Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:44 • Justin Mikulka

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported in September that crude oil exports are continuing to set records, mostly due to the fracking boom in the Permian Basin, in Texas and New Mexico. June exports hit a record 2.2 million barrels per day, while the monthly average was up almost 80 percent for the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.

And crude oil exports are supposed to double by 2020, according to the San Antonio News-Express. That’s a lot of oil — and almost all of it is fracked.

Friday, February 10, 2006 - 08:23 • Ross Gelbspan
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Last year, the famous “hockey-stick” graph by researchers Michael Mann, Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes, came under fire when it was deemed inaccurate by two Canadians – Stephen McIntyre, a minerals and oil consultant, and Ross McKitrick, and economist – neither of whom have any background in climate science.

Friday, February 10, 2006 - 06:13 • Richard Littlemore
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In a recent and misleading post, the Heartland Institute quoted a report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to argue that there is no corelation between recent hurricane activity and climate change.

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 20:23 • Richard Littlemore
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If you wake up and see a reasonable scientific argument, go back in your hole for six weeks …

Actually, this is a bad set-up for a great Molly Ivins column on the Bush Administration’s handling of the climate file. Molly doesn’t quite nominate Punxsutawney Phil for President, but she allows: “At least he doesn’t lie about the weather.” Phil, that is. Not the president …

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 20:18 • James Hoggan
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A nice survey of the “skeptics” attack on climate science - and the public policy implications - can be found on the blog UKWatch.net.


For more on the who's who of the climate denial industry, check out our comprehensive climate deniers research database.

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 14:33 • Ross Gelbspan
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The American Association of Petroleum Geologists is presenting its annual journalism award this year to Michael Crichton, the science fiction writer whose latest book, “State of Fear,” dismisses global warming as a largely imaginary threat embraced by malignant scientists for their own ends.

“It is fiction,” conceded Larry Nation, communications director for the association. “But it has the absolute ring of truth” he told the New York Times.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 08:34 • Ross Gelbspan
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Card rapped as stooge: Critics say energy advice is tainted

The Boston Herald, Feb. 7, 2006

Environmentalists yesterday blasted President Bush’s energy budget as the product of an administration dominated by ex-oil and auto industry executives — including former auto lobbyist turned White House chief of staff Andrew Card.

Monday, February 6, 2006 - 10:38 • Ross Gelbspan
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In a direct swipe at the head-in-the-sand Bush Administration, a major Republican Senator called on the U.S. to rejoin the Kyoto process in a major address to the U.N. Security Council:  

Among other things, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana said:

“I have urged the Bush Administration and my colleagues in Congress to return to a leadership role on the issue of climate change.

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