Tag Archives: fracking

The US is NOT an oil exporting country

A recent Business Week article looked at the politics affecting the construction of the XL pipeline. If you’re joining late, this is the proposed pipeline that will carry Canadian oil from tar sands across the US to the Gulf of Mexico, ostensibly for refinement at refineries in Texas and Louisiana. Proponents tout cheaper gasoline and […]

What is really at stake in Syria? Natural gas or Sarin?

Fair warning–the links on chemical weapons include some graphic photographs.  I’ve always suspected that our moral outrage about Syria’s alleged use of poison gas against its own people was not the real reason the US is spoiling for a fight in that part of the world. Let’s face it, the US has very little justification […]

HOLY FRACK! An LNG port off Jones Beach?? (updated)

THE PODCAST HAS BEEN PUT UP ON THE SEX AND POLITICS SITE. CLICK HERE. Last night on Sex and Politics, I spoke to two different people about Fracking, natural gas, and the protests around it. First up was Sean Dixon from Clean Ocean Action, which has been in the fight over fracking owing to the […]

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. […]