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SAVE OUR AQUIFER FROM FRACKING.
Fracking Financing = Ponzi Scheme?
Mike Stagg, a film maker and community activist, gives a great recap and an update on Helis Oil & Gas’ scheme to frack in St. Tammany Parish. Of particular interest, Mike discusses how falling oil prices exposes an ugly financial secret about fracking. He says, “fracking is like a Ponzi scheme in that companies must […]
2014 – Fracking Attacks Abita
In 2014 we learned a lot of new and disturbing things about fracking and St. Tammany Parish’s Leadership. In spite of a compendium of hundreds of health studies confirming our fears that fracking makes people sick, and oil prices dropping like a rock, the push to Frack through our water supply grinds on. We’ve seen […]
Time to Take a Stand
A small group of St. Tammany Parish residents opposed to hydraulic fracturing gathered in a Lacombe gym Tuesday night for a meeting that was part strategy session and part celebration of a Baton Rouge judge’s ruling Monday keeping alive a lawsuit that seeks to block Helis Oil & Gas Co. from drilling a fracking well […]
Helis – Ignoring the Canary in the Coalmine?
Ignoring the Canary in the Coal Mine? After reading a letter from Mike Schaff, a self-described “Resident of Paradise Stolen” from Bayou Corne, LA, he discusses how industrial disasters like Bayou Corne could have been avoided had industry and government paid attention to “the canary in the coal mine.” Mr. Schaff reminded me of Roger […]
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 […]
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 NOLA.com article, “Fracking receives support in […]