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Old 11-08-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Meet the “1%” Funding Anti-Fracking Hysteria | FrontPage Magazine




Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation

Can Environmental Rules be Secret Weapons?
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Now it is no secret that many of the groups funding the protests and attack on fracking do not have to disclose their donors, I would say that there is way to much circumstantial evidence pointing to them involved, and a film that has to announce who invested, got money from the Saudies
Sorry, I was looking for an objective middle of the road publication, not an extreme conservative OR liberal POV publication.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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The people who carry the most weight in my mind are the ones speaking out about their polluted wells. In general, experts ( wether conservative or liberal ), support the agendas of those paying their salaries. They have NO credibility.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Sorry, I was looking for an objective middle of the road publication, not an extreme conservative OR liberal POV publication.
Name one objective middle of the road publication, last I checked they all had an agenda.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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This guy currently lives in Texas. Perhaps he will move to Colorado someday and throw his weight around in our state. We need some deep pockets to fight the polluters.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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Wink Per usual

"In 2010 the EPA issued an emergency order over Lipsky's contaminated water, but then retracted the order a little over a year later with no justification. An AP investigation discovered that Range had successfully pressured the EPA into submission. Although the EPA had water chemistry measurements that showed Lipsky's water was dangerously polluted, the EPA withheld the evidence and vacated the emergency order, apparently for political reasons." [1]


My sympathy with Texas homeowner, and aggrieved party, Steve Lipsky.

This case a good example of how money most usually trumps all else in these United States. Also, if a noble idea in principle in protecting our environment, how the EPA can, at least in this day and age, not be trusted.


1) 'Texas Frackers Sue Victim Of Their Water Pollution for $3 Million for Exposing Them,' Daily Kos
Daily Kos: Texas Frackers Sue Victim of Their Water Pollution for $3 Million for Exposing Them
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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Wink Colorado and EDCs

"Samples from the areas near more drilling sites had higher levels of EDC activity, The Endocrine Society wrote of the results, including a larger presence of chemicals known to disrupt both testosterone and estrogen." [1]


A report in the latest edition of Endocrinology looks at a number of the common chemicals used in fracking, with the conclusion that they likely serve as endocrine agents disrupting human hormonal balance. That these chemicals "could raise the risk of reproductive, metabolic, neurological and other diseases, especially in children who are exposed to EDCs" (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals), according to co-author Susan Nagel of the University of Missouri's School of Medicine.

Samples were drawn from disparate ground and surface water areas in Colorado. High trace EDCs were found in areas of former spills as well as that of present fracking activity. Notable is that little EDC activity was registered in areas without fracking.

1) 'Fracking chemicals disrupt human hormone functions, study claims,' RT
Fracking chemicals disrupt human hormone functions, study claims ? RT USA
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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Our erstwhile congressional doofus, Doug Lamborn (R, CO-5), stooge for the Koch Bros (oil billionaires) who financed his campaign (and that of our Colo Spgs mayor), wrote a bill in the House of Reps that anyone wishing to protest oil/gas leases on Federal lands must pay a $5000 fee in order to use their right to free speech and protest a lease. Story here. The bill passed the House and although the Senate is expected to kill it, we can expect this sort of dirty dealing to be in future bills.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Fracking Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects, Infertility
“More than 700 chemicals are used in the fracking process, and many of them disturb hormone function,” said one of the study’s authors, Susan C. Nagel, PhD, of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. “With fracking on the rise, populations may face greater health risks from increased endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure.”
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:02 PM
 
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Wink High handed tactics department

"Campaigners claim other over-reactions by industry and police against fracking opponents – such as the arrest last December of two protesters in Oklahoma for "terrorism hoax", after they unfurled a banner and dropped glitter on the floor of an office tower owned by Devon Energy.

But Scroggins' lawyer, George Kinchy, says this was the first time to his knowledge that a company has used the full weight of the law against a single activist."
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Grandmother Vera Scoggins has found herself legally barred from 312.5 square miles of her home in northeastern Pennsylvania. That would include, but not limited to, the bowling alley, recycling center, lake shore, a Chinese restaurant, drug stores, supermarkets, and county hospital.

Having moved to this area of rural Pennsylvania with her husband 20 years ago, she has since become a vocal critic of the vast amount of fracking having sprung up in her extended backyard. Not always to positive response from some area landowners who have cashed in on this environmentally dubious trend. And certainly to the ire and displeasure of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, who have not only had her tailed, but since received an injunction from judge Kenneth Seamans barring Ms. Scroggins from some 200,000 acres of Cabot land leases, or about 40% of her county. Most helpfully, Cabot was not required to delineate where this property is, so incumbent upon Ms. Scroggins to try and check in advance of leaving her front door, lest she inadvertently trespass and break this court order.

While an active campaigner against fracking, Ms. Scroggins has never been convicted of trespassing, with her protests both legal and never presenting a public danger. But that is not good enough for Cabot, coloring her someone who trespasses on the soul of community, and a public menace. Incidentally, they are not referring to themselves, but Ms. Scroggins in objecting to that done to her communities' environment.

Ms. Scroggins has apparently abided by the court order restricting her from the better part of her community, but otherwise remains unrepentant. "They can just get used to it," she adds.

1) 'The anti-fracking activist barred from 312.5 sq miles of Pennsylvania,' The Guardian
The anti-fracking activist barred from 312.5 sq miles of Pennsylvania | Environment | theguardian.com
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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Well digging into the story of Mrs. Scroggins, you find the truth of the story rather than the victim being portrayed. She is actually lucky that she has not be charged with criminal trespass and had charges pressed by Cabot in that regard. The law in Pennsylvania regarding private property and trespassing is very clear and she if wants a criminal record, she might end up with one.

I think if you want to protest in public, take it up in public meetings with government or the companies(as they usually have several public meetings every year), organize a local group, talk to the land owners, post letters in the newspaper or online, write a blog, etc. that's fine. But you don't have any business walking on to other people's property without their permission.
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