Posted July 1, 2013
Energy Outlook - President's Climate Plan Hinges on Natural Gas
President Obama's plan for addressing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions depends heavily on expanded hydraulic fracturing of domestic shale gas resources, writes Geoffrey Styles.
News and Sentinel.com – Educational Program Focuses on Oil and Natural Gas Jobs
In an effort to train more workers for the surging shale industry, Ohio’s Washington State Community College hosted an informational session on opportunities for students and workers with an emphasis on filling new positions locally.
Forbes – The Case for LNG Exports
Forbes argues that while there are challenges associated with LNG export investments, the best course is to let the marketplace work. “… this is a call of the private sector, not government.”
Wall Street Journal – Why the Grass Should Not Always Be Greener
In a guest column on concerns about how much water is used in hydraulic fracturing, University of Texas professor Rusty Todd notes that a recent report found that lawn watering in Texas consumed 18 times more water than hydraulic fracturing operations in the state. “Concerns about the amount of water used in fracking might be better directed toward your neighbor with the lush, perfectly manicured, half-acre lawn,” Todd writes. (Subscription publication)
Press Connects – Renewables and Natural Gas Can Meet N.Y. Energy Needs
In a guest editorial, Windsor, N.Y., resident Robert Williams argues the benefits of a partnership between renewable energy sources and natural gas – an “all-of-the-above” strategy. “If New Yorkers really want to clean our air and advance renewable energy, it’s time to do away with false choices and embrace shale development.”
National Journal – How Obama Could Approve Keystone XL
NJ’s Amy Harder predicts President Obama will approve the pipeline project in December after working out commitments with Canada to do more to reduce its carbon emissions.
Christian Science Monitor – How to Reap the Rewards of the Shale Gas Boom
Guest blogger Jennifer Warren writes that an increased role for natural gas is obvious. Smart government policies can play a positive role in shale gas development so that society benefits from this once-in-a-century boon, she writes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.