NaturalGas http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/810/all en Times Critics Vindicated: Public Editor Dresses Down Dubious Article Critical of Natural Gas Industry http://mrc.org/articles/times-critics-vindicated-public-editor-dresses-down-dubious-article-critical-natural-gas-in <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane concluded of Ian Urbina&#039;s controversial front-page Sunday story on natural gas: &quot;...such a pointed article needed more convincing substantiation, more space for a reasoned explanation of the other side and more clarity about its focus....the article went out on a limb, lacked an in-depth dissenting view in the text and should have made clear that shale gas had boomed.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane gave a dressing down to reporter Ian Urbina's <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110629111211.aspx">heavily criticized</a> recent Sunday front-page article on natural gas extraction, 'Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush,' in his Sunday column, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/opinion/sunday/17pubed.html?ref=arthursbrisbane">Clashing Views on the Future of Natural Gas</a>.' The benign headline concealed a reasonably incisive critique, accusing Urbina of making unsubstantiated claims and failing to provide</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-critics-vindicated-public-editor-dresses-down-dubious-article-critical-natural-gas-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ArthurBrisbane Fracking Gaffes IanUrbina liberalmediabias NaturalGas NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PublicEditor TimesWatch Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:43:00 +0000 admin 425 at http://mrc.org Yet Another 'Fracking' Story on the Front Page: NYT Again Hits 'Reckless' Natural Gas Extraction http://mrc.org/articles/yet-another-fracking-story-front-page-nyt-again-hits-reckless-natural-gas-extraction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No love from the Times for Gov. Cuomo on this issue, anyway: &quot;The Cuomo administration is seeking to lift what has effectively been a moratorium in New York State on hydraulic fracturing, a controversial technique used to extract natural gas from shale, state environmental regulators said on Thursday. The process would be allowed on private lands, opening New York to one of the fastest-growing - critics would say reckless - areas of the energy industry.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times reporters Danny Hakim and Nicholas Confessore filed another in a series of front-page stories Friday revolving around the natural gas industry, especially the 'fracking' process by which natural gas is obtained from shale and is opposed by liberal environmentalists. This time the scene is the paper's own backyard: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/nyregion/cuomo-will-seek-to-lift-drilling-ban.html?ref=dannyhakim&pagewanted=all">Cuomo Moving To End a Freeze On Gas Drilling</a>.' <br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/yet-another-fracking-story-front-page-nyt-again-hits-reckless-natural-gas-extraction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Environment AndrewCuomo BiasByOmission DannyHakim Fracking IanUrbina liberalmediabias NaturalGas NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NicholasConfessore TimesWatch Fri, 01 Jul 2011 17:35:00 +0000 admin 394 at http://mrc.org Times' Attack on Natural Gas Industry Just Smoke and Hot Air, Industry Analysts Say http://mrc.org/articles/times-attack-natural-gas-industry-just-smoke-and-hot-air-industry-analysts-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christopher Helman at Forbes found Urbina&#039;s accusations of low reserves, false claims, and too-high extraction costs absurd on its face. The United States is currently producing more natural gas than at any time in history, on track for 27 trillion cubic feet this year....We would have thought that the Times would be in favor of plentiful, low-cost natural gas. It burns a lot cleaner than coal, and with nuclear off the table for now, gas is poised to fuel U.S. economic growth for more than a generation to come. I can only guess that the problem, as the Times sees it, is that as long as we have all that cheap gas, there&#039;s precious little need for solar panels, windmills and other cornerstones of their much-heralded but slow evolving green jobs revolution.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The front page of Wednesday's National section of the New York Times featured the suddenly ubiquitous Ian Urbina advancing the paper's agenda against the natural gas industry, as he's been doing all <a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110628032350.aspx">week</a>: '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/us/politics/29naturalgas.html?scp=3&sq=ian%20urbina&st=cse">Lawmakers Seek Inquiry Of Natural Gas Industry</a>.' <br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-attack-natural-gas-industry-just-smoke-and-hot-air-industry-analysts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Environment IanUrbina liberalmediabias NaturalGas NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:12:00 +0000 admin 390 at http://mrc.org The Times' Latest Gas Attack http://mrc.org/articles/times-latest-gas-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations writes of reporter Ian Urbina&#039;s two front-page stories doubting the prospects for natural gas: &quot;Urbina was clearly looking for negative views of shale gas, and had no problem finding them....What is a surprise is that Urbina hasn&#039;t done much to put them in context....The Times descriptions of the emails....also betray a serious lack of understanding of the industry.