clean http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13979/all en Foreign Unrest Raises Energy Worries, but Media Put Down Coal http://mrc.org/articles/foreign-unrest-raises-energy-worries-media-put-down-coal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul> </ul> <p>-<strong>The coal industry not only gets attacked by the media for being a "dirty" fossil fuel, it rarely gets positive coverage because the networks focus on disasters. Since Jan. 1, 2010, nearly 80 percent of the broadcast network stories about coal were related to tragic mining accidents. Only 14 percent of stories mentioned coal in any context other than a mine disaster or natural disaster that affected mining.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/foreign-unrest-raises-energy-worries-media-put-down-coal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Energy Government International Media 2008 2010 2011 action agency anti bankrupt bmi called clean Coal country coverage disaster Disasters electric electricity environmental EPA fuel industry jan jobs mentions Mine mining network networks news obama oil percent permit popovich power prices spill spruce stories story told water years Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:45:00 +0000 admin 27538 at http://mrc.org Former Shell CEO Blasts Government for Restricting Free Market http://mrc.org/articles/former-shell-ceo-blasts-government-restricting-free-market <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The consequences for federal restrictions on oil and gas exploration go beyond just higher gas prices, interfering with the basic free-market principle of allowing enterprise to meet demand by providing a supply, according to former Shell Oil CEO John Hofmeister.</p> <br /> <p >      Hofmeister, who is the founder and CEO of the recently-formed advocacy group <a href="http://citizensforaffordableenergy.org/" />Citizens for Affordable Energy</a>, appeared on CNBC’s July 15 “Squawk Box.” He criticized government for 30 years of inaction.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/former-shell-ceo-blasts-government-restricting-free-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Energy alternative CEO clean congress drilling FreeMarket gas hofmeister offshore oil renewable Shell solar wind Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:10:31 +0000 admin 26046 at http://mrc.org Something Fishy about Eco-Extremists' Power Play http://mrc.org/commentary/something-fishy-about-eco-extremists-power-play <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     If the Hoover Dam isn’t one of the wonders of the modern world, it’s not for lack of trying. Tens of thousands of people spent years building this amazing mountain of concrete. </p> <br /> <p >     But some on the crazy eco-left want to tear it down – along with as many other dams as they can get their hands on. They clearly don’t care that those same dams provide power to a country reliant on it. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/something-fishy-about-eco-extremists-power-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute clean dam electric electricity energy environment fish hydro ladder power renewable river salmon water Wed, 28 Feb 2007 19:23:05 +0000 admin 29665 at http://mrc.org