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  • AOC Unhinged: Ocasio-Cortez Goes on Bizarre, Screaming, Voice-Cracking Rant

    05/14/2019 9:04:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    WIBC ^ | May. 14, 2019 | Brian Baker
    She was passionate. She was angry. She was borderline psychotic and clearly in need of medication. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a bizarre and completely unhinged speech at Monday night's Green New Deal event hosted by the Sunrise Movement. Alternating between screaming at those in attendance and REALLY screaming at those in attendance, the freshman congresswoman eviscerated eardrums as she touted the need to "decarbonize the economy" and for American workers to get paid as much as "they need." Asked to clarify what that amount might be, Ocasio-Cortez responded, "a living wage," then failed to specify what constitutes "a living wage."
  • Colorado Democrat targeted for recall resigns amid reports of sexual-misconduct allegation

    05/12/2019 6:27:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/12/19 | Valerie Richardson
    A Democratic state legislator in Colorado facing a recall effort over her anti-fracking vote announced Sunday that she has resigned following allegations reportedly stemming from a sexual-misconduct complaint. State Rep. Rochelle Galindo, who was elected in November, posted a statement denying the allegations without providing details, but House Speaker K.C. Becker said they were related to accusations of sexual misconduct outside the state legislature, according to 9News in Denver. Colorado Public Radio said that the Greeley police confirmed that a report “was filed against Galindo last week by a woman who worked on Galindo’s campaign. The contents of the report...
  • Trump plan to allow fracking on California coast, Central Valley moves forward

    05/09/2019 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    sacbee ^ | May 8, 2019 | BY EMILY CADEI
    The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with its plan to open up more federal land in California’s Central Valley and Central Coast to oil and gas drilling, including fracking. The Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Office released new documents on its proposal for oil and gas leasing and development on the public land it administers. The field office’s boundaries stretch across 11 California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Stanislaus. The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group that opposes the plan, estimates that the proposal could...
  • Texas Natural Gas Prices Plunge To All-Time Low

    04/03/2019 3:53:32 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies ^ | 04-03-2019 | Para
    Natural gas prices at the Waha hub in West Texas plummeted to record low negative levels on Wednesday, as pipeline constraints and problems at compressor stations at one pipeline stranded gas produced in the most prolific U.S. shale oil basin. Real-time or next-day prices at the Waha hub in Texas have stayed at negative levels since March 22, so drillers have had to pay companies with capacity to ship the gas via pipeline. On Wednesday, the spot Waha hub prices plunged to minus $3.38 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), from minus 2 cents for Tuesday, data from the Intercontinental...
  • Hickenlooper: A detailed history of his sexual conquests

    03/23/2019 9:58:30 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/2019 | Joseph Simonson
    Full title is:Hickenlooper offers something different in crowded Democratic field: A detailed history of his sexual conquests If Democratic voters are struggling to see what sets John Hickenlooper apart from the 2020 pack they need to look no further than his autobiography, which outlines in excruciating detail his quest to lose his virginity and, seemingly, every sexual exploit since. The candidate's book, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, outlines the journey from a child in the Philadelphia suburbs to the president of a brewing company, mayor of Denver, and then governor of Colorado.
  • Democrat Contender John Hickenlooper Confirms Watching Porno With Mother

    03/21/2019 10:35:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 108 replies ^ | March 21, 2019 | By Ryan Saavedra
    Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper confirmed Wednesday night during his CNN town hall event that he took his mother to watch an X-rated pornographic movie when he was younger and that the two stayed for the entire movie. Hickenlooper confirmed that the incident, which he wrote about in his memoir, happened when he returned home from college to visit his mother for Thanksgiving. Hickenlooper's dad died when he was 8-years-old, and he said that he didn't realize that his mother was lonely until he returned home from college. "I promised, I called a friend in Philadelphia — and ... we...
  • The Real Russian Collusion: Fomenting EU, U.S. Climate Protests

    03/12/2019 12:41:45 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 7 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 8 March 2019 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Russia is trying to influence the policies of foreign governments again, although this time the target is Europe, not the United States. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, the lamestream media has been awash in stories of Russian attempts to influence the U.S. elections. Although it seems clear Russia tried to influence U.S. voters via fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms, there is little if any evidence Russia’s efforts had any impact on the U.S. election. The 2016 elections were hardly Russia’s first attempt to influence U.S. politics. It...
  • Hickenlooper defends fracking and science. Can Democrats swallow that?

