"WE KNOW THE TRUTH, NOT ONLY BY THE REASON, BUT ALSO BY THE HEART"
Blaise Pascal
OH YEAH
click on picture & scroll down
EVERYTHING'S GOOD...OH, YEAH, OH, YEAH

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

OUR PA HENHOUSE & THE FRACKING FOXES

A perfect metaphor on every level - local to global

Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission
Members Rack Up Violations

Eight of the drilling companies with representatives on the commission were cited with environmental violations last year.

"One of them led the state in violations. All of them
contributed to Gov. Tom Corbett's campaign."

"That lends ammunition to environmentalists’ complaint that
Corbett populated the commission henhouse
with industry foxes favored for their largesse
rather than careful business practices."

"Industry officials say the representatives
bring valuable expertise and talent to the panel."
Yeah...of course they do

Chief Oil & Gas - 174 violations
East Resources - 74 violations
Exxon Mobil - 66 violations
Range Resources - 32 violations
Chevron - 16 violations
EQT - 15 violations
Consol - 5 violations

PennLive Story - HERE
Pipeline: Commission Interactive - HERE

Let's not forget Chesapeake...

"Chesapeake Energy had the third-highest number of violations at 132; Chesapeake’s vice president of government relations, Dave Spigelmyer, was appointed to the commission, but chose to step off prior to the beginning of its work."

"Most famously, Corbett received a $480,000 contribution from Chesapeake Energy’s Audrey McClendon – funneled through a national Republican political committee – just before the 2004 Attorney General election. Corbett has appointed a Chesapeake Energy executive to serve on the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission."

Tom Corbett's Million Dollar Drilling Club
Hypocracy Watch PA - HERE
How Corbett Fracked PA's Middle Class
Phila Daily News - HERE

And, let's not forget...
"post-modern, focus group, fecal marketing"

Exxon Mobil's Latest Vile TV Ad
video
Insulting...Disgusting...Disgraceful...
And In Your Face

OPEN YOUR EYES
AND BE FRACKED


STAND OPPOSED


Ain't as easy as it seems
To find a mutual dream
Can you tell me wrong from right
Do you know when to freeze or take flight
Can you tell me more or less
I got to know-confess

Come On
 Be My Conspiracy

Sunday, April 24, 2011

FINDING THEIR WAY AGAINST FRACKING

Rider Park is a gift of the late Thomas J. Rider to the residents of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Rider included a special request that the Sisters of Christian Charity and Divine Providence Hospital, now part of Susquehanna Health System, use the area for employee recreation and patient rehabilitation. He also provided funds for the maintenance of the park.

Last October, while hiking in the park,
Jen Slotterback found a well pad stake.
She went home and told her husband, Jim.

Jen & Jim Slotterback
Stood Opposed

Less than a month later The First Community Foundation
voted to ban drilling in Rider Park.



Fighting Fracking: A Love Story - HERE

Fracking Gone Wrong: Finding a Better Way - HERE

A Citizen's Tip Guide - HERE

STAND OPPOSED

Tell Governor Corbett:
Keep Our State Forests Wild!
Petition - HERE


Very Grateful To:
Jen & Jim Slotterback
And...

Friday, April 22, 2011

BEHOLDEN TO JOSH FOX

TEDxVancouver 2010

This Man is Astonishing...
Way Beyond Everything...

Looking Back Aways
Starting Yesterday...

ABC Nightline - April 21
Arkansas Earthquakes

Albany Rally - April 20
Day of Action Against Extraction

Cornell Seminar - April 19
Fossil Fools and Fracking 

Power Shift 2011 - April 16
"I've seen the strength of this Movement"

Josh's Open Letter to the
Delaware River Basin Commission
PLEASE READ - HERE

Center for Social Media Film Series - March 17
"Nothing changes without Civil Disobedience"

TEDxVancouver - November 27, 2010 

Talk'n "Water on Fire" Blues

TO JOSH...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

THE FRACKING NEWS TODAY, OH BOY


Latest On "The Spill"

Work Continues to Stop Frack Fluid Leak
video
WNEP

Watching For Frack Fluid
video
WNEP

Chesapeake's Mixed Safety Record
video
WNEP

Gas Well Leak in PA
video
YNN

Earlier Today

Chesapeake Suspends Fracking
video
YNN

Gas Well Spill Leaks Tainted Water
video
YNN

YEAH, A STORM IS THREATENING


IF I DON'T GET SOME SHELTER,
I'M GONNA FADE AWAY

A MAD BULL LOST ITS WAY

IT'S JUST A SHOT AWAY

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CAN FRACKING PIGS FLY?


