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New Reports Highlight the Need for Realistic and Transparent Oil & Gas Analysis in Light of Pro-Fracking Trump Administration

Santa Rosa, CA (December 12, 2016) — Two new reports by PCI Fellow David Hughes raise critical questions about the veracity and volatility of the Energy Information Administration’s estimates of tight (shale) oil and shale gas, questions that are especially important as the Trump Administration sets its domestic energy policy.

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Pennsylvania Gas Industry Attempts to Discredit Health Finding Based on Associations

Santa Rosa, CA (April 13, 2015) — Unable to refute the findings of a recent study co-authored by PCI Fellow Brian Schwartz with substantive counter-argument, representatives from the state’s shale gas industry have begun attacking Schwartz based on his relationship with Post Carbon Institute.

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Monterey Shale Downgraded

Oakland, California (May 20, 2014) — In an article released this evening, the Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has drastically reduced its estimate of recoverable oil in California’s Monterey shale formation from 13.7 billion barrels to just 0.6 billion barrels—a reduction of over 95%. …

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Pop Goes the Shale Bubble: Two Groundbreaking Reports Blow Apart Big Energy Myths

Santa Rosa, CA (19. February) Energy Policy Forum & Post Carbon Institute have released two groundbreaking reports that belie energy industry claims of U.S. energy independence as a result of newly accessible shale gas and shale (tight) oil. …

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The Energy Education of Fossil Fools: How Obama & Romney Can Still Save the World

Santa Rosa, CA (1 Nov 2012) The U.S. presidential campaign now nearing its noisy conclusion has nearly entirely ignored the facts when it comes to the pivotal issue of energy. If ignorance is bliss, energy illiteracy is sure to usher in the most blissful wave of catastrophic failures the world has ever experienced. Happily, both candidates now have at their disposal an exciting eight-pound edifice of energy education in the newly released book, ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth.…

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