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The anti-democracy governor?

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By Bruce Baizel

March 3, 2013

In a time when we might hope that the wave of extremists in elected office has peaked, it is disappointing to see a governor who has moved into the ‘anti-democracy’ camp of politicians. Such seems to be the case with Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado.

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from the governor that led off with “despite what you might have heard, I much prefer drinking beer to frack fluid.” Oh really? You think that this statement will calm my nerves after you spend your time testifying before a U.S. Senate committee about frack fluid being safe to drink?

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Tagged with: fracking, colorado, lawsuit, ban, hickenlooper

Dancing with the data in the Pennsylvania gas patch

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By Bruce Baizel

November 5, 2012

A string of recent reports and papers have brought to the forefront the value of having publicly accessible, complete and accurate information about gas development. 

First, there was the Duke University team that found apparent migration of substantial amounts of methane from gas wells to private water wells as far out as 1000m in the Marcellus play in Pennsylvania.


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Tagged with: fracking, pennsylvania department of environmental protection, pubic health

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