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Saturday
Jan072012

New Mexico Trade through Ports-to-Plains Region โ€“ 2004-2010

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The Ports-to-Plains Alliance Region covers a nine state region extending from Mexico through Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana into Canada. 

The purpose of this report to provide a picture of the trade, specifically by truck and rail associated with the state of New Mexico, which is using the current transportation system to move goods throughout the north-south Ports-to-Plains region. 

The second document is an explanation of the Data Points included in the Region's and Individual state trading relationships 2004 - 2010.  Pass your cursor over the bubbles to see the explanation of what the data represents.

New Mexico's Trading Relationship through the Ports-to-Plains Region -- 2004-2010

 

Explanation of Data Points

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Saturday
Jan072012

Wind power poises for a busy year: Five trends to watch in 2012

Click here for complete article > American Wind Energy Association

December 28, 2012

Industry will be pushing for PTC extension, expanding reach and holding costs steady

A big year is in store for the wind power industry in 2012, both in the policy arena and out in the field. With the Production Tax Credit (PTC), wind power’s key policy incentive, set to expire at the end of the year, industry members and advocates will be pushing for a PTC extension so that the industry can grow to nearly 100,000 jobs just four years from now. Meantime, developers will be busy getting wind farms built and online by year’s end.

Saturday
Jan072012

Speech: The State of American Energy 2012

American Petroleum Institute

January 4, 2012

In a Jan. 4, 2012 speech delivered at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum, API President and CEO Jack Gerard outlined The State of American Energy and discussed the oil and natural gas industry's perspectives on the vital issues surrounding energy and environmental policy at a critical time to our nation's economy.

The oil and natural gas industry plays a significant role in U.S. economic growth, job creation and providing the energy we need to meet future demand. With the right policies in place, the industry is poised to provide even more—more jobs, more revenue and more energy for our nation. The State of American Energy provides policy recommendations and an economic analysis for our leaders in Washington to help guide America's future energy policy.


Friday
Jan062012

Colorado Takes the Lead in Fracking Regulation (Video)

Click here for complete article > Fox News

January 5, 2012

With a top government scientist calling for more research into the possible health effects of hydraulic fracturing, Colorado has enacted the toughest fracking disclosure rules in the country…


Friday
Jan062012

Economic Opportunity and Energy Security โ€” Not False Choices

Click here for complete article > Fuel Fix

January 5, 2011

Last week the newly appointed head of the Sierra Club, Michael Brune, penned a scathing opinion piece that claimed the Keystone XL pipeline would “cost the American people far more than we can afford.” To paraphrase an old saw, the author is entitled to his opinion, but he is not entitled to his own facts.

Indeed, the final environmental impact statement (EIS) issued by the State Department, which worked in conjunction with multiple federal agencies and leading environmental consultants over a two and a half year period, concluded that Keystone XL will be the safest pipeline ever constructed in the United States. The project must comply with more than fifty special requirements, rules, and regulations designed to ensure the project will be safer than the 175,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines that currently criss-cross the entire United States, including portions of the Ogallala Aquifer…

Thursday
Jan052012

Nebraska's Trading Relationship through the Ports-to-Plains Region -- 2004-2010

Ports-to-Plains Alliance

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance Region covers a nine state region extending from Mexico through Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana into Canada. 

The purpose of this report to provide a picture of the trade, specifically by truck and rail associated with the state of Nebraska, which is using the current transportation system to move goods throughout the north-south Ports-to-Plains region. 

The second document is an explanation of the Data Points included in the Region's and Individual state trading relationships 2004 - 2010.  Pass your cursor over the bubbles to see the explanation of what the data represents.

Nebraska's Trading Relationship through the Ports-to-Plains Region -- 2004-2010

 

Explanation of Data Points

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Wednesday
Jan042012

Editorial: Highway funding stuck in slow lane: While state and U.S. roads wait for upgrades and repairs, the government keeps ignoring reforms.

Click here for complete article > Denver Post

January 3, 2012

Traffic is heading west on U.S. 36. on Oct. 18, 2010. Colorado did not receive a federal grant to make highway improvements. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post )News that Colorado has lost out on a federal grant to make needed highway improvements across the state — including easing congestion on Interstate 25 north of Denver — is the latest example of the country's faltering transportation funding system…

Wednesday
Jan042012

Montana Trade through Ports-to-Plains Region โ€“ 2004-2010

Ports-to-Plains Alliance

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance Region covers a nine state region extending from Mexico through Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana into Canada. 

The purpose of this report to provide a picture of the trade, specifically by truck and rail associated with the state of Montana, which is using the current transportation system to move goods throughout the north-south Ports-to-Plains region. 

The second document is an explanation of the Data Points included in the Region's and Individual state trading relationships 2004 - 2010.  Pass your cursor over the bubbles to see the explanation of what the data represents.

Montana's Trading Relationship through the Ports-to-Plains Region -- 2004-2010

 

 

 

Explanation of Data Points

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