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FRACKIS OF KOCH

February 6, 2014
FRACKIS OF KOCH

You may or may not have seen this “meme” floating around on the internet.   It’s easy to point to ONE person as the “villain”. Regardless of whether you believe or not that former Vice-President and Former Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney is at the root of fracking, it’s a distraction. While some people see Cheney as being all powerful, he’s just one person involved.   There are others needing to be watched more closely. You might have heard of them – The Koch Brothers. Koch Industries is the 2nd largest privately owned company in the United States with annual revenues of about $115 billion.   To ensure annual revenues continue to grow, the Koch Brothers have gone on a spending and funding spree over the past few years. Their interests range from climate […]

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SHALEFIELD STORIES

February 1, 2014
SHALEFIELD STORIES

Environment America Research & Policy Center joined residents living on the frontlines of fracking who recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations in a new book called Shalefield Stories. “Behind the alarming numbers the outline fracking’s environmental impacts, there are real people whose lives have been gravely impacted by these polluting practices,” said John Rumpler, Senior Attorney for Environment America Research & Policy Center. “These are their stories, and we would be wise to heed their words of warning on fracking.” Shalefield Stories was compiled by individual residents in Pennsylvania, who arranged for Environment America Research & Policy Center to release it across the country today.   These are the stories of those who are “living the drill” and how their […]

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FRACK FAIRY TALES FROM MSC

December 27, 2013
FRACK FAIRY TALES FROM MSC

Newly hired President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), David Spigelmeyer  has a sad and reacts to the recent ACT 13 rulings by retelling old Frack Fairy tales.  One would think in light of growing opposition to the fossil fuel industry’s industrialization of our communities that Spigelmeyer would have come up with better frack fairy tales. Briefly, Spigelmeyer, was Vice President of Government Relations for Chesapeake Energy.  He and a number of other Chesapeake employees were let go in mid 2013 during a “massive restructuring” of the company.   Forbes magazine characterized it as a “bloodbath”.  Since the beginning of 2013 approximately 1,200 employees have been let go. If you are interested in reading what Chesapeake Energy employees (current and former) are saying, CLICK HERE.   ACT 13 FRACK FAIRY TALE […]

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Ft. Worth Files For Divorce From Chesapeake

December 22, 2013
Ft. Worth Files For Divorce From Chesapeake

Citing irreconcilable differences. And they were such a cute couple. The City cited mental cruelty. Ft Worth based Deranged Resources is named as a co-respondent. Ft Worth is near the epicenter of the Barnett Shale. It’s the Dimock of the Barnett. Prior to 2009, you could only drill an oil or gas well in a heavy industry zone in Ft. Worth, but that changed withe the City started issuing Special Use Permits  (SUPs) that enabled drillers to drill just about anywhere they could get an SUP. Dallas, its sister city – like Minneapolis / St. Paul or Buda and Pest (Budapest), saw what was happening and effectively banned shale gas exploration in the city. Now Ft. Worth is having second thoughts about letting its neighborhoods get cluster fracked in the first place. […]

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THE FRACKING OF LESSORS

December 13, 2013
THE FRACKING OF LESSORS

If you live in a shale area, like the Marcellus Shale, then perhaps 3, 4, 5 years ago you were approached to lease your property for the purpose of natural gas extraction. Maybe you attended a few meetings held by a natural gas corporation representative, or one put on by their PR front groups.    Maybe you just offered the landman a cup of coffee and a slice of homemade bunt cake while he spun dreams of being rich beyond your wildest dreams. After being razzled dazzled, perhaps you signed a lease.  You would wait patiently for those big royalty checks to arrive and think about all the things you could do with that money.   Renovate your home, put on an addition, send your kids to college, or buy a new […]

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FRACKINGTALE TELLERS

October 28, 2013
FRACKINGTALE TELLERS

Former Rep. B.J. Nikkel (R-49) was originally appointed by a vacancy committee and was sworn into the Colorado General Assembly on January 13, 2009, and ran for election in 2010. Nikkel ran for election in 2010 served a 2-year term.  In early 2012, she announced she would not seek re-election and thus avoided a primary battle against fellow Republican Rep. Brian DelGrosso. Nikkel’s Campaign Finance disclosure may be found by clicking HERE. As of 2011, Nikkel was the Colorado State Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wish lists to benefit their bottom line.  Corporations fund almost all of […]

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THE FOSSIL FUEL CAROUSEL

September 30, 2013
THE FOSSIL FUEL CAROUSEL

Since the entrance of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, and all the hoopla about the good things it will bring, one of the talking points has been about how dirty coal is and how natural gas has less CO2 emissions than coal.  Periodically we see a battle royal between the Coal Industry and the Natural Gas Industry. The often repeated question asked by the natural gas industry is “Are we going to rely on environmentally devastating coal-powered plants?”, the talking point continues to praise the cleanliness of natural gas. The industry’s front groups, public relations groups and astro-turf groups have all cherry-picked through various reports to show natural gas is better for the environment than coal.  American Clean Skies, a front group co-founded by former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey […]

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EVENT HORIZONS with Dr. Robin Falkov

September 16, 2013
EVENT HORIZONS with Dr. Robin Falkov

I’ll be joining Dr. Robin Falkov’s radio show starting tomorrow – Tuesday 9/17 and discussing the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania.  Hope you will all listen. I’ll be a regular on Tuesdays from 10:30am-11am EASTERN TIME Go here: http://www.freedomslips.com/hifihome/schedule.htm Scroll down to EVENT HORIZONS Dr Robin Falkov time slot, and click on it, radio player will pop up FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/robin.falkov?fref=ts   M-F 10am-Noon ET, 7-9am PT listen & access archives @ www.freedomslips.com info & updates www.healthfreedomrights.com/eventhorizons.html

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FRACKERS STOOP TO NEW LOW

September 2, 2013
FRACKERS STOOP TO NEW LOW

We’ve seen the hit pieces attacking studies and reports regarding the risks, dangers and hazards of industrializing our communities by the natural gas corporations. We’ve seen the Chesapeake Energy and Talisman Resources coloring books. We’ve seen court documents which impose a gag order on children by Range Resources. We are seeing the natural gas industry infiltrating our schools under the guise of “educating” children. While the Natural Gas Industry (NGI) is plying children with coloring books, attaching gag orders, and attempting to create a captive audience in our schools, Energy In Depth (EID), a public relations campaign created by the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) ran a blog post accusing fracktivists of “exploiting” children. You may be asking, can NGI stoop any lower? HOW LOW CAN THEY GO? Public […]

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NATURAL GAS TO “SPONSOR” FRACK-U

August 30, 2013
NATURAL GAS TO "SPONSOR" FRACK-U

With barely contained glee and snark, the Marcellus Shale Drilling News (i.e. think Rush Limbaugh sans Cigar) broke the news with a screaming headline “Cabot to Teach Hazelton, PA 9th Graders How to Frack“. NOTE: Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) is a subscription site, unless you have a subscription links will not give you access to the entire article HOWEVER there is a back door which allows you to real the entire article. Following these easy steps: Go to Google search Type in or copy/paste the headline title, in this case  enter or copy/paste Cabot to Teach Hazelton, PA 9th Graders How to Frack Hit search and select the first result. Ok back to the story. Word spread about the Cabot classes pretty fast, and was a topic of dicussion at […]

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