How Frackquakes Happen

How Frackquakes Happen

Fracking and Frackquakes  Animated and interactive graphics describe the connection between oil and gas production and human-caused earthquakes By Amanda Montañez on June 23, 2016 Credit: Bryan Christie The idea that human activities can cause earthquakes, or so-calle… ...
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Trump U Geography: Tweetie Tweets "In Scotland Heading to UK"

Trump U Geography: Tweetie Tweets “In Scotland Hea…

Catch is that Scotland, where he was visiting his money pit golf course, is in the UK… ...
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Nuclear Frack Filth

Nuclear Frack Filth

Fracking has been promoted as being safe enough to do right in your backyard, but unbeknownst to the general public people living near fracking operations are being exposed to radioactive waste generated by fracking and neither the Industry, Regulators, nor Politicians give a damn about what happens… ...
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Trump is Already Fracked . . .

Trump is Already Fracked . . .

You read it here last.  Supporters of Donald Trump got an unexpected plea on Saturday: a request to send the billionaire money. Fast It was an "emergency" request, the Hill reported, representing an urgent need for an infusion of $100,000 to put ads on the air in battleground states. Why Trump… ...
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Mafia Don Trump

Mafia Don Trump

Mafia Don’s Murky Past Presidential candidate Trump prefers the grandiose titular name, The Donald. In reality, to be honest to his background, it should be The Mafia Don as in Don Coreleone in the movie The Godfather. Trump’s past is so intertwined with organized crime it’s incredible that the h… ...
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How Frackquakes Happen

June 26, 2016
How Frackquakes Happen

Fracking and Frackquakes  Animated and interactive graphics describe the connection between oil and gas production and human-caused earthquakes By Amanda Montañez on June 23, 2016 Credit: Bryan Christie The idea that human activities can cause earthquakes, or so-called induced seismicity, has been around for some time, but demonstrating its role and pinpointing exactly how it happens can be difficult. The July issue of Scientific American features a story by Anna Kuchment on how wastewater injection from oil and gas operations has been triggering earthquakes in the central United States over the past several years.  Kuchment tells the stories of people affected by this phenomenon and argues for regulation to combat the issue. However, when the narrative becomes more technical—as in, how does this geological phenomenon work?—an information graphic does much […]

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Keystone XL “Zombie” Pipeline Won’t Die!

June 26, 2016
Keystone XL "Zombie" Pipeline Won't Die!

As long as investors can challenge environmental and/or public health measures in order to gain as much profit as possible from their foreign investments, The People will be rising up against all “so-called” international trade deals across the globe…the reason beef sold at US supermarkets now reads “Product of US, Canada and Mexico” is because we lost this case in the trade court recently.  The Democratic Party needs to SERIOUSLY consider adding to their Party Platform language removing the ISDS clause from ALL Trade deals – past, present & future!!  Otherwise, this is what we will face going forward (See also:  TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial legal right as ‘environmental deterrent’) TransCanada formally seeks NAFTA damages in Keystone XL rejection. TransCanada Corp is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obama’s […]

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Democratic Party Elites – Heed This Warning!

June 26, 2016
Democratic Party Elites - Heed This Warning!

…or ignore it at your own peril! If Debbie Wassermann and the Democratic Party Elite still don’t get “it”, then they will be taught a hard lesson at the convention in Philly that it will no longer be “business as usual” for the Democratic Party…that is IF they hope to see their beloved Hillary in the White House. Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation Appointees by Clinton and Wasserman Schulz resoundingly reject numerous proposals put forth by Sanders surrogates by Lauren McCauley, staff writer 270 Comments Members of the Democratic party Platform Committee, including (from left to right) American Federation of State, County, and Muncipal Employees executive assistant to the president, Paul Booth, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), former White House Energy and Climate Change Policy […]

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Mother Nature To West Virginia: Wake The FRACK-UP!!

June 26, 2016
Mother Nature To West Virginia: Wake The FRACK-UP!!

