January 19, 2018

Who Pays the Cost of Fracking?

The report posted below should be of interest to the general public, which will bear the cost of the failures on the part of companies engaged in horizontal hydrofracking (fracking) to properly insure their projects against the possibility–ever present given the high-pressure environment and toxic chemicals, radioactive drill cuttings and … Continue reading

Fracking Methane Leakage Study Financed by Gas Industry with Partner, EDF, is Deeply Flawed

Numerous Problems Outlined With How Study Was Conducted in Order to Achieve Results Inconsistent with Findings of Independent Researchers
By Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, September 17, 2013

The new gas industry/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study released Monday on methane gas leakage appears to be fatally flawed. 


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Attend a Deborah Rogers presentation on ‘Frackonomics’

Attend a presentation by Deborah Rogers, Founder of Energy Policy Forum titled “Frackonomics: Debunking the Financial Myths of Fracking,” on Thursday, October 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street (8th and 9th Avenues). Get the facts from an energy and financial expert … Continue reading

Frackers Avoid Paying Royalties

Unfair Share: How Oil and Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties
by Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica, Aug. 13, 2013, 10:20 a.m.

Don Feusner ran dairy cattle on his 370-acre slice of northern Pennsylvania until he could no longer turn a profit by farming. Then, at age 60, he sold all but a … Continue reading

Ohio Shale Gas Still Not Creating Promised Jobs

The latest indication that industry job forecasts are greatly overstated
By John Funk, The Plain Dealer, August 22, 2013

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Paean to Mr. Shepstone by David Slottje

A Paean to Tom Shepstone, by David Slottje
June 29, 2013
“I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”
(Julius Caesar by Wm. Shakespeare, Act 3, Scene II)
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The battle for the essence and soul of New York State, now being fought between those who … Continue reading

The Gas Industry’s Hot Air

Our opinion: The gas industry’s belated acknowledgement of problems in PA only underscores how long it tried to persuade the public otherwise
By TU Editorial Board, timesunion.com, June 4, 2013

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The spin from the natural gas drilling industry has been so rosy for so … Continue reading

“FrackNation” Part 2 – Koch Industries

Who bankrolled “FrackNation”?
By Steve Horn, desmogblog.com, May 4, 2013

Part one of the DeSmogBlog investigation of “FrackNation” – a film made in response to “Gasland 2” – honed in on the past track records and funding streams of co-directors Phelim McAller and Ann McElhinney.

We revealed that Donors Trust

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“FrackNation” Deploys Tobacco Playbook in Response to “Gasland 2”

Exposed: How Big Oil has deployed the Tobacco Playbook once again
By Steve Horn, desmogblog.com, May 3, 2013

Big Oil has deployed the “Tobacco Playbook” once again, this time in response to the release of “Gasland 2.”

It comes in the form of a documentary film … Continue reading

Gasland 2 Premiere in Illinois

Highlights Industry PSYOPS and Ongoing Fracking Fights
By Steve Horn, desmogblog.com, May 21, 2013

DeSmogBlog partnered with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore to produce this spoof video in the vein of Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now”,  “Frackalypse Now”.

Gasland 2” screened yesterday in Normal, IL and DeSmogBlog was there to … Continue reading