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The Big Fracking Lie Exposed. Again

August 29, 2014
The Big Fracking Lie Exposed. Again

The Big Fracking Lie is that shale gas industrialization has never ever once polluted water.  Ever. Anywhere. Honest. When we all know that every fracking shale well will pollute the atmosphere and compromise the water supply sooner or later. Just a matter of how much, how soon. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has, under duress, finally released their list of water sources contaminated by shale gas industrialization: Just the ones that they will admit to. Just the ones that someone actually reported. Link to the DEP list of contaminated water wells: http://files.dep.state.pa.us/OilGas/BOGM/BOGMPortalFiles/OilGasReports/Determination_Letters/Regional_Determination_Letters.pdf DEP Releases Details of Water Contamination from Fracking Read more: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/6696428-74/wells-released-gas#ixzz3Bkr8XhMX Six years into a natural gas boom, Pennsylvania has for the first time released details of 243 cases in which companies prospecting for oil or gas were found by […]

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Fractavist Decks Frackman in Bar

August 29, 2014
Fractavist Decks Frackman in Bar

Matt Ryan was Binghamton’s mayor when they passed a fracking ban. Vic Furman, aka Frackman, notorious for mooning people and drinking frack flowback at demonstrations, is a pro-fracking blogger. They ran into each other in a bar, and this is what transpired  . . . http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/08/8551578/anti-fracking-ex-mayor-bar-fight-pro-fracking-blogger Anti-fracking ex-mayor in bar fight with pro-fracking blogger Matt Ryan. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print  By Scott Waldman 3:51 p.m. | Aug. 28, 2014 ALBANY—Former Binghamton mayor Matt Ryan, a fracking opponent, could face harassment charges after getting into a bar fight with a prominent pro-fracking advocate, State Police said. Ryan, who helped Binghamton pass a fracking ban, shoved Victor Furman, a frequent critic of anti-fracking activists, during an argument inside Davy’s Last Chance Saloon in Chenango Forks, on August 20, State Police Sgt. Daniel Guilfoyle said. Chenango Forks is […]

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New York Times Endorses Cuomo’s Likely Successor

August 28, 2014
New York Times Endorses  Cuomo's Likely Successor

After Cuomo is indicted by the feds and resigns, the Lieutenant Governor will succeed him – the way Patterson did Spitzer. Might as well be Tim Wu, who the New York Times has just endorsed. You really, really want to vote for Tim Wu in the primary. If Teachout wins, he’s her Lieutenant Governor.  If Cuomo wins – and is forced from office – Tim is Cuomo’s successor.  Win /win situation with Tim Wu. EDITORIAL Timothy Wu for Lieutenant Governor By THE EDITORIAL BOARD AUGUST 27, 2014 The office of lieutenant governor in New York is a feeble one. The current occupant — Robert Duffy, a former mayor of Rochester — was handpicked by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2010 and spent the last four years promoting the governor’s agenda around the state. In […]

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Tobacco Shill Recycled as Frack Shill

August 27, 2014
Tobacco Shill Recycled as Frack Shill

Turns out the new chairman of the oxymoronic Sustainable Shale Shamstitute’s previous gig was as an apologist for Big Tobacco. Go figure. Why are we not surprised ? But their PR people greenwashed him and the press bought it. For awhile . . . Tobacco Shill Turns Frack Shill After Greenwashing August 27, 2014 12:00 AM By Kevin Connor Not long before Jared Cohon became the president of Carnegie Mellon, he advised a tobacco industry front group designed to manipulate public opinion about secondhand smoke. The nonprofit watchdog group I direct, the Public Accountability Initiative, reported this for the first time in a recent report on the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, which provides environmental certifications for fracking operations, and which Mr. Cohon chairs. Read the full report here. Our report […]

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Gastorino Sued in Federal Court

August 27, 2014
Gastorino Sued in Federal Court

Gastorino henceforth has a new name: Asstorino. For threatening to decapitate people over the phone. When he was being recorded. By the people he was threatening to decapitate. Some fracking goombah this fracking goombah turned out to be . . . Threatening decapitation, when journalists are being decapitated in Syria – for being journalists – is not a great way to endear oneself to the voters. Unless you’re a fracking gashole pandering to the gashole vote. Or the decapitator vote. http://observer.com/2014/06/in-lawsuit-independence-party-alleges-astorino-threatened-to-decapitate-leadership/ Party Alleges Asstorino Threatened Decapitation The Westchester County Independence Party alleged today that their county executive wanted to do a lot of head-chopping. In a federal lawsuit filed today, the party claimed that Rob Astorino, the Republican Westchester county executive and candidate for governor, threatened to “decapitate” party leadership […]

