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Al Gore Invests in Fracking Company

This is old news to some, however I just became aware of it. Does anyone ever wonder what the investments of our state leaders, politicians and legislators are? If you are a landowner and hold a local office you are frequently denied the right to vote on issues in your town, city or county related to natural gas. How many of those in state office possess items (such as land that just happens to be in the right place, or stocks that coincidentally climbed sky high in value) that truely are in conflict when voting on issues that affect all of us. Do you ever wonder if a "Blind Trust" is really blind or is just legally blind with some sight and better than average hearing ability. Good for Al Gore for standing up for his position in the face of those opposed to anything but wind and solar.JLCpulseIn the Daily Currant, Politics 2/25/13Former U.S. Vice President and environment advocate Al Gore has closed a deal to make a multi-million dollar investment in a natural gas producer that specializes in fracking.In a statement to shareholders, Canada-based PetroBakken Resources announced that Gore and his investment partners would be pumping $200 million into the company in return for a 15 percent stake. The move comes just weeks after Gore sold his shares in cable broadcaster Current to Al-Jazeera, a Middle Eastern channel backed by oil wealth. Both transactions have raised eyebrows because of the dissonance between Gore's high-profile environmental activism and his investment strategy.The PetroBakken investment in particular has come under harsh scrutiny because the company develops unconventional resources like shale gas and tar sands, both highly controversial with environmentalists.Quod licet Iovi...In...

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Home › Gas Industry › Safe Shale Development is a “Total Game Changer” For Our Region

By Feed: Marcellus Shale Coalition in Gas Industry October 18, 2013Safe Shale Development is a “Total Game Changer” For Our Region“As the U.S. economy continues its sluggish recovery from the recession,” according to a new Gallup survey, and job creation and economic growth remains in flux, several bright spots nonetheless certainly exist, especially across Pennsylvania.In fact, Bruce Katz, a Brookings Institution economic expert, spoke in Pittsburgh this week, underscoring the fact that...

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You shouldn't fear fracking — here's why

By: William J. Anaya , October 14, 2013 on ChicagoBusiness.comFear has become the principal means of directing public opinion away from the facts, and in this case, it is occurring with a well-known and historically accepted process associated with recovering energy from the Earth — hydraulic fracturing.Fear of the unknown is primal and instinctive, and has served our species well — even if fear of the unknown has sometimes led to poor decisions. In the energy world, with the advent...

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Take Action to Show Support for Natural Gas Use and Development

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters, Even as I write this the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is transforming America! LNG is being used in more places and more often than ever before all across our nation to reduce pollution, power homes, vehicles, and businesses more affordably, and take advantage of America's abundant Natural Gas reserves. Here is just one of many articles I've read lately that illustrates these welcome trends......

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Fracking panel member wants stronger NY health review

Written by Jon Campbell in Stargazette.com 10/9/13  Albany BureauALBANY — A Southern Tier assemblywoman is asking the state to put an immediate pause on the Health Department’s review of hydraulic fracturing, instead calling for a more-comprehensive analysis that is “transparent and thorough.”In a letter this week to state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Endwell, Broome County, knocked the state’s current review of fracking’s health...

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The “sky-is-falling, earth-is-warming” crowd likely is in mourning.

By:Boston Herald editorial staff in Bostonherald.com 10/6/13 It’s no surprise. The United States, according to The Wall Street Journal’s calculations, may now be the world’s biggest producer in the world of oil and natural gas combined and if not soon will be.It should be enough to make consumers want to dance in the streets.The “sky-is-falling, earth-is-warming” crowd likely is in mourning. Its secular religion takes as an article of faith that hydrocarbon fuels are seriously...

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Some Anti-Fracking Activists Change Tactics, Tone

Since day one of this anti drilling malstrum I have understood that those making the most noise could not and would not prevail. This is a mighty river that will flow safely and rapidly if there are banks to keep it from becoming a swamp. One can only applaud those who understand that simply making the operation safe is a win win for all involved. Park Foundation will ultimately be seen as the selfish self interested pawn it is of those who will be advantaged by delay and deception...

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What a gas! U.S. on top, but N.Y. behind

New York Post, Opinion, Monday October 7 2013Amazing news from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: Thanks to the boom in oil and gas drilling made possible by hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, the U.S. will surpass Russia as the world’s biggest energy producer in 2013.Take that, Vladimir.Beyond bragging rights, America’s fossil-fuel bonanza is doing wonders for the economy — narrowing the trade deficit, lowering energy costs, stimulating investment in manufacturing and...

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Two Important Reminders, Delaware River Basin and Deposit FrackNation Showing!

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,Please remember that there will be a free showing of FrackNation at the Deposit State Theater Saturday 10-05-13 at 2:00! Please read the attached "depositNY_poster" files to learn more about this event in Deposit NY. Please enjoy this information and be sure to share it with any other supporters you know! In fact, share it with any anti-Gas protestors you know of so they can attend and learn the facts about how safe and beneficial Natural Gas...

