Energy & Environment: Markey Wants Answers on Rare Earths
• Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., "is pressing the Obama administration for information about alleged Chinese restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals used in defense and energy technologies, warning of threats to U.S. interests," The Hill reports.
• "Three months after BP capped its runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico, the state of Louisiana is still building a chain of sand berms off its coast to block and capture oil even as federal officials and many scientists argue that the effort will prove pointless," the New York Times reports.
• An Idaho couple has "sued the state to stop the shipments by Imperial Oil and ConocoPhillips" to an oil sands site in Canada, "arguing that the" truck loads delivered there "would threaten the integrity of Idaho's historic portion of U.S. 12, as well as the safety of communities that depend on it as the main road in and out of the area," the Times also reports. "National environmental groups and climate change activists are supporting their efforts, seeing a broader opportunity to stall development of Canada's oil sands, which they denounce as a dirty source of energy. "
• "Combating climate change has long taken a back seat to coal production in West Virginia, but in the hard-fought House race in this state's 1st district, global warming hasn't even made it onto the bus," The Hill reports. "In interviews on Thursday, both the Democratic and Republican nominees for Congress voiced skepticism of the science behind global warming, and the Republican, David McKinley, flatly called concerns about climate change 'an attack on coal.'"
Biography provided by participant
Scott Moore is Vice President of Gas Marketing for Anadarko Energy Services Co. which is the marketing affiliate of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Anadarko is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world and one of the top natural gas producers in the United States. Moore has management responsibility for Anadarko's natural gas marketing operations in support of the company's exploration, production and processing operations for the western half of the United States.
Moore is actively involved in energy policy issues through America's Natural Gas Alliance, board membership of the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States, as well as committee membership on the Natural Gas Supply Association, U.S. Business Roundtable, the New York Mercantile Exchange, and other organizations.
Moore has been employed in the natural gas industry for over 25 years with experience in marketing, trading, logistics, commodity derivatives, economics, risk management, commercial litigation, project finance and engineering. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with honors from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.