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Politicians must consider unintended consequences

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

    By Paul Driessen It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the […]

Developer gets 10 Years for Building/Investor Scam over Fracking Boom

Developer gets 10 Years for Building/Investor Scam over Fracking Boom

. By Jennifer Felten  “Fracking” is a slang term for “Hydraulic Fracturing”.  Hydraulic Fracturing is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., in order to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.  In other words, inject pressurized liquid deep into the earth and you get oil or […]

Peter Thiel Sees More ‘Economic Progress’ From Fracking Than Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel Sees More ‘Economic Progress’ From Fracking Than Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel, a tech billionaire and confidante to President Donald Trump, said something you don’t often hear from Silicon Valley moguls: hydraulic fracturing did more for progress than the tech boom. “What’s very striking is that on some level I think fracking represents a bigger economic form of progress for our society as a whole […]

California Votes On Local Fracking Ban In Oil Country

California Votes On Local Fracking Ban In Oil Country

California residents will decide whether or not to ban hydraulic fracturing, vcialis 40mg or fracking, patient at the ballot box this coming Tuesday in Monterey County. The proposed ban would directly restrict fracking and the drilling of new wells, purchase in addition to restricting how oil companies dispose of water from the process. The vote […]

With brief to 10th Circuit, PLF opposes unlawful federal fracking restrictions

With brief to 10th Circuit, PLF opposes unlawful federal fracking restrictions

In a brief to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) urges that federal bureaucrats be blocked from usurping the authority of the states — and disobeying Congress — with unlawful federal regulatory restrictions on hydraulic fracking. Donor-supported PLF is the leading legal watchdog organization that litigates nationwide for limited government […]

Crony Capitalism and Political Privilege: Earthshaking. Literally.

Crony Capitalism and Political Privilege: Earthshaking. Literally.

By Thomas L. Knapp In 1962, US Army Corps of Engineers personnel pumped 165 million gallons of waste fluid into rock 12,000 feet below the surface of the earth at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal and noticed that the pumping was accompanied by a number of small earthquakes. Six years later,  the US Geological Survey monitored […]

Fracturing common sense: Colorado extremists want to ban fracking, oil, gas, jobs, revenues, property rights

Fracturing common sense:  Colorado extremists want to ban fracking, oil, gas, jobs, revenues, property rights

By Paul Driessen Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has given the USA and world centuries of new petroleum supplies, pharm lowered energy prices for manufacturers, motorists and consumers, and altered geopolitics for the Middle East, Russia and Venezuela. New natural gas supplies provide low-cost petrochemical feed stocks, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by fueling […]

Here’s How Fracking Bailed Out California’s Global Warming Goals

Here’s How Fracking Bailed Out California’s Global Warming Goals

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas is responsible for California’s ability to keep electricity prices relatively low while meeting its global warming goals, according to statistical analysis published in Forbes Monday. The analysis concludes that fracking “cushioned the blow of shifting to higher cost and more intermittent sources of renewable energy” and saved the […]

America’s Fracking Energy Progress

America’s Fracking Energy Progress

A quick list of some of the benefits realized by the United States thanks to modern hydraulic fracturing and advanced horizontal drilling: Surging oil and natural gas production The United States is the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, order resulting in lower oil imports and an opportunity for the U.S. to compete […]

Feds freeze offshore CA fracking

Feds freeze offshore CA fracking
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