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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 […]

New York’s Green Energy Roulette

New York’s Green Energy Roulette Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. | The Wall Street Journal | May 15, 2018 Gov. Cuomo uses up his state’s electricity margin of safety to advance his career. New York liberals are aflutter over their obliviousness to the abusive boyfriend in their midst. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned last week after allegations he struck several women he dated. “It hurts the most when it’s one of the ‘good’ ones,” began […]

FRACTIVIST FAIL: Ohio Study Finds No Groundwater Contamination from Fracking

FRACTIVIST FAIL: Ohio Study Finds No Groundwater Contamination from Fracking FrackFeed | May 9, 2018 Scientists found no evidence of groundwater contamination from fracking in Ohio, according to a new study that will surprise no one with a pulse. The peer-reviewed study from the University of Cincinnati “found no relationship between CH4 [methane] concentration or source in groundwater and proximity to active gas well sites” or “any intrusion of high conductivity fracking fluids.” That’s a fancy, scientist-way […]

Russian Trolls’ Post-Election Task: Disrupt Florida and Other U.S. Energy Pipelines

Russian Trolls’ Post-Election Task: Disrupt Florida and Other U.S. Energy Pipelines Greg Gordan | McClatchy DC Bureau | May 1, 2018 WASHINGTON – A television crew from Russia’s largest state-backed network swooped into downtown Miami two days before New Year’s Eve, 2016, on a curious mission. RT, the network formerly known as Russia Today, was there to provide global news coverage of one of five unremarkable rallies across Florida that day aimed at turning the public […]

Unhinged Patagonia Founder Thinks He’s a Killer Bee Who Can Bite President Trump or Something

Unhinged Patagonia Founder Thinks He’s a Killer Bee Who Can Bite President Trump or Something FrackFeed | April 24, 2018 The founder of outdoor clothing company Patagonia – which hates fracking but loves selling petroleum products – thinks the Trump administration is “evil,” because of course he does. “I call the Trump administration evil,” said Yvon Chouinard when asked about the Trump administration rolling back a monument designation in Utah that President Obama made after the 2016 […]

Schwarzenegger Says Oil Industry ‘Kills People’ as He Touts Helicopter Tour of LA

Schwarzenegger Says Oil Industry ‘Kills People’ as He Touts Helicopter Tour of LA FrackFeed | March 22, 2018 Get to the choppa! Actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger made news last week when he said at the SXSW festival that he would sue oil companies because they caused global warming or something. But jury selection won’t begin before he leads a sweet helicopter tour over Los Angeles. A fun fact about helicopters: they run on petroleum products like gasoline […]

Court Punishes Enviros For Using Ridiculous Legal Theory To Ban Fracking

Court Punishes Enviros For Using Ridiculous Legal Theory To Ban Fracking Chris White | The Daily Caller | 01/08/2018 Environmental lawyers were slapped with court sanctions Friday for using a sketchy, unfounded legal theory to ban hydraulic fracking in a small community in Pennsylvania. Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter reprimanded two attorneys with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) for pushing “implausible” legal theories to defend a local ban on oil and gas disposal. […]