Energy http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19172/all en MSNBC, Post, Other Media Still Link Snowfall to Global Warming http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-post-other-media-still-link-snowfall-global-warming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 winter storms frequently linked by journalists to ‘manmade climate change.’ </div> </div> </div> <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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout the harsh winter of 2015, news media and TV talk shows continued to connect global warming and “manmade climate change” to blizzards and snowstorms, in spite of scientific disagreement.</p> <p>Leading up to the latest snowstorm, the media doubled down on the assertion they have making for months that even winter weather can be blamed on climate change. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/msnbc-post-other-media-still-link-snowfall-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Climate Change Global Warming MSNBC Snow Weather Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:58:00 +0000 dan.gainor 48382 at http://mrc.org 'Sharknado 3' to Star Ann Coulter as Vice President http://mrc.org/articles/sharknado-3-star-ann-coulter-vice-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter will run the ‘Sharknado 3’ government. </div> </div> </div> <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/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. is about to be swimming with sharks – and Ann Coulter will be tasked with saving it.&nbsp; </p><p>For the upcoming “Sharknado 3,” “Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the president with conservative political commentator Ann Coulter as his VP. The two will <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/sharknado-3-mark-cuban-ann-778413">confront</a> sharks causing “mass destruction in the nation’s capital” before heading down the coastline.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sharknado-3-star-ann-coulter-vice-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Business Climate Change Constitution Economy Education Energy Environment Faith Family Government Health International Islamification Labor Life Media Patriotism Politics Ann Coulter mark cuban sharknado Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 48349 at http://mrc.org Obama's Environmental Footpring http://mrc.org/cartoons/obamas-environmental-footpring <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2520" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Footprint.jpg?1422471279" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 28, 2015 - 1:45pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy Environment Government Alaska ANWR Conservation Environmentalism Obama Administration oil and gas preservation state's rights wilderness Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:54:39 +0000 julia.seymour 48113 at http://mrc.org Like Media, White House Misleads on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge http://mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promotional video for ‘wilderness’ plan mostly shows mountains, flowers and animals, even though drilling wouldn’t happen there. </div> </div> </div> <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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Just days after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, introduced a bill to permit oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), President Barack Obama announced his plan to designate millions of acres of ANWR in a way that bans drilling.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-white-house-misleads-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment Government Media Alaska Alaska National Wildlife Refuge ANWR Climate Change Conservation drilling Environmentalism Obama Administration oil and gas politics wilderness act Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:10:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48094 at http://mrc.org Veto Corleone http://mrc.org/cartoons/veto-corleone <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2625" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Foden20150114-Keystone.jpg?1421417547" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 14, 2015 - 9:09am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy Environment Politics congress Humor keystone xl obama oil and gas pipeline politics veto power Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:12:27 +0000 julia.seymour 48027 at http://mrc.org 4 Of 5 Top Papers Call For Federal Gas Tax Hike http://mrc.org/articles/4-5-top-papers-call-federal-gas-tax-hike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> National papers say it is ‘perfect’ time and an ‘obvious’ move to raise the gas tax, even as lower gas prices ‘stimulate economy.’ </div> </div> </div> <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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Four out of five top U.S. newspapers have called for federal gas tax hikes on the editorial page since oil and gas prices began falling significantly June 19, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/4-5-top-papers-call-federal-gas-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Government Media Taxes Editorial federal gas tax gas Gas Price Gas Tax gasoline Los Angeles Times national newspapers New York Times oil oil and gas price Tax Hikes tax increases USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:17:54 +0000 julia.seymour 47988 at http://mrc.org Gas Below $3 in 49 States, Senators Call for Gas Tax Hike http://mrc.org/articles/gas-below-3-49-states-senators-call-gas-tax-hike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As falling prices poised to be ‘big plus for the economy’ politicians consider ‘option’ of higher taxes. </div> </div> </div> <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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Drivers in every state except Hawaii are now paying less than $3-per-gallon for regular gasoline on average.</p><p dir="ltr">According to AAA, on Jan. 6, Alaska became the forty-ninth state in which gas prices fell below $3-a-gallon. On that day, gas dropped to an average $2.999 per gallon in Alaska, as the national average sat at $2.194 nationwide.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gas-below-3-49-states-senators-call-gas-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Government Politics Taxes AAA Alaska drivers driving gas prices Gas Tax gasoline Hawaii national average gas price tax hike tax increases Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:35:54 +0000 julia.seymour 47947 at http://mrc.org Columnist Finds ‘Downside’ to Low Gas Prices, They ‘Undo Progress’ on Green Energy http://mrc.org/articles/columnist-finds-downside-low-gas-prices-they-undo-progress-green-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Detroit News publishes David Lazarus’ claims U.S. ‘dependence’ on fossil fuels is like crack addiction. </div> </div> </div> <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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">While low gas prices prompted strong sales last month of trucks and SUVs produced by American automakers, one Los Angeles Times columnist found multiple experts who viewed this as bad news. And his criticism was published online by The Detroit News.