Oil and Gas

The oil and gas industry is consistently one of the three most hated industries, yet its products make possible everything from plentiful food to life-saving plastics to unforgettable vacations.

Freedom is the Keystone to a Well-Oiled Economy

When I was fifteen years old, I was employed as a gas station attendant. The job was simple and honest. I would sit alone in a kiosk until a car drove up, at which point I would run out to my island of diesel, propane, and gasoline pumps. While I checked engine fluid levels, filled […]

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Power Hour: How Frac’ing Improves Our Environment

This week, Power Hour is releasing a bonus episode. Tune in to hear Alex Epstein’s talk on “How Frac’ing Improves Our Environment” at Pittsburgh University. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Episode-46-Alex-Epstein-at-Pittsburgh-University.mp3] Download Episode 46 – How Frac’ing Improves Our Environment Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes

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Power Hour: The Vassar Controversy

This episode of Power Hour features Alex Epstein’s controversial visit to Vassar College. Tune in to hear Alex talk about the harassment by the 350.org fossil fuels divestment group, upcoming events, and audio from the talk — “Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet“. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Episode-45-The-Vassar-Controversy.mp3] Download Episode 45 – The Vassar Controversy Subscribe to Power Hour […]

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Keystone: “You Can’t Build That”?

What if I told you that a transportation company had plans to expand into region where the majority of commuters were stranded? The project was entirely privately funded, the materials purchased, many of the contracts signed, and that the route plan and design was the most studied in history. Sound like a straightforward business decision? […]

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Power Hour: The Light Brigade

This episode of Power Hour features an in-depth look at The Light Brigade–CIP’s “counter-education” at the Sierra Club’s highly touted “forward on climate” rally.   [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Episode-42-The-Light-Brigade.mp3]   Download Episode 42 – The Light Brigade Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes See also: The Blackout Rally Meets the Light Brigade Why “Forward on Climate” is […]

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Power Hour: Energy Policy and Pollution with Jerry Taylor

On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Jerry Taylor, Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute. Alex and Jerry discuss energy policy today and how it came to be, how to deal with pollution, and more. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Episode-41-Jerry-Taylor-on-Energy-Policy-and-Pollution.mp3] Download Episode 41 – Energy Policy and Pollution with Jerry Taylor Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes

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“I approve of a blackout, I’m pro population control!”

Watch this 17-second video. A few weeks ago, I wrote: The Sierra Club, 350.org, and many other self-proclaimed environmentalist groups are planning a mega-“forward on climate” rally on February 17…This rally has nothing to do with climate, though I know many of its participants believe it does. It is about opposing any form of practical […]

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The Light Brigade Shines at the Shivering Blackout Rally

Some observations from the “Forward on Climate” Rally: Here’s the background on what we were doing February 17. At least a dozen protesters we met were proudly pro-blackout. Here’s one example. We wore shirts with the equation “Anti-Fossil + Anti-Nuclear = Pro-Blackout.” While we were preparing, at least a dozen protestors unthinkingly tried to buy […]

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Keystone XL Video Series

Check out this special pre-rally video series covering the Keystone XL controversy. You can help us make a stand and educate fellow Americans on this vital issue right now. Learn how you can join and support the Light Brigade at the rally here.

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