Hydraulic Fracturing undermining mortgages
2011-10-20
Agreements to frack on private property could cause defaults and plummeting home prices. By Andrew Schenkel   For the more than one million Americans who have been offered cash for the right to hydraulically fracture their property, an investigation by The New York Times outlines their biggest fears: devalued property and potential defaults. Ian Urbina’s… Read more »
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Having your cake and eating it too…
2011-10-18
Ted Zukoski at unEarthed compares the oil and gas industry to a hungry, angry baby in his blog post today examining Secretary Salazar’s and the BLM’s latest decision to protect Colorado’s Vermillion Basin while allowing drilling on the vast majority of lands in the area. “Meet the oil and gas industry in Colorado, the crybaby… Read more »
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5 Sketchy ties between Herman Cain and Koch Brothers
2011-10-18
Several new reports show Cain is in the back pocket of dirty industries By Andrew Schenkel Herman Cain’s quick rise up the political latter is raising eyebrows in the energy community. On the campaign trail Cain loves touting his business background. He likes to cast himself as the ultimate outsider but his rise appears to… Read more »
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Oil drilling is doing so well they’re burning natural gas …
2011-10-14
by Matt Garrington Apparently, oil drilling is doing so well, oil and gas companies are burning off nearly one-third of the natural gas they produce in North Dakota. Now, House Democrats are calling for a congressional investigation into these oil and gas drilling companies’ practice of wasting a viable energy resource. The request follows an… Read more »
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Big Oil politicians to ignore facts: U.S. oil production higher under Obama than when Bush left office
2011-10-13
by Matt Garrington On Wednesday, Rep. Doc Hastings led a full oversight hearing focused on President Obama’s now-lifted Gulf of Mexico moratorium to examine “lingering impacts on jobs, energy production and local economies.” Meanwhile, Hastings continues to waste taxpayer money on oversight hearings for problems that don’t exist. Domestic oil production and energy jobs are… Read more »
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Sen. Sanders takes on oil speculators
2011-10-7
Mad Money’s Jim Cramer and Sen. Bernie Sanders take on oil speculators: “These are some of the most powerful people in the world. They make huge amounts of campaign contributions. They have lobbyists running around all over this place,” [Sen. Saunders] said. “What they do not want is the American people to understand that the… Read more »
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Disclosing the ‘True Ties’ of Op-Ed Writers
2011-10-6
Today, 50 current and former journalists, media professors and media professionals joined The Checks and Balances Project to ask the New York Times to end the pervasive practice of industry-funded pundits placing opinion pieces that favors their funders, without these financial ties being disclosed to readers. Through http://www.trueties.org, petitioners can ask the New York Times… Read more »
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Info Graphic shows the BIG FIVE FRACKING THREATS
2011-10-4
From earthquakes to poisoning drinking water this image spells out all the concerns  An info graphic posted on CleanTechnica outlines the concerns that people around the world are raising about hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – as it is commonly called, is an industrial process where poisonous chemicals are mixed with water and injected… Read more »
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