Tag Archives: environment

PA’s Trojan Horse Grazes on Property Rights

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What under earth just happened in Pennsylvania? The first phase of forced pooling, that’s what! Over this past weekend, the PA legislature approved Senate Bill 259, which grants oil and gas industry operators the ability to combine oil and gas … Continue reading

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What happens in Hawai’i does not stay in Hawai’i… [Pictures, Essay, + Video]

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My master just got back after being in Hawai’i for three weeks, and he’s not the same as when he left. I’m not sure exactly what’s up, but I’ll do my doggone best to explain. Fair warning: This may be a … Continue reading

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Caterpillars and Poetry.

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It takes a lot to make a moth, but most humans, I’ve noticed, don’t really care for moths. They like butterflies, it seems, but not moths. Why? I’m not sure (especially since I recently learned that butterflies are actually regarded … Continue reading

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Dissonance over PA’s partial moratorium on shale drilling? Let the dog speak!

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I speak, you listen! Humans often ask dogs to speak. SO, here we go: Pay close attention to what I’m saying about the last-minute move made on 30 June 2012 by PA’s Senator Chuck McIlhinney, R-10, in which he successfully … Continue reading

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Now you’ve seen it all: PA lawmakers to vote on allowing natural gas industry to approve its own permits.

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You’ve heard of the fox running the henhouse, right? Usually, that’s an expression. It’s usually not “exactly” the case. But, if PA House Bill 1659 goes through, then the Marcellus industry will be in charge of their own permitting process. … Continue reading

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FYI: Mitt Rmoney’s anti-environment worldview violates his own religion’s ethics. #MittIsMean

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It’s often been said that the dignity of humans can be seen in how they treat those who cannot fend for themselves. By now, I’m sure you know that Mitt Rmoney has no problem with putting his dog, Seamus, in a crate and … Continue reading

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It’s fracking summer! (The Top 3 Essential Protests!)

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Global warming or not, there’s one thing we can all agree on: it’s summer. Summer is a time to roll in your favorite patch of grass, or if you’re an activist, then summer is a time to shake signs to … Continue reading

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Do you snow what happened last night in PA?

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Seriously, I didn’t believe my master when he told me I would get to play in the snow today. When I went to bed last night, the grass was green. When I woke up this morning, the green was gone! … Continue reading

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A song for worship on Earth Day.

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Today is Earth Day, and it is Sunday. I think that’s a nice combination, and I wonder how many priests and pastors will think the same. Whether you believe in an Intelligent Designer or chalk it up to a lengthy series of … Continue reading

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