Frac’ing

Hydraulic fracturing technology, a new form of drilling for oil and gas, is one of the most important technologies of the 21st century. Unfortunately, it is furiously opposed by technophobes who falsely say it creates a new threat of water contamination.

The Light Brigade Shines at the Shivering Blackout Rally

Some observations from the “Forward on Climate” Rally: Here’s the background on what we were doing February 17. At least a dozen protesters we met were proudly pro-blackout. Here’s one example. We wore shirts with the equation “Anti-Fossil + Anti-Nuclear = Pro-Blackout.” While we were preparing, at least a dozen protestors unthinkingly tried to buy […]

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Keystone XL Video Series

Check out this special pre-rally video series covering the Keystone XL controversy. You can help us make a stand and educate fellow Americans on this vital issue right now. Learn how you can join and support the Light Brigade at the rally here.

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New Video at Energy Tomorrow

At the American Petroleum Institute’s State of American Energy event a few weeks ago, I gave an interview on hydraulic fracturing. Early this week, it was featured on the popular Energy Tomorrow blog. So far the video is the most popular video of the whole event–including the State of American Energy speech itself. Please keep […]

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Why “Forward on Climate” is Pro-Blackout

“If you are anti-carbon dioxide and anti-nuclear, you are pro-blackout.” This memorable expression comes from the great energy journalist Robert Bryce. And it is why I call the upcoming “forward on climate” rally “the blackout rally.” As I wrote a few days ago:   In all of human history, there have been only three cheap, […]

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Why Every American Needs to Watch FrackNation

In today’s MasterResource, I review the new documentary FrackNation. Here’s an excerpt: The main thing you need to know about FrackNation is that you should watch it. More importantly, given that this blog’s audience is unusually educated about hydraulic fracturing–frac’ing–you should encourage friends and family to watch it. The use of hydraulic fracturing and (less-publicized) […]

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The Blackout Rally Meets the Light Brigade

The Sierra Club, 350.org, and many other self-proclaimed environmentalist groups are planning a mega–“forward on climate” rally on February 17. To assess whether this is a good thing, you need know only two facts. In all of human history, there have been only three cheap, plentiful, reliable sources of energy: fossil fuel energy, nuclear energy, […]

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Power Hour: Interview with FrackNation co-director, Magdalena Segieda

This week’s Power Hour features an interview with Magdalena Segieda, co-director of the new documentary, FrackNation. Learn… why FrackNation is so important what the “victims” of frac’ing are really like (hint: they know a lot more about it than the attackers) what happened at the FrackNation premiere in NY the truth about Josh Fox (creator […]

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Alex Epstein Walks Into a Bar…

Earlier this month, CIP was invited to the premiere of FrackNation (see here for a review). Both supporters and opponents came out to watch the film and attend the after-party. During the after-party, Alex Epstein took on an opponent in an impromptu bar-debate! Check it out: Want to sport CIP’s Improve the Planet t-shirt, too? […]

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DishonestLand: Hollywood’s “Promised Land” Slanders the Frac’ing Revolution

[Originally published in MasterResource] The story of hydraulic fracturing (frac’ing) is one of the most important stories of our time. It needs to be told far and wide–and certainly by our top talent in Hollywood. The true story of frac’ing is utterly inspiring. A band of renegade oil and gas executives, engineers, and rig-workers developed a technology […]

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Power Hour: McKibben Debate Breakdown with Steffen Henne
Part 2 of 2

Happy new year! Part 2 of the McKibben debate breakdown is here just in time for 2013. A recap: Alex Epstein and resident researcher Steffen Henne take on Bill McKibben’s “evidence” presented from November’s debate on fossil fuels. Check out part 1 first if you haven’t already. The full debate can also be seen here. […]

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