Entries Tagged as 'energy policy'

Op Ed Page: Hiding Information Denies Needed Perspective

April 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Last time out, I wrote about a host of economic stories and topics the Albuquerque Journal bans from the newspaper, presumably because they contradict its political agenda. I’d planned to continue, offering lots more news the Journal finds not fit to print, but I won’t. We interrupt that program to detour to […]

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Daily Show Appearance by Marita K. Noon Puts ‘Fun’ in Fracking

March 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier In the simplistic world of Marita K. Noon, energy makes America great. Energy Makes America Great, Inc., is in fact, is the name of the organization headed by Noon, whose pro-industry pieces appear in the Albuquerque Journal. And now, kids, thanks to Noon’s appearance on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, we learn that […]

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Contrary to the Journal’s Contention, Keystone XL Decision Should NOT Be Easy

March 18th, 2014 · No Comments · energy policy

By Denise Tessier On Feb. 27, while I was away from New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal ran an editorial whose headline summarized the leading daily’s official position: “Keystone XL approval should be easy decision.” In terms of laying out the Journal’s position, it was a well-written editorial. But its premise is arguable. Approval of the […]

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The Journal’s Anti-Tesla Bias Examined

January 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Can we talk? Good, I want to tell you a story about the Albuquerque Journal’s treatment of Tesla, the company that builds and sells electric automobiles. Tesla reported Tuesday, Jan 14 that “deliveries of its Model S sedan in the fourth quarter blew past what the company had forecast, sending shares up […]

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On the ALEC Front: A Review – With an Eye Toward 2014

January 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Education, energy policy, environment, NM Legislature, regulation, tax policy, voting rights

By Denise Tessier In 2013, more light than previously before was shined on the secretive yet highly influential 40-year-old corporatist lobbying organization known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). That light came mostly from blogs, alternative media, journalist Bill Moyers and the British-owned Guardian newspaper, rather than by so-called “mainstream” news. The Albuquerque Journal […]

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Gushing About Oil, But Not Environmental Rallies. . . Plus, A Sincere Thank You

December 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, financial coverage, journalism

By Denise Tessier Because I’ve already called out the Albuquerque Journal for blatantly boostering the oil and gas industry, there’s no need to devote a whole post to that topic. But a brief mention is warranted because the Nov. 25 Business Outlook cover story and headline were almost a repeat of what prompted my post […]

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The Amazing Congruence

November 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, energy policy, environment, journalism, labor, regulation

By Arthur Alpert I hope you read the latest post from my colleague, Denise Tessier. Focusing on an Americans for Prosperity essay targeting subsidies for wind power and a rebuttal letter to the Editor from a Las Cruces reader, she decried an unsavory Journal practice: “As we’ve often pointed out here at ABQJournalWatch,” Denise wrote, […]

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Letter Writer Fills in Gaps Left by Oil and Gas Promoter

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments · energy policy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Let wind energy tax breaks expire” was the headline on a column that ran on the Albuquerque Journal Op-Ed page Nov. 6, written by the New Mexico director of Americans for Prosperity. An astute reader in Las Cruces challenged the article, and did so by writing a letter to the editor. In […]

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Non-journalistic Criteria Drive Climate Change Coverage

November 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · energy policy, environment, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert What if someone new took the helm at the Albuquerque Journal? My colleague Denise Tessier posed that question here Nov. 1 and I have been unable to escape it since, mostly because answers insist on springing, unbidden, to mind. If, for example, a professional journalist steered that ship, rather than the political […]

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What If Someone New Took the Journal Helm?

November 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments · economy, Education, energy policy, Fact Check, journalism

By Denise Tessier Here’s a thought: What if Alan Webber, who’s just announced he’s running for the Democratic nomination for governor, ran the Albuquerque Journal? Whether he was to take the helm of state administration or of the state’s leading newspaper, I submit the effect on New Mexico could be comparably profound. To be clear, […]

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