Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Chris Martenson on the fracking narrative
December 21, 2012, 07:02
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Chris Martenson: Well, this is really important. The current story is something along these lines: “Hey, look at how clever we’ve been. Because of the magic of technology, we have discovered how to unlock these incredible oil and gas resources that we just didn’t even know about before.”

When I talk to people who are in the oil business, they say, “Oh, no, no, we’ve known about those shale deposits, we’ve been drilling into and through them for decades. We’ve had horizontal drilling for decades; we’ve had fracking for decades. What we haven’t had is $80-a-barrel oil reliably enough to support us going into those with those technologies.”

So what really unlocked those reserves was price. Not technology, not cleverness, not ingenuity. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of very clever, ingenious stuff going on in those drilling actions, but price was the primary driver here.

via Conservation Not Technology will be our Savior – Chris Martenson (Part 2) « naked capitalism.



Spraying fracking waste on roads

There is some poetic justice there.

According to the agency’s website, state regulations give the DEC “jurisdiction over waste material which is to be beneficially used.”

The spreading of gas brine in Pittsfield by a firm called Al-Kleen Inc. of Earleville was permitted by the DEC in 2010, according to state records.

via Area official questions use of brine on roads » Local News » The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY – otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports.



Race officials abscond with anti-fracking banner at Tour Down Under
January 29, 2012, 05:15
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Now see if I didn’t just describe this here video.

Not too often that we run across something with both fracking and bike content.



Fugitive methane

A new story in Scientific American by Frischetti. Fracking could release large quantities of methane into the atmosphere, accelerating global warming.



Truck traffic associated with Marcellus fracking

From http://www.un-naturalgas.org/NYSDOT%20Transportation%20Impacts%20Paper.pdf

Per well:



Public comments on NY hydrofracking were 10-to-1 against

…with one day left in comment period.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20120110/NEWS01/301100008/-Hydrofracking-energizes-New-York-residents?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|PoughkeepsieJournal.com|s



Disposal well quakes in Ohio?

Youngstown Injection Well Stays Shut After Earthquake – NYTimes.com.

Operations halted after the latest quake was pinpointed just below the disposal well.




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