The reason why PA will never stop Fracking and Natural gas…conventionally

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http://littlesis.org/maps/325-the-first-family-of-fracking/raw  FFF

http://littlesis.org/list/585/Oil_%26_Gas_-_Top_Recipients_2014

http://littlesis.org/org/13022/Security_and_International_Trade_and_Finance_Subcommittee      Casey

Venango County PA, Butler County PA CONTAMINATED

Fracking three thingsThe weekly run-down on who,what and where. Utica Resources and XTO Energy are this weeks main players in the game of disregard for Pennsylvania. Along with Williams, A company that is proposing to run a 42 inch Natural Gas Pipeline through rural Lancaster County. This may finally send the signal to southcentral PA that they are not represented by there government officials, that the PA legislature has in fact beeN BOUGHT buy the Natural Gas/Fracking Industry. You can’t hide anymore Toomey,Casey and Perry.

SLT PRODUCTION LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Sheffield Twp Township
HOWARD DRILLING INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Wetmore Twp Township
STATESIDE ENERGY GROUP LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Lafayette Twp Township
SENECA RESOURCES CORP Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jones Twp Township
KASTLE RESOURCES ENTERPRISES INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Conneaut Twp Township
PENNECO OIL CO INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Jackson Twp Township
ARG RESOURCES INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Highland Twp Township
2014-04-28
 
NTS ENERGY LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Cranberry Twp Township
CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Colley Twp Township
CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Colley Twp Township
DOMINION TRANS INC Reports Drilling Started (SPUD) in Leidy Twp Township
2014-04-25
PA Permit Violation Issued to Trimont Energy Llc in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
2014-04-24
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gibson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gibson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gibson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gibson Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Franklin Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Fox Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Athens Twp Township
2014-04-23
PA Permit Violation Issued to Xto Energy Inc in Butler Twp, Butler County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Utica Resources Inc in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Permit Violation Issued to Utica Resources Inc in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; S Energy Corp in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; S Energy Corp in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Permit Violation Issued to D &Amp; S Energy Corp in Cranberry Twp, Venango County
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Windham Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Elkland Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Colley Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Colley Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Colley Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Gamble Twp Township
PA Oil Drilling Permit Issued in Concord Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Auburn Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Tuscarora Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Smithfield Twp Township
PA Gas Drilling Permit Issued in Smithfield Twp Township

Understanding why, The history of Hydrocarbons and the fight for LNG

The production of oil and natural gas in the United States is booming. 

Today, one of the consequences of the boom in oil and gas production is that there is a growing surplus of oil, natural gas, and even coal (some of which has been displaced by natural gas as an electricity source) that producers want to export. While there is not (and likely never will be) an absolute surplus in crude oil, the different types of crude match up with different refinery capabilities, and it can make more economic sense to export light, sweet crude from the Bakken and import heavy crude from Venezuela.

A Maze of Export Regulations

Over time, a litany of government regulations has been put in place to regulate or restrict the export of fossil fuels. However, they each reflect the time in which the legislation was passed. The result is a checkerboard of regulations, leading to some strange outcomes. For instance, under the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act, the export of crude oil is illegal without a permit from the Department of Commerce, unless that crude was produced on Alaska’s North Slope and travels through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. On the other hand, the export of refined petroleum products (like diesel fuel, kerosene, or refined gasoline) is virtually unregulated.

Regulations for natural gas are similarly convoluted. Under the 1938 Natural Gas Act, the export or import of natural gas is illegal unless the Secretary of Energy finds that it is in “the public interest” – a finding that is guaranteed in statute if the gas is exported to a free-trade agreement partner. On the other hand, the exports of natural gas liquids (like propane, ethane, or others) are unregulated, even though they often come directly from the same wells as natural gas (methane).

Finally, the export of coal is unregulated, even though coal is generally the most polluting source of fossil fuels.

To further complicate the issue, the Jones Act of 1920 requires that all trade between U.S. ports be carried solely on American ships, crewed and owned by U.S. citizens. This means that, because of this artificial scarcity, it can be twice as costly to send oil from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast as it would be to send it further around to Maritime Canada. This makes it more cost effective for a company to export fuel from Gulf Coast ports abroad and import refined fuel from Europe to the East Coast than it is to simply ship refined fuel from the Gulf of Mexico to the East Coast. The same would be true of crude oil if exports were allowed.

All this said, these laws where put into effect to make the Super-Wealthy even more wealthy at the time. Now, these same laws are stopping the Ultra-Capitalized Corporations from doing what they do best, Destroy the planet and create geopolitical wars while dancing in the shadows of greed.

