fracking (page 7)

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    Natural gas did most of this. Lower emissions from fracking. Or as the ‘Clean Energy C[ronies]’ call it, HYDRO-FRACKING!

    Here’s an interesting graph from the federal government’s Energy Information Administration today in a release entitled “U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2015 are 12% below their 2005 levels“: The EIA explains:  In 2015, U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were 12% below the 2005 levels, mostly because of…
    Jon Sanders, May 10, 2016
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    Newsweek asks: “Why Are They Hiding the Good News About Fracking?”

    Jeff Stier’s column for Newsweek begins: Geologists at the University of Cincinnati just wrapped up a three-year investigation of hydraulic fracturing and its impact on local water supplies. The result? There’s no evidence—zero, zilch, nada—that fracking contaminates drinking water. Researchers hoped to keep these findings secret. Why…
    Jon Sanders, April 27, 2016
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    Iran, Saudi Arabia are nearly at war. So why are our gas prices still barely above $2/gal.?

    One word: Fracking. Holman Jenkins in The Wall Street Journal explains: To belabor what was once obvious, instability in the Middle East typically has been bullish for oil prices, as witnessed by various Arab-Israeli wars and Iraq’s wars with its neighbors. Saudi jets have already entered the fight…
    Jon Sanders, April 1, 2015
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    Wednesday Fracking Video

    Phelim McAleer continues to expose fraud in the movement against hydraulic fracturing: If you’ve read my reports and newsletters on hydraulic fracturing, you’ve encountered Mayor Tillman, the filmmaker McAleer, and Alisa Rich. My Facts on Fracking Policy Report discussed Dish, Texas, and Tillman: In 2010 the mayor…
    Jon Sanders, October 15, 2014
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    Landmark federal study adds to research consensus on safety of fracking

    A comprehensive U.S. Department of Energy study of hydraulically fractured wells in Pennsylvania — whose importance and preliminary results were discussed here, in my Policy Report on fracturing, and in my Spotlight report on fracking chemicals — has been finalized. The full report is viewable here (…
    Jon Sanders, October 1, 2014
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    ‘Those’ Duke researchers show that hydraulic fracturing is safe

    The News & Observer reported in August that [Robert Jackson and Avner Vengosh of Duke University] are among the few academics issuing high-profile challenges to energy industry claims that drilling is environmentally safe, yet they have had a low profile in fracking deliberations in Raleigh. But as state officials…
    Jon Sanders, September 16, 2014
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    Two guys who really hate fracking

    There are two guys who would love very much for everyone to think that hydraulic fracturing is, counter to empirical research, dangerous, bad for the environment, a causer of earthquakes and flammable drinking water and any other big bad imaginable. They would love to see it stopped, immediately. Well,…
    Jon Sanders, June 20, 2014
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    “It’s 17 Bakkens placed on top of one another.”

    Incredible new shale play in West Texas: If you haven’t heard of the Cline Shale, it is a monster: Lying roughly 1.8 miles below the surface of the Permian, the Cline runs about 140 miles from north to south and 70 miles wide. So it’s approximately 9,800 square miles…
    Jon Sanders, March 14, 2013