Editorials: Isaac Orr

The Political Attraction of Severance Taxes

As the topic of severance taxes heats up in Pennsylvania and Ohio, it’s worth investigating exactly what severances taxes are and why they are implemented.

Industry Doesn’t Undermine Tourism

In rural areas, there is often a heated debate over economic development that essentially boils down to a choice between industrial jobs and tourism jobs.

Foundation Provides Cover for Indecisive Politician

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” is a technique for recovering oil and natural gas from shale rock formations once too costly to develop.

Energy and Earthquakes in Ohio

Ohio sits above the Utica and Marcellus shales, two geologic formations that have rich energy potential waiting to be unlocked by the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as&n

Obama, EPA Regulations Make Fracking Mandatory

Almost every day we hear about severe weather events—wildfires in Colorado, droughts in California, polar vortexes in Wisconsin.

Buyer Beware: New EPA Regulations Are All Smog and Mirrors

Have you ever been shopping for a computer and felt like the salesman used “tech-talk” and a lot of words you didn’t understand just to confuse you so he could “up-sell” you on the “latest” and mos

The Preventable Tragedy of Energy Poverty

In our world of laptops, iPads, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and jet-skis, it is easy to forget that 1.3 billion people on this plan

The Eroding Case Against Carbon Dioxide

When I hear concerns about soil erosion, I always think about my grandma. She was an amazing woman.

Renewable Energy—a Romantic Comedy

Relationships fascinate us.