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What does the $20m Chief lawsuit mean for YOU?

By now, I bet you’ve heard that Chief Oil & Gas has brought suit against a few landowners for $20,000,000. But, what does this mean TO YOU? Did you catch Chief’s comment that this lawsuit is more than punitive? It … Continue reading

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed: All bark, no bite

Did you know there’s another way to use the phrase “all bark and no bite”? You see, dogs have a funny way of thinking about power– and it only involves biting as a last resort. I never thought a human … 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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Grease or Green? Obama’s Plans 4 Tar Sands & Fox’s Plans 4 Protest

When the leader of your pack makes decisions that harm the pack, what do you do? That’s the question that American humans should be asking themselves these days. Their President Obama was elected on a platform of change, particularly when it … Continue reading

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NY Senator Ball Tours PA’s GasLand, Speaks Out

Just when you think no human in government is willing to step up and speak out, the phone rings. Your master lets you know it’s time to google “what does a senator do,” and then Senator Greg Ball (NY- R, … Continue reading

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Fed Energy Shale Gas Report: Josh Fox, John Deutch, Dog Logic

There’s been a bountiful array of headlines regarding the recent report released by the Federal Energy Department regarding shale gas development. The headlines are mainly divided into two types: 1) those that highlight concerns with the subcommittee on natural gas … 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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