Last updated on: 9/26/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Mary Anastasia O'Grady, MBA Biography

Title:
Editorial Board Member of the Wall Street Journal
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Canada has recovered all the jobs it lost in the 2009 recession, and Alberta’s oil sands are no small part of that. The province is on track to become the world’s second-largest oil producer, after Saudi Arabia, within 10 years. Meanwhile Mr. Obama clings to his subsidies for solar panels and his religious faith in green jobs…

Much of America’s vast untapped energy potential lies dormant because Mr. Obama’s regulatory watchdogs have spent the past three years throwing sand in the gears of the permitting process for exploration and exploitation on federal lands.”

“Canada’s Oil Sands Are a Job Gusher,” www.wsj.com, Sep. 12, 2011

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editorial Board Member, Wall Street Journal, 2005-present
  • Editor, “The Americas” column, Wall Street Journal
  • Recipient, Thomas Jefferson Award, The Association of Private Enterprise Education, 2009
  • Recipient, Bastiat Prize for Journalism, International Policy Network, 2005
  • Senior editorial page writer, Wall Street Journal, 1999-2005
  • Recipient, Daily Gleaner Award, Inter American Press Association, 1997
  • Options strategist & sales manager, Merril Lynch & Co., 1984-1994
  • Options Strategist, Thomson McKinnon Securities, 1983-1984
  • Former options strategist, Advest Inc.
Education:
  • MBA, Financial management, Pace University
  • BA, English, Assumption College
Other:
  • Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?