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November 21, 2015
COGCC rules discussion for oil-gas drilling
touch off passionate debate

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September 11, 2015
Obama’s Alaska trip: where were the polar bears?

Greetings!

This week’s column is a bit different from my norm—though it contains familiar elements.

On Wednesday, September 2, I received a note through FaceBook from Debbie Bacigalupi—the associate producer for a new film on polar bears: Icebear. She was reaching out to me in hopes I’d give the project some exposure. I’ve never done such a thing. But her request caught my attention. Later the same day, I received an email from my friend Calvin Beisner asking for help funding Icebear. The film’s writer/director JD King, works with Cal through the Cornwall Alliance as a consultant/contributing writer.

What cinched this week’s column was when I realized that President Obama was in Alaska—giving me the news hook I like to use as my launching point. The result: Obama’s Alaska trip: where were the polar bears?

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


August 21, 2015
Energy Commentary from Marita Noon:
The Agency that contaminated the Animas River is about to start regulating water that may be in your backyard


Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

Unless a federal judge issues a preliminary injunction, the definition of the “Waters of the U.S.” will change on August 28—giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate the water in your backyard (even the water that might be in your backyard due to a heavy rain). Even, according to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey: “any area where agencies believe water may flow once every 100 years.”

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August 8, 2015
Energy Commentary from Marita Noon:
Hillary's energy plan is like Obama's Clean Power Plan on steroids

Greetings!

Eleven months ago, based on a speech Hillary Clinton gave at Senator Harry Reid’s National Clean Energy Summit, I wrote: What would Hillary Clinton’s energy policy look like? Now, we have the answer. It will look like President Obama’s Clean Power Plan on steroids as it’s goals go even further, in less time.

Hillary’s energy plan is like Obama’s Clean Power Plan on steroids (attached and pasted-in-below) points out the fact that Clinton’s ambitious climate change plan furthers her ambitions by putting money in her pocket, while taking it from the average American. In fact, I’d originally titled it: Pay attention: Hillary’s energy plan is all about money—out of your pocket and into hers. But when I woke up this morning and heard that the Clean Power Plan was to be introduced today, I changed it. If you post my work, please feel free to use whichever title you feel is most appropriate for your audience. Here’s a third possible title: Hillary’s energy plan is the next front in the war on fossil fuels. Or, you may have a totally better idea.

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Thanks for your interest!


Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

May 4, 2015
Energy Commentary from Marita Noon:
The Pope embraces the religion of global warming
Perhaps you missed the Vatican-sponsored international symposium on climate change held in Rome on April 28. It was a busy news day. The horrific earthquake killed thousands in Nepal and riots broke out in Baltimore.

Or, maybe, you just didn’t care to tune in. In Crisis magazine, which bills itself as “a voice for the faithful laity,” William M. Briggs, a Catholic, in a post titled: “Vatican Burns with Global Warming Enthusiasm,” writes: “Used to be in the West when the Catholic Church spoke, people listened….The church was an influence. And it liked being one.” Briggs continues: “Not so now. The West has these past fifty or so years assumed an adversarial stance towards our ancient and venerable institution.”
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Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

April 15, 2015
The American people aren’t stupid enough to buy the manmade climate change crisis narrative
Late last year, the name Jonathan Gruber became part of the public consciousness for his newly public declarations that Obamacare passed due to the “stupidity of the American voter.” While there are many cases one can cite affirming that most Americans don’t closely follow politics and/or the political process and, therefore, may be called “stupid,” the campaign to sell the manmade climate change crisis narrative proves otherwise.

We are smarter than they think. We are not buying what they are selling. Click here to continue.



Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.
Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

April 2, 2015
Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness
Its ideas would send the West back 100 years and keep poor nations impoverished and wretched - Ross McKitrick

A few years ago, a journalist asked me for my thoughts on the importance of “Earth Hour” – which was reprised this past weekend. What I told him applies today, perhaps even more so.

