I'm beginning to warm to this Pope. He's Globally Cool. But the Climate Change Deniers are soon really going to get hot under the collar. Catholic deniers will be in a hell of a fix if he pulls the trigger on his Global Warming Encyclical. They will have to shape up. Or become fundamentalists - Moslems or Baptists. Take your pick. 'Cuz you won't have to read about greenhouses gases in Deuteronomy. Or the Koran. Do what Il Papa says or hit the fracking highway to hades. Pope Francis: Planet … [Read more...] about Pope to World: Cool It !
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The shale industry could be swallowed by its own debt. The debt that fueled the U.S. shale boom now threatens to be its undoing. Drillers are devoting more revenue than ever to interest payments. Bloomberg Business. 20 June 2015. Battle over new oil train standards pits safety a... The federal government's new rules aimed at preventing explosive oil train derailments are sparking a backlash from all sides. The railroads, oil producers and shippers say some of the new safety... … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 21-22
Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake Let's amend the famous line from Joni Mitchell's "Yellow Taxi" to fit this moment in the Finger Lakes region of New York State . There, Big Energy seems determined to turn paradise, if not into a parking lot, then into a massive storage area for fracked natural gas. But there's one way in which that song doesn't quite match reality. Mitchell famously wrote, "Don't it always seem to go that you don't … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – July 10
Martens to Depart DEC One day after codifying the state’s fracking ban – the signature issue of his tenure at the helm of the DEC – the agency’s commissioner, Joe Martens, has informed his senior staffers that he plans to depart in July. In an email being sent to all agency employees, Martens says it has been an “honor, an education and a gift” to head the DEC since 2011 – the first year Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office. He also informs staffers that his executive deputy, Marc Gerstman, will … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – July 1
Most Extreme Weather Has Climate Change Link, Study Says Global warming has created a 'new normal,' scientists say, and the old hesitance to attribute extreme weather to climate change is outdated. By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News Jun 23, 2015 In the wake of major hurricanes, floods and heat waves, scientists are quick to say that no single weather event can be attributed to climate change until careful analysis draws that conclusion. Now, … [Read more...] about We Cooked the Planet – Now the Planet Strikes Back!
At a May 2013 ExxonMobil shareholder’s meeting in Dallas, TX.. CEO Rex Tillerson made an astonishing statement. “WHAT GOOD IS IT TO SAVE THE PLANET IF HUMANITY SUFFERS?” For the seventh time, ExxonMobil shareholders voted down a resolution to require the corporation to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What Tillerson probably meant to say is “WHY SAVE HUMANITY AND THE PLANET IF PROFITS SUFFER?” A 2011 report by Carbon Brief has found 9 out of 10 of the most prolific … [Read more...] about CLIMATE CHANGE – FORGET PEOPLE, SAVE THE PROFITS
Marcellus region to see wave of large pipeline projects Over the next three years, the Marcellus Shale region can expect to see about 17 pipeline projects meant to ship about 17.3 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas out of Pennsylvania , West Virginia and Ohio to end-users, according to IHS Energy. Those destinations “are varied, and in addition to New England, some are targeting the Midwest, eastern Canada and the South,” said Matthew Piatek, associate director of North American … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 25
PA: Time for Chevron to pay up The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed its investigation of a fatal gas well explosion and fire that occurred early 2014 and decided what Chevron’s penalty will be. The company’s Appalachia division is being fined $940,000 for violating the state’s Oil and Gas Act. According to the DEP, Chevron failed “to construct and operate the well site to ensure that health, safety and environment were … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 3
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 … [Read more...] about Big Fracking Lie Version 2.0: “LNG exports will reduce global warming”
Manhattan has became another global warming disaster - the third "300 hundred year" hurricane to hit New York state in the last 4 years. Even a fractional increase in the temperature of the ocean and atmosphere equates to a massive increase in kinetic energy - which Mother Nature can harvest into a storm of epic proportions. Every few years. Add some more greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere, repeat until cooked. Or flooded. Or both. Even Business Weeks bites the bullet on the obvious: Global … [Read more...] about “It’s Global Warming Stupid”