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June 25, 2015

Now Hiring: Why the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Needs More Women
The oil and natural gas industry provides opportunities and advantages for young women that are hard to find, such as outstanding benefits and competitive salaries. Perhaps the biggest benefit I received from my employer was getting financial support to return to school and finish my degree in business. Not only was I the first one in my family to graduate from college, I finished debt free. Click here to continue.

April 28, 2015
Energy Commentary from Marita Noon
It is a bad time to be in the renewable energy industry

2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died—and we are only a few months in. Policy adjustments—whether for electricity generation or transportation fuels—are in the works on both the state and federal levels.

While the public is generally positive about the idea of renewable energy, the reality of years-long policy implementation that offers it special favors has changed public opinions. An October 2014 report in Oklahoma’s Enid News titled: “Wind worries?: A decade after welcoming wind farms, states reconsider,” offers this insightful summary:

“A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects. To ensure the opportunity didn’t slip away, lawmakers promised little or no regulation and generous tax breaks. But now that wind turbines stand tall across many parts of the nation’s windy heartland, some leaders in Oklahoma and other states fear their efforts succeeded too well, attracting an industry that gobbles up huge subsidies, draws frequent complaints and uses its powerful lobby to resist any reforms.”

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November 5, 2014

Exposing the Green Money Machine
By Alan Caruba
It is doubtful that most Americans and others around the world know how vast the organizational structure of the environmental movement is and how much wealth it generates for those engaged in an agenda that would drag humanity back to the Stone Age.

If that sounds extreme, consider a world without access to and use of energy or any of the technological and scientific advances that have extended and enhanced our lives, from pesticides that kill insect and rodent disease vectors to genetically modified seeds that yield greater crop volumes.
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September 30, 2014

Sue-and-Settle: Environmental Groups Keep Suing Despite Vast ESA Settlement Agreements -

Since the Endangered Species Act (ESA) passed in 1973, it has only managed a 2% success rate, due in part to abuse of the statute. Environmental groups overload the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) with far too many listing petitions, and then sue FWS for missing deadlines, diverting resources away from actual species recovery and into litigation and bureaucratic process. Click here to continue.

November 3, 2014
RI flooding not WV’s fault
Whitehouse is misguided on sea level rise: seacoasts won’t be flooded due to coal burning
- Tom Harris & Bob Carter
It must have taken the patience of Job for West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to participate in Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s climate change tour of the Ocean State on October 10. Whitehouse promised Manchin that he would go to West Virginia to learn about the coal industry if Manchin would come to Rhode Island to view the supposed effects of global warming on sea-level. Click here to continue.

September 10, 2014
Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage


On Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas Hillary Clinton gave what is being called her “first energy and climate speech of a publicity tour that many believe is the springboard to a presidential campaign.” It seemed to attract little media attention but it is, I believe, of major importance—though it did generate a great quip from Senator Rand Paul (that I included in the text). I watched the entire speech and the lovefest Q & A session afterwards. There were several major themes that the limited news coverage on the speech totally ignored. Most ran with a title like this one from CBS News: “Hillary Clinton urges U.S. to become clean energy ‘superpower’” Of course, I went a different direction. I took her inaccurate and misleading statements within the speech and exposed them—backed up with facts.

I chose my title, Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage (attached and pasted-in-below), from a statement Clinton made about America’s abundance of oil and natural gas. I think this is a strong piece that needs to be spread far and wide. I believe it is made even stronger with the addition of the attached political cartoon that the artist gave me permission to use. If you post my work, I encourage you to use Rick McKee’s cartoon with it.

Please post, pass on, and/or personally enjoy Don’t give up America’s economic and competitive advantage.

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Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great, inc.
PO Box 52103, Albuquerque, NM 87181

August 25, 2014
Taxpayers, beware – of Big Wind’s latest deceitful ad campaign
Facing trouble abroad, Siemens ads seek to tap into US taxpayers and wind welfare system by Mary Kay Barton
If you watch much mainstream TV, you’ve probably seen Siemens’ new multi-million-dollar advertising blitz to sell the American public on industrial wind. Why the sudden ad onslaught? Click here to continue.

