Greenpeace’s Co-Founder, Sustainability, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

When co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, wrote that he had “come out in favor” of the Keystone XL Pipeline, he did so on the grounds that petroleum-based fuels sustain modern civilization. As Moore, explains: There are more than one billion automobiles and millions more buses, trucks, trains and aircraft that cannot operate without oil. Without oil, economies …

The Nation’s First New Refinery Since 1976 Demonstrates that Industrial Progress is Flourishing in North Dakota

The men and women of the American oil industry are facilitating the greatest increase in the availability of life supporting fuel seen in decades. Their prodigious creation of oil—through advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technologies—has stabilized world crude prices, reducing the need for U.S. oil imports and increasing the availability of liquid fuels which have offset the damage …

Fracking Ban Advocates Choose to Ignore Their Victims

Promoters of bans on oil and gas development through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) often depict their opponent as a “fracking company” from the “dirty energy industry.” Demonizing men and women of the oil and gas industry who produce the fuel powering life throughout the state is bad enough, however, there is another group of victims who are not even mentioned: Colorado …

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? What if I then told …

A Moral Manifesto for the Energy Industry

In my latest MasterResource article, “A Moral Defense of the Oil Industry,” I outline the principles that every freedom-loving energy companies needs to know to defend themselves effectively. The moral case against oil can be refuted and replaced by two concepts that marry energy knowledge and moral philosophy: Progressive energy: The ideal source of energy is not some “sustainable”–i.e., endlessly …