Posts Tagged ‘green fraud’

Chevron Gets Justice From Environmentalist Frauds

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Source:  Investor’s Business Daily

Daryl Hannah, with a hand in enviro-fraud. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Daryl Hannah, with a hand in enviro-fraud. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Shakedown: A federal judge has ruled that a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador was won through fraud. It’s a victory for Chevron, but at a cost of millions. So why isn’t someone in this environmental predator racket in jail?

After more than a decade of battling against charges it created a “rainforest Chernobyl” in an Ecuadorean village called Lago Agrio, it must have come as a relief to the oil giant to hear the words of truth ring out from the bench of a tough Manhattan judge, Lewis Kaplan.

In a nearly 500-page ruling, he branded the entire case as “fraudulent” and ruled the $9.5 billion awarded to the plaintiffs’ attorney by a bought-off Ecuadorean court could not be collected anywhere in the U.S. (more…)

Who’s Afraid of Fracking?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Source:  NRO

by Deroy Murdock 

If frackophobes are to be believed, natural-gas fracking is the most frightful environmental nightmare since Japan’s Fukushima nuclear-power plant melted down amid an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

In Promised Land, Matt Damon’s new anti-fracking film funded by the United Arab Emirates, one character demonstrates this production technique’s “dangers” by drenching a toy farm with household chemicals and then setting it ablaze.

In the pro-fracking film FrackNation, one Pennsylvania homeowner absurdly claims that fracking polluted his well water with weapons-grade uranium. (For details, watch AXS-TV on Tuesday, January 22, at 9 p.m. EST.) FrackNation also is in limited theatrical release at the Quad Cinemas in New York City and at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, Calif.

In an agitprop poster from the group New Yorkers Against Fracking, the Statue of Liberty furiously topples natural-gas drilling towers with her torch as energy-company big rigs flee in horror. (more…)

Why the End is Always Near, but Never Arrives

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

by Alan Caruba

If you were to depend on the Huffington Post for your knowledge of the world, you would remain appallingly ignorant. As a leading website for liberal news and views, it is a platform for sheer nonsense and the wonder of it all is that so much is produced on a daily basis.

Take, for example, the June 20 post “State of the Ocean: ‘Shocking’ Report Warns of Mass Extinction from Current Rate of Marine Distress.” I doubt that most HP readers have a clue how vast the oceans of the world are. They compose the majority of the Earth’s surface, some 70 percent, and contain 97 percent of the world’s water.

According to its website, the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) gathered at the University of Oxford, for “A high-level international workshop”, described as “the first inter-disciplinary international meeting of marine scientists of its kind… designed to consider the cumulative impact of multiple stressors on the ocean, including warming, acidification, and over-fishing.” (more…)

Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Source: Heartland
Written By: James M. Taylor

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas

New natural gas discoveries in shale rock formations and rapid technological advances to recover the gas have improved the U.S. domestic energy outlook. The nation’s domestic natural gas reserves are so abundant that the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts within a few years electricity from natural gas will be less expensive than from coal. Some environmental activist groups, however, are trying to shut down natural gas production, especially production from shale, arguing environmental harms outweigh the economic benefits. (more…)