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For a paper so eager to wean us off 'our addiction to foreign oil,' the Times is pretty squeamish when it comes to the actual alternatives.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-latest-gas-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch IanUrbina liberalmediabias NaturalGas NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:23:00 +0000 admin 385 at http://mrc.org Cramer React to Speech: Notes Nat Gas Ignored by Obama; Defends Geithner http://mrc.org/articles/cramer-react-speech-notes-nat-gas-ignored-obama-defends-geithner <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>President Barack Obama encouraged some business interests by mentioning nuclear energy and offshore drilling during his Jan. 27 State of the Union speech. Those less popular energy solutions joined the usual alternative rhetoric of wind, solar and bio-fuels.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>But on CNBC’s Jan. 28 “Street Signs,” Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” noted something was missing – an important onshore energy source, natural gas. And as for the nuclear energy signals – he wasn’t convinced Obama was serious.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cramer-react-speech-notes-nat-gas-ignored-obama-defends-geithner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business BarackObama CNBC JimCramer NaturalGas StateoftheUnion TimGeithner Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:06:51 +0000 admin 27449 at http://mrc.org ExxonMobil is Green. Will Media Notice? http://mrc.org/articles/exxonmobil-green-will-media-notice <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/sarah-knoploh">Sarah Knoploh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 to the high gas prices of 2008, the mainstream media has spent years finding ways to bash ExxonMobil. But here’s something the media should have a hard time finding fault with Exxon for: in its August 24 issue, Forbes magazine named ExxonMobil the “<a href="http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0824/energy-oil-exxonmobil-green-company-of-year.html"></a>Green Company of the Year.” Forbes’ Christopher Helman praised the oil and gas company for its efforts to go green. And it’s about time ExxonMobil got some positive press.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/exxonmobil-green-will-media-notice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Energy Environment Exxon forbes green NaturalGas Wed, 12 Aug 2009 19:23:28 +0000 admin 26642 at http://mrc.org CNBC Contributor Proposes Higher Taxes on Cheap Energy http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-contributor-proposes-higher-taxes-cheap-energy <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Oil – it’s often called the lifeblood of the American economy and when the prices are high, it takes its toll on the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region></st1:place> economy. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-contributor-proposes-higher-taxes-cheap-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business AlternativeEnergy CapandTrade CNBC DevonEnergy DianeSwonk domesticdrilling GasolineTaxes GasPrices LerryNichols MesirowFinancial NaturalGas OilPrices RahmEmanuel SquawkBox Fri, 07 Nov 2008 20:26:10 +0000 admin 25788 at http://mrc.org Cramer: Stop Deporting Illegal Aliens to Solve Housing Woes http://mrc.org/articles/cramer-stop-deporting-illegal-aliens-solve-housing-woes <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Love him or hate, CNBC’s Jim Cramer brings an interesting perspective to the debate about the fragile <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> economy.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;On Nov. 5 the host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” detailed for his audience how he would save the economy serving under Democratic President-elect Barack Obama – under the facetious assumption he could be SEC chairman, Federal Reserve chairman and Treasury secretary.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cramer-stop-deporting-illegal-aliens-solve-housing-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy AIG AutoBailout Bailout BarackObama Chrysler CNBC ErinBurnett FederalReserve Ford GeneralMotors IllegalImmigration JimCramer MadMoney NaturalGas SEC StreetSigns TreasurySecretary Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:42:58 +0000 admin 25795 at http://mrc.org Suspicious Over Pickens, but Embracing Gore's Venture Capitalism http://mrc.org/articles/suspicious-over-pickens-embracing-gores-venture-capitalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Times suggests oilman T. Boone Pickens is getting into renewable energy sources for the money: &quot;Perhaps not coincidentally, Mr. Pickens&#039;s plan aligns with his own business interests.