Tagged Water

Power Thirsty River Basin Commissions Out of Control

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  River basin commissions created by compacts to coordinate water resource planning have become greedy bureaucratic empires thirsty for ever more control. There is battle for sovereignty going on this country between states and river basin commissions they created long ago to jointly develop water resources. It’s like a…

NOAA, Natl Labs Say 100% Renewables Not Possible by 2050

Anti-frackers like Josh Fox (maker of the propaganda film Gasland) have long relied on a single, flawed research “study” that purported to make the case that the entire country could, if it wanted to, switch over to using 100% renewable energy sources by 2050. The study, titled “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight…

100% Renewable Energy Plan: Junk Science at Its Best

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  A new retort to a 100% renewable energy plan exposes all of the flaws with the assumptions the author made to prevent ill-advised legislation. Politicians, like all actors, thrive to be center stage and maintain their celebrity status on key issues. They’ll disregard the facts with abandon to secure an audience and hype up pretty…

Frack Company Using Rocket Fuel Hires Former NASA CFO

Canadian company RocketFrac Services Ltd. has an interesting twist on waterless fracking technology–they use solid rocket fuel. No danger of leaks. No worries about transporting it. No water involved. The company makes some pretty big boasts: “We are confident that our fracing process will rapidly become a valuable alternative, perhaps even the preferred choice, for…

Anti-Fracking Activists Indoctrinating Kids in U.S. Schools

An ongoing effort by a prominent anti-fracking group to weave the narrative that oil and gas industry energy education programs are being used to push pro-industry propaganda got some media traction last week. This struck us as more than a bit ironic, considering that the media (not surprisingly) has largely ignored numerous examples of anti-fracking…

DRBC Power Grab Challenged at 3rd Circuit

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  A DRBC power grab, encouraged by radical fractivists and enabled by cowardly leadership, is challenged with a compelling appeal made to the 3rd Circuit. The Delaware River Basin Commission has made a bid for control over every aspect of life in the watershed. This DRBC power grab is not…

Jacobson Renewables Plan Implausible, Invalid and Inadequate

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Mark Jacobson, fractivist oracle and author of bizarre plan to power New York and rest of US with renewables only, gets trashed in new scientific evaluation. Back in January, 2016, I wrote a post about fractivist Mark Jacobson, the author of a wacky plan to power New York…

Research Breakthrough: Separating Oil from Produced Water

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin say they’ve found a better/cheaper/faster way to remove oil from water. Which obviously would have a huge impact on the shale industry and the prodigious amounts of produced water (i.e. wastewater) that comes out of wells long after they’re drilled. The UT researchers, in a paper published…

NYC to Upstate: “Take Our Trash, But Don’t Frack”

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Some truly egregious hypocrisy is coming out of New York City these days as the Manhattanites send Upstate their garbage but demand it not support fracking. An annoyed reader wrote me to point out some stunning hypocrisy on the part of trendy NYC folks who oppose fracking Upstate (or…

The Radical Rockefeller Campaign Against Pipelines

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  The increasingly radical Rockefeller family is funding an anti-pipeline campaign on many fronts, including in West Virginia where their puppets are suing. A group of profoundly radical “environmental” organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit last Friday against the…

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