Posts tagged with 'Hydraulic Fracturing'

Fracking Ban Advocates Choose to Ignore Their Victims

Promoters of bans on oil and gas development through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) often depict their opponent as a “fracking company” from the “dirty energy industry.” Demonizing men and women of the oil and gas industry who produce the fuel powering life throughout the state is bad enough, however, there is another group of victims who […]

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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 source of energy and jobs

As the stream of oil flows so does American prosperity. 

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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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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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Power Hour: Mark Mills on the Future of Energy

This week’s Power Hour features Mark Mills, co-author of the influential energy book, “The Bottomless Well”. Alex and Mark discuss his latest article on “Unleashing the North American Energy Colossus: Hydrocarbons Can Fuel Growth and Prosperity”. Topics include: Potential North American growth of coal, oil, and natural gas industries The attack on hydraulic fracturing The […]

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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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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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Lennon and Yoko: Fracking IS Your Mother

A recent musical performance by celebrity activists on the Jimmy Fallon show is, unknowingly, a tribute to fracking for oil and natural gas. Here’s the scene: An old woman, whose longevity has been extended by oil-and-gas-based agriculture and oil-derived medicine, whose appearance is preserved by oil-based makeup, wears plastic (oil) glasses, a shiny (oil-coated) hat, […]

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