Editor's Perspective

BUSH CLEAN-AIR PROPOSAL CORRECTLY OMITS CO2 LIMITS

August 2, 2002 Cheers to the Bush administration's "Clear Skies" proposal for what it doesn't do.

LOW-GRADE PROPAGANDA DEPLOYED AGAINST NEEDED NSR REFORM

August 9, 2002 Premature death has reared frighteningly again in environmental discourse.

SLAP-DASH ECONOMIC SUMMIT IN WACO A STUNT THAT FLOPPED

August 16, 2002 Here's the best news going about the US economy: the slap-dash economic summit in Waco, Tex., on Aug. 13 can't do any real harm.

HOW CAN FORSAKEN REVENUE BE GOOD FOR CALIFORNIA?

August 23, 2002 A state government in a fiscal crisis would never spend money in order rid itself of a revenue source—would it?

EUROPEAN RESPONSE TO GLOBAL WARMING DISSENT PERPLEXING

August 30, 2002 "…When a country that emits 25% of the world's greenhouse gases acts as an uninterested, sometimes hostile bystander in the environmental debate, it looks like unbearable arrogance to many people abroad."

FERC ON DANGEROUS GROUND WITH MOVE TOWARD SECRECY

September 6, 2002 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has strayed into dangerous territory with its proposal to limit access to information on energy infrastructure.

BUSH'S IRAQ SPEECH STIRS QUESTIONS ABOUT UN'S AUTHORITY

September 13, 2002 The Sept. 12 speech by US President George W. Bush to the United Nations left the futures of two regimes in doubt.

SENATE BILL STUDY FOR API TOUTS WRONG SET OF SAVINGS

September 20, 2002 Casual reading of a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute on proposed fuels legislation makes costs of an ethanol mandate in gasoline look acceptable.

WITH IRAQ, IT'S TIME TO TAKE NAMES, MAKE LISTS

September 27, 2002 It's time to stop talking and start taking names.

OIL-SECURITY KEY IS VOLUME FLOWING FREELY IN TRADE

October 4, 2002 The Russia-US energy summit in Houston Oct. 1-2 featured repeated reference to US reliance on oil from the Middle East, Saudi Arabia in particular.

FREEZING OIL PRICES THE WRONG RESPONSE TO MILITARY ACTION

October 11, 2002 A large step toward new military action against Iraq provides the occasion for a reminder to major oil companies: Don't freeze retail prices of oil products.

CONGRESS SHOULD CUT SPENDING, BOOST WEALTH CREATION

October 18, 2002 The vanishing federal budget surplus has raised cries for repeal of cuts in income taxation that began last year. But a Heritage Foundation analyst thinks politicians should find a different culprit.

ELECTION IN BAHRAIN AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARD DEMOCRACY

October 25, 2002 An election important to the oil and gas industry took place Oct. 24.

BUSH SHOULD RESPOND TO SUSPICION OF MOTIVE ON IRAQ

November 1, 2002 The administration of US President George W. Bush would do itself a favor and the world a service by directly addressing a point of high suspicion concerning Iraq.

OIL, GAS INDUSTRY ACCOUNTS FOR 2% OF POLITICAL GIVING

November 8, 2002 Contributions from the oil and gas industry represented 2% of estimated donations to the candidates who sought positions in the US Senate and House of Representatives on Nov. 5.

LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC LEADER WILL FOCUS POLITICAL BELIEFS

November 15, 2002 Republicans in the US Congress and White House should worry. The Democrats have started their comeback.

BUSH MAKES RIGHT MOVE IN REFUTING ANTI-ISLAM TALK

November 22, 2002 US President George W. Bush made a proper and necessary move Nov. 13 when he made clear that his country is not at war with Islam.

THE PRESTIGE SPILL RAISES QUESTIONS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

November 27, 2002 Much can be said about the sinking on Nov. 19 of the Prestige tanker and consequent spill of fuel oil off northwestern Spain.

US FAVORS HARD, COSTLY CHOICES ON GAS SUPPLY

December 6, 2002 It's only a coincidence. But it reflects a US political prejudice that endlessly obstructs policy-making on energy.

VENEZUELAN CRISIS RAISES QUESTION: WHO'S UNSTABLE?

December 13, 2002 Venezuela's crisis shines light on a common distortion of perspective in discussions about US energy policy.
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