MORE PENNEAST GARBAGECONOMICS

MORE PENNEAST GARBAGECONOMICS

Last month, right before FERC was to hold its first scoping hearing on the PennEast pipeline, the PennEast Pipeline Corporation released an economic impact report.   The media picked up and dutifully transcribed the press release, and headlines touted 12,000 job figure, and gazillion of dollars that… ...
Dory Hippauf 38 mins ago
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Fracking Air Omissions

Fracking Air Omissions

Shale Test documents the toxic gas emissions from fracking that the regulators overlook, because the emissions can only be seen with an infrared camera, that the regulators don't have. You can't regulate what you can't see. Just what the frackers paid for.  From Bob Donnan: Calvin Tillman pi… ...
Chip Northrup 23 hours ago
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Netanyahu Shills for Sanctions on Iranian Gas

Netanyahu Shills for Sanctions on Iranian Gas

Spoiler alert: The sanctions against Iran prevent it from exporting its massive resources of (conventional, unfracked) gas via a proposed pipeline in Syria.  Guess who in the US might be against lifting those sanctions. Give up ?  (Hint: rhymes with 'crackers') The Texas delegation turned out in… ...
Chip Northrup 2 days ago
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Frack Brine The Cure, or How To Get Rid of Millions of Gallons of Carcinogenic Frack Filth While Regulators Look the Other Way

Frack Brine The Cure, or How To Get Rid of Million…

“I see it as the utmost irony that New York banned fracking but allows disposal of brine on roads.” Duke University geochemist Avner Vengosh Frackers have millions of gallons of toxic radioactive frack slime to get rid of. So they give it away. Once approved for road spreading, there is way to c… ...
Chip Northrup 2 days ago
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How to Get Fracked Gas to China via Upstate New York And Nicaragua

How to Get Fracked Gas to China via Upstate New Yo…

Pipe fracked gas to LNG export terminals, then to a new Chinese tanker canal through Nicaragua. You knew that the Chinese were building a tanker canal through Nicaragua, right ? It's not just for tar sand oil from Canada. No sir. That's the plan behind the Constitution Pipeline - the Keystone… ...
Chip Northrup 3 days ago
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MORE PENNEAST GARBAGECONOMICS

March 5, 2015
MORE PENNEAST GARBAGECONOMICS

Last month, right before FERC was to hold its first scoping hearing on the PennEast pipeline, the PennEast Pipeline Corporation released an economic impact report.   The media picked up and dutifully transcribed the press release, and headlines touted 12,000 job figure, and gazillion of dollars that would flow into Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PennEast contracted with Drexel University and Econsult to produce the report.   The report is being widely criticized for wild claims of job and economic benefits. Of particular interest is the claim of 12,000 jobs. A closer look reveals that the number refers to every job that could be related in any way during the seven-month construction period, making the job total much less once construction ends, environmentalists claim. This would include a food truck worker selling a […]

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Fracking Air Omissions

March 4, 2015
Fracking Air Omissions

Shale Test documents the toxic gas emissions from fracking that the regulators overlook, because the emissions can only be seen with an infrared camera, that the regulators don’t have. You can’t regulate what you can’t see. Just what the frackers paid for.  From Bob Donnan: Calvin Tillman pioneered a great deal of the information that initially opened our eyes about compressor stations and he continues his dedicated work leading ShaleTest while working with others like Tim Ruggiero, John Fenton and Earthworks. Calvin’s education (aka School of Hard Knocks) came when the O&G industry stuck a group of compressor stations just outside the city limits of DISH while he was mayor. He has since moved his family out of DISH and ‘off the shale’ since his children were having repeated health […]

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Studies target health, fracking

March 4, 2015
Studies target health, fracking

Research: Problems subside when people move away from wells By Randy Lee Loftis The Dallas Morning News rloftis@dallasnews.com Published: 03 March 2015 05:09 AM Dogs serve as living recorders of toxic exposure. Cattle have trouble breeding. People report headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing and a raft of other ills. Those are a few of the findings in a new suite of academic studies on natural-gas production and health being published today. People’s and animals’ troubles subside, one study found, when they move away from places where companies are producing natural gas with unconventional methods — that is, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process already used on tens of thousands of wells in North Texas. The research, mostly by university scientists, centers mostly on another region where gas production has moved into […]

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Shale Revolution Did Not Pay Investors Well

March 3, 2015
Shale Revolution Did Not Pay Investors Well

  Posted on February 28, 2015 by EPF By Deborah Lawrence We have all heard of the “shale revolution”. It has been touted as the energy panacea of our time. Given the extreme hype, one would expect that such enthusiasm would translate into above average share performance for shale operators. This has not been the case. Share performance has actually been quite mediocre and in some cases just downright poor. The shale revolution started with shale gas. The Marcellus shale which spans Pennsylvania, parts of NY, West Virginia and Ohio has probably received the greatest amount of attention since the State of New York had a drilling moratorium for years which was recently replaced in favor of an outright ban on the controversial technique used to unlock shale reserves called […]

