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The Fracking Industry Deserves Our Gratitude

By Victor Davis Hanson | July 6, 2017 | National Review Less than ten years ago, America’s energy future looked bleak. World oil prices in 2008 had spiked to more than $100 per barrel of crude. “Peak oil” — the theory that the world had already extracted “Peak oil” — the theory that the world […]

Study finds little evidence fracking pollutes drinking water

By David Hunn | Houston Chronicle | 6.20.2017 Scientists, regulators and leaders of Texas’ energy industry must identify and understand the environmental risks of shale oil and gas drilling before air pollution or water contamination leads to tighter restrictions that could ultimately derail the rebounding industry, the leader of a broad new study says. “We […]

Youth movement creating a night out in this Texas downtown

Exxon Mobil | May 11, 2017 We all know the “Field of Dreams” quote, “If you build it, they will come.” In Beaumont, Texas, however, something of the opposite occurred: Millennials came, and Beaumont is building it. “It” is a lively downtown, and its gradual revitalization is being driven in part by the influx of […]

Open Letter to Google: Anti-Fracking Activism is Fake News

May 8, 2017 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 RE: Open Letter on Anti-Fracking Activism and Fake News on Google To whom it may concern: According to a recent report in Bloomberg News, Google is “making a rare, sweeping change to the algorithm behind its powerful search engine to demote misleading, false, […]

Fracking isn’t contaminating groundwater, study finds

A major anti-fracking argument by environmentalists may not have the facts to back it up, a new study conducted by Duke University found. Fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, according to the peer-reviewed study published this month in a European journal. “Based on consistent evidence from comprehensive testing, we found no indication […]

Days after Spreading Fake News, OPI Calls for Raising Taxes on Oklahoma Energy. Again.

What do you do when your organization gets called out for spreading fake news? Well, if you’re the Oklahoma Policy Institute, you double down and push more unfounded claims in an opinion piece in Tulsa World, of course! Just this week, the Oklahoma Policy Institute spread the absurd claim that fracking was contaminating groundwater in […]

Why Is the Oklahoma Policy Institute Spreading Fake News about Fracking?

Losing campaigns usually do one of two things: they recognize reality and call it quits, or they explore creative ways to attack their opponents. If they’re going down, then by golly, the other guy is too! Meet the Oklahoma Policy Institute, a “think tank” in Tulsa, Okla., that has been trying for years to raise […]

Dimock Judge Cites ‘Weakness’ in Fractivist Researcher’s Claims

The anti-fracking movement’s favorite “expert”, Dr. Tony Ingraffea, just got served a piece of humble pie – and a major reality check – courtesy of U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson. For background, Judge Carlson oversaw an infamous 2016 court proceeding where a jury awarded plaintiffs from Dimock, Pa., $4.2 million for nuisance claims related […]

Anti-Gas Pipeline Activists Forced To Ask Facebook Followers For Gas Money

3.31 | By Chris White | Daily Caller Activists demonstrating against a contentious natural gas pipeline in West Texas have asked their Facebook followers for gas money, so they can relocate to Kansas. Members of Two Rivers Camp – Stop Trans-Pecos Pipeline have started a donation page on Facebook requesting money to finance their relocation to the […]