May 2016

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Federal Water Tap, May 31: House Energy Bill Becomes Trojan Horse for California Drought Legislation

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The-Federal-Water-TapThe Rundown House Republicans slip California water bill into energy policy act. They also pass a bill loosening clean water rules in the name of Zika virus protection. An Indian water rights settlement is introduced in the Senate. A Senate Democrat wants to tax offshore corporate profits and use the money to fund water infrastructure. […]

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The-Federal-Water-Tap

Federal Water Tap, May 31: House Energy Bill Becomes Trojan Horse for California Drought Legislation

The-Federal-Water-Tap

The-Federal-Water-TapThe Rundown House Republicans slip California water bill into energy policy act. They also pass a bill loosening clean water rules in the name of Zika virus protection. An Indian water rights settlement is introduced in the Senate. A Senate Democrat wants to tax offshore corporate profits and use the money to fund water infrastructure. […]

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UK Women Stand Up To Frackers!

Women in the UK are about fed-up with the lies and misinformation coming from the frackers, and they are NOT going along with the fracking scam their government is perpetrating at the behest of the frackers… Women lead the call to arms as anti-fracking fight intensifies Female opposition to drilling soars as mothers unite in desire to safeguard children’s future. Sunday 29 May 2016 01.55 EDT “We are ready for them,” said Tina Louise Rothery. “It has been a long battle but we have been ready for a confrontation for a long time.” Rothery is one of a growing group of women at the forefront of opposition to fracking. Of the 250 anti-fracking community groups that have sprung up in Britain in the past few years, very many are led, or […]



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California Back in Big Oil’s Crosshairs as Feds Quietly OK Offshore Fracking

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Two federal agencies on Friday quietly finalized two reports, set for release next week, that found offshore fracking in California poses no “significant” risk to the environment—paving the way for oil and gas companies to resume the controversial extraction method in the Santa Barbara Channel and imperiling the region’s wildlife in the process, opponents said.



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When Gas Wells Leak…Deals Get Cut!

There are a few really BAD players in the gas industry, and these guys are at the top of the list of companies you hope NEVER come to your town to drill!   State drops nearly $9 million fine against Range Resources May 23, 2016 12:16 PM By Laura Legere / Harrisburg Bureau Pennsylvania environmental regulators have, for now, dropped their pursuit of a nearly $9 million fine against Range Resources-Appalachia LLC after the two sides reached an agreement over a Lycoming County gas well that regulators said leaked methane into drinking water supplies and streams. The Fort Worth, Texas-based oil and gas production company is still likely to face a penalty at a later stage in the gas migration case, which is ongoing. “We are currently investigating the source […]



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Corruption is How The O&G Industry Gets It Done

The Oil & Gas Industry spend millions of dollars each year influencing elected officials to turn a blind eye and create an unlevel playing field for Industry to enable them to go about their business unencumbered by federal, state and local environmental regulations. America is a Banana Republic by any other name;  Washington DC is the world’s largest brothel – ever, and most of our elected officials are whores… Big Oil has spent $25 million lobbying in 2015-16 legislative session   Oil industry has captured California’s regulatory apparatus    by Dan Bacher    Underneath California’s veneer as a “green leader” is a dark and oily reality — the state is the third largest petroleum producer in the nation and the oil industry is California’s largest and most powerful political lobby.  […]



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Oil’s “Slick” Cover-up…The “See No Evil” Approach

The Oil & Gas Industry have relied on lies, corruption and and cover-ups in order to operate since first created, and Americans are now learning first-hand what indigenous people around the globe have been dealing with for almost 100 years. Hiding bad news from Texans. An El Paso Times story last month revealed the existence of numerous aerial photos of flood-related oil spills on a state-run website. The response from the state of Texas was predictable, yet still disappointing: State officials ordered the photos removed from a website operated by the University of Texas at Austin. State officials ordered the photos removed from a website operated by the University of Texas at Austin. The photos, which weren’t generally known to the public until the Times’ story, showed potential environmental damage […]



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How Nottinghamshire hamlet wages quiet battle against fracking

After North Yorkshire allows test drilling, villagers in Misson are determined to stop the same happening in former bomber pilot testing ground When councillors in North Yorkshire ignored widespread public opposition and granted planning permission for…



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Obama Administration OKs Offshore Fracking in California

The Obama administration today finalized plans to allow oil companies to resume offshore fracking and dumping fracking chemicals mixed with wastewater in California’s wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel.

Today’s announcement from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement ends a court-ordered settlement that placed a moratorium on offshore fracking and acidizing in federal waters off California.



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Women lead the call to arms as anti-fracking fight intensifies

Female opposition to drilling soars as mothers unite in desire to safeguard children’s future

“We are ready for them,” said Tina Louise Rothery. “It has been a long battle but we have been ready for a confrontation for a long time.”

Rothery is one of a growing group of women at the forefront of opposition to fracking. Of the 250 anti-fracking community groups that have sprung up in Britain in the past few years, very many are led, or strongly backed, by women, who say they have been outraged at plans to risk people’s health by exploiting the countryside for shale gas.

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