"The Marcellus Shale Coalition says
it now believes the natural gas industry
is partly responsible for rising levels of
contaminants in local drinking water"

"The DEP is calling on all Marcellus drilling operators to cease delilvering wastewater
to these 15 publicly owned treatment works"

KDKA Photo
video
Drilling Companies Ordered To Stop
Sending Water To Treatment Plants

"And we do believe that there is a role that the natural gas industry is playing in increasing these levels of bromide and are in a position to address that immediately,”
Kathryn Klaber

HMM...
I think I remember...

video
Bromides Found in Allegheny River

"There is no connection between these bromides and drilling in
the Marcellus Shale...bromides in the water in northeastern cities are due to the overuse of road salt...
to attribute this to drilling in the Marcellus is irresponsible
and not grounded in fact"
Marcellus Shale Coalition

Today's Inquirer Story - HERE

HMM...

Monday, April 18, 2011

NY AG THREATENS SUIT OVER FRACKING

NYDailyNews Photo

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that he plans to sue the federal government if it doesn't commit within 30 days to conducting a full-scale review of regulations that would allow fracking in the Delaware River Basin.


"New Yorkers are correctly concerned about fracking's potential dangers to their environment, health and communities
and I will use the full authority of my office, including aggressive legal action, to ensure the federal government is forced to address those concerns."

YNN News - HERE
Law 360 - HERE

Industry Pushing Back Already

From the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York:

“There appears to be a fundamental misunderstanding as to the composition of the DRBC and its responsibilities under federal and state law. The Governor of New York is one of five DRBC commissioners, along with the Governors of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and a single officer of the Army Corps of Engineers..."

yeah, right

NY Daily News - HERE

TO NEW YORK
&
MR SCHNEIDERMAN

WAY TO GO!

FRACKED COMPUTER ILLS


First an Internet Problem
Then a Computer Problem
Sorry


Work'n on it...

Trying to be patient
Feel'n Isolated, though...


BACK SOON

Sunday, April 10, 2011

THE FUSS OVER FRACKING

Towanda, PA

The Dilemma of a New Gas Boom
Time Video


"It Was Heaven...

Turned Out To Be Hell"

Friday, April 8, 2011

I CAN SEE THROUGH YOUR MASKS


You That Hide Behind Money

You That Hide Behind Lies


Pearl Jam - Song by Bob Dylan

Come you masters of war
You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks

You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with our world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
You hide in your mansion'
As young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good
Will it buy you forgiveness
Do you think that it could
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul

How much do I know
To talk out of turn
You might say that I'm young
You might say I'm unlearned
But there's one thing I know
Though I'm younger than you
That even Jesus would never
Forgive what you do

And I hope that you die
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand over your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead


WE WILL...

 BE SEEING YOU

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

REMOLD


A Bittersweet Symphony
That's Life

Takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet
Yeah

I'm Here In My Mold

Need to hear some sounds
That recognize the pain in me
Yeah


Let the melody shine
Let it cleanse my mind
I feel free now
Yeah


Oh, Yeah

Sunday, April 3, 2011

TEENS SAY FRACK IS WACK


It's About Them
Their Lives
Their Health
Their Air
Their Water
Their Land
Their World
Their Future
Their Hopes & Dreams
Their Children...

Think Before You Frack
Website - HERE
Tumblr - HERE
Facebook - HERE

The Think Before You Frack Team

WAKE UP OUT THERE

Think About Them
Nothing Matters More
STAND UP - FOR THEM

Friday, April 1, 2011

DEP "REQUESTS" DRILLING BE SAFE

WTAE Team 4: Pittsburgh

Letter Details Cause
Of Fiery Marcellus Gas Well Blast
DEP Asks Pennsylvania Gas Producers
To Follow Best Safety Practices

video
Team 4: News Video

"The state Department of Environmental Protection has sent a letter to every gas-producing company in Pennsylvania, explaining what went wrong at a recent Marcellus Shale gas drilling rig explosion and asking the industry to use best practices when it comes to safety".

"Team 4 investigative reporter Jim Parsons obtained a copy of the letter, which said that the fire in Avella, Washington County, caused a 'significant threat to public health, safety and the environment ...' and that it was caused by 'improperly managed condensate that produced vapors that ignited.'"

"There's no mention in the letter of requirements that must be followed. Instead, the DEP said it is 'requesting' that companies 'voluntarily adhere' to best practices, and it concludes the letter by 'strongly encouraging' producers to develop plans to safely control hydrocarbon vapors."

Team 4: Story - HERE
DEP Letter - HERE


"Why is the DEP
asking instead of telling?"

WE ARE GETTING SO...


OH, YEAH