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Shale Gas Export Boom: Planned All Along?

By: Friday May 4, 2012 2:53 pm

Cross-Posted From Nation of Change The race is on, full-steam ahead for the United States shale gas industry [PDF] in its quest to pipe and export gas obtained via the hydraulic fracturing process to lucrative global markets. On April 16, Cheniere Energy Inc. became the first corporation in the United States to receive approval by the Federal Energy [...]

ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Sham Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter CSG

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 1:51 pm

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog 19th Century German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said, “If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.” The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), put on the map by the Center for Media and Democracy in its “ALEC Exposed” project, is the archetype of von Bismarck’s truism. So too are the fracking [...]

Fracking Industry California Dreamin’: A Future California Nightmare?

By: Friday April 27, 2012 7:45 pm

The fracking industry is “California Dreamin‘,” to borrow the song title of The Mamas & The Papas age old classic. Yesterday, The Bakersfield Californian reported that another oil and gas industry giant is making its way to The Golden State: Hess Corporation. Hess has operations on six of the seven global continents and will be headed to [...]

ALEC Launches Assault on Renewable Energy Industry

By: Tuesday April 24, 2012 4:43 pm

A Cross-Post from DeSmogBlog The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as covered previously by DeSmogBlog, is the “Trojan Horse” behind mandating that climate change denial (“skepticism,” or “balance,” in its words) be taught in K-12 classrooms. Well, ALEC is at it again, it appears. Facing an IRS complaint filed by Common Cause, one of the leading advocacy groups working to [...]

Bombshell: 2008 Shell Nigeria Oil Spill 60 Times Size Originally Claimed

By: Monday April 23, 2012 5:23 pm

Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) dropped a bombshell today. The two NGOs unveiled documents pertaining to the Royal Dutch Shell Oil 2008 Bodo oil pipeline spill that showed that 60 times the amount of oil Shell had originally reported spilling have actually spilled in the ravaged Niger Delta coastal town with [...]

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