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Biden Shills for Shale in Ukraine

April 23, 2014
Biden Shills for Shale in Ukraine

Newly minted Shale Stooge Joe Biden went to the Ukraine to shill for shale. Catch is the ousted Ukrainian president was just run out of his job for selling Ukraine’s shale reserves to Chevron and Shell. He cashed the signing bonus and took off – for Russia.  So what’s the new idea Joe ?  Sell the shale to Exxon instead ?  To Chesapeake ? Maybe one of his aides should have clued Joe in on all this .  . .  The Steve has the scoop http://desmogblog.com/2014/04/23/vice-president-joe-biden-promotes-u-s-fracking-missionary-force-during-ukraine-trip Vice President Joe Biden Promotes Fracking On Ukraine Trip During his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama’s “U.S.Crisis Support Package for Ukraine.” A key part of the package involves promoting the deployment of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in Ukraine. Dean Neu, […]

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Fracking Bullshit: Government Overstates Shale Production

April 23, 2014
Fracking Bullshit: Government Overstates Shale Production

A hole fracking lot. By not just cooking the books, but making up production that never existed. Who do you think is responsible for that ? The Energy Information Agency famously publishes whatever numbers the frackers send them. Go figure. Frack in/ frack out. http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/2187917-the-eia-is-seriously-exaggerating-shale EIA Seriously Exaggerates Shale Gas Production  Posted Apr 21, 2014 by David Hughes “Natural gas output from US’ Marcellus edges closer to 15 Bcf/d: EIA” declared the headline in Platts that attracted my attention, since the latest data on the Marcellus shale gas play of PA and WV indicated production was less than 12 bcf/d. This headline was based on the latest issue of the EIA’s new monthly Drilling Productivity Report published April 14. Reading further, the article claimed that the Haynesville shale play “peaked at about 10 Bcf/d in 2012”, when […]

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800+ Elected Officials Urge Gov. Cuomo to Continue Fracking Moratorium

April 23, 2014
800+ Elected Officials Urge Gov. Cuomo to Continue Fracking Moratorium

Elected Officials to Protect New York  April 23, 2014  Over the past few months, Elected Officials to Protect New York—a group of more than 800 local elected officials from all 62 New York State counties—have passed resolutions in municipalities across the state urging renewed caution on fracking and touting municipal support for the growing opportunities presented by renewable energy for New York State. A group of elected officials held a press conference in Albany yesterday to release the resolutions and speak to the concerns and great opportunities before the state. Municipalities that have already passed the resolution are the City of Albany, Town of Brighton, Village of Cooperstown, Town of Danby, Town of Otsego, Town of New Paltz, Town of Rochester, City of Syracuse, Tompkins County and Town of Ulysses, with more under way. “Albany is thrilled […]

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Industry Insider Speaks Out Against Fracking

April 23, 2014
Industry Insider Speaks Out Against Fracking

Former Mobil Oil Exec Urges Brakes on Gas Fracking Former executive says the drilling cannot be done safely By Brian Nearing Published 7:01 pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Albany As a retired high-ranking oil company executive, one might expect Louis Allstadt to sing the praises of opening up New York to natural gas hydraulic fracturing. But Allstadt, who worked 31 years for Mobil Oil, stood among elected officials from several upstate communities Tuesday to urge the state not to allow hydrofracking, and instead encourage development of more renewable energy. “Making fracking safe is simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the inadequate regulations being proposed,” said Allstadt, retired executive vice president of Mobil. He spoke during a news conference called by Elected Officials to Protect New York, a group which represents more […]

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Fracking Trial Update

April 23, 2014
Fracking Trial Update

UPDATE: $3 million awarded by jury to fracking victims by TXSHARON on APRIL 22, 2014 in ARUBA A jury just awarded Bob and Lisa Parr $3 million dollars in their fracking lawsuit against Aruba Petroleum. They said this was the first fracking case to go to trial. I’m trying to verify that. Bob and Lisa Parr were neighbors to Tim and Christine Ruggiero in Wise County. I was there, in the Ruggiero kitchen, the day Lisa discovered that her timeline of doctor’s visits matched–exactly–Christine’s timeline of releases from the Aruba gas wells on her property. Like Tim and Christine, Bob and Lisa shared all their information with me and I developed it into a case study for presentation to the EPA at Research Triangle Park and later to Gina McCarthy before she was EPA Administrator. The […]

