New report: Cuomo’s fracking panel fatally biased
Independent Coalition of Citizens Against FrackingFor Immediate ReleaseSeptember 20, 2011 Grassroots Groups Expose Bias of Cuomo’s Fracking Advisory Panel in Report Released Today Contact: gasmain.org(@)gmail.com Report available at GasMain.org New York State’s recently named Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel is stacked with appointees who have already made clear they’re on the side of the gas industry’s plan […]
Would a local or statewide ban result in “takings” proceedings and liability? No.
Banning Hydrofracking Is Not A “Taking” of Property By Mary Jo Long, Esq. As the public sentiment grows for a ban on High Volume Hydrofracking (HVHF), lawyers and others who speak for corporate profit-making opportunities in natural gas say that laws banning or limiting gas drilling is a “taking” of property. Even some who seem […]
No economic boom, inadequate tax revenues, low royalties, wrecked roads, bad water. So what else is new? From NewsInferno.com 9/13/2010: Fracking in Arkansas Falling Short of Promise It appears that hydraulic fracturing in Arkansas’ Fayetteville shale isn’t living up to past promises. According to a report in Arkansas Business, depressed natural gas prices have eaten away at royalties […]
“Over-sized fake gas checks were misleading”
Editor, A May 13 article reporting on a ‘press conference’ that said $11.5 million generated last year from natural gas production in the Town of Smyrna will be handed over to officials presented misleading and factually incorrect information. Gas production may have generated $11.5 million, but that is revenue for Norse Energy, not Chenango County, […]
Something you can do about the compromised Kerry, Graham, Lieberman climate bill
From EnergyJustice.net > SIGN THE PETITION < The Kerry, Graham and Lieberman climate bill has become so compromised it’s rotten. Let Congress know that you are deeply concerned about climate change, and therefore support a vote AGAINST this bill. Tell them a much, much stronger climate bill is absolutely necessary! When the House of Representatives passed the […]
“a few are riding, but the rest are run over…”
“Men have an indistinct notion that if they keep up this activity of joint stocks and spades long enough, all will at length ride somewhere in next to no time, and for nothing; but though a crowd rushes to the depot, and the conductor shouts ‘All aboard!’ when the smoke is blown away and the […]
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 […]
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 […]