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The Era of Resistance to Fracking is Coming to an End

FrackingGeorge P. Ahearn, Phd
Co-founder and Former President and CEO
GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Economies are booming as the United States reaches energy independence, leaving those who still oppose fracking out in the cold and importing expensive Russian gas.

This may be the last article I will write in defense of fracking safety against the false and misleading propaganda of radical environmentalists. That’s because the era of this resistance movement is now over, and the worldwide adoption of this technology is spreading rapidly. It is now viewed as the solution to our energy future.

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Sea Levels Rise, But Not From Natural Gas or Other Fossil Fuels!

FrackingGeorge P. Ahearn, Phd
Co-founder and Former President and CEO
GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Sea levels are rising but modestly and attempts to link this to use of natural gas or other fossil fuels or, for that matter, CO2, are just plain wrong.

Regardless of what you hear from the SW Florida Conservancy, and other sooth-sayers and saviors of the planet, data is mounting that change in sea levels has nothing to do with the use of fossil fuels and evidence should ally any fear that additional CO2 will increase sea-level rise.

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Pay for Your Own Damned Electric Vehicle, Please, I’m Working to Pay My Bills

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

Electric vehicle subsidies largely steal from the poor and middle classes to give to the rich. It’s time to stop this picking of winners and losers.

Electric vehicles (EVs) remain a darling of the “Keep It in the Ground” folks, who tout them as the beginning of the end for fossil fuels. Even setting aside the reality that oil and natural gas are still critical to everything automotive—from seatbelts to the streets they drive on—this uncritical adoration of EVs has led to policy outcomes that are functionally regressive taxes on poor and middle-class families.

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The Failed Lawsuit Strategy of the La Jolla Junta. Or, Was the Whole Thing a Ruse?

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

The NRDC gang has been pursuing a ludicrous lawsuit strategy against Exxon via through the La Jolla Junta. Is it really about telling Exxon to stay away?

If you enjoy slapstick humor, you’ve got to follow People of the State of California v BP. This case features more exploding cigars than a “Three Stooges” marathon.

This multi-billion-dollar lawsuit—brought by anti-industry trial lawyer and La Jolla conferee, Matt Pawa, on behalf of the cities of San Francisco and Oakland—is one of nine nearly identical lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies. And if this particular case is any indication, they are all doomed.

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Rockefellers, La Jolla Junta and Useful Idiot Cities Suffer Defeat in Court

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

The La Jolla Junta conspiracy, instigated and funded by the NRDC gang (the Rockefeller family), together with two useful idiot cities, was shut out in court.

Proponents of the #ExxonKnew conspiracy theory—the driving force behind nine (and counting) multi-billion-dollar lawsuits filed by U.S. cities against the world’s leading oil companies—have had an awful month.

Last week, U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is presiding over the suits filed by San Francisco and Oakland, accused the plaintiffs’ attorneys of misleading the court during a five-hour “tutorial” on climate change when they claimed that Royal Dutch Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, and Exxon Mobil conspired to suppress climate-change science.

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Sorry China: Renewable Energy Isn’t Our Future Energy

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Founder and CEO of the Institute for Energy Research.

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The Council on Foreign Relations predicts China will turn to renewable energy as a challenge to the United States. Sorry China, renewables are not the future energy.

Imagine a centrally planned economy out-thinking and out-performing a consumer-driven, free-market one.

That is the prognostication, even hope, of Amy Myers Jaffe, director of the program on Energy and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations, as stated in the current edition of Foreign Affairs (“Green Giant: Renewable Energy and Chinese Power”) and in the Houston Chronicle (“Will Clean Energy Push China Past the U.S”).

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If You Want Support for Climate Change Policies, Then Report It Correctly

FrackingGeorge P. Ahearn, Phd
Co-founder and Former President and CEO
GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

The news media’s reporting on climate change is always gloom and doom, but as George Ahearn points out, they are basing their reports off junk science.

The biggest myth in American journalism is that climate news is covered as a science when we all know it is covered as a political left or right issue. Since the press has already decided that the matter is scientifically settled, you rarely get any good news, mostly Armageddon.

In fact, most of the research since 1980 has shown a significant lack of progress on the question of climate sensitivity, raising the issue of even more uncertainties, particularly over whether the expected warming would be a net plus or minus and whether the elimination of fossil fuels is worth the cost.

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Bravo! Judge Calls Out Ecoterrorist As “Narcissistic and Attention-Seeking”

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

A judge has called out an ecoterrorist by the names that properly attach to many of those we know as fractivists — narcissistic and attention seeking.

Not since John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln has an actor so spectacularly misread his audience.

After assassinating President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.—and plotting with his coconspirators to simultaneously assassinate three others—the egotistical actor expected to be hailed as a hero by the Confederacy for avenging the South’s recent defeat.

Instead, virtually the entire nation—including most of the Confederacy—railed against Booth, with newspaper editorials labeling him a “madman” and a “wretched fiend.” Even General Robert E. Lee condemned the murder as “deplorable.”

Actor-turned-ecoterrorist Michael Foster made a similar miscalculation about his audience—and suffered a similar fate.

 

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But, Native Americans and First Nations Oppose Natural Gas Development, Don’t They?

Natural Gas NOWConnie Mellin
Natural Gas NOW
“PAShaleAdvocate”

 

As Canada looks to develop its natural gas reserves, Native Americans and First Nations are showing their support and can see its importance.

Canada is rapidly developing its natural gas reserves, and as it does, Native Americans and First Nations are looking to participate and support it. First Nations have always played a part in the development of natural gas because the government and the oil companies legally have to consult and accommodate the First Nations before proceeding with any work.

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First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Violent Environmental Activism

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Keep It Grounded In Fact
(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)

  

Violent environmental activism is increasingly being rationalized by fractivists and others bent on imposing their will but that’s not the First Amendment.

Everybody agrees that the First Amendment guarantees our freedom of speech and “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” But there is a growing movement among environmental extremists and their apologists to redefine just how violent protesters can be and still be protected by the First Amendment.

For example, Huffington Post recently argued that federal and state efforts to rein in violent environmental activism—such as operations that damage pipelines and other critical infrastructure—are actually designed to “criminalize fossil fuel protest.”

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