Posts tagged with 'Fracking'

Power Hour: How Frac’ing Improves Our Environment

This week, Power Hour is releasing a bonus episode. Tune in to hear Alex Epstein’s talk on “How Frac’ing Improves Our Environment” at Pittsburgh University. Download Episode 46 – How Frac’ing Improves Our Environment Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes

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The Freedom to Frac — and Its Enemies

This Washington Times article gives a helpful summary of today’s politics of frac’ing–which, unfortunately, are scary. Here we have a technology with an unbelievably good safety record and, more fundamentally, an unbelievably good record and future prospect of increasing our well-being across the board through the production of cheap, plentiful, reliable energy. And yet all […]

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Gratitude

The creators of Thanksgiving recognized that they had a lot to be thankful for–and yet they were lucky if 2/3 of their children made it past the age of 15. If they were grateful for the fruits of their way of life, how grateful should we be for ours? Every year I spend studying industrial […]

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US Oil Production is at 15-Year Highs, But Who Built That?

As President Obama has made a point of this election season, during his term US oil production has increased from what was considered a terminal decline just a few short years ago. (See my  previous article on the subject.) At the second presidential debate Mr. Obama stated: “We have increased oil production to the highest […]

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Power Hour: Environmental Education with Alex Epstein

Arm yourself with vital knowledge on this week’s special edition of Power Hour. Guest host Chad Morris interviews Alex Epstein on how to think about environmental issues. Topics include: Environmental education Recycling Peak oil and natural resources Fracking Chemicals in nutrition and everyday human life Global warming And more… Alex also gives the inside scoop […]

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Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon – Continuing the Attack on Fracking and Facts

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon continue their campaign to mislead the public on the issue of fracking – and they have rallied more celebrities to their cause – see this Time Entertainment article.  But in these recent posts about Mark Ruffalo and Ono and Lennon, Alex Epstein reveals the ignorance and hypocrisy of this movement.

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Energy in the 2012 Elections

With the 2012 federal elections looming, the two parties are vying for voters. In Colorado this week, President Obama was promising an extension of the George H.W. Bush Administration’s tax credit to corporations who participate in the generation of power from wind stating,  At a moment when home-grown energy, renewable energy, is creating new jobs […]

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Power Hour: Frac’ing 101 with Mukul Sharma

This week on Power Hour, Alex interviews one of the world’s leading experts on frac’ing, Dr. Mukul Sharma. Dr. Sharma has written numerous publications and conference proceedings, including pieces like “Hydraulic Fracturing: Facts and Myths”. If you’ve ever been unsure about what frac’ing really is, you have got to check out this week’s Power Hour. Here […]

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Shale Revolution: In the News

Even with natural gas prices near ten-year lows, the Eagle Ford shale shows no sign of slowing oil production. It produced 27.1 million barrels for the first four months of this year, Texas Railroad Commission figures show, while Eagle Ford oil production for all of 2011 totaled 36.6 million barrels. “So we’re already 75 per- […]

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Gas producer turns off the taps in response to moratorium

After years of fighting with local governments for permission to expand gas production, this producer has shut in its wells. “Lenape said it leases drilling rights on about 5,050 acres in the town, pays the owners $13,000 a year in gas royalties and provides them $65,000 a year in free gas.” With the wells shut in the town […]

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