Big Oil’s Iranian Scare Tactic

June 4th, 2013 in News by Jed Morey

On nearly every level, this is a terrible bill. And Senator Inhofe and his co-sponsors likely understand this fact.

The Original Occupy

February 28th, 2013 in Indian Issues by Jed Morey

Americans maintain a somewhat outdated vision of Canada as a nation of tree huggers and environmentalists. To wit, unlike every other industrialized nation in the world, Canada has regressed on climate change initiatives.

In Sprecher We Trust. Hopefully.

January 20th, 2013 in Oil by Jed Morey

Jeffrey Sprecher built a better mousetrap. But a mousetrap big enough to catch a whale? Apparently so.

Why Gas Prices Are So Damn High (Video)

August 10th, 2012 in Oil by Jed Morey

The investment banking industry, with the assistance of the federal government, has surreptitiously hijacked the oil business over the past decade and caused the price of oil to skyrocket.

That 70’s Show

March 2nd, 2012 in News by Jed Morey

There is no shortage
 of theories as to why Americans are finding themselves staring 
helplessly at rising gas prices, but few of them are real. In fact, much 
of the prevailing wisdom offered by television pundits is false.

The Grammy’s, Lin-Sanity, Jon Stewart (and Iran)

February 16th, 2012 in Oil by Jed Morey

This is another column about the burgeoning crisis between the US and Iran. Since I have yet to gain any traction with this issue I have decided to sprinkle gratuitous pop-culture references throughout the piece to generate interest.

Iran From 10,000 Feet

February 1st, 2012 in Oil by Jed Morey

Simultaneously clutching his Nobel Peace Prize in one hand and George W. Bush’s preemptive strike doctrine in the other, Obama has straddled this no-man’s land about as well as any president possibly could.

Fracking: The Ultimate Scam Revealed

January 4th, 2012 in News by Jed Morey

By touting natural gas as the clean-burning fossil fuel that is cheaper to use and helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil, the industry has nailed the PR trifecta: cheaper, cleaner and patriotic.

Fracking in Canada

December 28th, 2011 in Guests by ProPublica

As furious debate over fracking continues in the United States… Canada struggles to balance the economic benefits drilling has brought with the reports of water contamination and air pollution that have accompanied them.

ProPublica: EPA Confirms Fracking Linked to Contamination

December 9th, 2011 in News by ProPublica

The agency’s findings could be a turning point in the heated national debate about whether contamination from fracking is happening, and are likely to shape how the country regulates and develops natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale and across the Eastern Appalachian states.