Investors: what is it the natural gas industry doesn’t want you to know?
The editor of the O&G industry magazine World Oil was fired for defending a petroleum geologist’s columns indicating shale gas yields are overstated (that wells aren’t actually producing as industry advertised… not even close). Below are 3 links to articles regarding this incident. The 1st reports on the firing; the 2nd is the editor’s explanation for his firing […]
DEC can’t effectively regulate the mess we already have – and that they let happen
From Toxics Targeting:
Statewide ban activists disrupt DEC hearing in NYC
Activists for statewide ban on toxic waste producing gas drilling disrupt DEC dSGEIS hearing in NYC Video here of a portion of rally for statewide ban: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Pab1Hlhrs (New York City, 11/10) A burgeoning movement to counter proposals for a two-tiered standard of environmental protection from shale gas drilling in New York State erupted in the first New […]
What’s wrong with this picture?
A November 4th press release from the PA DEP reveals that while “numerous” people in Dimock have been without good water for, oh, a year, give or take, it takes an agreement process with DEP to force Cabot Oil & Gas to address residents’ need for “replacement” water. It takes an agreement process with DEP […]
Thursday a.m. pipeline explosion, Texas
The Associated Press reports: Gas line explodes in Panhandle Nov. 5, 2009, 9:29AM Flames blazed more than 400 feet high above a natural gas line explosion that rocked Bushland, Texas about 1 a.m. today. BUSHLAND — A natural gas pipeline exploded in the Texas Panhandle on Thursday, shaking homes, melting window blinds and shooting flames […]
If Pickens gets his way…
Entry at Energy-Facts.org: Our steadily increasing dependence on gas is worrisome — especially since gas supply is projected to decline through 2020.  Fool Me Twice Despite this supply decrease we continue to build out an ever more extensive natural gas infrastructure– verifying Santayana’s warning that: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to […]
Would shale gas reduce coal use? No, say the numbers
A CommonDreams.org piece published November 4th and titled Unnatural Gas: The Inflated Promise of a Not-So-Clean Fuel concludes: Meanwhile, in competing with Big Coal for the affections of Congress, the newly formed America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) launched an $80 million advertising and lobbying campaign earlier this year to promote its “clean, abundant, American, reliable, and versatile” product. As […]
“A Snowmobile for George”
See it November 19, 7pm at the Bouck Auditorium, SUNY Cobleskill. The Student Environmental Action Coalition presents: A Snowmobile for George. “A rambunctious road trip reveals the toll that environmental deregulation has had on the lives of ordinary people.”