By David Blackmon in Forbes 8/4/2014
In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry.
We took last week off – even intrepid Folly Hunters get to take vacation, after all. But we’ve returned now, refreshed and energized (appropriate, given the subject matter here), and marveling at the follies that have taken place in our absence. Start with Robert Bryce’s great chronicling of the utter folly of federal energy policies of the last forty years. Then continue with the revelation by Mark Green that EPA’s new ozone standards would toss 94% of the country, including Yellowstone National Park, into non-attainment status. Marvel at the utter lack of introspective thought in The Nation’s attack on California Governor Jerry Brown. And then end with a good belly laugh over the first sentence in last week’s most nonsensical “Peak Oil” diatribe. While Folly Hunters may get to take a break now and then, the parade of follies truly never ends.
Robert Bryce chronicles the essence of federal energy policy – failure –