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/columnist-finds-downside-low-gas-prices-they-undo-progress-green-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Media auto sales David Lazarus Detroit Detroit News drug addiction fossil fuels fuel gas prices gasoline green energy Los Angeles Times Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:47:24 +0000 julia.seymour 47911 at http://mrc.org Top 10 Lefty and Media Attacks on Business of 2014 http://mrc.org/articles/top-10-lefty-and-media-attacks-business-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From attempts to shut down shopping on Black Friday, to schemes to end the U.S. coal industry, liberals and the media showed their true anti-capitalist colors this year. </div> </div> </div> <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> <p dir="ltr">Although 2014 was an election year, venomous attacks weren’t just in the campaign commercials. Most recently, anti-business attacks came from protesters across the country in the form of #ShutItDown. And there were many other anti-business views presented by the liberal news media, TV programming and left-wing extremists this year.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/top-10-lefty-and-media-attacks-business-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Climate Change Economy Energy Environment Health Labor Media Taxes Agriculture Black Friday CEOs Chevron Chipotle CNBC coal industry eco activism elementary energy energy companies environmentalists farmers Fed Up movie ferguson food production Jim Cramer Katie Couric Laurie David Lawsuit McDonald's Grist Michael Brown obesity Occupy Wall Street OWS protest rideshares Sherlock Holmes Shut it Down shutitdown Steven Donziger tax code Taxis texaco TurboTax uber vandalism war on sugar Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:50:49 +0000 julia.seymour 47874 at http://mrc.org Venezuelan President: U.S. Fracking Has ‘Flooded’ Oil Markets http://mrc.org/articles/venezuelan-president-us-fracking-has-flooded-oil-markets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maduro said American oil production has ‘hurt’ Venezuelan regime. </div> </div> </div> <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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The <a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/oil-and-gas-prices-drop-nets-refuse-credit-fracking-93-stories">broadcast networks </a>may not want to give credit to hydraulic fracturing for increasing U.S. oil production and lowering global oil prices, but at least one angry world leader did just that.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/venezuelan-president-us-fracking-has-flooded-oil-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy International Fracking gas prices hydraulic fracturing nicolas maduro oil and gas Oil Prices oil production Venezuela Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:47:02 +0000 julia.seymour 47854 at http://mrc.org Bloomberg to Hybrid Buyers: ‘Don’t Pull Out A Calculator’ http://mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-hybrid-buyers-dont-pull-out-your-calculator-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lower gas prices mean Toyota Prius ‘is for drivers who stink at math.’ </div> </div> </div> <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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As gas prices have plummeted, cost savings arguments for hybrid cars took a hit making them a less attractive option.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/bloomberg-hybrid-buyers-dont-pull-out-your-calculator-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Automobiles bloomberg businessweek car sales cost gas prices hybrid cars oil and gas prices Toyota Prius Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:00:57 +0000 julia.seymour 47845 at http://mrc.org Oil and Gas Prices Drop, But Nets Refuse to Credit Fracking in 93% of Stories http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/oil-and-gas-prices-drop-nets-refuse-credit-fracking-93-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks’ evening shows rarely admit contribution of drilling technology to booming U.S. production. </div> </div> </div> <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/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/131355" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Thanks in part to the widespread use of technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, global oil prices plummeted in 2014. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-12/u-s-nears-energy-independence-by-2035-on-shale-boom-iea-says.html">Energy experts</a> even predicted the U.S. could be the top oil producer in the next several years.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/oil-and-gas-prices-drop-nets-refuse-credit-fracking-93-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Business Energy International Media abc cbs domestic oil production Fracking gas gas prices hydraulic fracturing NBC oil oil drilling Oil Prices oil supply OPEC Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:15:12 +0000 julia.seymour 47837 at http://mrc.org Earth Science vs. Political Science http://mrc.org/cartoons/earth-science-vs-political-science <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/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2587" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Foden20141212-EPA%20Coal%281%29.jpg?1418656233" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 10, 2014 - 10:12am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Politics Coal Employment energy EPA fossil fuels industry Regulations unemployment Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:10:34 +0000 julia.seymour 47863 at http://mrc.org As Gas Prices Tumble, Ed Rendell Calls for Tax Hikes http://mrc.org/articles/gas-prices-tumble-ed-rendell-calls-tax-hikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Democratic former governor tells CNBC it is time to raise federal gas tax. </div> </div> </div> <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> <p dir="ltr">The dramatic fall of gas and oil prices meant relief for holiday travelers and more money in the pockets of shoppers. <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/households-could-save-1100-from-falling-gas-prices-2014-12-01">MarketWatch</a> reported one estimate of the savings that equated it to a $75 billion tax cut for households.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gas-prices-tumble-ed-rendell-calls-tax-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Government Media Taxes CNBC Ed Rendell gas prices gas taxes infrastructure On the Money tax increase taxes Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:32:22 +0000 julia.seymour 47807 at http://mrc.org Chevron Attacker Still the Hero in Rolling Stone Hit Job http://mrc.org/articles/chevron-attacker-still-hero-rolling-stone-hit-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal ‘journalist’ glosses over ghostwritten scientific reports, court rulings, RICO case and bribery to blast oil company. </div> </div> </div> <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> <p dir="ltr">Just as <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/glenn-garvin/article1985986.html">some</a> in the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/vanity-fair-used-polluted-journalism-against-chevron-ecuador-story">press</a> finally realized and <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2014/03/04/ec828d00-a3bb-11e3-84d4-e59b1709222c_story.html">admitted</a> to serious ethical breaches in the legal crusade against Chevron, left-wing journalist Alexander Zaitchik continued to try to make the oil company look criminal.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/chevron-attacker-still-hero-rolling-stone-hit-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment International Media Alexander Zaitchik bloomberg businessweek bribery Chevron class action lawsuit contamination Corruption dispute Ecuador fraud ghostwriting law Lawsuit legal New York Times oil Pollution racketeering RICO Rolling Stone Steven Donziger texaco Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:17:53 +0000 julia.seymour 47594 at http://mrc.org