Archive for the ‘Denise Bode’ Category

Quote of the Day: "Energy Crisis is Here, Warns Denise Bode" (2/8/2001)

May 27, 2008

Clean Skies CEO Denise Bode was warning the nation before 9/11 and the Iraq War, that our dependence on foreign oil and bans on domestic drilling would eventually lead to “price hikes.” This excerpt was taken from a 2001 piece in Energy Houston magazine.

If the U.S. does not open up federal lands to exploration and production and support the rebuilding of the nation’s energy production, refining and delivery systems, we can expect more price hikes and curtailments for energy, warns Denise Bode, vice chair of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and former president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

Writing in the new issue of Energy Houston magazine, Bode says, “America’s energy infrastructure and resource base is being shut down, and that is in turn causing a crisis from the gas pump to the electric meter.” America is approaching being 60 percent dependent on foreign energy, up from 42 percent 10 years ago. Read more…

Environmentalist Wackos in OK; The Heck With the Planet, Someone Save the Humans!

May 17, 2008
So how’s that ‘eco-friendly’ feeling now? When corporation commission officials nuked a proposed coal generating plant last year, ostensibly because coal fired plants are just too “dirty”, the environmentalists and their buddies at Chesapeake energy cheered. Now folks in northeast Oklahoma are finding out the real dirt is in their electricity bills because of the rapidly escalating cost of natural gas.

The phony coalition formed by Chesapeake to oppose the construction of cheaper and more economically-reliable coal plants in favor of plants fired by price-volatile natural gas beat back a proposal fronted by the incompetent team at Oklahoma City-based OG&E. OKPNS chronicled the hapless effort the utility made on behalf of coal, but the natural gas syndicate won primarily because they own two members of the commission: Jim Roth, the official Chesapeake errand butt boy, and light weight commissioner Jeff Cloud, who is rumored to have a standing job offer from a “natural gas” company. One can only guess who.

Ironically, both Roth and Cloud, if he files, face re-election this fall. Insiders say Cloud is being offered far, far below the salary former commissioner Denise Bode took to head up Chesapeake’s anti-coal working group based in Washington.

From (4/27/06):

Even in this “era of corporate social responsibility,” brazen violations of honesty, transparency and accountability standards occur regularly. Exhibit 1: the recent “Coal is filthy” ad campaign.

Prominent advertisements in major US papers featured an ethnic spectrum of smudge-faced California models, whose misleading claims about emissions from coal-fired electrical generating plants were reinforced by a website. The campaign urged citizens to tell government officials, “No more filthy coal plants.”

But the Coalition wasn’t another gaggle of environmental pressure groups, like those listed on the website. It was a cabal of natural gas companies, led by Chesapeake Energy of Oklahoma. Their goal wasn’t really helping Americans get “clean skies” and “live longer,” as their ads proclaimed. It was fattening corporate wallets.

Cloud, unlike Bode, doesn’t posses an impressive body of work and is rumored to be, shall we say, not that enthusiastic about hard work, which is important if the offer comes from Chesapeake, since screwing the public, like rust, never sleeps.

Regardless, some Oklahomans can soon experience for themselves the results of the phony global warming scam that allows greedy power companies to exploit the public’s fear so that long-term energy policies are based on emotions rather than reason. Ethanol anybody?

So now some Oklahomans will see their electric rates take a major hike in a few days, and based upon some estimations, natural gas prices will double in the next couple of years. So any money you have left over from purchasing artificially-inflated food and automobile fuel will fly out of your pockets for your electric bill. Shunning coal for natural gas may sound great, until reality hits. Thanks to the climate change hysteria created by idiots like Algore, Chesapeake has committed daylight robbery, and gotten away with it. So it’s grab your ankles time in Oklahoma:

Dr. natural gas will now administer your treatment.

So here’s the environmental scores for tonight: Chesapeake is going to make more obscene profits, Oklahomans will soon begin sending corporate welfare to Chesapeake’s basketball team and in gratitude, Chesapeake will now return the favor by screwing those same people on their utility bills.

It’s been a very busy year for the folks at 63rd and Western, but there’s much more lying, stealing and even a few folks they haven’t hosed out there yet. Now THAT’s an inconvenient, and unfortunate, truth.

