oil

Tar sands dirty energy source

Congressman Tom McClintock asserts that building the Keystone XL pipeline through the central United States is required to transport tar sands oil in Canada through Oklahoma to Gul ...

Concerned for US oil security

In a recent “town hall” meeting, Tom McClintock said the liberal left doesn’t want people using cars (Journal, Oct. 24). They want people to walk, bike, live close to where t ...

Big oil costs nation dearly

Big oil has been profiting from pollution for too long, so why are we spending precious taxpayer dollars to keep it up? Last week in Rocklin and Auburn, Environment California and ...

Government stifles growth

This country’s greatness was founded on free markets. Mom and pop start-ups, a man in his garage inventing a product ... does Bill Gates or Steve Jobs sound familiar? There are ...

Beth Gaines doesn’t get it

We have all seen a huge jump in the price of gasoline in recent weeks, so much so that it is negatively impacting economic recovery. So, what’s going on and what is the solution ...

Nation needs energy policy

We are in desperate need of an energy bill. Over 30 years of this kind of inaction is unacceptable. This administration needs to wake up to the fact that our country can no longer ...

Was Iraq war worth it?

I couldn’t help but watch in amazement as the people of Egypt toppled their corrupt, oppressive leader without firing a shot or needing a superpower to assist. As Iraq lies in ...

Giving Lyme disease the boot

Anyone would be impressed by Valerie Cota’s chiseled 42-year-old body. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, Cota overcame Lyme disease and uses exercise as a way to stay m ...

Charlie Brown is strong enough to stand up to oil

Charlie Brown and Tom McClintock offer strikingly different approaches to our energy problem. Their Web sites are fertile ground for easily discerning the differences. Guess who sa ...

Bush, Cheney destroyed country’s progress

Bush and Cheney have destroyed the fabric and progress of America with their oil-scheming war in Iraq, lies to the public, and the Bush playing the puppet while Cheney, at the requ ...

Brown’s energy plan lacks modern insight

I must respond to the outlandish remarks by Charlie Brown in the Journal’s “Another View” on Aug. 10. He advocates tapping into the strategic petroleum reserve as a means to ...

Price of water should reflect market value

Our water bill has more then tripled since 2005. There was an article in Barrons magazine on Aug. 4, “To Save Water, Sell It,” by Thomas G. Donlan. Even if farmers paid the f ...

U.S. energy independence: right under our feet

Americans are finally awakening to the damage that four decades of governmental moratoriums and restrictions on energy development have done to our economy and our lives. Accord ...

A comprehensive solution to record energy costs

For years politicians have passed the buck on hard choices we’ve needed to make about our energy future — and today, we are all paying the price. They refused to raise fuel ec ...

Phony oil crisis, phony presidential candidate

There is no shortage of oil. The current crisis is a manufactured one. Oil seeps continuously from the mantel of the earth and replenishes what has been extracted. In addition, th ...