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  Original essay, The Wrench: THE WRENCH: A Frack-Wolf in a Sheep’s Clothing: How Pennsylvania Democrats are Selling out the Future Complete set of photographs: The Everyday Fracking Destruction of Pennsylvania – an album on Flickr While I applaud Pennsylvania Voters Against Fracking (Pennsylvania Voters Against Fracking | Food & Water Watch Fund) for hounding now [...]

In the now heated (or not really) dash to the May primaries in Pennsylvania, the run for the nomination for governor on the Democratic ticket includes all of the usual rhetoric about education, health care, prisons, some relatively new come-to-Jesus moments about Marijuana, and what amounts to little more than some hand-waving at the most [...]

Originally posted at The Wrench: THE WRENCH: WHEN THE GAS INDUSTRY USES THE STATE POLICE AND THE FBI JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE TO SILENCE A CITIZEN: INTELLIGENCE OFFICER AT MY DOOR, 2.14.14. UPDATE: TREMENDOUS THANKS TO ALL OF THE SUPPORTIVE FOLKS WHO’VE RESPONDED TO THIS POST. I HAVE BEEN JUST OVERWHELMED AND AMAZED AT THE [...]

Mad Max Myers is not my Anti-Fracking Savior

February 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Originally posted at The Wrench: THE WRENCH: Mad Max Myers is not my Anti-Fracking Savior Recently, in the interest of providing our coalition membership an opportunity to educate themselves about the ideological commitments, policy positions, and political strategies of candidates aspiring to the nomination for Pennsylvania governor, Shale Justice met with aspirant Max Myers. Mr. [...]

Originally posted: THE WRENCH: Let’s Make 2014 the Year The Natural Gas Industry Became an Endangered Species First, we pause to say “Hallelujah!” Key portions of Pennsylvania’s Act 13 were overturned Thursday, 12.19.13: “Act 13 is the legislation that allowed the state government to supersede local control and mandate local ordinance changes to accommodate natural gas [...]

The Fraudulent “Logic” of the “Middle Ground”  Among the most pernicious and calculative strategies for extorting consent currently in fashion with the natural gas industry and their public relations agents—particularly the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD)—is what I’ll call the “argument for the middle ground.” There are several varieties of this brand of rhetorical extortion, [...]

After  considerable protracted debate over a long Summer, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty—APSCUF—decisively passed by a vote of 68-31 a position statement with respect to SB 367—the PA Frack U Bill—and more generally the state university union’s position with respect to hydraulic fracturing—fracking—on state university properties. Wendy Lee – APSCUF Anti-Fracking [...]

John Hanger–Right off the Rack

September 9, 2013 // 3 Comments

The following captures a likely dialogue between myself, Wendy Lynne Lee, and Kevin Heatley, both of Shale Justice. The event is democratic gubernatorial candidate, John Hanger’s, visit to a Shale Justice sponsored meeting at Bloomsburg University on September 3rd organized by Shale Justice Executive Committee member, John Trallo. The piece may be very fruitfully read [...]

In his excellent 7.28.13, New York Times Op-Ed,  Gangplank to a Warm Future – NYTimes.com, Cornell Profesoor Anthony Ingraffea argued that MANY concerned about climate change, including President Obama, have embraced hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. In his recent climate speech, the president went so far as to lump gas with renewables as “clean energy.” As a [...]

“Good luck with that!” Ain’t Help  1.3.12: I was running laps at the Bloomsburg University track when I somehow tripped over my I-pod cord and—in a heroic effort to spare my recently re-habilitated right knee—crashed full force onto my right ankle, ripping every ligament from the bone, wrenching and tearing the muscles half way up [...]

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