I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity.
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March 25, 2015
Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits

Greetings!

As is often the case, this week I had to decide between three different story ideas for my column. Al Gore and his suggestion that climate change skeptics be punished certainly had appeal—but many others were addressing that, giving it plenty of coverage. The Obama administration’s federal-lands fracking announcement was also considered—but it made headlines and garnered the ire of Speaker Boehner and therefore didn’t need me to draw attention to the issue. I settled on the under-reported topic that allowed me to tie several stories together as I am fond of doing: Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits (click here). I used Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritizker’s WSJ op-ed as my launching point and tied it throughout Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits.

I am pleased with how Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits penciled out (or keyed out). I hope you are too! Please post, pass on, and/or personally enjoy!

Note: My article containing all links can be found here: Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits

Thanks for your interest!



Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.
Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

March 20, 2015

Update from Western Energy Alliance

  • Faulty Science Threatens Western Rural Economies - A coalition of western counties and ranching, mining, and energy associations filed three Data Quality Act challenges to the information that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are using to make public lands and Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing decisions for the Greater Sage-Grouse.
  • Ozone and Overreach - EPA’s proposed lower ozone standard is another example of regulatory overreach that’s affecting just about every economic activity and industry in the country.


February 26, 2015

Exposing the 'Red Tape Nation'
Update from Western Energy Alliance, includes ...

  • Federal Western Production Lags in the 'Red Tape Nation'
  • U.S. Forest Service Oil & Natural Gas Plan Fails to Find Balance
  • Western Energy Alliance is Hiring

Western Energy Alliance has just released data that show how oil and natural gas production continues to lag on federal lands compared to private and state lands. Accompanying the data set is Red Tape Nation, a four-part graphic series that illustrates the federal maze hindering production, such as deferred leasing, delayed project approvals and excessive demands. Click here to continue.

February 3, 2015
America is falling behind in the new cold war over Arctic oil and gas
President Obama’s newly announced plans to designate one of the largest oil fields in U.S. as “wilderness,” is foolhardy at best—and may be anti-American at worst. When you look at the bigger story, you have to wonder whose side he stands on in the new “cold war.” Click here to continue.



Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.
Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

January 21, 2015
U.S. light dimmed with Obama energy policy
The unity march, following the brutal attacks in Paris, reminded us all of America’s absence on the global stage.

I wondered: “How has the state of our Union gone from being the shining city on the hill, to a country whose light has dimmed?” I thought about the policies and initiatives President Obama—the leader of the free world—has put in place. I could think of none that have increased our international influence, but many that have minimized it by hurting America economically. Click here to continue.



Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.
Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

January 15, 2015
Wind energy’s bluster peters out


Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.
Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

Touted as “America’s first offshore wind project,” Cape Wind became one of America’s most high-profile and most controversial wind-energy projects. Fourteen years in the making, estimated at $2.6 billion for 130 turbines, covering 25 square miles in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts, the Cape Wind project has yet to install one turbine—let alone produce any electricity. Now, it may be “dead in the water.” Click here to continue.

January 5, 2014

Happy New Year!

Now the holidays are officially over. It is time to get back to work. Though I wrote this week’s column (attached and pasted-in-below): Obama Administration kicks the oil-and-gas industry while it is down, while I was still a bit into holiday mode—which means it is shorter than my usual. But I think it is good and complete. I hope you agree! The news about the new regulations the Obama Administration is introducing on the oil-and-gas industry came out during the holidays and likely was overlooked by most. I believe the news is worthy of additional attention. The new regulations also give the new GOP controlled Congress increased rationale for limiting the EPA’s aggressive power.

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Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.
Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

For the past six years, the oil and gas industry has served as a savior to the Obama presidency by providing the near-lone bright spot in economic growth. Increased U.S. oil-and-gas production has provided new energy security. The president often peppers his speeches with braggadocio about our abundant supplies and decreased dependence on foreign oil. Click here to continue.

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