Author: Dana Joel Gattuso

Correction: Pebble Mine, A Gold Mine for Copper, Gold, and other Essential Minerals

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In case you missed it, CNN ran a segment the other day on “the scoop” of rare earth minerals. “Rare earths” refer to the metals that are the essentials of anything high tech. Without them, we would not have computers, cell ...
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Washington Post Reports Oil Spill Not the Culprit in Turtle Deaths

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Those disturbing pictures we’ve all seen of dead turtles washed up on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico? And the accompanying stories about the hundreds of sea turtles killed from the oil spill? Well, Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post ...
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Germans Refuse to Use Ethanol to Fuel their Cars, NPR Reports

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As President Obama continues his policies to “break our dependence on oil with biofuels,” it might be a good time to check in with Germany to see how their efforts to move from regular gas to an ethanol mix are ...
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Don’t Be Fooled By Obama’s Sudden and Supposed Support for Domestic Oil Production

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As Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) sing the praises of President Obama for announcing in his Weekly Address Saturday that we need to increase domestic oil production, don’t be fooled into thinking Obama has suddenly seen the light ...
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Economics 101: Consumers Will Pay for Higher Taxes on Energy Production

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Rep. John Sullivan, vice chairman of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, on President Obama’s call for higher taxes on energy producers: This kind of logic makes you wonder if the president will tax grocery store owners more because food ...
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Where Have All the Energy Subsidies Gone?

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As President Obama is all about ending subsidies to oil and gas companies, now would be a good time to review where most energy subsidies actually go. As the U.S. Energy Information Agency reports—and their graph below shows—the greatest share ...
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Soaring Gas Prices: Obama Wish Come True

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Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe. That’s what Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Wall Street Journal in September 2008, just before Obama was elected. At the time, ...
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EPA Ignores Jobs Impact of Regulations as News Surfaces that U.S. Trails Europe in Jobs Rate

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Job numbers continue to look bleak in this country. Shamefully, as the OECD reports today, unemployment in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world. Where the jobless rate in the U.K., Italy, Ireland, Greece—and even economically troubled Portugal—has ...
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Support Among Democrats and Republicans To Rein in EPA: Permanently Blocking Climate Rules Crucial to Job Growth and Economic Recovery

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Democrats get it. No surprise, there is grave concern on both sides of the political aisle over the impact EPA’s rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions would have on jobs, the economy, and energy security and that for all the ...
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Proven Link Between “Strange and Dangerous Weather” and Carbon Levels?: Let the Debates Begin

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[I]t is imperative that the Committee have an understanding of the science of climate change…The potential implications of these results are illustrated by multiple recent weather disasters. So says Rep. Henry Waxman in urging the House Energy and Commerce Committee ...
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