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Big Fracking Lie Version 2.0: “LNG exports will reduce global warming”

August 31, 2014
Big Fracking Lie Version 2.0: "LNG exports will reduce global warming"

LNG exports have been promoted as “helping the Ukraine.”  Joe Biden’s son is even cashing in on that scam, and Hillary already promotes LNG exports as part of her economic war on petro-terrorists.  And natural gas has been promoted as a way to “reduce global warming.”  Needless to say, all of this tendentious nonsense originates from companies seeking to maximize their profits – and is parroted by frackademics, lobbyists, politicians, and the press. None of it is true. In fact, much of  it is the inverse of the truth – a gaseous form of swiftboating: what is demonstrably ruinous for the environment is greenwashed into being good for the environment.  The exportation of methane in the form of liquified natural gas (LNG) is unquestionably the worst use of the molecule – since it […]

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New York’s Largest Fracking Chickenhawk Admits to Indecent Exposure

August 30, 2014
New York's Largest Fracking Chickenhawk Admits to Indecent Exposure

After the Showdown in the Bar with fractavist mayor Matt Ryan, Victor “Vic” Furman, the Joint Landowners Coalition spokesman, has admitted to indecent exposure caught on video tape at a peaceful anti fracking demonstration – that included children. Here’s the news coverage on Victor Furman, who is seeking a restraining order because he claims to be fearful of a man that he outweighs by 150 pounds. This immense fracking chickenhawk, the gashole buddy of frak flak Tom Shepstone, is what passes for an advocate of fracking in old New York. Read it and laugh: http://www.wicz.com/news/video.asp?video=8-29-14ryan%2Eflv&zone=News http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=34669 Direct link to video http://www.efxiomega.com/wicz/8-29-14ryan.flv Raw video of the incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwsOjAZiTQ8 Update on Arrest of Former Binghamton Mayor, Matt Ryan 8/29/2014 (Updated 6:38:03 PM) New information tonight about the arrest of former Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan. Ryan spoke with […]

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The Zephyr’s Winds of Change Campaign !

August 29, 2014
The Zephyr's Winds of Change Campaign !

Meet Zephyr Teachout Democratic candidate for Governor of New York UPDATE: NEW DAY AND TIME Saturday, August 30  @ 6:30 pm Zephyr Teachout For Governor Website Foothills Performing Arts Center 24 Market Street, Oneonta, NY Meet and greet will follow program.  If you cannot attend, the event will be streamed live: www.shaleshockmedia.org/LIVE

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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 And here courtesy of The Dory – http://www.scribd.com/doc/238107316/Online-list-released-of-water-wells-Pennsylvania-regulators-found-harmed-by-drilling The Josh even made a short film about how the fracker’s PR game plan mimics Big Tobacco – deny deny deny. Then deny some more. THE SKY IS PINK […]

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Fractavist Mayor Decks Fracking Chickenhawk in Bar

August 29, 2014
Fractavist Mayor Decks Fracking Chickenhawk in Bar

My pal Matt Ryan was Binghamton’s mayor when they passed a fracking ban. He is a courageous guy. Vic Furman, aka Frackman, a spokesman for the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, is notorious for indecent exposure in public, harassing fractavist speakers, and drinking what he says is frack flowback at fractavist demonstrations. They ran into each other in a bar, and The Matt knocked the fracking chickenhawk on his butt. Go figure. Furman, who outweighs Ryan by over 150 pounds, is seeking a restraining order, claiming to be “fearful” of Ryan. Matt Ryan clearly should get a medal for performing a valuable public service. Bravo Matt. Run for Congress. http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/08/8551578/anti-fracking-ex-mayor-bar-fight-pro-fracking-blogger Fracktavist Mayor in Bar Fight with Fracking Chickenhawk  Matt Ryan. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Tweet Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Print ALBANY—Former Binghamton mayor Matt Ryan, a fracking opponent, […]

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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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