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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mary Beth Adams recently published in the Journal of Environmental Quality an extremely interesting study on the effects of frack fluid on vegetation. The short answer? Things die. The long answer: “Two years after fluid application, 56% of the trees … Continue reading