Pandering, politicians, and oil prices

Michael Giberson The Free Dictionary defines pandering as, among other things, “To cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses.” Here is a new example of the common political variant of pandering: The newly organized federal Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group. Consumers don’t like high gasoline prices and … More Pandering, politicians, and oil prices

Fracking regulation just became a little bit more difficult

Michael Giberson Tuesday night a Cheasapeake Energy fracking operation in Pennsylvania suffered a breakdown resulting in the spill of thousands of gallons of fracking fluids at the drilling site and into a local stream. The news reports so far are kind of sketchy on the scope of the potential damages. They report “thousands of gallons” … More Fracking regulation just became a little bit more difficult