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Wind of Change: The Zephyr Turns Primary into Plebiscite on Fracking

August 27, 2014
Wind of Change: The Zephyr Turns Primary into Plebiscite on Fracking

Zephyr Teachout has turned the New York gubernatorial primary into a plebiscite on fracking, on reform in Albany, on campaign finance, and on clean jobs in New York. Pretty much all the things that matter. Unless you’re a lobbyist. Or a party patronage drudge. Why is Zephyr the safe bet in the September 9th primary ?  She’s the positive candidate that represents real change and the most opportunity for New York. And because she’s the candidate least likely to be indicted by the feds. Vote early and often on September 9th. And come meet The Zephyr in Oneonta at Foothills on Saturday Sept 30th at 6:30.  Zephyr Teachout Today, Wed., Aug. 27, 2:45 pm Binghamton, 4:15 pm ElmiraFollowing the announcement of the Sierra Club’s endorsement of Zephyr Teachout, Teachout will meet with Sierra Club members in […]

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New York Times to Cuomo: Take a Fracking Hike

August 26, 2014
New York Times to Cuomo: Take a Fracking Hike

The New York Times has declined to endorse Cuomo in the Democratic Primary on September 9th. Since he is highly likely to get indicted either before or after the election. Which means he would resign and be succeeded by the Lieutenant Governor. Which is why the New York Times is endorsing Tim Wu for Lieutenant Governor – as the more able successor. A Withheld Endorsement for Governor The possibility of having a major party gubernatorial candidate who calls for a statewide ban on fracking and a move to 100% renewables becomes highly relevant to what we have all been working on for the past six years.In the last week or so Teachout has been endorsed by N.O.W., the Sierra Club and the Public Employees Federation, while the NYS Teachers Union […]

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Fracking the Frackers Anti Fracking

August 26, 2014
Fracking the Frackers Anti Fracking

Forbes has published the first of a two part series on “who’s behind the fractavist” movement – as if there has to be something “behind” what is clearly a grass-roots amorphous effort. The frackers and their spokesman have taken this tack from the outset- that someone or some organization – Gazprom, the Saudi royals, the Park Foundation – has to be “behind” anti fracking – that anti frackers are paid, that they are part of a conspiracy controlled from somewhere. This fractavist conspiracy approach has always amused me. Because if there is some group behind the anti-fracking movement, my paycheck is way way late. . . My comments on Forbes’s gaseous infomercial in bold:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/08/26/fracking-the-anti-fracking-movement-the-inside-story-of-the-foundation-behind-the-activist-campaign-to-discredit-natural-gas/ Fracking The Anti-Fracking Movement:   The Inside Story Of The Foundation Behind the Fractavists   […]

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Leave the Fracking Gas in the Ground

August 26, 2014
Leave the Fracking Gas in the Ground

So says a new study being prepared on global warming. Or the gas won’t just cook rice in China . . .  Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growing More Dangerous, Draft of U.N. Report Says By JUSTIN GILLIS The report was drafted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a body of scientists and other experts appointed by the United Nations that periodically reviews and summarizes climate research. It is not final and could change substantially before release. The report, intended to summarize and restate a string of earlier reports about climate change released over the past year, is to be unveiled in early November, after an intensive editing session in Copenhagen.  A late draft was sent to the world’s governments for review this week, and a copy of that version was obtained […]

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Fracketeer vs Fracketeer

August 25, 2014
Fracketeer vs Fracketeer

Wherein one fracking goombah acccuses another fracking goombah of being a fracking goombah. Imagine that.  Meanwhile, Cuomo continues to dodge The Zephyr – who will instead use Gastorino as a fracking pinata in a debate. To warm up for her debate with Cuomo, in case that cowardly sack of flowback ever decides to crawl out of the bunker. And no, I am not making this up. Much: Gastorino Furious at Cuomo’s Fracketeer Ads Fracketeer Rob Gastorino, contending that Gov. Cuomo has unleashed “the dirtiest and lowest campaign probably in the history of New York, or at least since the last campaign’’ against him, will send “cease-and-desist letters” Monday to TV stations to halt new Cuomo ads accusing him of “fracketeering and fraud.” “The only way Cuomo knows how to play is […]

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