oil and gas http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19617/all en Street Artists Mock Eco-Activists Ed Begley, Jr., RFK Jr. Before Event http://www.mrc.org/articles/street-artists-mock-eco-activists-ed-begley-jr-rfk-jr-event <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Posters of the environmentalists depict them as ‘Saudi Approved,’ in love with ‘Arab oil.’ </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">Eco-activists Ed Begley Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., were mocked by anonymous street artists ahead of a Feb. 12, speaking gig in Hermosa Beach, California. The pair will be speaking at an environmental forum, but were ridiculed by several “Saudi Approved” posters in the town.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/street-artists-mock-eco-activists-ed-begley-jr-rfk-jr-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment arab oil Celebrities Ed Begley Jr. Environmentalism hollywood Hollywood Reporter Josh Tickell mockery oil and gas RFK Jr. saudi approved street art Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:23:49 +0000 julia.seymour 48237 at http://www.mrc.org Media Anticipated Gas Increases, Not Drop to Nearly $2-a-Gallon http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-anticipated-gas-increases-not-drop-nearly-2-gallon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just before latest major price drop, networks forecast climbing prices, ‘dire’ $5 gas. </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/132414" width="593" height="280" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The dramatic collapse of gas prices is one story the news media didn’t see coming. In fact, as recently as June 2014, network news anchors and reporters were still talking about the prospect of $5 gasoline.</p><p dir="ltr">It turns out the media aren’t very good fortune tellers, and when it comes to gas prices they were wrong this time, just as many new outlets had gotten it wrong years earlier.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-anticipated-gas-increases-not-drop-nearly-2-gallon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media abc broadcast networks cbs gas prices gasoline NBC oil and gas price drops price increases Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:45:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48138 at http://www.mrc.org Obama's Environmental Footpring http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Like Media, White House Misleads on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Veto Corleone http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org 4 Of 5 Top Papers Call For Federal Gas Tax Hike http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org Venezuelan President: U.S. Fracking Has ‘Flooded’ Oil Markets http://www.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://www.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://www.mrc.org ABC Heralds $3.43-A-Gallon Gas, Forget Prices Spiked Under Obama http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-heralds-343-gallon-gas-forget-prices-spiked-under-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gasoline continues streak above $3-a-gallon - 1,349 days by Labor Day. </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 news media think that because gas prices have fallen to an average of $3.43-a-gallon there is room to rejoice, even as the <a href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/julia-seymour/gas-prices-extend-painful-record-july-4-marks-1290-days-above-3-gallon">record streak</a> of gas prices above $3-a-gallon continues. By Labor Day that record will stand at 1,349 days.</p><p dir="ltr">ABC’s “Good Morning America” praised the “nice surprise” of lower gas prices on Aug. 26, just in time for Labor Day weekend.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-heralds-343-gallon-gas-forget-prices-spiked-under-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Energy Media AAA Big Oil bush cost of gasoline driving holidays gas gas above $3 gas prices Good Morning America holiday travel Labor Day lower gas prices obama oil and gas Rebecca Jarvis travel weekends Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:14:46 +0000 julia.seymour 47020 at http://www.mrc.org ‘The Fracking King’ Mixes Scrabble, Anti-Fracking Agenda: Spelling Absurdity http://www.mrc.org/articles/fracking-king-mixes-scrabble-anti-fracking-agenda-spelling-absurdity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Director from a Soros-Funded liberal group demonizes gas drilling in new work of fiction. </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 beauty of weaving an anti-fracking agenda into a work of fiction is that drilling for natural gas can be demonized without a burden of proof. It is fiction after all.</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://www.mrc.org/articles/fracking-king-mixes-scrabble-anti-fracking-agenda-spelling-absurdity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Energy Environment Media common cause fiction Fracking gas drilling George Soros hydraulic fracturing james browning Josh Fox novel oil and gas scrabble The Fracking King Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:45:12 +0000 julia.seymour 46737 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Irritated’ Former Shell CEO Slams Obama on Keystone http://www.mrc.org/articles/irritated-former-shell-ceo-slams-obama-keystone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Hofmeister calls pipeline approval a &#039;no brainer decision,&#039; criticizes &#039;broken political process.&#039; </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/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/125552" width="325" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><p dir="ltr">Tired of the president dragging his feet, John Hofmeister, &nbsp;former CEO of Shell, bluntly shared his thoughts about the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 18.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/irritated-former-shell-ceo-slams-obama-keystone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Government Politics Barack Obama CEO Citizens for Affordable Energy energy John Hofmeister keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl oil and gas Shell Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:29:46 +0000 julia.seymour 45575 at http://www.mrc.org Big Fracking Deal http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/big-fracking-deal <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="2928" height="2329" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-BFD.jpg?1373552587" /> </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">July 11, 2013 - 10:20am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy big deal energy Humor oil and gas Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:22:48 +0000 julia.seymour 43996 at http://www.mrc.org Fracking Opponents May Have Run Afoul of Lobbying Rules http://www.mrc.org/articles/fracking-opponents-may-have-run-afoul-lobbying-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Artists Against Fracking fail to register as lobbying group with state of New York, could face fines. </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/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The celebrity anti-hydraulic fracturing group, Artists Against Fracking, may be in legal trouble, according to Associated Press. The group has so far failed to register with the State of New York, despite laws requiring lobbyists groups spending over $5,000 to register. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/fracking-opponents-may-have-run-afoul-lobbying-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Energy Environment Politics actors actresses artists against fracking drilling energy Environmentalism Fracking hollywood hydraulic fracturing lobbying lobbying regulation lobbying rules New York State oil and gas sean lennon shale gas shale oil state of New york yoko ono Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:17:42 +0000 julia.seymour 42946 at http://www.mrc.org Crucify http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/crucify <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="2559" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Crucify.jpg?1336080017" /> </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">May 3, 2012 - 5:18pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Government crucify EPA industry oil and gas Thu, 03 May 2012 21:20:20 +0000 julia.seymour 39984 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Hype Rising Gas Prices 4 Times More for Bush, Than Obama http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-hype-rising-gas-prices-4-times-more-bush-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gas prices mentioned in 97 stories in one month of 2008 coverage, compared to just 21 in 2012. </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>Rising gas prices used to be big news, but not so these days. Although the national average climbed to $3.56 on Feb. 20, setting a February record after going up nearly a month straight, there was far less coverage than in 2008. Broadcast networks repeatedly covered the rise under the Bush presidency. Gas prices bounced around eventually reaching $3.56-a-gallon on April 24, 2008.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-hype-rising-gas-prices-4-times-more-bush-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Economy Energy Media Bush vs. Obama economic reporting energy gas prices gasoline oil and gas Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:17:46 +0000 julia.seymour 39217 at http://www.mrc.org