Friday, December 30, 2011

Under Cheney Influence, Wyoming’s Oil Ties Flooded MMS (click title to entry - thank you)

One might ask how an energy newspaper from Wyoming could make such outrageous statements regarding the coal, oil and gas industry in Wyoming.

The newspaper is a non-profit with focus on 'the truth.'

Higher grain prices on the commodities exchange doesn't mean farmers are doing better, if they don't have enough grain to sell.

June 3rd, 2010

In a speech last week on the disaster unfolding in the Gulf, President Obama told the nation that for decades, there existed a “scandalously close relationship between oil companies and the agency that regulates them,” and that he took responsibility for a culture that had “not fully changed” [1] under his administration.
On that subject—the culture of coziness between the Minerals Management Service and industry—a non-profit Wyoming news service WyoFile [2] published a report today that details some of the ties between MMS internal culture, the state of Wyoming, and the state’s native son, Dick Cheney. From WyoFile [3]:
The elite among Wyoming’s legal and engineering professions, including several governors (past and present), have worked for energy industry clients. As a result, presidential administrations seeking an appointee (an appointee lobbyist) sympathetic to the energy industry can find a plethora of candidates in Wyoming....

A link between climate change and extreme weather? Never.

Iowa suffers from late summer drought (click title to entry - thank you)
September 7, 2011
by bschweig

...But the continued dryness has prompted private forecasters to drop the projection for Iowa’s yields to as low as 164 bushels per acre, the number the Professional Farmers of America tour posted late last week.

Those numbers set off a fresh rally for corn prices on the Chicago Board of Trade, pushing the December contract for corn above $7 per bushel and generating predictions of continued tight supplies of corn for livestock feeders and ethanol plants going into 2012.
Farmers said the rain that fell on Iowa last week didn’t help the corn crop.
We got three-quarters of an inch of rain, which will help the soybeans, but it’s too late for the corn,” said John Heisdorffer, who farms west of Washington in what has been one of the driest areas of the state.
Heisdorffer said the cornfields in his area have shown the characteristic yellowing and drooping leaves associated with excess heat and lack of moisture.
In a good year we expect to get 180 to 200 bushels per acre,” Heisdorffer said. “We won’t be close to that this year.”
In western Iowa, the situation is much the same. Brian Larson, whose Sunderman Farm Management of Fort Dodge manages farms in and around Webster County, pegged average yields at around 150 to 160 bushels per acre, well below the 200 bushels per acre Iowa can produce in a robust year.
Six weeks ago this was looking like a really fine crop,” Larson said. “Now it will be only average, if that.”
The National Weather Service forecasts a chance of thunderstorms, with rainfalls totaling no more than a quarter-inch, through Saturday with clear weather through Labor Day. High temperatures will cool from the upper 90s Thursday to the mid-70s by Sunday.

Freedom And Opportunity for whom?

Romney's 'citizen's united' banks took it way from millions of Americans. He believes in the generations to come all right. He believes he can do the same thing over and over and over again. When are the CURRENT GENERATIONS going to have their lives returned to them that their parents ALREADY sacrificed for? He is a son of a bitch.