Marita Noon

The Keystone pipeline, delay is the name of the game

by Marita Noon The four-year saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is a textbook case of the game Washington politicians play. To avoid making decisions that might anger one constituency or another, they appoint a committee or commission a study and then sit back, hoping the report never comes in.  If they don’t like the …

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Imagine tax revenues that exceed the cost of running the government

by Marita Noon The sequester happened. Nothing happened—though we all understand there will be impacts down the road. But, it didn’t have to happen. “Sequester,” a word foreign to most of us, “is a term used to describe the practice of using mandatory spending cuts in the federal budget if the cost of running the …

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Can Global Warmists Get Their Story Straight?

by Marita Noon Two of catastrophic climate change’s staunchest supporters have been out on the stump promoting their cause—with conflicting statements. On February 20, Secretary of State John Kerry gave his first speech, as Secretary, at the University of Virginia where he offered a glimpse of how he sees tackling climate change as part of …

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Expensive electricity’s hidden costs

by Marita Noon The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has just released their Energy Infrastructure Update report, which shows how much new electric generating capacity was installed for 2012. According to the report, renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind) accounted for 49.10% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed in 2012 …

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Virginia Governor to make Virginia Energy Capital of East Coast

by Marita Noon  With a flood of new federal regulations hitting everything from healthcare, energy, food safety, and bird protection, it is encouraging to know that some states can still think for themselves. In Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell, while campaigning, declared that he was going to make Virginia the Energy Capitol of the East Coast—after …

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How the Green Cult causes an Economic Cliff

by Marita Noon  The contrast between then and now, the past and present, is startling. Sitting in the Carson Mansion, overlooking the Humboldt Bay, watching the boats bobbing in the marina, it is easy to picture what life must have been like in the heyday—1884-85—when William Carson built what has become one of the area’s …

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The Shale Gas Revolution: Reindustrialize the Economy, Reshape the Global Energy Market

by Marita Noon  The United States doesn’t usually look to Britain for guidance—the last time may have been when Winston Churchill was Prime Minister. That time has come again. This time, the US should follow the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron, who last week said: “Britain must be at the heart of the shale …

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Don’t follow Obama’s energy plan

by Marita Noon Because energy security is such a vital component of U.S. foreign policy, it was disappointing that it received little more than a brief mention in the final Presidential Debate. Early in the debate, President Obama, once again, lauded his policies for decreasing America’s oil imports. This is hardly something to brag about. …

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Obama’s Green Energy Crony Corruption – Chapter 4 of 6

Companies that received special DOI fast-tracked approval Chapter 4: The First Solar Swindle by Marita Noon   As we dig deeper in the green-energy crony corruption-story, it begins to sound more and more like the making of a big-budget Hollywood thriller. This installment on First Solar includes billionaire investors, corporate welfare, favoritism, threats, exaggerations, lawsuits …

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American Environmental Law is upside down: A battle of David and Goliath proportions

by Marita Noon In the last few weeks a battle has been going on behind the scenes involving the sites who publish my work and those who wish to silence me and smother public debate. The debate between the Center for Biological Diversity and me stems from an issue gaining increasing attention. Most recently, on …

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The Center for Biological Diversity is a law firm masquerading as a zoological society

by Marita Noon, Energy Makes America Great I’d never heard of the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) until five years ago. Likewise, I’d never given environmental groups much thought. Like most Americans, I knew groups like the Sierra Club existed and I assumed they did nature hikes or watched birds–or something. When I accepted a …

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