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Hydraulic Fractuing | Still Misunderstood

Hydraulic Fractuing | Still Misunderstood

  By Jay Lehr and Tom Harris Just over a decade ago, America’s energy outlook was revolutionized by technological advances in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called ‘fracking.’ While fracking, the injection of high-pressure water, sand and chemicals into rock to force natural gas and oil to be released, has been used in vertical wells since 1947, new techniques […]

Trump Administration Begins Process to Reopen 1.6 Million Acres in California to Oil Drilling and Fracking

Trump Administration Begins Process to Reopen 1.6 Million Acres in California to Oil Drilling and Fracking

Bakersfield, Calif. – The Trump Administration today launched a 30-day public comment period on the environmental and public health impacts of hydraulic fracking in central California. The move is the first step in a process that will decide whether to allow the controversial oil extraction technique across 1.6 million acres of federal public land and […]

Keep it in the Ground … By Blocking Pipelines

Keep it in the Ground … By Blocking Pipelines

  By Paul Driessen If they can’t stop energy development, they block pipeline transport (and get unexpected help) You can understand their frustration, as the steady stream of radical environmentalist successes during the Obama years has been replaced with endless setbacks. Oil, gas and coal leasing, permits and production have risen significantly. Big Green just […]

Did Fracking Cause Hawaii Volcano Eruption?

Did Fracking Cause Hawaii Volcano Eruption?

  By Jon Rappoport On the Big Island of Hawaii, where the Kilauea volcano has explosively erupted, there is a geothermal energy plant. It is the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Plant, in Puna. There is a long-running debate about whether PGV is fracking. The debate may be a matter of terminology, because in the geothermal […]

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 Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the […]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 […]

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