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. […]

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Stunts Pulled Out West by “Ban Fracking” Activists in 2017

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Stunts Pulled Out West by “Ban Fracking” Activists in 2017 Energy In Depth | Rebecca Simmons | Dec. 29, 2017 In Colorado and across the west, there is overwhelming bipartisan support for responsible oil and gas development. It’s no wonder, therefore, that “Keep It In the Ground” are left with only bad theater, political stunts, and threats to make their case in the west. As we close out 2017, here’s a quick recap […]

What do future cities look like?

What do future cities look like? Mic | Steve Dool | Sept. 18, 2017 City planning in the 21st century often requires navigating a Pandora’s Box of complicated, interconnected issues. In population-dense urban centers like San Francisco, for example, strict zoning laws clash with a need for more housing. In contrast, further south in Los Angeles, an abundance of new construction has exacerbated the city’s growing population. One common thread that connects city building across the national landscape is the slate of environmental […]

Hollywood Fractivists Should Fear, FractCheck is Here

Hollywood Fractivists Should Fear, FractCheck is Here Fox and Hounds | Dave Quast | 10/16/17 For years, anti-fracking activists (“fractivists”) and Hollywood celebrities have made unfounded claims about fracking with no consequence or regard for scientific facts. The fact that oil and gas fuel their jet-setting and yachting lifestyles is apparently lost on them, too. To dispel these rumors and keep fractivists’ false claims in check, the pro-energy grassroots group FrackFeed has launched a new fact checking initiative called FractCheck. […]

Jury Convicts Activist Who Targeted North Dakota Pipeline

Jury convicts activist who targeted North Dakota pipeline The Associated Press | Oct 8, 2017, 4:52 PM ET A North Dakota jury has convicted an environmental activist who targeted an oil pipeline a year ago. The Pembina (PEM’-buh-nuh) County jury found Michael Foster of Seattle guilty Friday of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, criminal mischief and trespass. Foster was acquitted of reckless endangerment. Foster’s actions were part of a broader four-state effort last October to draw attention to climate […]

Fracking Has Cut More CO2 Emissions Than All Renewable Energy Combined

The Daily Caller | Michael Bastasch | 10/6/17 Hydraulic fracturing has done more to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in the last decade than all renewable energy sources and nuclear power combined, according to data from the Energy Department’s statistical arm. The shift from coal to natural gas alone cut CO2 emissions more than 2 billion metric tons in the last decade, which is about 72 percent more than emissions reduced through increased “non-fossil generation.” […]

Standing Rock Tribal Head Who Led Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Voted Out

Associated Press | September 28, 2017 BISMARCK, N.D. – Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, who has been the face and voice of the Dakotas tribe during its long and futile attempt to block the four-state Dakota Access pipeline, has lost his bid for re-election. Unofficial results from Wednesday’s general tribal election showed that Dave Archambault received only 37 percent of about 1,700 votes cast. His opponent, longtime tribal councilman and wildlife official Mike Faith, […]

FrackFeed Introduces Hollywood’s Worst Nightmare: FractCheck

September 26, 2017 will fact check major claims about fracking Egregiously false claims will be branded as such; accurate claims will be acknowledged as “Fracts” FrackFeed has launched a new initiative that will keep fractivists’ false claims in check, and serve as a helpful resource for individuals looking for facts on hydraulic fracturing. The new interactive website,, includes quizzes and other informational content about fracking. But the featured element will be a new […]

Anti-fracking activists looking for Elise Jones picket wrong house

John Fryar | Times Call | 09.11.17 Anti-fracking activists wrote a news release about a demonstration they staged Sunday outside a Marine Street residence in Boulder that they thought was the home where Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones lives. Jones does not live there, though, and said on Monday that while she’s one of the owners of the property on the 700 block of Marine Street, she hasn’t lived there for several years. In a […]

Do Fossil Fuel Protesters Know How Much Those Fuels Impact Their Lives?

By: David Blackmon | 8.13.17 | Forbes Last Friday, the American Statesman published a piece titled “About 100 Protesters Call For Austin To End Fossil Fuel Use For Power”. Being from Texas, I read the piece and viewed the video attached to the story with great interest. The City of Austin – Texas’s capital city – maintains its own power utility that is separate from the power grid that provides electricity to most of the rest of […]

Why ‘Keep It In The Ground’ Is Not Necessarily Green

By: Scott Tinker | 8.10.17 | Forbes Passionate voices in environmental, political and even academic spheres have recommended elimination of 85% of global energy by keeping oil, natural gas and coal in the ground, thus cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions. This, they argue, is for the welfare of the global climate and of the impoverished who, they claim, will be hurt most by the impacts of climate change. These activists suggest that fossil fuels […]

Al Gore Climate Change Sequel Bombs at Box Office

By: Joe Concha | 8.7.2017 | The Hill Al Gore’s climate change sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” finished 15th at the box office this weekend despite heavy national promotion from the former vice president and environmentalist. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” is a follow-up to the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” which generated nearly $50 million at the box office in 2006. “An Inconvenient Sequel” has earned about $900,000, according to Box Office Mojo. The […]

Dakota Access Protesters Claim Responsibility for Pipeline Sabotage

By William Petroski | July 24, 2017 | The Des Moines Register Two Iowa activists with a history of arrests for political dissent are claiming responsibility for repeatedly damaging the Dakota Access Pipeline while the four-state, $3.8 billion project was under construction in Iowa. Jessica Reznicek, 35, and Ruby Montoya, 27, both of Des Moines, held a news conference Monday outside the Iowa Utilities Board’s offices where they provided a detailed description of their deliberate efforts to stop the pipeline’s […]

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 had already extracted more crude oil than was still left in the ground — was America’s supposed bleak fate. Ten […]