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Fracking 101

Back Home The history of hydraulic fracturing (AKA fracking, AKA OPEC’s worst nightmare) dates all the way back to 1947. But what is fracking? How does it work? Is it good or bad? (TLDR: fracking is definitely good) Here we’ll answer some of the most basic questions about fracking and also bust some common myths. Ready? Keep scrolling! Don’t want to read? We feel you, watch this video for a quick introduction to fracking.   […]

Environmentalists Make Good Movie Villains Because They Want To Make Your Real Life Worse

Radical environmentalists have really been taking it on the chin at the multiplex. They are perfect villains for our times: well-intended enough to often seem somewhat reasonable, but meddlesome busybodies whose hopes and dreams are to radically reduce standards of living in order to effect some utopian scheme or another that will return the world — or worlds — to an unsullied Eden.

Little Caracas on the Prairie

Venezuela, by some measures home to the world’s largest crude reserves, saw oil output drop in September to a four-decade low of 1.17 million barrels. The same month saw North Dakota, owner of the Guinness World Record for the most snow angels, produce a record of nearly 1.3 million barrels.

Anti-Pipeline Activists Play A Cynical, Costly Game

They aren't getting the national media attention that was focused on the year-long, often-violent protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016/17 , but activists are still disrupting the building of a number of pipelines around the country. Several major new oil and gas pipeline projects around the U.S. are experiencing delays and disruptions due to the ever-evolving tactics deployed by well-funded anti-development activist groups.

You Just Paid for a Study Claiming Fracking Could Make You Fat

You Just Paid for a Study Claiming Fracking Could Make You Fat FrackFeed | July 3, 2018 Just when you think the dumb claims against fracking couldn’t get any dumber, a research team up and claims fracking could make you fat. If you think that’s ridiculous, you’re right. If you think we’re making this up, you’re wrong. A group of researchers managed to get funding to study whether wastewater from shale wells would stimulate fat […]

Activists Asking Out-of-Staters to Help with ‘Local’ Pipeline Protest

Activists Asking Out-of-Staters to Help with ‘Local’ Pipeline Protest FrackFeed | June 28, 2018 We hear it all the time from anti-pipeline activists. “This is about local people rising up and protecting the environment!” It’s really about professional protesters flying in from out of state and trashing the place – and now the activists aren’t even hiding it. In Virginia, a handful of True Believers are fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which – if it’s not stopped immediately […]

Chepstow Celebrates Plastic-Free Status With Plastic Banner

Chepstow Celebrates Plastic-Free Status With Plastic Banner Steven Morris | The Guardian | June 13, 2018 Councillor calls for sign to be removed from battlements saying it is ‘beyond irony’. A historic town in south Wales has been criticized for celebrating becoming a plastic-free community by hanging a banner made of plastic from a 13th-century gateway. Chepstow fixed the large banner to the battlements of its town gate after being granted plastic-free status by the green charity Surfers […]

Groundwater Improves Near Fracking in Pennsylvania, According to Science

Groundwater Improves Near Fracking in Pennsylvania, According to Science FrackFeed | June 12, 2018 Want to make a fractivist’s head spin? Show them this study. We honestly couldn’t put it any better, so here’s a summary directly from Penn State University: “Unlike previous studies, our findings show that groundwater quality might even be improving in an area heavily exploited for shale gas — northeastern Bradford,” said Tao Wen, a post-doctoral scholar in Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems […]