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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:05 AM

What's up with fracking ---> Josh Fox on the Daily Show

06/26/13



If that video disappears you can watch it here.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-26-2013/exclusive---josh-fox-extended-interview-pt--1

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Reply What's up with fracking ---> Josh Fox on the Daily Show (Original post)
limpyhobbler Jun 2013 OP
ctsnowman Jun 2013 #1
NoMoreWarNow Jun 2013 #2
limpyhobbler Jun 2013 #3
Dragonfli Jun 2013 #4
limpyhobbler Jun 2013 #5

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:52 AM

1. Jeeze

Give some people free energy and all they do is complain.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:49 PM

2. such an important topic and it's tragic Obama didn't mention it in his climate speech

 

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Response to NoMoreWarNow (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:58 PM

3. He did mention it several times. He supports it fully. It's the centerpiece of his plan.

He wants to help mutli-national companies like Halliburton make billions by exporting this fuel to every country and expanding this vile industrial activity to the whole earth. He calls it "cleaner energy".

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:56 PM

4. He also made sure to appoint an Energy Secretary that supports fracking and "clean" coal

Ernest Moniz, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during his confirmation, praised the U.S. natural gas “revolution” brought about by widespread use of fracking and said it must continue. As a special bonus the Republicans loved the guy and he sailed through senate confirmations with something for every industry. The vote was 97-0

Mr. Moniz even had kind words for coal, saying the fuel — public enemy No. 1 in the environmental treehugger loser community and among many weak ass liberals in Congress — is likely to remain a part of the American energy portfolio, though he stipulated that clean coal technologies are an essential part of that equation.



Mr. Moniz reassured coal-state senators that he believes the fuel won’t be shoved aside.
“We see coal as being a continuing, major part of the energy supply in the U.S., and certainly in the world,”

That professor, nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz, was director of the MIT Energy Initiative, a research arm that had received more than $125 million in pledges from the oil and gas industry since 2006, according to the Public Accountability Initiative, a non-profit that blew the whistle on UBuffalo.
The four “founding members” of MITEI — BP, Shell, Italy’s ENI and Saudi Aramco — each agreed to pay $25 million over five years for the right to help manage research projects, maintain an office at MITEI headquarters and “place a researcher in a participating MIT faculty member’s lab,” according to the MITEI website. Ten “sustaining members” commit $5 million each for fewer rights, but still get seats on MITEI’s executive committee and governing board.

The Republicans and Democrats, judging by his confirmation votes, are rabidly into "clean energy" Yippii! Coal clean skies and pristine fractured ground are all that lie ahead, blue skies, nothing but blue skies and fountain fresh proprietary fracking fluid in every glass!

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:31 PM

5. LOL. Love the video

Yeah that lopsided Ernie Moniz vote was very discouraging.

Lots of conflict of interest.








Obama's climate speech was basically the roll out of a new marketing strategy. A re-branding. A green-washing of the same tired policies. He needed to green up his image a little bit.


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