    03/05/2019 7:24:56 PM PST · by rintintin · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 5 2019 | Washington Examiner
    Men often take dumb risks by pounding drinks they should probably skip. It may have seemed like such a dumb stunt when former Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper threw back a shot of fracking fluid — but in fact it was perfectly safe. Hickenlooper knows what so many liberal environmentalists deny: The cocktail of water and chemicals that gas companies inject into the ground as part of the fracking process isn’t “poisonous” at all. He also knows what his party’s most popular figures could never admit: Fracking is a safe process that creates jobs, brings down energy costs, and helps...
  • The most important scientific breakthrough you probably never heard of

    03/04/2019 5:56:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/04/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    If this post in Watts Up With That? is correct, an inadvertent, serendipitous scientific discovery is responsible for reshaping the modern world of geopolitics to America’s advantage – and nobody noticed. Fracking is usually credited with being the critical technology for the reshaping to which I refer: the rather sudden conversion of the United Sates from a huge net energy importer to (currently) self-sufficient, and clearly heading toward a major net energy exporter. This is far more than a simple balance-of-trade issue, through that is very important. It even transcends the millions of jobs and economic prosperity that has...
  • In This Oil Boom Town, Even a Barber Can Make $180,000

    03/01/2019 7:25:25 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1,2019 | By Christopher M. Matthews and Rebecca Elliott |
    West Texas has seen its share of oil booms, but the people there say this one is unlike any they’ve seen. Driven by shale drilling, a gusher of crude production has transformed the Permian Basin into America’s hottest oilfield, turning what was a remote stretch of towns spread among mesquite trees and scrubland into an industrial zone, seemingly overnight. Oil prices have fallen about 25% since October to around $57 a barrel. But West Texas residents are hopeful the boom won’t go bust soon because companies have pumped billions into building out the oilfield, and drilling is not expected to...
  • U.S. Shale Oil Output to Hit Record 8.4 Million Bpd in March: EIA

    02/19/2019 1:43:23 PM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | Feb. 19, 2019, at 3:15 p.m. | by Devika Krishna Kumar, Jonathan Oatis, Marguerita Choy)
    NEW YORK - U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise 84,000 barrels per day (bpd) in March to a record of about 8.4 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report on Tuesday. The largest change is forecast in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, where output is expected to climb by 43,000 bpd to a record 4.024 million bpd in March. A shale revolution has helped boost the United States to the position of world's biggest crude oil producer, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. Overall crude production...
  • Bill would freeze fracking permits during impact study(NM Environuts find way to pluck Golden Goose)

    02/05/2019 10:16:28 AM PST · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    While driving at night through Counselor, on U.S. 550, the horizon takes on a dusky illumination, almost like daylight, said Samuel Sage, a member of the Navajo Nation’s Counselor Chapter House, at a news conference. Bright light flares from natural gas being burned off as part of oil and gas production have become increasingly common in northwestern New Mexico, particularly since 2013 said Sage. Sage was among several environmental advocates who gathered at the state Capitol in support of a bill that, if passed, would create a four-year moratorium on any new state permits for hydraulic fracturing — a type...
  • Apache and the Alpine High: Changing the Way the Oilfield Works

    02/04/2019 11:46:05 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 40 replies
    Shale Magazine ^ | David Blackmon
    The Alpine High has always been there — well, it’s been there for several hundred million years, anyway — just waiting for the right team of scientists to come along and find it. As things turned out, it took a team staffed by people with little or no prior experience in the Permian/Delaware Basin to make the discovery. I first interviewed Keenan in August, 2016, shortly after Apache had made the initial announcement of the major new discovery, for a piece published on During that interview, Keenan pointed to his team’s lack of previous experience in the region as...
  • Top liberal think tank suddenly distressed by all that money it took from a foreign government