Bode: Natural Gas Holds Promise As Motor Fuel

April 17, 2008

“The natural gas industry needs to “elbow our way into the debate on energy.” – Denise Bode

Great move by Chesapeake to hire Bode! Who is better at throwing elbows than Denise Bode? We wonder if this “uniquely American Industry” will start employing more American workers in the future?

From the Times Record News: (Wichita Falls, TX)

Bode, former Oklahoma Corporation commissioner who is now CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation, told about 1,100 oil and gas producers at a Texas Alliance of Energy Producers’ luncheon Wednesday that the natural gas industry needs to “elbow our way into the debate on energy.”

With Americans paying $3.30 a gallon or more for gasoline, “The public is listening like never before,” she said.

She called natural gas a “uniquely American” industry that’s still in its infancy.

Her organization, whose mission she said was to educate and communicate rather than lobby, is launching an extensive public awareness campaign comprised of national newspaper and television ads and a news Web site. Read more…


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Quote of the Day

November 14, 2007

“America has to lead the ‘’ revolution. Those states that lead will reap the advantages. Renewables like wind and solar alone will not solve the problem. Only when combined with clean-burning natural gas, whose supply forecast is up 18 percent over just two years ago to 120 years supply in North America, do you really have a clean and practical solution for the future.”

Denise Bode, CEO of the American Clean Skies Initiative

Gas Company Sets Sights on Washington

April 30, 2007

By Jim Snyder

Since opening for business in 1993, Chesapeake Energy has grown into a dominant player in the natural gas industry. Now the company is setting its sights on Washington.

In the process, it is making the traditional energy lobby, which tries hard to avoid infighting, nervous that the détente could be over.

Chesapeake’s push comes as Congress weighs global warming legislation, which could rearrange the country’s energy fuel mix.

The company is a charter member of the American Clean Skies Foundation, which will promote natural gas interests. The formation of a new coalition itself isn’t particularly newsworthy since several already exist. But Chesapeake’s CEO, Aubrey McClendon, who co-founded the company with $50,000, indicated in an interview with The Hill that the foundation would not be afraid to challenge Big Coal, despite that industry’s powerful backers on Capitol Hill.

“We will be an aggressive and forceful advocate of natural gas, and I should add, effective,” McClendon said.

The foundation will be run by Denise Bode, a member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission with ties to Washington’s oil and gas lobby. Bode was once the president of the IPAA and is a former staffer to ex-Sen. David Boren (D-Okla.). Read more…

Ambitious Bode Leaving After Spotty Political Career

April 23, 2007

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) After 10 years of political ups in downs, Denise Bode is leaving as a member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to head a foundation that will promote the use of natural gas.

“I think this is a wonderful opportunity to go change the world,” Bode said Friday as she announced she is resigning effective May 31 to form the American Clean Skies Foundation.

She said the new group will operate primarily in Washington, D.C., joining the national debate over climate change and energy. Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. will be among its sponsors.

Among the foundation’s top goals will be to persuade policymakers that natural gas offers the best solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Bode said.

Only 53, Bode has had a three decades of experience in the political realm.

She is a former Democrat who was general counsel to then-U.S. Sen. David Boren, specializing in energy and tax issues. Boren is now president of the University of Oklahoma. Read more…

Bode Accepts Job In D.C.

April 20, 2007
From The McCarville Report Online:

“Corporation Commissioner Denise Bode announced today she is resigning effective May 31st to head a new natural gas trade association, Clean Skies Foundation, in Washington. A major member of the association, she said, is Chesapeake Energy Co. of Oklahoma City.”

Read more…

Jones Vs Bode in 2010?

February 14, 2007

From the tip line:

Gary Jones will run for US Senate in 2010 when Coburn doesn’t run for re-election. Last week, Coburn announced he would rather give up his seat in the Senate, than seek re-election to a body that would pass as law the new ethics rules the Senate in fact passed.

If they do indeed become law, which they likely will, this is why Jones is no longer saying he’s challenging Inhofe next year. However Denise Bode will almost surely run if Coburn gives up his seat. Jones vs. Bode.

And who else? Assume at least one or two others would enter a primary that
would make last year’s OK-05 primary look tame by comparison.