And once again, Mother Nature is sending a stern wake-up call to Red State Voters – this time to the people of W. Va. – to STOP sending brain-dead climate change deniers to Congress to represent them, but it is doubtful that these poor dumb bastards will connect the dots about burning Fossil Fuels and warming the planet just yet…however, eventually, even the most zombified Republicans will begin to get the message, or die first, because this is the “new normal” people!!!   West Virginia flooding kills at least 26.   At least 26 people have been killed in West Virginia in what amounts to the deadliest flash flooding in the United States since 2010. By Daniel Politi The West Virginia State Highway 4 along the Elk River shows extensive […]

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WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME

June 25, 2016
WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME

Once we reach the “tipping point” and achieve “run-away climate change”, the issue will be more in terms of humanity’s ultimate survival  – or not! Antarctic CO2 Hit 400 PPM for First Time in 4 Million Years The most remote continent on Earth has caught up with its more populated counterparts  By Brian Kahn, Climate Central on June 16, 2016 We’re officially living in a new world. Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year after year. There’s a notable new entry to the record books. The last station on Earth without a 400 parts per million (ppm) reading has reached it. A little 400 ppm history. Three years ago, the world’s gold standard carbon dioxide observatory passed the symbolic threshold of 400 ppm. […]

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Petroleum Industry Is Cooking The Planet

June 25, 2016
Petroleum Industry Is Cooking The Planet

The only way to cut methane emissions is to reduce our dependence on natural gas and oil (which releases methane as a byproduct) and this is why the Petroleum Industry is fighting so hard to maintain the status quo – even if  puts everybody on the Planet in great peril! Exxon, ConocoPhillips Top List of Methane Polluters by  Katie Fehrenbacher  @katiefehren June 20, 2016, 3:02 PM EDT A natural gas well Photograph by Robert Nickelsberg — Getty Images This is how much methane pollution that eleven oil and gas companies emit annually. Eleven oil and gas giants in the U.S. leak so much of a potent green house gas into the atmosphere every year that the emissions would be the equivalent of running seven coal-fired power plants for a year. That’s […]

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Germany Bans Fracking!!

June 25, 2016
Germany Bans Fracking!!

Germany has taken the lead in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and fracking is just not part of the equation… German government agrees to ban fracking after years of dispute Coalition revived proposals after companies said last week they would push ahead with projects Agence France-Presse Friday 24 June 2016 11.13 EDT Last modified on Friday 24 June 2016 12.56 EDT   German politicians have approved a law that bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground. The law does not outlaw conventional drilling for oil and gas, leaving it to state governments to decide on individual cases. But fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which blasts a mixture of water, sand and chemicals underground to release shale oil and gas, will […]

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Trump U Geography: Tweetie Tweets “In Scotland Heading to UK”

June 24, 2016
Trump U Geography: Tweetie Tweets "In Scotland Heading to UK"

Catch is that Scotland, where he was visiting his money pit golf course, is in the UK

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Is Fracking A “Death Sentence” for the Neighbors?

June 23, 2016
Is Fracking A  "Death Sentence" for the Neighbors?

Frackers have been getting away with “MURDER” for decades…and payback is going to be a fracking bitch! People Near Wyoming Fracking Town Show Elevated Levels of Toxic Chemicals   Researchers tested air pollution in Pavillion, Wyo., along with local residents, suggesting a link between the toxic chemicals released and biological impacts. By Zahra Hirji Follow @Zhirji28 Jun 22, 2016 Deb Thomas, a researcher with the nonprofit Shale Test, monitored air pollution in Pavillion, Wyo. Photo courtesy of Coming Clean A new study brings researchers and environmental advocates closer than ever to tracing whether toxic chemicals spewing out of natural gas production sites are making their way into the bodies of people who live and work nearby. The research, published last week, brought together for the first time air monitoring at […]

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Fracking Ruins Lives

June 23, 2016
Fracking Ruins Lives

The Frackers have ruined thousands of lives across America, not to mention the devastation they have brought upon the people in Africa and South America, and they need to pay for what they have done! ‘It just ruined everything — the whole life’ Feeling abandoned by state regulators, hundreds of rural Pennsylvanians endure contaminated well water they blame on fracking By Maryam Jameel  email AVELLA, Pa. — Sixty years after his service in the Army, Jesse Eakin still completes his outfits with a pin that bears a lesson from the Korean War: Never Impossible. That maxim has been tested by a low-grade but persistent threat far different than the kind Eakin encountered in Korea: well water that’s too dangerous to drink. It gives off a strange odor and bears a […]

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