NEW YORK BANS FRACKING ! (sort of)

NEW YORK BANS FRACKING ! (sort of)

Congratulations to all those people that worked so hard for so long to get this done.  Bravo.  To be precise, the current administration will not issue permits for high fluid volume horizontal wells. The ban is not a law, it's policy. But this amounts to a de facto "ban"on this one type of well (… ...
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Before Gas Cavern Explodes . . . Crestwood Midstream Implodes !

Before Gas Cavern Explodes . . . Crestwood Midstre…

Imagine that. If Crestwood's  Ginormous Gas Bomb is not approved soon, the hedge funds that own most of Crestwood may have to foreclose on their secured debt. If Crestwood used its proposed Thermobaric Bomb Site at Watkins Glen as collateral to secure its bonds or bank line (why wouldn't it ?), t… ...
Chip Northrup Chip Northrup 2 days ago
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Hammon OK Injection Well Kerblammo Spurs Local Economy

Hammon OK Injection Well Kerblammo Spurs Local Eco…

Holy Hell-Fire, batman! Have a look at this: Hammon OK Injection Well Explosion. Injection Well Explodes Near Hammon Posted: Jun 26, 2015 10:51 PM EST Updated: Jun 26, 2015 10:51 PM EST HAMMON, Oklahoma - An injection well caught fire Friday and exploded, sending flames and a big c… ...
William Huston William Huston 3 days ago
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A New Pro-Fracking Propaganda Web Site: FeedFrack

A New Pro-Fracking Propaganda Web Site: FeedFrack

If you want to read the latest misinformation, lies, and Industry propaganda, then this web site is for you! Oil and Gas Industry-Funded Website FrackFeed.com Off to Shaky Start Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00 By Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog | Op-Ed FrackFeed.com is a new oil an… ...
Richard Averett Richard Averett 4 days ago
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How the Republicans Fracked Gays - for decades

How the Republicans Fracked Gays – for decades

The Republicans ran an inquisition on gays in the federal government for decades. This effectively institutionalized and legalized gay bashing in America. That institutionalized Gay Bashing continues on the Republican Presidential Clown Bus - now aimed at the Supreme Court's decision on same sex mar… ...
Chip Northrup Chip Northrup 5 days ago
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NEW YORK BANS FRACKING ! (sort of)

June 29, 2015
NEW YORK BANS FRACKING ! (sort of)

Congratulations to all those people that worked so hard for so long to get this done.  Bravo.  To be precise, the current administration will not issue permits for high fluid volume horizontal wells. The ban is not a law, it’s policy. But this amounts to a de facto “ban”on this one type of well (over 80,000 gallons of water) because: A.  Any future administration would have to contest and disprove the DEC’s findings, shown here. Good fracking luck B.  Promolgate a complete new set of environmental rules and regulations (SGEIS) to permit HVHF wells after public hearings and C.  Proposed a complete new set of well permitting and drilling rules for HVHF wells to the public, and then. . . D. The geological prospects would have to change dramatically. A, B and […]

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Before Gas Cavern Explodes . . . Crestwood Midstream Implodes !

June 29, 2015
Before Gas Cavern Explodes . . . Crestwood Midstream Implodes !

Imagine that. If Crestwood’s  Ginormous Gas Bomb is not approved soon, the hedge funds that own most of Crestwood may have to foreclose on their secured debt. If Crestwood used its proposed Thermobaric Bomb Site at Watkins Glen as collateral to secure its bonds or bank line (why wouldn’t it ?), the bond holders or banks will end up owning the leaky salt cavern in a reorganization. (Full disclosure – this is how we bought many of our offshore rigs – out of bankruptcy. CN) The DEC is wise to tread cautiously, since “Crestwood Midstream” is an increasingly iffy financial proposition = and would be a poor counter-party/ no show in the event of a major accident: the DEC would have to clean up the mess/staunch the leaks, and pick the body parts […]

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The Daily Frack – June 18

June 28, 2015
The Daily Frack - June 18

Ohio: Fracking and water: Quantity, not just quality, a concern The FracTracker Alliance prepared this map to show oil and gas production and industry water use in the Utica shale play area of southeastern Ohio . Courtesy of FracTracker Alliance . Even in a water-rich state like Ohio , growing water use for fracking could strain water reserves, according to new research from the FracTracker Alliance, a non-profit organization that compiles data, maps and analyses about the impacts of the oil and gas industry. FrackTracker compared the oil and gas industry’s water use within southeastern Ohio’s Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to residential use in that area, which covers roughly 20 percent of Ohio. Residential water use includes families’ home use, but excludes water for agricultural, industrial and other purposes. […]

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The Daily Frack – June 17

June 28, 2015
The Daily Frack - June 17

EPA Looks at Fracking Risks to Water: No Data, No Problem? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft report on impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing on drinking water last week, completing the most extensive scientific review of published data to date. At nearly 1,000 pages, it’s a substantial report. But it’s nowhere near a comprehensive evaluation – or even enumeration – of the risks that oil and gas development poses to both surface and ground water. The biggest issues aren’t what’s in the document, but what isn’t. For all its heft, the biggest lesson in the report is just how little we actually know about these critical risks. First, the report is a review of existing studies. The EPA did almost no original scientific research or fieldwork. Nor […]

