Tag Archives: fracking

The Shale oil boom takes a hit

This started out as  a short post, just to make sure you were paying attention. I have written a couple of times here about both Fracking and the shale oil/shale gas plays being touted as our energy future. The meme we as a society have seemed to buy into is that there’s no shortage of […]

Mister Obama, put back those Solar Panels!!!

Thought I’d start with a false homage to the Great Communicator and his famous statement about the Berlin Wall. Come January, it will be 32 years since Ronald Reagan first moved into the White House, and among his first acts was ordering the removal of the solar panels on the roof of the White House that Jimmy Carter had […]

“Ban Fracking–keep America Poor”

This was what another cyclist yelled at me as he passed (I’m sporting this sticker on my helmet). It happened earlier today, when I was getting in a last bike ride in Prospect Park before Hurricane Sandy makes its much heralded visit.  My response was on the lame side (“ban fracking–keep water drinkable”). I’ve written […]

Peak Oil! Spectra, Dumpster Diving and seven year old predictions!!

In yesterday’s post I made some arguments about the resource arguments for veganism and changing the ways that we produce and use food. In the course of producing yesterday’s post on Dumpster Diving, I had revisited a number of different websites and documentaries to find support for the arguments for the practice of taking people’s wasted food. […]

The Gansevoort Pipeline, Mayor Bloomberg, and the future of Fracking in NY State

Okay, here’s a delightful story about Occupy and a giant gas pipeline under construction in the West Village–a story that also involves fracking and the Marcellus Shale range and Mayor Bloomberg. It’s hard to follow at times, and it’s not at all clear who the actors are and whose script the government is following. The subject […]