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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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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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Re: Petals and Snow… A Photo Essay.

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Yesterday, my master took me to inspect the plants that we brought from our old house. The impromptu snowfall didn’t do too much harm, and everyone seems to be blooming right along… even though it is still snowing here in … 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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So long, Davy Jones. It’s been swell.

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By now you probably know that Davy Jones has died. You remember him from The Monkees and– of course– from his cameos on The Brady Bunch. It’s safe to say that Davy Jones was a teenage heart-throb in his day… and … Continue reading

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Past Due Notice: The 28th Amendment, Reversing Citizens United

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Each decade or so, the humans who live in the United States amend The Constitution. The last time that happened was in 1992 (link to 27th Amendment). It needs to happen again because, in 2010, the US Supreme Court ruling … Continue reading

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