La Intolerancia y el Antiamericanismo Durante una Audiencia del Fracturamiento Hidráulico en California
January 13, 2014
El 08 de enero del 2014, asistí a una audiencia pública sobre los propuestos reglamentos de DOGGR al fracturamiento hidráulico y otros métodos de estimulación de pozos en California. Esta reunión tomo lugar en las Oficinas Administrativas del Condado de Kern.
El Condado de Kern produce casi 80% de todo el petróleo y gas natural en California. También es el bastión político de la industria petrolera en el estado. Durante la audiencia, conté no menos de 8 representantes de la industria, cerca de una docena de “simpatizantes,” y no menos de 5 empleados de Chevron, los cuales estaban allí para "apoyar los propuestos reglamentos en nombre de su empresa."
January 13, 2014
On January 8, 2014, I attended a public hearing on the proposed DOGGR regulations for fracking and other oil and gas well stimulation in California. This meeting was held at the Kern County Administrative Building.
Kern County produces nearly 80% of all oil and gas in the state. It is also a political stronghold of the oil and gas industry. During the entire hearing, I counted no less than 8 industry representatives, nearly a dozen “outside supporters,” as well as 5 or so Chevron employees who were there to “support the proposed regulations on behalf of the parent company.”
January 10, 2014
This week, the Maryland General Assembly (MGA) gaveled in its 434st legislative session. Election year sessions tend to signify nothing but sound and fury. However, this time around, legislators have an opportunity to demonstrate trend-setting leadership on hydraulic fracturing policy.
January 9, 2014
Like many Montanans, I jump at every chance to spend time on the Smith River. Growing up, it was a family tradition. My dad would load up the truck, throw in a hefty supply of Snickers and canned stew, and off we’d go to explore that remote and beautiful stretch of river.
We didn’t have any of the high-tech gear we have today – often just a sheet of clear plastic draped over our flannel sleeping bags. But I have vivid memories of the towering cliffs, the spectacular rock art, abundant wildlife and the giant trout that make the Smith River such a unique and beloved place.
January 7, 2014
The holidays brought disaster to Casselton, North Dakota, in the form of exploding tank cars on the railroad line just outside of town. After striking another train, a BNSF train hauling 104 tank cars filled with Bakken Shale crude oil began to explode