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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 […]

US Taxpayers Might Be on the Hook for Dakota Pipeline Protest Costs

By Blake Nicholson | The Associated Press | March 16 ,2017   Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials appear poised to go after the U.S. government — and thus U.S. taxpayers — to recoup more than $38 million in state expenses related to months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, though a longstanding offer […]

No Peak Oil For America Or The World

By James Conca | Forbes | March 2 ,2017 Oil is more plentiful than you can imagine. And we keep figuring out easier and more economical ways to get it out of the ground. In 1938, the famous geologist M. King Hubbert came up with the concept of peak oil, which is defined as having extracted half […]

Study: Natural Methane To Blame For Tainted Water, Not Fracking

By Andew Follett | The Daily Caller | March 10,2017 New research found naturally-occurring methane contaminated water in two Texas counties where the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) once investigated leaks from hydraulic fracturing operations. University of Texas at Austin researchers said high levels of methane in well water was likely caused by naturally-occurring, shallow natural […]

Environmentalist Protest Destroys The Environment At Standing Rock

By Brad Slager | The Federalist | March 10,2017 After half a year, hundreds of arrests, and thousands of headlines, the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline has drawn to an end at the Standing Rock site. On February 22, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum forced an evacuation of the protestors’ camps. The government needed […]