All posts by Sarah Magruder Lyle

Are You Up for the “Fossil Fuel Free” challenge? I am NOT!

Most people – including those who advocate against the use of fossil fuels – don’t realize that the vast majority of items they use on a daily basis are made from petrochemicals. I was thrilled to see that Western Energy...

/ September 29, 2015

AFPM In Your Community – A New Website

The refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries are a fundamental – but often overlooked – cornerstone of our modern civilization and economy. Abundant, affordable, and reliable energy drives local economies and allows communities, schools, hospitals, and Main Street to thrive —...

/ March 18, 2015

Renewable Reality Check: You Can’t Have Solar and Wind Power without Fossil Fuels

Last month, I attended an event co-hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters at which Governor Terry McAuliffe formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. The plan (461 pages in length) focuses on...

/ November 6, 2014

No Matter Where You Look, Industry Helping New Mexico

No private-sector industry employs more New Mexicans than the oil and gas industry. In fact, about one in 10 people in New Mexico work in the sector, and 25 percent of the state’s general fund—which provides funding for public schools,...

/ November 5, 2014