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As other states move ahead, New York remains still on fracking As New York awaits decision, other states are moving forward

Written by Jon Campbell  Albany Bureau in the democratandchronicle.com 9/20/2013ALBANY — New York has a public that’s split, a Legislature with more critics than supporters and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who hasn’t signaled a position but whose administration has repeatedly delayed a decision. When it comes to hydraulic fracturing, New York is one of the last states to make a decision. With California and Illinois the latest to move toward installing regulations for fracking for oil and...

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Editorial: Fracking decision needs a timeframe

Perhaps one day our governor will wake up from his long snooze and discover that he is way behind the curve and falling rapidly.JLCpulseSept. 23, 2013 11:16 PM Editorial published by Poughkeepsiejournal.comNew York has moved judiciously on the question of whether hydrofracking will be allowed within its borders, but the state still owes the public an answer — or at least a better sense of when one might be forthcoming.The state has had a moratorium in place against hydrofracking for five...

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University Of Texas-Environmental Defense Fund Shale Gas Study Unmasks Politics Of Anti-Fracking Activist Cornell Scientists

By Jon Entine, contributor in Forbes OpEd on 9/18/2013One of the central tenets of anti-shale gas activists—claims that carbon pollution from methane leaked during the hydraulic fracturing extraction process makes natural gas more polluting than coal—took another, likely fatal, hit this week.A University of Texas-Austin study released Monday found that methane emissions from new wells being prepared for production, a process known as completion, captured 99% of the escaping...

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Please Visit This Site and Complete The Survey!

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters,Typically we do not forward links to surveys. For the most part they are nothing more than an attempt to obtain your contact information and email address. However, this time is different. We found a survey that doesn't require you to submit personal information and is asking a legitimate, unbiased, simple question with clear straight forward response choices.Please see for yourself by selecting the link directly below and completing the survey on...

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Educational Event at Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension!

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters, Please read the file attached below to learn about a great educational event at Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension in Binghamton NY. Please enjoy this information and be sure to share it with any other supporters you know! And, please share it with any non-supporters (yeah, it seems there are still a few diehards refusing to recognize that natural gas is good and safe like everyone else has) you may know of so they can learn the objective...
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Gas Leaks in Fracking Disputed in Study

By MICHAEL WINES Published: September 16, 2013 in NY TimesDrilling for shale gas through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, appears to cause smaller leaks of the greenhouse gas methane than the federal government had estimated, and considerably smaller than some critics of shale gas had feared, according to a peer-reviewed study released on Monday.The study, conducted by the University of Texas and sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund and nine petroleum companies, bolsters the...

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New Fracking Emissions Study Brings Out The Usual Suspects

Well said Mr.Lynch. JLCpulseContributor :Michael Lynch, I analyze petroleum economics and energy policy. Found in Forbes, Energy9/17/2013.The latest study on shale gas emissions has caused a bit of a stir, noting that the wells do not appear to be emitting significant amounts of methane, which is an important finding.  There are however a number of other relevant points that have emerged.First, the researchers did find significant leakage, but at other points than the wells, most...

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New Fracking Emissions Study Brings Out The Usual Suspects

Well said Mr.Lynch. JLCpulseContributor :Michael Lynch, I analyze petroleum economics and energy policy. Found in Forbes, Energy9/17/2013.The latest study on shale gas emissions has caused a bit of a stir, noting that the wells do not appear to be emitting significant amounts of methane, which is an important finding.  There are however a number of other relevant points that have emerged.First, the researchers did find significant leakage, but at other points than the wells, most...

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Unprecedented Measurements Provide Better Understanding of Methane Emissions During Natural Gas Production

Sept. 16, 2013 in a University of Texas at Austin online PublicationCompletion emissions are lower than previously estimated; Data show emissions from pneumatic controllers and equipment leaks are higher than EPA national emission projections; Estimates of total emissions are similar to the most recent EPA national inventory of methane emissions from natural gas production.AUSTIN, Texas — A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reports on extensive measurements of methane...

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Educational Event at Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension!

Dear Friends and Natural Gas Supporters, Please read the file attached below to learn about a great educational event at Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension in Binghamton NY. Please enjoy this information and be sure to share it with any other supporters you know! And, please share it with any non-supporters (yeah, it seems there are still a few diehards refusing to recognize that natural gas is good and safe like everyone else has) you may know of so they can learn the objective...
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Dominion Resources wins DOE approval for LNG export terminal

Even in the backwater that is New York State, this is good news for the country, our environment and the balance of Trade.JLCpulseFrom Bloomberg News on Wednesday: By Brian Wingfield & Jim Polson in Ohio.com Dominion Resources Inc. won U.S. Energy Department approval to export liquefied natural gas from an existing import terminal in Maryland, the fourth such project authorized by the agency amid a natural-gas glut.The project to modify the terminal, which may cost as much as $3.8...

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DEC: Enviros’ report “distorts key facts, omits others”

12 September 2013, 4:41 pm by Jon Campbell in Politics on the HudsonThe state Department of Environmental Conservation came out firing against a report on its inspection efforts from an Albany-based advocacy group Thursday, saying it “distorts key facts, omits others and outright ignores” Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s environmental record.In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, the DEC said the Environmental Advocates of New York study—which found DEC inspections of polluting sites declined 35...

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