    01/27/2019 12:14:59 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/25/2019 | beckett adams
    One of the most prominent and politically active left-wing think tanks in the United States, the Center for American Progress, has announced that it will no longer accept funding from the United Arab Emirates, the Guardian reported Friday. “With a rising undemocratic tide around the world, and serious questions about which side of that struggle our own president stands on, it seemed clear that all Americans should take extra steps and leave no doubt where they stand,” a spokesperson for the liberal organization told the Guardian. The spokesperson added, “This funding never impacted any CAP position or policy, but everybody...
  • US Oil Boom Is Defying Expectations, Experts Say

    01/18/2019 12:51:59 PM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 1/18/2019 | Jason Hopkins
    The United States is expected to churn out far more oil in 2019 than what international analysts originally forecasted. The International Energy Agency, a Paris-based organization that helps coordinate energy policies for industrial countries, released its latest oil market report Friday, noting exceptional numbers for the U.S. fossil fuel industry. The agency reported U.S. oil production is expected to rise by 1.3 million barrels a day in 2019. While this number is lower than the record-smashing 2.1 million increase producers enjoyed in 2018, it’s more than double what the IEA initially expected to see in 2019. The forecast illustrates the...
  • Memo to environmentalists: Natural gas fracking helps LOWER U.S. carbon emissions

    11/23/2018 12:44:14 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/23/18 | USA Features
    Fact Check: Left-wing extremists in the American environmental movement have never met a carbon-based fuel they like, despite the fact that were it not for carbon-based fuels, we would all still be living in the 19th-century. Their narrative, of course, is that all carbon-based energy is bad, and that the United States in particular, with our outsized economy and radically improved quality of life, is destroying the planet with our carbon emissions. Except that we’re not.
  • Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands

    10/27/2018 9:58:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2018 | Eric Lipton and Hiroko Tabuchi
    CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. — The parade of trailer trucks rolling through Jay Butler’s dusty ranch is a precursor to a new fracking boom on the vast federal lands of Wyoming and across the West. Reversing a trend in the final years of the Obama presidency, the Trump administration is auctioning off millions of acres of drilling rights to oil and gas developers, a central component of the White House’s plan to work hand in glove with the industry to promote more domestic energy production. Seeing growth and profit opportunities at a time of rising oil prices and a pro-business administration,...
  • Fracking helped make the US the world’s oil king

    09/16/2018 8:25:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 12,2018 | By Post Editorial Board
    Move over, Russia — and Saudi Arabia, too: The United States is now the world’s largest producer of crude oil. “US crude-oil production exceeded that of Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than two decades,” the US Energy Information Administration reported Tuesday. “In June and August, the United States surpassed Russia in crude-oil production for the first time since February 1999.” That assessment confirms an International Energy Agency prediction in March that America would soon be No. 1, and it should keep that slot through 2019, at least. Thanks to the fracking boom, US oil production has topped...
  • Green Party, Eyeing the 2020 Presidential Race, Prepares for the Midterms (224 candidates)

    08/26/2018 11:29:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/01/18 | Liam Stack
    SALT LAKE CITY — The progressive activists who gathered in Utah two weeks ago to strategize for the midterm elections could each recall a moment when they realized the Democratic Party was their foe and decided to quit it. For Kenneth Mejia, 27, who ran for Congress as a Democratic write-in candidate two years ago, it happened when the party declined to include policies that inspire him — like single payer health care and a ban on fracking — in its 2016 party platform. For Diane Moxley, 49, who canvassed for Barack Obama in 2008, it was when the Occupy...
  • The Next Big Bet In Fracking: Water

    08/22/2018 1:22:42 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 August 2018 | Christopher M. Matthews
    Fledgling companies, many backed by private equity, are rushing to help shale drillers deal with one of their trickiest problems: what to do with the vast volumes of wastewater that are a byproduct of fracking wells...Moving water by pipe costs anywhere from 60 cents to $1.50 a barrel compared with more than $2 by truck...