Category: Rants

Make America Late Again

I use oil. Don’t want to. Trump however looks at it differently. His position is rely on no other country for energy. I get that. His answer is drill, I don’t get that. Face it, demand for petroleum has peaked. The risk of investing in companies that produce the fuels and pipelines that carry them…

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Victories Fighting Pipelines

Recent rulings are offering real hope. These cases are coming to light and not looking good for Pipeline builders. Two cases below from this week alone. A Federal judge puts a pause on Mountain Valley Pipeline construction plans through Southwest Virginia. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Dillon came during a proceeding in…

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Pipeline explodes in Ohio

SUMMERFIELD — No injuries were reported following a natural gas pipeline explosion in a field adjacent to Route 513 outside Summerfield in Noble County early Wednesday morning. Fire crews from the Summerfield, Caldwell and Belle Valley departments were dispatched to the scene after the explosion was reported at approximately 2:30 a.m. Pipeline Explosion in Ohio…

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline “Mows” Forward

In a letter Friday, Dave Swearingen, a FERC official, gave the green light to cutting down the trees using handheld equipment such as chain saws in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. According to Dominion Energy spokesperson Aaron Ruby, the approval allows them to begin limited tree felling and vegetation clearing in the areas…

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Standing Rock – The Media Bubble

Standing Rock – The Media Bubble Opinion By: A Water Protector It amazes me that the overall perception of the Standing Rock movement remains distorted to the masses. I still hear about the “Trash” left behind or about the “Violent” protestors. Anyone who followed the movement, knew that niether statement was accurate. Few people know the facts….

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Drilling: Now With Secret Ingredients

12/28/2017 – President Donald Trump’s administration is rescinding proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing and other oil- and gas-drilling practices on government lands. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Today the rescission would take effect Friday. The rules developed under President Barack Obama would have applied to drilling on federal lands located mainly in the…

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Considering A Pipeline? Consider This.

Considering A Pipeline? Consider This. Here’s a report of 1 County, 1 Pipeline and much bad news. Sunoco is building the Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline in western Lebanon County, PA. So far, incidents in Lebanon County look like this. June 2017: Sunoco begins construction in Lebanon County for the Mariner East 2 pipeline. July:…

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22 in Court 12/4 in Lancaster County

Twenty-two protesters arrested for blocking work on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in Lancaster County entered various pleas during court hearing Monday. In October, Police gave protesters until 12:45 p.m. to remove a blockade. When 23 stayed, standing in rows of five, police began arresting them one by one. The average age arrested was 62.5 –…

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Tax Act and The Quiet Oil Deal

Did you know: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act allows drilling in the untouched Alaskan tundra. This item is tucked into the Senate tax bill and has little to do with taxes but it avoids a direct up-or-down vote by clinging on. ANWR, a swath of tundra on the northern Alaska coast, is home to…

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Ohio Gets Another Spill – Thanks Rover

Black Fork Mohican River marked Rover’s 19th environmental violation this year, according to Ohio EPA. This latest incident happened when 200 gallons of bentonite-based drilling fluid spilled into the Black Fork Mohican River in Ashland County. It was the largest of three spills near the river this month, and close to the site of a…

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