Alaska in balance

To fully appreciate the significance of the Interior Department’s long-awaited decision earlier this week to allow Shell Oil to drill three exploratory wells in...

Green energy jobs: Gone abroad with the wind

Oil isn’t the only domestic industry at risk of losing out to overseas competitors: It seems that a lot of federal government money allocated...

Cow power

There’s something, well, powerful, about any creature that produces 120 pounds of waste every day. That’s the amount of manure that dairy farmers must...

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Travels

In what has become something of an annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition, the latest survey of people’s travel plans this year shows a slight increase in...

Old, but not over the hill

Here’s an important detail about the strength of our domestic oil industry that is often lost in the larger debate over opening more of...

Truckers’ long haul, Part Two

You may recall what we said last spring about the tough times in the trucking industry: a business which really cannot seem to get...

High unemployment and low carbon fuel standards: Two not-so-great things that are even worse...

What could possibly be worse than the 10.2% nationwide unemployment we recently highlighted? How about the jobless rates of 11% in Florida, 12.2% in...

1983 all over again

Twenty-six years ago, the video of Michael Jackson’s Thriller was broadcast for the first time. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. And here in the...

Taking the drilling debate south for the winter

Texas. California. Alaska. And now, Florida. That’s the latest site of what has become a series of heated debates over offshore drilling. All around...

The recent history of nuclear power: Sounds a lot like the story of oil

A promising home-grown source of power is abandoned over safety and environmental concerns and regulatory roadblocks. Said industry addresses those concerns and comes back...
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