10-23-17 “Beware the Greeks (i.e. or Russians or Chinese) bearing gifts (i.e. Trojan Horses)!

By | 2017-10-23T07:59:55+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|AGDC, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Arctic Policy, China, Commentary, Crony Capitalism, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal, Federal Obstruction, Foreign/Domestic Enviro Conspiracy, LNG. Commentary, Rule Of Law, Russia, Trump Administration Energy Initiatives, What The Other Side Is Up To, You Read It Here First|

Is any citizen uncomfortable with these headlines?  Good.  There is reason for concern! Governor Pitches Alaska Natural Gas to Chinese Sovereign Wealth Fund - Chinese President Makes Pit Stop in Alaska on Return to China - Alaska expects stronger engagement with China on gas ... - YouTube - Alaska Natural Gas International Deliveries to China (Million Cubic Feet) “Beware the Greeks (i.e. or Russians or Chinese) bearing gifts (i.e. Trojan Horses)!" Observations by Dave Harbour Alaska-Ecuador Flag Pin Rafael Correa, courtesy, Wikipedia Now look what happened to Ecuador under socialist [...]

10-20-17 This Day Will Never Come Again

By | 2017-10-20T04:35:04+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Alaska's Interior Energy Project Today Will Never Come Again Commentary by Dave Harbour Because it is unique, today and its inhabitants should be well treated.  For that reason, we pause when thinking of energy things.  We pause because it is easier to criticise decision makers than understand them.  As we pause, we recall being deeply critical of democrats and republicans who have both wisely spent and wasted the Prudhoe Bay legacy.  Since today will never come again, we will try to look upon the Interior Energy Project with grace [...]

10-19-17 One Great Alaska Gas Boondoggle – WHY WE ARE SO PROUD OF EPA TODAY!

By | 2017-10-19T13:20:39+00:00 October 19th, 2017|AGDC, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, Competition, Crony Capitalism, Interior Energy Project (IEP), Interstate Gas, Intrastate Gas, LNG, Sue & Settle|

TODAY WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE EPA AND HERE'S WHY! And Today ... ...we draw reader attention to the enormous waste of money called the Alaska LNG Project. Tomorrow ... Alaska Governor Bill Walker. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour ...we will draw attention to the enormous waste and foolish decision making accompanying the subsidized, so-called Interior Energy Project: a misguided and uneconomic effort to provide 'affordable' gas to the Fairbanks area.  What do the two projects have in common: Alaska Governor Bill Walker, their biggest advocate! [...]

10-18-17 Sage Grouse Alert – Good Carbon, Biofuels, Heads Up Re: Proppant!

By | 2017-10-18T07:21:36+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Latest Drilling Equipment For Sale! Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday , October 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM in 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources will hold an oversight hearing titled, “Empowering State Based Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery.” WHAT: Full Committee oversight hearing “Empowering State Based Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery” WHEN: Wednesday, October 25 10:00 AM WHERE: 1324 Longworth House Office Building National It seems the biodiesel bandits have convinced Senator Grassley to hold EPA nominees hostage to protect their mandate. Des Moines [...]

10-17-17 Let’s Help EPA Right A Wrong, TODAY!

By | 2017-10-17T05:37:53+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Commentary, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal, Federal Obstruction|

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR COMMENT AND WE SHALL MAKE COMMENTING EASY FOR OUR READERS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!  -DH Dear Friends: This is about the State of Alaska's right to lease land to the Pebble Partnership for exploration of minerals.  The federal EPA in an unprecedented move, "jumped the gun on the legal process", and acted to deny the lessor of state land an opportunity to present its case -- BEFORE IT HAD EVEN FILED THE FIRST PERMIT TO DEVELOP THE PROJECT!  Regardless of your position of the [...]

10-16-17 Finally, DOI Supports Reasonable Energy (i.e. “wealth”) Development

By | 2017-10-17T04:19:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

BSEE director highlights Arctic importance - 10/15/2017 (Login to read Full story) During a visit to Alaska at the beginning of October, Scott Angelle, director of the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, stressed the importance of the Arctic in the Trump administration's strategy to achieve U.S. energy dominance, according to a press release issued by BSEE. BSE....  

10-15-17 Normally we don’t….

By | 2017-10-18T08:46:39+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Commentary, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal|

Normally We Don't... This UN leader's objective: kill capitalism ...promote solicitations.  Today is an exception. We have reported and editorialized extensively on the highly organized socialized movement to destroy capitalism and, in the United States and Canada, our principal economic foundation: fossil fuel exploration, production, transportation, refining, power generation and manufacturing. So today we bring you, below, an unaffiliated advertisement of a good American dedicated to identifying and challenging the socialist onslaught.  As supporters of reasonable resource development, focused on the oil & gas and mining sectors, [...]

10-14-17 Consumer Energy Alliance Weekend Energy Links

By | 2017-10-16T06:48:53+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Michael Whatley, Consumer Energy Alliance. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour. The Grand Island Independent: KXL is a must-have for Nebraska — and its farmers, by Michael Whatley There’s not a lot of options for transporting energy to those who need it, especially farmers. And among the options, only one has a near-perfect safety record and doesn’t divert infrastructure or resources from another industry. That option: pipelines. KOAA-TV – Colorado Springs, CO: Black Hills Energy proposing rate adjustments for customers *Emily  We heard another heated public hearing Wednesday night, as the [...]

