Friday, April 25, 2014

SNEAK PEAK: Dear President Obama - Documentary Film Due Out in 2015

Our new film — “Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One Voice” — is a direct appeal to the President, and to all elected officials, to carefully consider the growing evidence proving that hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is hardly the path to energy independence that many promote. Premiering in late 2014, the film takes a cross-country look at fracking, highlighting its variety of contaminations, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on energy solutions that would allow us to proceed towards an energy future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process. Interviews with scientists, economists, geologists and whistle-blowers will provide the core information we hope will convince the current President and those that will follow to join the “anti-fracking” majority that is growing across the United States. Filming began in November 2013 and will continue through the year. Please check in with the site frequently as we’ll be updating it regularly from the field with new photos, videos, interviews and testimonies. – Jon Bowermaster



Friday, April 11, 2014

Why a New Industry-Sponsored Fake News Section in the Denver Post Threatens the Newspaper’s Reputation

By Erin Moriarty

Even the most seasoned Denver Post readers can be fooled by a new advertising ploy from oil and gas front group Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED), in which fake, industry-sponsored news stories are being published as part of a special “Energy and Environment” section on the newspaper’s website.

Each CRED-authored story uses the same font and layout as real Denver Post articles from real Denver Post reporters, undoubtedly attempting to pass CRED’s message off as real news. But, it’s not. It’s yet another paid effort that CRED is using to validate its now-dwindling credibility. CRED is no stranger to promoting its message through paid advertising, as can be seen by the television, radio, online, and bus advertisements that the group has been running since its inception in September 2013.

This time, the ad on Denver Post’s website boasts “news” about oil and gas development in the state, when really, the group is just peddling its own version of facts. In the “Energy and Environment” section on the Denver Post’s website, CRED’s advertorial features several stories on natural gas exports, local control amendments, and other energy issues Coloradans have been following for months.


Should the Federal trade Commission intervene and stop CRED's (Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development) deceptive ads?

 Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development |

P.S. Energy development? According to the first Law of Thermodynamics; energy can neither be created nor destroyed, so CRED's acronym is COMPLETELY INCORRECT AND DECEPTIVE.

- Shane


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Amy Oliver, Independence Institute - Challenges Anyone to Find Six Oil & Gas Wells in Greeley, CO | Really?

Amy Oliver: 'There are over 400 wells in Greeley. I challenge people all of the time. Find me six. Name me where six of them are.' Referring to how hidden oil and gas wells are in Greeley. Oliver's statement from the ether was absolutely ridiculous. Did you think I couldn't find a single well Amy? You're sadly mistaken when it comes to grassroots organizations not having pertinent data and skill-sets. 

Amy, here is the answer to your challenge. You said that Greeley has 400 oil and gas wells. Let me be the first to inform you that you are incorrect. You failed to count the abandoned wells under people homes, in backyards, near schools, playgrounds and more.

Let’s also not omit the more than one dozen toxic evaporation pits that have been back-filled and one location where a super market appears to have been built on top one. You challenged anyone to find ‘just six wells in Greeley, CO’ and I accept by offering up every well on record in Greeley.


Click Link

Maybe you should be careful Amy, when polishing your unicorn horn on public television. So Amy, here is the very beginning of an ‘oil and gas show and tell’ on Greeley, courtesy of 'your arrogance.' Here are ALL of the wells and a few stingers below.

Forward to: 22:00 or click the above link

CLICK  MAP TO ENLARGE  (look at all of the wells!)


1.) Back-filled industrial waste water evaporation pit under King Soopers Supermarket: MCCLOSKEY 11-9 - #111004 Information

2.) Plugged & abandoned oil well under ball field: API # 05-123-18491 Status: AL
Well Name/No: MCCLOSKEY #9-6H6 (click well name for production)
Operator: SNYDER OIL CORP - 80530
Status Date: 10/2/1994

3.) Plugged and abandoned well under home: API # 05-123-11682 Status: PA
Well Name/No: ELLIOTT #13-9 (click well name for production)
Status Date: 12/19/1998 Federal or State Lease #: 68341


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