August 7, 2014

Data Centers Threaten to Doom Families to Fuel Poverty

  • Corporate welfare violates the Wyoming Constitution.
  • Data Center tax breaks cost taxpayers more than $500,000 per job.
  • Higher electricity demand could send electricity rates skyward.
  • Instead of picking winners and losers, the government should reduce taxes for all companies and let those with good ideas and private funding prevail.

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July 25, 2014

Removing Coal from the Energy Mix
A Commentary by Maureen Bader: The consequence for your electricity bill.

July 14, 2014
Supreme Court to Obama Administration: You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda
Greetings! When my proofreader returned this week’s column, Supreme Court to Obama Administration--You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda (attached and pasted-in-below), she said: “I like it when you find something that few know about and point out the significance of it. Good job! You explained it well, so I could understand the significance. :-)” That’s what I like to do. The story covered in this week’s column is one that few people know about, but, I believe, is very important for America’s energy future.

Energy Commentary by Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

Roni Bell Sylvester, Lawrence Kogan, Marita Noon


July 2, 2014
Overreaching federal government makes strong men weak
Commentary by Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.
Contact: 505.239.8998,

June 28, 2014
Delegation to the States, Not More Federal Fees - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report that found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had failed to conduct inspections on 2,100 of 3,702 high-priority wells drilled between fiscal years 2009 and 2010. During that time, more than 14,000 wells were drilled. Click here to continue.

June 28, 2014

Frack Attack: Cracking the Case Against Hydraulic Fracturing
July 26, 2012 by jlongo, Energy Policy Center at the Independence Institute - Introduction:
A ban on fracking would not satisfy those who present general arguments against any kind of development. Acceptance of these arguments would require an outright ban on all oil and gas activities, new wind farm construction, electric transmission construction, residential housing developments, road construction, and the like. Before accepting any argument against fracking as sufficient grounds to restrict or ban its use, one should take that argument to its logical conclusion and consider the full set of repercussions. For if such arguments are granted valid status, they will be used again and again by whichever parties can benefit from shutting down any particular form of development. Click here to continue.

June 19, 2014
Energy Inefficiencies of Biofuels
Written by Staff - Published Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00
How efficient is it to produce energy from biofuels-is it more, less, or about the same as from traditional fossil fuels? This mini review summarizes what several scientists have learned when investigating this topic. -

June 11, 2014


May 28, 2014

Voters Support Increasing Domestic Energy Development - This spring The Tarrance Group conducted a nationwide survey of 1,000 likely voters on behalf of Western Energy Alliance to measure views on the oil and natural gas industry. The results show strong support for development across the country. Click here to continue.

May 27, 2014

Implementing Federal Education Policy: The Definition of Insanity - A Commentary by Amy Edmonds
Wyoming Liberty Group

May 10, 2014
Biofuels: Land and Water Concerns - CO2Science & SPPI Original Paper - dated May 7, 2014
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February 14, 2014
Energy Commentary from Marita Noon: Shoot, shovel and shut up!
Greetings! Iam writing to you today in-flight, on my way to Mexico (sent from DFW), where I will be speaking later this week. This week’s column: Shoot, shovel and shut up! is a bit on the long side ... click here to continue.
by Marita Noon

February 5, 2014
Paul Driessen
Build the Keystone pipeline, already!
KXL was AWOL from SOTU – along with real energy, job, economic and revenue solutions
President Obama frequently says he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve public safety, and open new markets to goods stamped “Made in the USA.” In his State of the Union address he said, if congressional inaction continues, “I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.” Unfortunately, like Arafat, he never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity to do all these things. Click here to continue.

January 6, 2014
If you like your light bulb, you can’t keep your light bulb
by Marita Noon

Americans will be feeling a new and unexpected pain of government overregulation before they vote in November. Yet, more than two-thirds of the public is currently unaware of what has the potential to be a serious 2014 election issue—representing more government intrusion and meddling with free markets, increased cost, loss of American jobs, and the elimination of choice. Click here to continue.

December 31, 2013
Defusing the explosive conversation on fracking

Commentary by Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

Hydraulic fracturing started out as an “exploding torpedo” back in 1865. Today, nearly 150 years later, the actual process has made giant technological strides, but now, it's the topic that’s explosive. Click here to continue.

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