10-13-17 Unhappy Case Histories: Canadians and Americans Can Learn From Each Other

By | 2017-10-13T16:45:41+00:00 October 13th, 2017|AGDC, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, Control Government Spending, Crony Capitalism, Energy East Pipeline, Federal Obstruction, Federal Progress, Government Waste, Interior Energy Project (IEP), NEB, Ocean Policy, OCS, You Read It Here First|

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Chairman Rob Bishop released the following statement: “Kathleen Hartnett White is a great choice to help the administration realign priorities at CEQ. Over the past eight years, this executive office has attempted to use the National Environmental Policy Act as a tool to stonewall any project with a federal nexus. I look forward to working with her on a long overdue streamlining of [...]

10-12-17 Your Northern Energy Update

By | 2017-10-12T10:32:39+00:00 October 12th, 2017|AGDC, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Alternate Energy, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, Crony Capitalism, Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy East Pipeline, Federal Obstruction, Federal Progress, Interior Energy Project (IEP), LNG, NEB|

Warning: Alaska treads troubled economic waters in the middle of a fiscal storm.  Politicians are making the financial crisis worse by creating state subsidies and ratepayer risks.  The story below again reminds us of the Administration's payoff to Interior Alaska supporters via a subsidized Fairbanks gas utility (i.e. when South Central's Enstar customers paid for their own).   Not to mention the otherwise uneconomic Fire Island wind generation project and an infeasible Alaska LNG\pipeline scheme.   Note how two local politicians in the story below are discussing a strategy for squeezing [...]

10-11-17 Chairman Bishop Moves to Reform Antiquities Act Abuse – and – Oh Canada!

By | 2017-10-11T05:28:27+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Canadian Energy Policy, Energy East Pipeline, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal, Federal Obstruction, Federal Progress, Notes From the Road, You Read It Here First|

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Yesterday, we provided a commentary by U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop on the subject of, "Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government, Part I."   Today, we provide his Part II, follow-up commentary along with committee action to cure the Act from future abuse.  Please scroll down.   This commentary also appeared earlier this morning in the Washington Examiner.  -dh Subcommittee Chairmen Respond to Antiquities Act Reform Legislation  TODAY, the Committee will markup H.R. 3990, [...]

10-10-17 STAR DIES … Today, Chairman Bishop Speaks Out On Misuse of Antiquities Act

By | 2017-10-10T12:24:30+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Commentary, Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal, Federal Obstruction, Federal Progress, Pedro van Meurs, Rule Of Law, You Read It Here First|

Star and Albert Whitehead at Fur Rendezvous, Anchorage, 3-3-12. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour  Hilcorp’s proposed Arctic Ocean oil development gets public review Tuesday. Conservation groups and industry supporters will face off in Anchorage Tuesday night as federal regulators wrap up hearings…. Today, EPA announces, the war on coal is over! Alaska's popular reindeer, Star, dies in owner's arms Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government Rep. Rob Bishop, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Resources Committee October 10, 2017 Please see our related commentary, [...]


By | 2017-10-10T05:07:58+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We welcome good news! Liberty oil project bodes well for Alaska It's no secret that Alaska is struggling through an economic recession. Pebble shows first glance at its new mine plans A visual depiction of where Pebble will file a permit for 20 year mining permit to operate. EPA chief says he’ll sign proposed rule on Clean Power Plan withdrawal The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday he would sign a proposed rule on Tuesdaywithdrawing from the Clean Power Plan… TODAY, U.S. House Natural Resoources Committee Chairman [...]

10-6-17 Friday’s Much Ado About Energy … And Politics!

By | 2017-10-06T11:03:09+00:00 October 6th, 2017|AGDC, Alaska Taxes, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, ANWR, Arctic Policy, Canadian Energy Policy, Commentary, Energy East Pipeline, LNG|

The Energy World Under President Trump For the energy scholars among us, this Reuters article has it all: from oil & gas to coal, Paris climate change accord, and alternative energy.  While we respect the research and statistics, we could call into question some of the journalism that leans leftward.  With that caveat, it is a piece worth maintaining in our archives and a ready reference for those of you who will be giving speeches in the near future.  We say, "near future" because the energy landscape is constantly [...]


By | 2017-10-06T04:12:53+00:00 October 5th, 2017|AGDC, Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, Commentary, Crony Capitalism, Government Waste, LNG|

Thought of the day: "Alaska's government-sponsored LNG project need not contend (directly) with Panama Canal issues.  But Alaska faces similar project risks.  Do Alaskan citizens want their government's 'go it alone LNG project' to be subject to enormous project risks?  Do Alaskans want, as their government LNG project proposes, to commit 25% cash/royalty gas equity to a risky, $40-60 billion venture?  Is the risk worth the reward?  Do citizens even know how much the reward will be?"  -dh Gulf of Mexico LNG Shippers Have a $45000-a-Day Problem, Oil & Gas [...]