Billary Equivocates on Keystone XL Planet Cooker

Billary Equivocates on Keystone XL Planet Cooker

How clintonian of her. And she wasn't even under oath.  Make no mistake, Billary has been thoroughly bought on this and every other issue. She/he/ they know that all she/he/they have to do is : A. Beat Bernie B. Appear just to the left of her Republican opponent. That won't be difficu… ...
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Oklahoma Frackquakes Blamed on Trump's "Blasphemy"

Oklahoma Frackquakes Blamed on Trump’s “Blasphemy”

Oklahoma state legislator, Gomer P. Richards, (R) Lawton, blames Oklahoma's frackquakes on Trump's "blasphemy," telling NFW that, "These earthquakes are categorically not caused by fracking. OK ? They're God's mighty revenge on America for letting that blasphemous demagogue, Donald Trump, swiftboat… ...
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Scott "Sand Man" Walker Fracks Taxpayers For Billionaires

Scott “Sand Man” Walker Fracks Taxpayers For Billi…

As the Republican candidates continue to swiftboat each other, Steve Horn unearths a mother-lode on Frack Sand Man Scott Walker, who gave away a quarter of a billion dollars in state subsidies - to a professional sports team owner, while cutting the same amount from the state's education budget. Wha… ...
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The Most Critical Safety Issue Facing NY today

The Most Critical Safety Issue Facing NY today

Friends, there are 3 fracked-gas infrastructure projects in NY which are at a critical stage. We really need a lot of eyes looking at 1) Constitution Pipeline, 2) CPV Valley, and 3) Spectra-Algonquin AIM. Let's look at AIM for a minute, a massive 42" high pressure gas pipeline through a densely p… ...
William Huston William Huston 3 days ago
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Thinking About Buying A House at the Beach? Think Again!

Thinking About Buying A House at the Beach? Think…

   Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning   ERIC HOLTHAUS, SLATE Jul. 21, 2015, 4:02 PM  In what may prove to be a turning point for political action on climate change, a breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt a… ...
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Billary Equivocates on Keystone XL Planet Cooker

July 29, 2015
Billary Equivocates on Keystone XL Planet Cooker

How clintonian of her. And she wasn’t even under oath.  Make no mistake, Billary has been thoroughly bought on this and every other issue. She/he/ they know that all she/he/they have to do is : A. Beat Bernie B. Appear just to the left of her Republican opponent. That won’t be difficult.  The environmentalists will then hold their noses and vote for Billary. She/he/they know that. They take you and your vote for granted. Surprise. But what about her alternate energy plan ?  Just idle campaign promises. And she’s not even under oath. Billary Dodges Question of Keystone Pipeline Hillary Clinton on Keystone XL Pipeline During a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a vague answer to a town hall participant’s question on whether she supports the Keystone […]

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Oklahoma Frackquakes Blamed on Trump’s “Blasphemy”

July 28, 2015
Oklahoma Frackquakes Blamed on Trump's "Blasphemy"

Oklahoma state legislator, Gomer P. Richards, (R) Lawton, blames Oklahoma’s frackquakes on Trump’s “blasphemy,” telling NFW that, “These earthquakes are categorically not caused by fracking. OK ? They’re God’s mighty revenge on America for letting that blasphemous demagogue, Donald Trump, swiftboat Senator McCain, who is a real live super hero.” 40 Frackquakes Hit Frack-Happy Oklahoma in Last 7 Days Cole Mellino | July 28, 2015 10:17 am | Comments Yesterday Oklahoma recorded five earthquakes centered near Crescent, Oklahoma, some of which were felt in at least five states—Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. Three of the quakes measured above 4.0-magnitude and the biggest of these was a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, the strongest earthquake in the region since a magnitude-4.9 near Conway Springs, Kansas, on Nov. 12, 2014. The strongest magnitude earthquake on […]

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Scott “Sand Man” Walker Fracks Taxpayers For Billionaires

July 28, 2015
Scott "Sand Man" Walker Fracks Taxpayers For Billionaires

As the Republican candidates continue to swiftboat each other, Steve Horn unearths a mother-lode on Frack Sand Man Scott Walker, who gave away a quarter of a billion dollars in state subsidies – to a professional sports team owner, while cutting the same amount from the state’s education budget. What does this have to do with fracking ? Just that all of the Republicans on the the Republican Clown Bus are a lot worse than the alternative, even Frack Ho Numero Uno. Imagine that. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/gov_scott_walker_and_the_democrats_big_dance_the_shady_politics_20150726 Gov. Scott “Sand Man” Walker Subsidizes the Proposed Milwaukee Bucks Arena http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/gov_scott_walker_and_the_democrats_big_dance_the_shady_politics_20150726/ Posted on Jul 26, 2015 By Steve Horn and Michael Arria Inside the Milwaukee Bucks current arena, the BMO Harris Center, on April 25, during game 4 of round one of the NBA playoffs between the Chicago […]

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The Most Critical Safety Issue Facing NY today

