February 4, 2011

Press Release

Scott Cline of Stanley, NY has been selected by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to serve as well construction and well operations subject matter expert at the upcoming EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study technical sessions in Arlington VA. EPA’s main objectives of the sessions are to understand the latest techniques available and to obtain ideas for implementing the 2010 EPA “Study of the Relationship between Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water” that was requested by Congress in the 2010 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill.

Dr. Scott Cline holds s a BS in geological science from Penn State and both MS and PhD in petroleum engineering from University of Oklahoma. He began his career in 1976 as a geophysicist for Gulf Oil Corporation (now Chevron) and later worked as geologist, petroleum engineer, and senior manager for several other oil and gas companies based in Houston and Oklahoma City. He has published extensively on a wide range of oil and gas topics and his research interests include horizontal drilling in fractured reservoirs, reservoir simulation, oil and gas valuation and reserve analysis, and unitization matters.  After a career in the petroleum industry he relocated back to the Finger Lakes Region of NY.

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We all have been told solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind (except in Meredith) – GOOD. Hydrocarbon and nuclear – BAD. Well, try to live in that GOOD world. Unless you give up the comforts of the 21st century like the monks on Mount Athos, some Mennonite sects, certain “mountain men” in Alaska, you’re in a hydrocarbon world, even if you drive a Prius. Read More...

George Soros is continuing his assault on America's shale gas industry. His latest step is to mobilize MoveOn.Org, a so-called 527 group that he liberally funds, to join forces with the very left-wing Working Families Party of New York in an effort to stop the process of hydrofracking: a crucial , and safe, technology used to tap our nation's abundant natural gas reserves:

The New York Observer reports:
The 4.2 million member strong online community is sending out an email urging its supporters to sign a Working Families Party petition that would place a one-year moratorium on hydrofracking.

It is rare for MoveOn to engage in local issues, and it is believed to be the first time that the group has collaborated with the New York City-based WFP.

The WFP delivered 22,000 signatures to the Senate last night. If the Senate passes the moratorium, the Assembly is expected to follow suit.

In the spring, Congress asked the Environmental Protection Agency to study the risks of hydrofracking, and the WFP and their allies are urging an end to all natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale until that study is complete.

Time to make a few more phone calls!  Senator Sampson's office is indeed tallying votes for or against a moratorium.  Though the Senate is not currently in session, these votes will determine what route they take when the Senate reconvenes.  We have heard that the obstructionists have been calling for about a week now -  TIME TO TURN THE TABLES ON THEM!

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Senator John L. Sampson

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