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  •  doesn't seem to matter what EPA (6+ / 0-)

    says or does in the this Admin., the Extractionists continue to carry the day

    recall finally getting reality based studies on Mountaintop Removal Mining from EPA, but didn't stop the Admin. from approving 2nd largest MMR operation in West Virginia

    President Obama signed symbolic agreement with Reliant India to sell them "tranches" of the Marcellus Shale while in Mumbai -- and continues to outpimp Cheney again and again on natural gas

    Army Corps of Eng. Brig. Gen (?) Pete DeLuca stated very clearly that he was sent to meetings of the Delaware River Basin Commission by the President, and proceeded to browbeat Congr. Hinchley and others who were arguing against expansion

    as to that whole "cleaner than coal" bs the WH and it's syncophants in the Sierra Club are bleating -

    there's the recently published Cornell White Paper irrefutably showing otherwise -- of course,  WH aides could not get out there fast enough to dismiss and concern troll the report and the science behind it

    as to the Cheney Loophole, Congr. Diane DeGette offered up a truth-in-fracking bill, but went strangely silent on the subject some time around 1/19/09 -- and of course mysteriously unable to make to the Press Conference with Congr. Hinchley, Josh Fox, and Mark Rufalo last spring

    good diary - T & R'd

    •  Regarding the Cornell Paper (4+ / 0-)
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      RLMiller, Fogiv, slothlax, huttotex

      I think it's worth mentioning (and it is indeed mentioned in the paper itself) that shale gas only compares unfavorably to coal because a majority of operators don't use "green completions" to capture a fair amount of waste gas.

      It's quite possible new fracking and EPA regulations will in fact mandate "green completions" making the comparison largely moot.

      •  And groundwater contamination? (0+ / 0-)

        I'm sure that's "green" as well.


        Every election either the democrats lose or the republicans lose. But in every election there is always the same winner. And he drives a Mercedes.

        by Methinks They Lie on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 04:09:06 PM PST

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