The Solution to Fracking – George H.W. Bush & Yoga?

In responding to a note from a reader this morning, I realized how nostalgic I’ve become for the 80’s.  Hair and music aside, it was an unusual time when coal companies, power plants and Government worked together to fix an ecological disaster with business-friendly legislation. As I’m sure you remember, coal-fired power plants were belching tons […]

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics – Chamber Survey Twisted

Describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments, Mark Twain said, “there are 3 types of lies: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics” It is also sometimes colloquially used to doubt statistics used to prove an opponent’s point. In the July 16th article article, “Fracking receives support in […]

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Helis Site Fails EPA Inspection in 2013

In an early post, we reported that our proposed “Fracking Guest” claimed to have a spotless safety record, but in reality had a serious 2001 well failure Blowout, Injuries, & Fatality, Brazos Block 417, OCS-G 22190, Well 1 that resulted in a well blowout, environmental contamination, injuries, and a fatality. So perhaps the proposed “Fracking […]

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Fracking Company: “Here’s $50K for your future cancer, Mmmkay?”

Deviating from their position that fracking is totally safe, Frackers in Washington County, near Pittsburgh have begun offering households near fracking wells $50,000 each if they agree to release the company from any legal liability, for current operations as well as those to be carried out in the future. The agreement covers potential health problems […]

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Helis to Risk Aquifer Based on Coin Flip Odds

Based on odds no better than a coin flip, Helis Oil, as reported at, will push forward and risk contamination of the The Southern Hills aquifer system. The chances of commercial success are less than what they might be otherwise because the proposed well is on the southern edge of the ancient and vast […]

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