Obviously my local politicians are poorly versed in Trade Law. Go back to your dictionary books and read the definition of greed, insanity and fool and then look in the mirror.    FFF    porch

An Update from RepresentUs—-The group to get money OUT of Politics.

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Dear Heath,

Summer is flying by, and I want to stop for a moment to update you on what we’ve accomplished over the past few months, and what’s next on our 5-step plan to end money in politics corruption.

Step 1: Launch the American Anti-Corruption Act    ✔

Step 2: One Million Americans against corruption   Underway

  • We have enlisted nearly 400,000 citizen co-sponsors of the Act, and we have a solid plan to get to one million. Thanks to some Silicon Valley friends, we’ve developed a new tool designed to go viral and reach the critical mass we need. We’ll be beta-testing in August and will send it to you in the Fall.

  • We have been aggressively building our Facebook presence, and it’s going gangbusters. As I write this, we’re up to 50,000 likes—but we have a long way to go to get to scale. Please “like” us on facebook if you haven’t already.

  • We’ve been sending $100 bill costumes to Represent.Us members for homegrown demonstrations and actions nationwide. Activists wearing money have been spotted in Los Angeles, Albany, Ann Arbor, and Washington, DC. If you’d like to organize a $100-bill action in your community, email founders@represent.us. We might just send you costumes and help you plan your event. In case you missed it, here’s the New York Times coverage of our team throwing $100 bills on NY State Senators for opposing reform.

  • We reached over 100,000 views of our Senator Strips video. The ad will run on TV in September and we’ll see another jump in viewership and attention then.

  • Our new blog is gaining momentum. One post alone got over 100,000 views. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here: Daily.Represent.Us.

  • We had dozens of groups across the country posting our Land Of The Free* poster on July 4, and we got some great videos and photos. If you haven’t seen them yet, check them out here.

Step 3: Get your Representative on the record: “Project 435”  Just launched

  • Project 435 is our new, ambitious campaign to get every congressperson on the record as for or against the Act. If they sign on, they are certified “Anti-Corrupt.” If they refuse, they are labeled “Corrupt.” It’s that simple. We don’t care if they’re Republicans or Democrats. We only care about whether they choose to be part of the problem or the solution.

  • We just beta launched Project 435 with 20 of our top activists. Each of these activists is forming a “District Committee” for their US House district, and beginning the steps to get their Representative on the record as for or against the American Anti-Corruption Act.

  • These top activists are helping us write and reform our organizing handbook and online tools so that we can provide the best possible tools for the other 415 districts this Fall. When the materials are finalized, you’ll get them so you can help in your district.

  • If you’d like information about starting your own local chapter, please emailfounders@represent.us.

Step 4: Vote them out  Coming soon

  • Politicians will only get special interests out of politics if we force them to. It will take a hard-hitting campaign to unseat politicians who will not pledge support for the Act. This is a big goal, so we’re collaborating with other organizations that also do this kind of work. Hey politicians: If you won’t support this reform, you’re out!

Step 5: Create the “Winning Moment”  Stay tuned

  • Big reform moments happen at big moments of opportunity.  The last time it happened on this issue was in 1974 because of the Watergate scandal. Before that, it sparked for civil rights advocates in 1955, when Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a bus. 9 years later, the Civil Rights Act passed. We must have a smart political strategy, a robust reform proposal, and we must be patient as we prepare for the next opportunity.

So, what (else) is next?

Introducing the “March Against Corruption.”  You’ll hear a lot more about this soon, but I wanted you to be the first to know about our upcoming national day of action on November 2.  Comprised of hundreds of local actions across the country with partners from other issue groups fighting special interest lobbyists, the March will provide an exciting way for new activists to mobilize with us, in their own communities. Mark your calendars: November 2. More info to come.

You are the heart and soul of the movement to stop corruption. Together, and only together, we can transform how elections are financed, we can stop legalized bribery, and we can create an America where politicians represent everyday people over moneyed interests.

It’s going to take huge determination and dedication to execute the plan, and it’s not going to happen overnight. It is the political fight of our lives. But if we all rally around this plan, and devote all of the time, spirit and resources we can muster, we can and will win.

Thank you for being part of this.

-Josh, Graham, Bliss & the entire Represent.Us campaign team

The lobbyist laden Senate and it’s disproportionate numbers

The most DISPROPORTIONATE, CORRUPT and PATHETIC GOVERNMENT BODY, the US SENATE.  California population—38,041,430.——2 Senators. Wyoming population—-576,000——-2 Senators.   DO YOU SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS RATIO???????