Tag: Drilling

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the news that Democrat John Fetterman will take part in a U.S. Senate debate after the media started questioning his fitness as a candidate and a possible senator. But will the late date of the debate help to protect Fetterman from a rough performance?  They also hammer President Biden over his false promise to do everything possible to bring down gas prices, after the Wall Street Journal reports this administration approved the fewest acres for drilling in almost 80 years and 97 percent less land than almost every president since the end of World War II. And they discuss the disturbingly hateful reactions to Queen Elizabeth II’s death, including a Carnegie Mellon professor who wished her “excruciating pain.”

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss President Trump’s executive orders that scrutinize the amount of land designated as national monuments and Obama-era restrictions on offshore drilling.  They also groan as it looks like the update health care bill is also struggling to find the votes to pass.  And they take aim at the ACLU for suing a Catholic hospital for refusing surgery for a transgender patient.

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Remember last year when there were warnings about pending shortages of helium? It turns out that when the cost of a resource increases, people look for new supplies: A team of researchers from Oxford and Durham universities, and helium exploration company Helium One, located a large gas field by using new exploration methods. Helium is […]

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The response to my recent post about the decline in oil production has been very impressive and flattering, especially the interaction in the comments. I am following up with some photos from different rigs I’ve worked on around the country to help with an idea of the size and scope of these machines. Preview Open

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The Energy Democrat(s)

 

HickenlooperIt has been axiomatic, in American politics, that it’s hard to beat a southern conservative Democrat. It can be done, of course, but the combination — in recent years, anyway — of moderate conservative populism and Democratic party muscle has been pretty formidable. Southern Democrats were in many ways analogous to western Republicans: a powerful political profile.

As the Democratic party has moved farther and farther to the left, this became less true. Bill Clinton is often overheard to lament his party’s move to the anti-business left. Hillary Clinton, if she runs and if she has any credible primary challengers will have them, probably, from the left side of her party.

So where’s the center of the Democratic party?