Entries Tagged as 'oil and gas'

Journal Doesn’t Get TTIP Memo

May 27th, 2014 · No Comments · economy, energy policy, journalism

By Denise Tessier Apparently, the Albuquerque Journal editorial board hadn’t seen the memo. Or maybe it did and didn’t care. How else to explain its editorial advocating – pretty much without reservation – adoption of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? The May 20 editorial, “TTIP would strengthen U.S. and EU economies,” talked about the […]

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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 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 West, Texas Explosion: A Horrific Lesson on Lax Regulatory Oversight

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · role of government, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier At the risk of sounding insensitive about the bombings in Boston (which would not be true), I could not help but compare, from the outset, how that event was covered by both national media and the Albuquerque Journal to the way the West, Texas fertilizer explosion was played. Because the former was […]

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Journal, Again, Casts a Shadow Over Solar Energy

December 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Just before the winter holidays, the Albuquerque Journal ran a guest column about solar energy development that should have instilled in New Mexico readers pride in the state’s role in that history. Instead, the reader was misled by the Journal to read the piece with an erroneous mind-set. That is, each enlightening […]

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AP Analysis Further Deflates Oil, Gas Industry Complaints

June 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Perhaps it will appear in the Albuquerque Journal at some point, but at this point the state’s leading daily has been beat to the punch by the Las Cruces Sun-News in running results of an Associated Press analysis that disputes GOP claims that the oil and gas industry has fared worse under […]

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Climate Change and the Unabomber

May 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Last month’s Albuquerque Journal publication of the column, “Global Warming Is Just  Propaganda,” is still generating reader response, with nearly a full page of letters in Tuesday’s (May 15) Journal commenting both on that column (as we did ) and on the published rebuttal by scientist Mark Boslough . In between, a […]

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Widespread Misunderstanding: Round Two

March 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As he did with his Senate clarifications on rising gas prices, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman last week found he needed to set the record straight on another energy misunderstanding, this time related to a $50 light bulb. Bingaman’s latest clarification took the form of a guest column that appeared in the Albuquerque […]

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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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