People! It is critical that you all become well versed in this material. Methane concentrations are skyrocketing and it's because of natural gas development. For a larger version of this graphic to distribute click HERE. This is indisputable proof. About a dozen universities and governments around the world cooporated in these measurements. They have been peer-reviewed up the wazoo. For my original post about this please see: The real story about methane and the EPA estimates. You … [Read more...] about IT’S THE METHANE, STUIPD!
Cross posted at Bluedaze Aubrey is still poking the fracking pie. Yesterday the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) sent a letter to US Congressman Fred Upton who represents Michigan's 6th district. EID, the IPAA's ad campaign created to combat environmental regulations, has the letter posted on their propaganda site HERE. Letter summary: We don't like that mean, mean CLEANER Act! We are just a bunch of mom and pop small businesses and the environmental organizations who want … [Read more...] about Aubrey McLendon’s finger is still in the fracking pie
A recent peer-reviewed study by researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech has huge implications for people living in fracking zones of sacrifice where they are continuously exposed to numerous chemical compounds. Researchers found that co-exposures of chemicals at low and safe levels creates a greater impact and can double the risk of cancer. “The majority of cancers are caused by environmental influences,” Singh said. “Only about 5 to 10 percent of … [Read more...] about Study: Co-exposures of two chemicals at safe levels doubles chances of cancer
Gasland II premiered Monday night on HBO and I was happy to see Josh covered the Media & Stakeholder Relations Hydraulic Fracturing Relations Initiative 2011 aka fracking psyops conference. Today, Josh Fox was on the Diane Rhem show with Energy In Depth’s Steve Everely aka fracking’s Joe Camel. Everley continues to claim the quotes from the tapes were taken out of context. They have also claimed I “sneaked” into the conference and that I edited the tapes. I’ve already addressed Everley’s … [Read more...] about More revelations from the fracking psyops conference mentioned in Gasland II
Today is January 18th, the day a judge in Pennsylvania would hear arguments about whether the non-disclosure agreement, NDA, between Stephanie and Chris Hallowich and Range Resources, MarkWest Energy Partners and Williams Gas/Laurel Mountain Midstream should be unsealed. (For some background click HERE.) Friday‘s hearing was the latest in a case about one of the country‘s most famous gas drilling activists, Stephanie Hallowich, whose case has been featured in local and national publications. I … [Read more...] about Judge questions judge’s handling of high-profile gas case
Using the same Picarro technology we used to detect massive methane leaks in the Barnett Shale, researchers at Boston University and Duke University found 3,356 separate natural gas leaks. Boston said riddled with natural gas leaks While our study was not intended to assess explosion risks, we came across six locations in Boston where gas concentrations exceeded the threshold above which explosions can occur," BU earth and environment Professor Nathan Phillips said. Today 18 people … [Read more...] about Gas explosion injures 18 people in leak plagued Massachusetts
This story was originally posted on texassharon.com. Happy Veteran's Day to Leonard Popham who served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973, during the Vietnam War. To thank Popham for his service to our country, Pioneer Natural Resources has taken away his ability to earn a living on his own property. Pioneer staked out several acres of his property for two pad sites where they will drill six wells in the Eagle Ford Shale. Although Popham has seen nothing in writing, Pioneer has made a … [Read more...] about Vietnam veteran victim of Pioneer Natural Resources strong-arm tactics in Eagle Ford Shale
This is why we need to support ShaleTest. Today, members of ShaleTest took some videos with a FLIR GasFindIR camera. This video was shot with a FLIR Gasfinder Camera, that is designed to detect VOCs, So what you are seeing is not steam, but is chemicals. This is a produced water tank that is located at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas compressor station along the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth, TX. The odor from these emissions were horrible, and unfortunately is located next to a … [Read more...] about Video shows Chesapeake gas wells leaking VOCs in neighborhood
This is breaking news: There is a new ban on fracking in the United States! I just received the following comment on my blog post Who put the “k” in fracking? The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the fracking truth. October 17, 2012 at 9:35 am —– Forwarded Message —- From: Brett Mickelson To: kim feil ; firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wed, October 17, 2012 9:05:47 AM Subject: Re: so fracking is a word not allowed in your comments? Re: [StamfordAdvocate.com] Please … [Read more...] about BREAKING: New fracking ban in U.S.
In case you're wondering how the presidential candidates differ in their energy policies here are some bullet points from their energy policy. Romney: Will approve the Keystone Pipeline on his first day in office. Strip EPA of authority to regulate carbon dioxide. Strip DOI of authority over federal lands and give authority to states. Kill wind energy by eliminating the production tax credit. Keep all incentives and tax breaks for oil & gas industry to the tune of $4 … [Read more...] about Energy Policy: Obama versus Romney