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Netanyahu Shills for Sanctions on Iranian Gas

March 3, 2015
Netanyahu Shills for Sanctions on Iranian Gas

Spoiler alert: The sanctions against Iran prevent it from exporting its massive resources of (conventional, unfracked) gas via a proposed pipeline in Syria.  Guess who in the US might be against lifting those sanctions. Give up ?  (Hint: rhymes with ‘crackers’) The Texas delegation turned out in force for Netanyahu’s sales pitch for the gas sanctions.  Ben Netanyahu has been lying about Iran’s nuclear capability for over 20 years. It’s a sure-fire way to get re-elected in Israel. They evidently eat that stuff up like wing nuts. Specifically he has told American audiences that Iran will have a bomb in :  A. “3 to 5 years ago” – which he claimed the first time he spoke to Congress 19 years ago B. “Within a few months maybe weeks” – which he claimed […]

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Frack Brine The Cure, or How To Get Rid of Millions of Gallons of Carcinogenic Frack Filth While Regulators Look the Other Way

March 3, 2015
Frack Brine The Cure, or How To Get Rid of Millions of Gallons of Carcinogenic Frack Filth While Regulators Look the Other Way

“I see it as the utmost irony that New York banned fracking but allows disposal of brine on roads.” Duke University geochemist Avner Vengosh Frackers have millions of gallons of toxic radioactive frack slime to get rid of. So they give it away. Once approved for road spreading, there is way to check what’s in those trucks. None. But it damn sure ain’t sea water.  To put this travesty in perspective, if some fracker put that stuff on a road in Texas, he’d be pulled over, fined and the truck impounded.  Oil & Gas Production Waste Spread to De-ice New York, Pa. Roads With Little Oversight. Brine spreading for ‘beneficial’(?) dust control on Parkview Road just outside the perimeter of Cross Creek County Park. Bob Donnan gave a sample of the brine I got from […]

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The Daily Frack – Feb. 20

March 3, 2015
The Daily Frack - Feb. 20

We know the drill As a federal judge determines how many billions BP should pay for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration is pushing a troubling plan to allow drilling in the Atlantic Ocean off the East Coast from Virginia to Georgia.  Environmentalists say President Obama is suffering from “oil spill amnesia,” and the oil companies no doubt hope the American public is suffering a memory lapse, too. Obama withdrew an offshore drilling plan in 2010, shortly after BP’s oil rig exploded, killing 11 people and spewing 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. Much of the mess remains: Florida State University oceanographers estimate 10 million gallons of oil is still stuck to the seafloor. The disaster also inflicted economic pain in […]

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How to Get Fracked Gas to China via Upstate New York And Nicaragua

March 2, 2015
How to Get Fracked Gas to China via Upstate New York And Nicaragua

Pipe fracked gas to LNG export terminals, then to a new Chinese tanker canal through Nicaragua. You knew that the Chinese were building a tanker canal through Nicaragua, right ? It’s not just for tar sand oil from Canada. No sir. That’s the plan behind the Constitution Pipeline – the Keystone XL of Shale Gas LNG.  And guess who’s in the way. Here is the scoop from Ted Glick for EcoWatch “A popular movement is building against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), for its outrageous rubber-stamping of permits for expansion of the gas industry. Robert Kennedy’s powerful indictment of FERC on national television last week was the latest manifestation of this hopeful, much-needed development. Kennedy was speaking about the Constitution pipeline, one of about eight interstate pipelines originating in or […]

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Marcellus Shale Players

March 2, 2015
Marcellus Shale Players

The often mentioned and long awaited Marcellus Shale Players is Now Available ON-LINE The Marcellus Shale Players is a 5-year and on-going project by Dory Hippauf. It began with the simple question of “WHO IS….” Too often players are overlooked or simply dismissed as industry shills, yet these players are actively working hand in hand with politicians to write regulations, create laws and exemptions to benefit themselves. They craft and control the message you see often repeated in advertising and echoed through their connections. The Marcellus Shale Players contains nearly 10,000 entries (and growing) of the who’s who in shale and now it’s available to the public through Shale Justice. Ever wonder what a hockey team owner has to do with shale? Look up Terry Pegula on the Marcellus Shale […]

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The Daily Frack – Feb. 18

March 1, 2015
The Daily Frack - Feb. 18

West Virginia Train Derails: Fires, Oil Tanker Into River MOUNT CARBON , W.Va. — Fires burned for nearly nine hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia , plunging at least one tanker into a river while sending a fireball into the sky, authorities and residents say. Officials evacuated hundreds of families and shut down two water treatment plants threatened by oil seeping into the river following the Monday afternoon derailment. A state public safety division spokesman, Lawrence Messina, said fire crews decided to let the tanks burn themselves out. Federal railroad and hazardous materials officials are probing the accident, in which part of the train formation hit a house. The office of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, which has […]

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