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An open letter to President Obama on energy

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By Jennifer Krill

November 8, 2012

Dear Mr. President –

Congratulations again on your reelection.   After our discussion yesterday regarding mining, today I’ve got some wisdom for you on energy.

It is clear from your victory speech that you support more drilling in unconventional oil and gas deposits across the country like the Marcellus Shale that underlies significant portions of New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

Mr. President, the country cannot afford to continue to ‘drill baby drill’. Here are three reasons why:

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Tagged with: fracking, public health, regulations, enforcement, obama, energy, president


An Open Letter to President Obama on Mining

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By Jennifer Krill

November 7, 2012

Dear Mr President -

Congratulations on your reelection.

Now that the fluff and the fury of the campaign is past, it’s time to buckle down and make the real decisions that are going to determine whether our country moves forward to a more sustainable future.  Don’t despair though, Mr. President.  We are here to help.  

Sustainability -- making decisions today that leave us as at least as well off tomorrow -- is inextricably intertwined with how we use (or don’t use) our natural resources.  And that means energy, and mining.  I’ll cover mining today, and energy tomorrow.

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Tagged with: 1872 mining law, abandoned mines, mining reform, royalties, president obama, budget, jobs


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