July 27, 2015
The Most Critical Safety Issue Facing NY today

Friends, there are 3 fracked-gas infrastructure projects in NY which are at a critical stage. We really need a lot of eyes looking at 1) Constitution Pipeline, 2) CPV Valley, and 3) Spectra-Algonquin AIM. Let’s look at AIM for a minute, a massive 42″ high pressure gas pipeline through a densely populated residential neighborhood, and within 105’ft of critical structures at Indian Point, the “most dangerous nuclear power plant in the world”. WHAT COULD GO WRONG with this plan?!! D’OH!!! FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) has issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in Docket CP14-96 Spectra’s AIM pipeline, PS: The safety review was based on an undated, unsigned scribble, ficticous information, and a flawed formula for “Potential Impact Radius” which underestimates in almost every case. What could go […]

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The Daily Frack – July 8

July 27, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 8

  Different laws, attitudes at work in states’ approaches to shale gas Following New York’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, the technique deemed too risky north of the Pennsylvania border will proceed as usual in the commonwealth. The American oil and gas industry is regulated mostly by state agencies applying a patchwork of federal and state laws. Though New York and Pennsylvania have different environmental laws, legal experts say their separate stances on shale gas is more the result of differing politics and attitudes. “I think from the New York perspective, they couch it on environmental grounds but the reality is that it’s political,” said Harrisburg environmental and land use attorney Bill Cluck. Last week, New York finalized its fracking ban after a seven-year review under a 1995 law that requires […]

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The Daily Frack – July 7

July 27, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 7

Officials To NYS: Take A Second Look At Pipelines Now that New York state’s Department of Environmental Conservation has officially banned hydrofracking, officials in Schoharie County would like the state to take a closer look at natural gas pipelines and compressor stations. Although there won’t be any fracking in New York , products of the process will move from Pennsylvania across the Empire State via pipelines which run through compressor stations. Natural gas, when transported through a pipeline, must be constantly pressurized at intervals of 40 to 100 miles. Pipeline plans call for the Wright Compressor Station in Schoharie County to be joined by two others, being built in the town of Schoharie .  Richmondville Town Supervisor Richard Lape:  “The new ones are for the most part, carry the hydrofracking […]

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The Daily Frack – July 6

July 27, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 6

  SC: AG staff questions use of eminent domain for pipeline An opinion issued this week by Attorney General Alan Wilson’s staff states that Kinder Morgan might not be eligible to use eminent domain to secure rights of way for its proposed $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline. The 19-page reply to Republican state Sen. Tom Young of Aiken, North Augusta Republican state Rep. Bill Hixon and other legislators lays out the state codes, history and case law pertaining to the use of eminent domain by public utilities to run service lines. It stopped short of stating whether Kinder Morgan may use local courts to get rights of way from owners who don’t wish to grant them, and acknowledged there is no specific South Carolina case law addressing the question. But the […]

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The Daily Frack – July 4-5

July 27, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 4-5

  A smart ban on fracking. New York had a choice: Whether to prohibit fracking, or allow this state to become a living laboratory for an unconventional drilling process whose safety remains in question. With the finalization of a ban on fracking this week, New York chose wisely. Albany Times Union, New York. Editorial, 4 July 2015.       12 oil and gas wells to be drilled near Oklahoma City neighborhood – kfor.com OKLAHOMA CITY — A Texas based oil company is one step closer to drilling 12 new oil wells in a metro neighborhood. Trey Resources Inc. requested their drilling variances from the OKC Board of Adjustments on Thursday, hoping to drill the wells near 134th St. and S. Western. Several people living in the area filed into City Hall to […]

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The Daily Frack – July 2

July 27, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 2

Sides Still Vocal on Hydrofracking, Despite Final State Report People standing on either side of the debate on Hydrofracking are speaking out about the State D-E-C’s final report that bans the natural gas drilling practice in New York .  In the Southern Tier, the gas industry was very interested to get to work in the Marcellus Shale region. President of the Joint Land Coalition of New York, Dan Fitzsimmons calls the report Governor Cuomo’s “political idea.” “The federal government has more than once said this can be done safely.  Their EPA report that just came out on water showing there was no widespread impacts form hydrofracking, which we already knew, kind of proves it.  This is purely a political move by Governor Cuomo and he’s playing politics with the lives […]

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The Daily Frack – July 1

July 27, 2015
The Daily Frack - July 1

Martens to Depart DEC One day after codifying the state’s fracking ban – the signature issue of his tenure at the helm of the DEC – the agency’s commissioner, Joe Martens, has informed his senior staffers that he plans to depart in July.  In an email being sent to all agency employees, Martens says it has been an “honor, an education and a gift” to head the DEC since 2011 – the first year Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office. He also informs staffers that his executive deputy, Marc Gerstman, will serve as acting commissioner “to ensure a seamless transition and continuation of the many initiatives we have in the works.” Though he will likely be best remembered for heading the DEC during the long debate over fracking, which started during […]

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