Entries Tagged as 'fracking'

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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Public Journal Bashing…and Other Bad News

January 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments · environment, journalism, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque attorney and former city councilor Michael Cadigan took to facebook last week to announce that he has “finally taken the plunge” and dropped his subscription to the Albuquerque Journal. From his post: . . . As a news junkie, it was tough, but I finally cancelled my subscription to the Albuquerque […]

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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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A Daily Disdain for Journalism

September 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · energy policy, environment, health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert “Those were the days” is a great, sad Russian drinking song that’s all about me. At least it is when Mary Hopkin sings, “Oh, my friend, we’re older but no wiser.” That’s why the Albuquerque Journal editors’ daily disdain for journalism still shocks me. Despite my white hair, I’m sickened. How do […]

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A Critical Look at ‘Pandora’s Promise’

June 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier I’d like to digress from local media criticism to expand on a link  I placed in my June 14 post, which directed readers to a New York Times blog discussing the pro-nuclear energy film, “Pandora’s Promise.” I had included the link because it gave credence to the notion that despite Fukushima and […]

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Putting Environment on the Front Page

June 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier Having critiqued the Albuquerque Journal for lagging behind other media in coverage of local environmental stories, it’s only fair to take note of Journal stories this week that in one case emerged in front of other media, and in all cases were given prominence by placement on the front page. The first […]

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The Business of Boosting Fracking

December 4th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Denise Tessier People can’t live without water. It’s that basic. That’s the lead sentence of an Albuquerque Journal editorial (April 6) about the City of Albuquerque´s water infrastructure. Because it’s an editorial, it’s the official position of the Journal as a paper. (And one could add, it’s a no-brainer.) Yet, the Journal seems to […]

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From Downton Abbey to Fracking

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For those who relished the final installment of Downton Abbey Sunday night, here’s a way to extend the pleasure a bit while still doing your homework on today’s energy questions: Read “What Downton Abbey Can Teach Us About the Future of Energy.” The story appears in StateImpact, a Web site out of […]

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Carrying the Water for ‘Fracking’

January 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Journal letter writer Richard Cook on Nov. 17 urged New Mexicans to read “The Truth About Fracking,” an article that ran in the October issue of Scientific American, “before issuing any permits or rights to this type of drilling/exploration. Please!” Two days later, New Mexico regulators ruled that drillers must disclose what […]

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Greasing and Oiling the Journal Narrative

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’d like to borrow a phrase aptly coined by my colleague, Arthur Alpert, when he wrote that the Journal has engaged in a “narrative” against solar energy (through its overkill running of Solyndra stories, casting a “guilt by association” pall on otherwise noncontroversial solar stories that pop up on business and news […]

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