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The State of the Union: Obama’s Literacy Doggone Doubtful

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No, this isn’t a post about a teleprompter flub. Yes, this is a post about how President Obama has just offered clear and compelling evidence that he is illiterate. In last night’s State of the Union address, Obama specifically spoke about … Continue reading

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Marcellus Shale Wordplay: Drastic Cut OR Sharp Increase?

Have you heard about the adjustment to the estimates of how much natural gas is within the Marcellus Shale formation? Depending on what media outlet you listened to, the estimate just went WAY up or WAY down… but everyone’s using … Continue reading

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PA Lt. Gov Cawley Declares War on Enviro Advocates?

The Lt. Governor of PA recently informed a small group of humans that the natural gas industry should “fight back” against media reports on water contamination due to shale gas development. That’s right. Them’s fightin’ words… literally. Does Cawley even … Continue reading

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word choice: fracking

Hi all. Just a short note today to mention a theme I’ve recently been seeing… it involves the applicability of the word “fracking” to mean all shale gas development activities. I think we can be more specific. Today, I’m offering … Continue reading

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once upon a leaky well…

Once a leaky well, always a leaky well? That is the question. Here’s what we know: about 5% of unconventional gas wells leak right off the bat; upwards of 50-60% leak within 20ish years. In a Canadian study, the failure … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Unconventional Shale Gas Will Fail

It may take quite awhile, but the development of shale gas will eventually fail. There are three main reasons. I am not one of them. It’s debate-able how many “knowns” there are when it comes to shale gas, but here are three … Continue reading

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tim dechristopher: 2 years caged for courage

A handful of us observed Tim DeChristopher Day on Tuesday, 26 July 2011. What does an act of activism cost? What can be gained? These are the questions entertained. Today, Tim DeChristopher was ordered to spend the next 2 years in … Continue reading

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Dog’s Eye View: PA’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Cmte Environmental & Health Recs

Well, the Harrisburg Bulldogs have released the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission’s full report, as of yesterday. Today’s blog is my $0.02 on the report’s set-up, plus I review the report’s 43 environmental recommendations. The report was commissioned by Gov. Corbulldog on how … Continue reading

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New & Not Improved: Pennshalevania

Let’s try this on for size: The Keystone State will now be known as Pennshalevania. Alternatively, you can call it Gasylvania. Whatever you do, don’t call it a commonwealth anymore. Wealth here, nowadays, simply isn’t for everyone– regardless of what … Continue reading

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Leaked Natural Gas Industry Emails…

The New York Times published one doggone good one today. The Industry Insiders Sound an Alarm article by Ian Urbina exposes more realities behind natural gas myths. What does it mean to you? Well, Remember the dot com bubble? The bank … Continue reading

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