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Texas Jury Awards $3 Million For Fracking Damages

April 22, 2014
Texas Jury Awards $3 Million For Fracking Damages

That’s a lot of fracking pizzas. The Frackers use the same PR firm as Big Tobacco, and play the same game: deny, deny, deny. Until they get tagged. By a jury.  For damages. Imagine that. The frackers will appeal and they might win/ lose. And the damage claims will grow. And the frackers will deny, and the juries won’t buy the lies. And then one day, the appellate control will uphold the big damage awards, and the frackers will be up frack creek. Let the big damage award lawsuits commence.  Sue them in Texas, there’s no fracking secret what a fracking mess a fracking shale well is down here. Where Rex Tillerson lives. Where even the frackers don’t want to get fracked. A jury in Dallas, TX today awarded $2.925 million to plaintiffs Bob and Lisa Parr, who sued Barnett […]

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Petroleum Geologist on New York’s Shale Potential

April 22, 2014
Petroleum Geologist on New York's Shale Potential

“Pennsylvania has already produced more Marcellus shale gas than New York has in reserves. And the Utica shale ? What of it ? No potential in New York State.” The New York shale fracking BS train stopped on the Capital Pressroom show today. Great interview with shale gas guru Art Berman, who, with Lynn Pittinger, just completed an assessment of New York’s shale gas potential for the League of Women Voters of New York. Starts at 23:00 into the show. http://www.wcny.org/cpr042214/ CAPITOL PRESSROOM April 22, 2014: Elisabeth Radow and Arthur Berman by ALYSSA PLOCK April 22, 2014   Starts at 23:00 The League of Women Voters of New York commissioned a study to evaluate how much recoverable Marcellus shale gas there is in New York State. To explain the results of the […]

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Kerry’s Shale Gas Bluff

April 22, 2014
Kerry's Shale Gas Bluff

The White House and State Department have engaged in brazen lying to EU governments regarding the ability of the US to supply more than enough natural gas to replace Russian gas deliveries. Recent statements by US President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry about supplying Europe with gas are patently false.  Europe’s best alternative supply of gas is from the Mideast – via Syria. US LNG exports would go to Asia or South America, where they’d fetch twice what they would in Europe.  Everybody in the industry knows that Kerry is bluffing about shipping fracked US shale gas to Europe. It’s just political rhetoric to justify permitting LNG terminals to ship gas to Asia and South America. Imagine that.  After his recent meeting with EU leaders Obama issued the incredible […]

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Banning Frack Filth in New York

April 22, 2014
Banning Frack Filth in New York

From being splattered on roads, dumped into water treatment plants, or used to irradiate landfills – for the next 2,000 years or so – is an idea whose time has come. Has your town or county banned frackwaste ? If not, get some new politicians. http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2014-04-21-87646.113122-State-lawmakers-push-to-ban-fracking-waste-in-the-state.html State Lawmakers Push to Ban Fracking Waste in NYS By Richard Moody Staff Writer April 21, 2014 In conjunction with Earth Day this week, state legislators are pushing to pass legislation to reduce the presence of fracking waste in New York. Hydraulic fracturing, a controversial natural gas extraction process which shoots a combination of water, sand and chemicals to break up shale rock, has been illegal in New York for five years due to a de facto moratorium. However, the storage and transportation of waste […]

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New York Shale Gets (another) Major Downgrade

April 21, 2014
New York Shale Gets (another) Major Downgrade

The League of Women Voters of New York have commissioned their own study on New York’s shale gas potential – this time from the industry.  The results are a fraction – about 5% – of what the DEC had lead the public to believe was New York’s shale potential. Full report here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/219405163/Marcellus-Resource-Assessment-for-New-York-April-10-2014 http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/04/22/new-report-finds-marcellus-gas-costly-produce-raising-doubts-new-york-state One of the authors will be on Capital Pressroom : Arthur Berman and Elisabeth Radow on Capitol Pressroom, Tuesday April 22 at 11:30 to discuss report on economically recoverable Marcellus shale natural gas in New York.   http://www.wcny.org/radio/capitolpressroom/ The League of Women Voter of New York State has contracted with Labyrinth Consulting Services, Inc. to perform an evaluation of potential economically recoverable Marcellus shale natural gas in New York. The resulting report: Resource Assessment of Potentially Producible Natural Gas Volumes […]

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