&quot; Yet the Times celebrated Al Gore for joining a green venture capital firm and didn&#039;t criticize his impossibly expensive energy plan. </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Oil man T. Boone Pickens and former VP Al Gore are two men with ambitious plans for the environment. But one's a liberal media hero, while the other can't be trusted, perhaps because of his involvement in the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that scuttled John Kerry's presidential hopes in 2004.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/suspicious-over-pickens-embracing-gores-venture-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Energy Environment AlGore DoubleStandards KateGalbraith NaturalGas NewYorkTimes NYTimes T.BoonePickens TimesWatch TimesWatch.org WindPowe Wed, 06 Aug 2008 21:18:00 +0000 admin 6325 at http://mrc.org Good News on NBC: Texas Economy Booming Under Oil Rush http://mrc.org/articles/good-news-nbc-texas-economy-booming-under-oil-rush <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s not all economic doom and gloom on network news. In fact, NBC gave its July 9 viewers some good news about the <st1:state w:st="on">Texas</st1:state> economy and suggested the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region></st1:place> as a whole might reap the benefits.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/good-news-nbc-texas-economy-booming-under-oil-rush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy America'sTopStatesforBusiness CNBC NaturalGas NBC NightlyNews oilboom ScottCohn Texas Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:48:23 +0000 admin 26061 at http://mrc.org GOP Senator Vows to Close Down Senate Until 'Vote on Offshore Exploration' http://mrc.org/articles/gop-senator-vows-close-down-senate-until-vote-offshore-exploration <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>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Drastic times may call for drastic actions according to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; DeMint told participants in <a href="http://www.americansforprosperity.org/index.php?id=6021"></a>a “national Tele Town Hall meeting” on July 9 there was a movement among senators to shut down the Senate floor if an up-or-down vote was not held on the offshore exploration for oil and natural gas. The senator maintained the added energy was an issue of national security to prevent the nation from being held “hostage” by OPEC.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gop-senator-vows-close-down-senate-until-vote-offshore-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Energy gas NancyPelosi NaturalGas offshore oil Sen.JimDemint Thu, 10 Jul 2008 01:39:47 +0000 admin 26062 at http://mrc.org Blackouts: New Energy Conservation Program? http://mrc.org/commentary/blackouts-new-energy-conservation-program <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 >     The well is about to run dry.</p> <br /> <p >     That’s what the International Energy Agency said in early July. According to the Financial Times, “oil looks extremely tight in five years time.”</p> <br /> <p >     Why wait five years? Oil looks pretty tight right now. As of this writing, oil is floating around $74-$75 and gas is more than $3 a gallon yet again. We aren’t running out by any means, but it’s not exactly pleasant for consumers. </p> <br /> <p >     And journalists are sure to jump on the industry once again. You can almost format the media coverage in advance:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/blackouts-new-energy-conservation-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Coal energypolicy GasPrices InternationalEnergyAgency NaturalGas nuclear oil OPEC supplyanddemand VoluntaryHumanExtinctionMovement windpower Wed, 18 Jul 2007 19:29:50 +0000 admin 29643 at http://mrc.org Coastal Protection Turned into Reefer Madness http://mrc.org/commentary/coastal-protection-turned-reefer-madness <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="/node/242"></a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, two million old tires are pounding into reefs, destroying the ecosystem and littering the shoreline. It’s an environmentalist catastrophe.</p> <br /> <p >     That’s right – environmentalist. This disaster might as well be sponsored by your favorite left-wing environmental group. Do-gooders launched this project back in 1972 to save the oceans, spawn fish and rid the earth of mountains of tires that posed health and fire hazards. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/coastal-protection-turned-reefer-madness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Coal coast DDT environment EnvironmentalDefense Florida Malaria NaturalGas NuclearPower oil reef SierraClub tire Wed, 04 Oct 2006 17:30:18 +0000 admin 29604 at http://mrc.org Networks Yawn as Natural Gas Plummets http://mrc.org/articles/networks-yawn-natural-gas-plummets <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/noel-sheppard">Noel Sheppard</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Last September, after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, the media regularly warned of rising natural gas prices and exploding heating bills. Yet, when these same energy costs plummeted a year later – and utility companies announced large reductions in charges to consumers – the networks paid little attention to the news.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-yawn-natural-gas-plummets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Cold energyprices fuel homeheating NaturalGas oil winter Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:18:30 +0000 admin 25047 at http://mrc.org