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The Daily Frack – June 16

June 28, 2015
The Daily Frack - June 16

New legislation gets taxpayers off the hook for oil spills, accidents An average of 1,119 carloads of crude oil a day are moved through the United States, and about every 77 seconds, a car carrying 30,000 gallons of crude oil leaves a station to begin its journey. In 2013, a whopping 408,000 carloads of oil were moved across the United States , according to Inside Energy, a collaborative journalism project supported by public broadcasting stations. Crude oil transport has various risks that have caught the attention of Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, who is working to make the delivery and storage of crude oil at the Port of Albany safer.  Supported by Assemblyman John McDonald, D-Cohoes; Assemblyman Phil Steck, D-Colonie; and Sen. Tony Avella, D-Queens, the Petroleum Storage Surety bill (A.7625/S.5751-a) […]

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Hammon OK Injection Well Kerblammo Spurs Local Economy

June 27, 2015
Hammon OK Injection Well Kerblammo Spurs Local Economy

Holy Hell-Fire, batman! Have a look at this: Hammon OK Injection Well Explosion. Injection Well Explodes Near Hammon Posted: Jun 26, 2015 10:51 PM EST Updated: Jun 26, 2015 10:51 PM EST HAMMON, Oklahoma – An injection well caught fire Friday and exploded, sending flames and a big column of smoke shooting into the sky. It happened in Hammon in far Western Oklahoma. It’s hard to believe from watching the video, but fortunately nobody was hurt. “Just like a can of pork and beans on a stove,” Leedey Fire Chief Tony Morelan said. “Eventually it is going to blow up.” It did, and a News 9 camera was rolling. Just moments before fire crews were spraying down the tank with water trying to cool it down and keep it from […]

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NY State’s “Other” Energy Plan

June 27, 2015
NY State's "Other" Energy Plan

With pipelines being built, underground gas storage facilities approved, and oil bomb trains traveling across the state carrying loads of Bakken Oil destined for overseas markets, it is hard to believe that the Governor is serious about developing new renewable energy projects on a massive scale.  Maybe he is just schizoid! State plan sets aggressive clean-energy goals By Scott Waldman 5:23 a.m. | Jun. 26, 2015 follow this reporter ALBANY—Half of New York’s power will come from renewable sources in the next 15 years, under a new state energy plan released Thursday. According to the plan, the state will try to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030. New York now gets just under a quarter of its power from renewable sources, including, hydro, wind and solar, but […]

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Fracking Lies Brought to You by The EPA, Oil & Gas Industry, and the Mainstream Media

June 27, 2015
Fracking Lies Brought to You by The EPA, Oil & Gas Industry, and the Mainstream Media

It is a SAD DAY in America when the Oil & Gas Industry and the Environmental Protection Agency conspire to perpetuate the BIG LIE – that fracking can be done in a “safe & responsible manner” by following “best-management-practices” – and the mainstream media supports the scam by running false and misleading headlines! In the “real world”, all wells leak!  Some wells leak from Day-1, and others after several years of production – and when oil and gas wells leak, ground water becomes contaminated.  This is an incontrovertible fact! In every community in which this Industry is allowed to operate, air quality is compromised, soil and water contamination resulting from spills and accidents become a daily fact of life – and peoples’ health and lives are ruined!  The trade-off is jobs and money for the […]

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A New Pro-Fracking Propaganda Web Site: FeedFrack

June 27, 2015
A New Pro-Fracking Propaganda Web Site: FeedFrack

If you want to read the latest misinformation, lies, and Industry propaganda, then this web site is for you! Oil and Gas Industry-Funded Website FrackFeed.com Off to Shaky Start Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00 By Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog | Op-Ed FrackFeed.com is a new oil and gas industry-supported website whose mission is to challenge the negative public perception of fracking. That’s a tall order since public awareness and opposition to fracking is growing following the passage of a fracking ban in Denton, Texas, as well as a de-facto ban in New York and other high-profile efforts to protect public safety and water supplies by limiting or outright stopping the risky shale extraction technique in communities worldwide.   The group behind the FrackFeed.com website, North Texans for Natural Gas (NTNG), claims it is “a grassroots organization” […]

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When Money Talks, The People Lose

June 27, 2015
When Money Talks, The People Lose

…once again, we are faced with the inevitable conclusion that our elected officials and state regulators have a depraved indifference to protecting the public’s health and well-being from highly dangerous industrial activities – because MONEY TALKS louder than do the citizens and the voters.   Millions of gallons of LPG would be moved by rail daily TOM WILBER , twilber@gannett.com  | @wilberwrites 3:52 p.m. EDT June 26, 2015 Crestwood Midstream Partners is proposing to LPG move by rail over the Watkins Glen gorge. Opponents re worried about the potential for a rail accident that could cause a fire bomb or heavier than air gas cloud in the gorge. SIMON WHEELER / Staff Video Gas extracted from Seneca Lake storage would travel through Watkins Glen State Park east   Story Highlights The […]

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