Hold Your Horses

Whoa there! If America has developed a sudden aversion to driving, clearly all the commuters stuck in traffic haven’t heard the good news. Perhaps it is a bit of a stretch to suggest that “we” have collectively developed a sudden hatred of driving based solely on U.S. PIRG and Frontier Group’s recent study results. While …

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Infrastructure: Love Won’t Save Us

We as American citizens need to realize that more often than not, the federal government doesn’t have all the answers. This is especially true in regard to infrastructure funding. Transportation is a complex issue, and unfortunately, there is no one size fits all solution. So, what can our elected leaders do to guarantee a much-needed …

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Blame the Driver Not the Distraction

What ever happened to personal responsibility? We as a society have seemingly lost touch with this important concept, and have grown to rely on government and other outside influences to dictate our appropriate behavior. At the end of the day, it is the primary responsibility of the driver to operate a motor vehicle safely and …

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The Price is Right

The stability of the U.S. economy depends on access to affordable energy. Every sector of the economy relies on energy to power its facilities, transport its goods, or manufacture numerous consumer products. For many industries, the utilization of energy is the biggest expense, sometimes eclipsing the cost of labor. The last few decades clearly demonstrate …

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Environmentalism is a Religion and Economics a Superstition

State mandated policies such as cap-and-trade, LCFS, and RPS initiatives in California are the most ambitious renewable standards in the country. The state’s focus on environmental conservatism, however, has created a systemic crisis, beset by economic disaster and political paralysis. It would be foolish indeed for the United States to adopt all of the renewable-energy …

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Keystone XL Deserves, If Anything, More Attention, Not Less

Not a single national infrastructure project under consideration today will do more to advance North American energy independence than Keystone XL, and if energy independence is in the national interest, than Keystone XL deserves, if anything, more attention, not less.   The Keystone pipeline project has become the most scrutinized energy infrastructure project of the …

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What Are The Risks Of NOT Transporting Energy?

Energy products are the lifeblood of our economy. The real question that should be asked is; “What are the risks of NOT transporting energy?” We require energy for our way of life. Take a look around at the electricity we use to light our way, cool our homes and power our transit systems. Observe the …

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Replacing Coal Is Unrealistic

For the foreseeable future, our economy will rely upon hydrocarbons for energy, a fact that seems lost in the policy debate as the President continues to adhere to the climate orthodoxy in spite of its unrealistic economic implications. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), coal generates 40% of the electricity in the U.S. and …

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The Best (Or Worst) Laid Airline Plans

Above the clouds

Originally featured on Huffington Post: Monday’s merger of American Airlines with U.S. Airways, the Nation’s No. 3 and No. 5 carriers respectively, means the new 100,000-employee American, has literally, overnight, become the world’s largest airline company. For now, the new American will still operate as two distinct companies as the integration of U.S. Air with …

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Fresno fracking forum attracts big Valley crowd

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CLOVIS — There’s an oil revolution going on in the U.S., and the San Joaquin Valley wants a piece of the action. That was the message Tuesday at a well-attended fracking forum hosted by Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno. In the audience were state Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar; Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, …

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