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April 17, 2014
Triple Fracking Reports

On why fracking is the 21st Century way to sicken people, cook the planet, and dump toxic fracking waste anywhere the frackers can get away with it.  Hey Connecticut, how much of this fracking garbage do you want ? Got plenty ! Don’t fracking miss out. http://www.psehealthyenergy.org/site/view/1204 http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/17-3Published  Third Report in Three Days Shows Scale of Fracking Perils ‘We can conclude that this process has not been shown to be safe’ – Jacob Chamberlain, in a rare moment of understatement. March 2013 Annapolis, Maryland rally against fracking (Flickr / Maryland Sierra Club / Creative Commons license)The fracking industry is having a bad week. In the third asssessment in as many days focused on the pollution created by the booming industry, a group of researchers said Wednesday that the controversial oil and gas drilling […]

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Import Frack Waste Into Connecticut ?

April 17, 2014
Import Frack Waste Into Connecticut ?

You’ve got to be fracking kidding. No fracking way. So says the newspapers and so say I. Connecticut needs not one drop of imported frack filth from Fracksylvania. As long as the survivalist wingnuts  of Idafracko will accept toxic radioactive frackwaste –  no questions asked, from anywhere, even Fracksylvania – let the frackers truck it there. And leave Connecticut the frack alone. http://touch.courant.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-79920836/ State Must Ban Fracking Waste MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE Editorial, The Hartford Courant 5:01 pm, April 15, 2014 There are few governmental responsibilities as profound as protecting the air and water that sustain life. When there is a question about air or water quality, government ought to err on the side of caution. That is why, until the system is safe beyond question, the state should ban the storage and disposal of […]

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Royally Fracking Ripped Off

April 17, 2014
Royally Fracking Ripped Off

By frackers. Who fracking else ? Chesapeake, Range, you name it  - they make as much money fracking landowners as shale. Where do you think all those creative accountants and lawyers went when ENRON imploded ? Into fracking. http://www.fwweekly.com/2014/04/16/royalty-rip-off/ Royalty Rip-off Around the country, landowners are suing Chesapeake and other drillers for massive deductions from royalty checks. Posted April 16, 2014 by PETER GORMAN in News Donald Feusner used to be a dairy farmer. His 370 acres of land in northeast Pennsylvania border New York state in a gloriously lush area. In 2011, when his farm was no longer profitable, he sold off his herd and retired to what he thought would be the life of a gentleman farmer, living off the proceeds of the gas wells Chesapeake Energy had drilled […]

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It’s Official: The USA Is An Oiligarchy !

April 15, 2014
It's Official: The USA Is An Oiligarchy !

Princeton says so. So it must be true. Government of the Fat Cats, by the Fat Cats, for the Fat Cats shall not perish from this earth. Just what the frackers ordered. The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence. Our results provide substantial support for theories of Economic Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism. https://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf Scientific Study Says We’re an Oligarchy  by pajoly A new study appearing at Princeton’s website will be grim vindication of what we already know: the United States of America is no longer […]

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Fracking Bust

April 15, 2014
Fracking Bust

Shell bought billions of junk shale leases in Pennsylvania from a local promoter - fracked up the place right proper and basically went bust there. Leaving in as much haste as they came. Leaving behind higher unemployment, more crime, and more homeless than when they arrived.  Damaged roads. Contaminated soil and water. A complete fracking bust. Thanks gasholes. Thanks a hole fracking lot. April 14, 2014 Study: Shale drilling created a ‘boom and bust’ By CHERYL R. CLARKE, Williamsport Sun-Gazette The impacts of shale drilling in Tioga County, both positive and negative, were part of a series of findings presented Thursday in a conference call discussion. The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative brought together independent, nonpartisan research organizations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia to monitor economic trends and community […]

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Shale Gas Worse Than Coal at Global Warming

April 14, 2014
Shale Gas Worse Than Coal at Global Warming

100 to 1000 more than the EPA estimates, according to this new peer reviewed study, copy here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/218371017/Methane-Emissions-From-Shale-Gas-Drilling Because  methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than CO 2 And the release of methane during drilling, during fracking, during venting, via methane migration of aging well bores, during transportation via old leaky gas lines - all cause more global warming than coal ever could. Imagine that. Methane emissions began as soon as the well is drilled – when the drilling is going on, there is no casing, so any shallow gas formations that are encountered – including coal bed methane, are vented up the well bore into the atmosphere. The gas is entrained in the drilling mud and separated via a “de-gasser” at the rig, which in turn is simply vented, not […]

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Oxymoronic Award Winner: “Sustainable Shale”

April 14, 2014
Oxymoronic Award Winner: "Sustainable Shale"

The head fracking shill of the “Sustainable Shale” PR front- funded by the frackers for the benefit of the frackers –  is going to try to explain himself – and  how scraping the bottom of the hydrocarbon barrel is “sustainable” in any shape form, fashion or tortured syntax whatsoever. Classic Orwellian Doublespeak- Evidently they didn’t teach “1984″ at engineering school. Should be a hoot. Tex sez check it out. ‘Sustainable Shale’ Chair Speaks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth April 15 at Cornell By Blaine Friedlander Jared Cohon, board chair for the “Center for Sustainable Shale Development” will share insight into incorporating  diverse, impassioned opinions to frame effective policy in his talk, “Working Together on Shale Gas Policy and Practice,” Tuesday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m., in 155 Olin […]

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Pre-Appoval Required for Frackquakes !

April 14, 2014
Pre-Appoval Required for Frackquakes !

So that there will  be no more “unplanned” surprise Frackquakes. And the frackers can order the pizzas in advance. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced on Friday that recent earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were likely caused by hydraulic fracturing—or fracking. Earthquake epicenters and past seismic events in Ohio. Graphic courtesy of ODNR A series of earthquakes up to magnitude 3.0 struck on March 1o-11 in Mahoning County near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. A nearby Utica oil well was being fracked at the time of the quakes, leading ODNR shut down the operation until a possible link could be investigated further. This is now the fourth documented case of induced seismicity linked to fracking, and the latest in a series of earthquakes in Ohio caused by oil and gas production activities. The earlier quakes resulted from disposal of waste water into […]

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Help Catch Fracking Scofflaws

April 13, 2014
Help Catch Fracking Scofflaws

Help fix Frank Finan’s infrared camera so  that he can go on taking videos of toxic gas venting that the frackers say don’t exist – unless they are caught on Frank’s infrared camera. Why do the frackers claim to not be venting ? Because before they put the gas into a line, they  have to get rid of the bad stuff – the radon, benzene, toluene, etc. which gases people nearby.  Some of it won’t burn, so it’s easier to just vent it – and hope that Frank is not around. Texas Sharon has written extensively on the use of IR cameras to catch fracking scofflaws (is there any other kind ?) Here’s an appeal from The Calvin: Frank Finan, who was featured Gasland Part 2 for spending a significant amount of […]

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Fracking and Mortgages Don’t Mix

April 13, 2014
Fracking and Mortgages Don't Mix

Just ask Exxon’s CEO. As lawyer Elizabeth Radow points out in  a new article that addresses all aspects of the risks of having a shale gas well anywhere close to a house. Any house.  http://www.albanylawreview.org/issues/pages/article-information.aspx?volume=77&issue=2&page=xxxx

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