Month: November 2009

  • 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: (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 Our steadily increasing dependence on gas is worrisome — especially since gas supply is projected to decline through 2020. [2] 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 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.”

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