06/10/15 Links of the Day: Activist Group Accused of Spreading Misinformation, Shale Oil Being Barged on Ohio River, and More

Energy in Depth: Ban-Fracking Activist Group Pushes Community Right to Know Misinformation Campaign   -   "So often ban fracking activist groups who claim they simply want transparency in government or regulatory reform of the oil and gas industry, do not immediately disclose that their end game is to completely stop all activities related to hydraulic fracturing..."

Akron Beacon Journal: Ohio cities, counties face added costs for votes on bill of rights   -   "Recently, EID reported on how a national “ban fracking” group – the Community for Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) – is targeting Ohio with campaigns to instate local fracking bans in Medina and Athens Counties. This group has already led efforts in eight communities in Ohio, which include..."

Hess: Hess Tops List of U.S. Energy Companies in 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings   -   "Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) today announced it has been ranked first among U.S. energy companies on the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings – U.S. 500, one of the world’s most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance. The rankings reflect the sustainability and..."

Herald-Dispatch: Marathon adds processing unit in Ky.   -   "Marathon Petroleum has added a $170 million processing unit at the refinery complex south of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, adding four new jobs and contributing to the long-term viability of the refinery, according to..."

Energy in Depth: Lawmakers Take Note: Environmental Groups Fundraising Off Ohio’s State Parks Bill in Efforts to Ban Fracking   -   "The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) sent fundraising emails out last week, urging donations to “secure even stronger fracking protections for Ohio communities.” The group claimed “victory” over what they called “a scheme by the oil and gas industry to open Ohio’s beautiful state parks and forests..."

Gas & Oil:  ABUNDANCE BENEATH OUR FEET   -   "The benefits of Ohio’s geological gifts reach far beyond its developing areas. Today, in spite of geopolitical adversities and a seemingly unfavorable marketplace, our energy producers continue to develop our natural resources and produce natural gas and oil at rates not seen in generations..."

The Institute for Policy Innovation:  The Lie at the Heart of the Denton Fracking Ban   -   "I thought we were finally finished with this. And then, last Wednesday on the Diane Rehm Show, with another of her typical three vs. one panels, it all came back. Not only did Texas learn from the Denton Disaster and take steps to prevent it from happening again, but so did Oklahoma, passing a clear ban on cities attempting to regulate below-the-surface issues such as drilling techniques and either blatant or de facto bans on fracking..."

Forbes:  Aubrey McClendon's Texas Fracas   -   "In the two years since he left Chesapeake Energy Aubrey McClendon has created a half-dozen new companies and done more than $10 billion in deals. I wrote about McClendon’s new chapter for the current issue of Forbes Magazine (see: “Fracking’s Cowboy Rides Again“). We crammed a lot of facts into the story, but among the material left on the cutting room floor were..."

The Heartland Institute:  Celebrities Serve as Fracking Science “Experts” in New York   -   "Last week, the EPA released a surprise study – to many anti-fracking groups at least. After four years of research and relying on real scientific expertise on the subject from across the country, the EPA determined that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” poses no significant threat..."

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