOSSIL FUELS, BUT HYDROCARBON DENIERS WANT TO STRANGLE OUR FUTURE by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Jul. 9, 2016) — Fool me once, the adage says, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The reality-based fossil fuel version states: Fuel me for 150 years, fuel me forever – or at least until […]

The Green Mirage – and Con Job

The Green Mirage – and Con Job

MUSK, SCHMIDT, SIMONS AND BILLIONAIRE BUDDIES BUILD EMPIRE BASED ON CLIMATE AND ENERGY NONSENSE by Paul Driessen and Tom Tamarkin, ©2015 (Jun. 28, 2015) — Elon Musk and his fellow barons of Climate Crisis, Inc. recently got a huge boost from Pope Francis. Musk et al. say fossil fuels are causing unprecedented warming and weather disasters. […]

Curbing EPA Abuses pb

Curbing EPA Abuses pb

ACTION NEEDED NOW TO END EPA DECEPTION, FRAUD, COLLUSION, TYRANNY AND DESTRUCTION by Paul Driessen, ©2015 (May 31, 2015) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is outraged that the United States has indicted 14 FIFA soccer officials, accusing them of corruption, racketeering, fraud and conspiracy, involving bribes totaling over $150 million in kickbacks for awarding tournament […]

Crony Biofuel Politics Wag the Dog

Crony Biofuel Politics Wag the Dog

A GOVERNOR AND HIS SON LOBBY FOR ETHANOL – AND EXPECT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO ENDORSE IT by Paul Driessen, ©2015 (Mar. 14, 2015) — Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos […]

I Come to Bury Renewable Fuel Standards

I Come to Bury Renewable Fuel Standards

NOT TO PRAISE ETHANOL MANDATES THAT KILL JOBS, RAISE FOOD COSTS, AND HURT POOR FAMILIES AND WILDLIFE by Paul Driessen, ©2015 (Feb. 2, 2015) — They say politics makes strange bedfellows. In a perfect example, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are cosponsoring the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act,” to abolish the corn […]

Jobs, Prosperity and Security Via Oil Exports

Jobs, Prosperity and Security Via Oil Exports

ENDING THE ANTIQUATED BAN ON OIL EXPORTS WILL ALSO SPUR U.S. PRODUCTION AND KEEP OIL PRICES LOW by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Nov. 9, 2014) — The midterm elections underscore how much Americans value energy, job and economic revival – and how much they want less Washington control of their lives, livelihoods, and dreams for their children […]

Obama AWOL Again – On Energy Terrorism‏

Obama AWOL Again – On Energy Terrorism‏

OBAMA FAILS TO PREPARE FOR ANYTHING EXCEPT VACATION, GOLF AND CLIMATE CHANGE by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Sep. 2, 2014) — Four news stories in four days sum up the Obama presidency and help explain why the world and U.S. economy are in such a mess.  Obama just returned from his two-week beach and golf vacation at […]

Trampling on Coal Country Families

Trampling on Coal Country Families

OBAMA AND EPA ARE DETERMINED TO DESTROY US COAL, PEOPLE’S LIVES AND WELFARE BE DAMNED by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Aug. 19, 2014) — Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama […]

Should California Dictate US Energy Policies?

Should California Dictate US Energy Policies?

CAN THE REST OF AMERICA AFFORD ITS ALICE IN WONDERLAND ENERGY POLICIES? (CAN CALIFORNIA?) by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Apr. 27, 2014) — California loves to be seen as the trendsetter on energy and environmental policies. But can we really afford to adopt their laws and regulations in the rest of America? Heck, can the once Golden […]

The Ignorance and Hypocrisy Behind Oil Export Bans

The Ignorance and Hypocrisy Behind Oil Export Bans

HELP CONSUMERS, SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT BY ELIMINATING PROHIBITION ON EXPORTING U.S. OIL AND GAS by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Feb. 9, 2014) — US oil and gas production was already declining, when the 1973 Arab oil embargo sent oil and gasoline prices skyrocketing and created block-long lines at gas stations. Increased domestic production could have eased the supply […]

Fracking – Clean and Green

Fracking – Clean and Green

HATRED OF HYDROCARBONS DOES NOT EXCUSE FRACKOPHOBES FROM LEARNING FACTS OR SPEAKING FACTUALLY by Deroy Murdock, ©2014 (Feb. 5, 2014) — Williamsport, PA. The only thing deeper than a natural-gas well is the ignorance of the anti-fracking crowd. Fracking – formally called hydraulic fracturing – involves briefly pumping water, sand and chemicals into shale formations far […]

Fracking Brings Employment and Economic Revival

Fracking Brings Employment and Economic Revival

BUT ANTI-ENERGY ACTIVISTS PROMOTE FALSEHOODS ABOUT THIS VITAL, SAFE JOB-CREATING TECHNOLOGY They inhabit a callous parallel universe and wage war on cheap energy, jobs and the poor   by Paul Driessen, ©2013 (Jul. 28, 2013) — Signs of pride and prosperity were evident all over Williamsport and the gorgeous northern Pennsylvania countryside around it. Friendly, happy […]

Greedy Africans are Starving Our Cars

Greedy Africans are Starving Our Cars

US POLITICIANS AND BUREAUCRATS HAVE LESS COMPASSION AND COMMON SENSE THAN AVERAGE LONDONER by Paul Driessen, ©2013 (Jun. 23, 2013) — “You’ve heard of Live Aid? Well, this is Drive Aid,” an ardent young man says, as he approaches London pedestrians. “Greedy people in developing nations are eating huge amounts of food that could easily be […]

Free Market Energy Policies Can End Economic Malaise

Free Market Energy Policies Can End Economic Malaise

NON-COMPREHENSIVE, NONE-OF-THE-BELOW, WASHINGTON-DICTATED ENERGY POLICIES GUARANTEE DECLINE by Craig Rucker, ©2013 (May 2, 2013) — “We can’t have an energy strategy that traps us in the past,” Mr. Obama proclaimed in March 2012. “We need an energy strategy for the future – an all-of-the-above strategy for the Twenty-First Century that develops every source of American-made energy.” […]

Who’s Afraid of Fracking?

Who’s Afraid of Fracking?

FACT VS. FICTION by Paul Driessen, ©2013 (Jan. 14, 2013) — Federal and state environmental officials have given hydraulic fracturing a clean bill of health. Why do radical environmentalists continue to wage war on this game-changing technology?   Deroy Murdock If frackophobes are to be believed, natural-gas fracking is the most frightful environmental nightmare since Japan’s Fukushima […]