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Gas Industry Uses The State Police The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force To Silence A Citizen: Intelligence Officer At My Door, 2.1

Friday, February 14, 2014
I was brushing my teeth, and getting kidney meds into my cat, Switch, when I heard my three dogs going nuts downstairs.

I jostled down the stairs, wiping toothpaste off my face to attend to the rapping, and the doggies.

There was a man at the door.

I thought it was a Jehovah Witness, so I was wondering whether to make coffee.

I arrived at the door, signaled to the fellow--who I could now see was holding out a badge--that I needed to get my dogs outside. 'Barky, not bitey," I believe I said.

The man's name is MIKE HUTSON, Pennsylvania State Police, Intelligence Unit, Williamsport Office.

He was investigating reports of "vandalism" at unspecified compressor station locations, and he had with him a copy of the excellent Jeremy Alderson's Fall/Winter (2.2) Edition of the NO FRACK ALMANAC (http://www.nofrackalmanac.com/downloads/volume2_2.pdf).

He wanted to know about the pictures--the ones I have included here.

He wanted to know about the activists in the anti-fracking movement--and whether or not "they" commit acts of vandalism and/or violence.

He wanted me to give him names of "bad apples."


The Center for Constitutional Rights has a publication: "If an agent knocks" that you can find here:
It is best not to talk to police or agents who come fishing for information. They play on our instinct to be polite to visitors. By all means be polite. "I'm sorry but I never speak with police without my attorney" is a very polite response.

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Hydro-fracturing is way more explosive and destructive

"The fracking NOW is MUCH different and you know that. They are going MUCH deeper in need to "frack" for the marcelus shale oil."
I've talked to retired industry executives who said the force used to frac now are like bombs used in Iraq.
They were both geologists and made it to the top of their companies. Millionaires from upstate NY. They don't want it.

Crawford County, we have

Crawford County, we have fracked oil and gas wells here, shales and sandstones. We have fracked wells along every road.

Why would you call someone a lying hyprocrite when you don't even know who he is or what exactly what he does? I can sleep at night because I don't take other people's money by force to do my job. I don't work for a union, I don't work for government or government contracts, I don't work in healthcare where I'm paid with medicare and medicaid money, I don't work in banking where I'm bailed out by government; I don't work in education where I'm paid with tax money to spread propaganda.

Also, I've been an environmentalist since gradeschool (Before it was the cool thing to be). I got my start in gradeschool when I worked with other students to address the issue of runoff going into storm drains and entering the local watershed untreated. The water would empty out into local streams untreated.

The region we live in is part of the Appalachian Basin. Methane induced fracturing first occured here 350 million years ago during the Carboniferous when Euramerica collided with Gondwana. The tectonic stresses of the collision, combined with increased pore pressure within devionian black shales, (including the Marcellus) led to tensile failure in the direction of the minimum stress (a shift towards the left along Mohr's Circle for geologists and engineers, also the idea behind pressure pumping or 'fracking' today). This created the J1 joints in the Marcellus everyone knows about. The J2 joints were created in the same way. There are Marcellus outcrops in upstate NY where methane is actually released at the surface because of naturally induced fractures and joints.

Hydraulic fracturing tries to replicate this naturally occuring process. The point I'm trying to get across is that activists should have an answer to 'how does hydraulic fracturing taint groundwater,' instead of just accusing people of harming the environment. How does water pumped down nine thousand feet below the surface reach a shallow water table when there are formations inbetween that act as water barriers? In what way does water travel back up a wellbore?

your company matt?

which one was that? i missed your answer to what company do you work for?

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson


your list is interesting.
You forgot the big oil and gas companies friend.
What is your job??? Oil or gas company worker that works the actual well and fracking?? And you can sleep at night?
What company exactly do you work for?

Also, here we go again.
Folks water is ruined after you guys do your job you think is beyond reproach.
You're getting into the historical science of it. Heres a reality timeline for you to answer.

Day 1 - Excellent ground water - some of the best around for centuries!!
Day 2 - Well's fracked
Day 3 - Ground water ruined and actually in some cases the ground and EVERYTHING ruined

Give me the sciene that explains that and how you and your company are blameless as you rape the citizens for BILLIONS!!

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson


company? what company do you work for?

I didn't think you'd answer that question.

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

See the Video

Up some doors on this page.
If a Hundred farmers testify that their water is ruined, why would anyone take the "word" on "one" oil/gas executive or "expert"???

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Awesome information...

Funny how none of it ended up in Gasland. Are you a geologist? I'm an engineer- I work in NW Wyoming currently. We are still producing out of a field that had it's first spudded well in 1910. Wells have had stimulations using sand as proppant before the first commercial frac' job in the 50s. Some of our well histories show frac's in the 1920s- of course they didn't call them that.

Thanks for the info.

Fracking in SE Kentucky

This is not hydraulic fracking, but a related process injecting nitrogen
gas instead of fracking fluid - supposed to be more benign than conventional
fracking, but:


That *used+ to be a beautiful area - and in an area that is mostly strongly
supportive of coal mining.

And if you have a fracking well in your front yard, you might think about
checking on your air quality - especially if you have kids living there:

"But a new study reports that a set of chemicals called non-methane hydrocarbons, or NMHCs, is found in the air near drilling sites even when fracking isn't in progress."

"According to a peer-reviewed study in the journal Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, more than 50 NMHCs were found near gas wells in rural Colorado, including 35 that affect the brain and nervous system. Some were detected at levels high enough to potentially harm children who are exposed to them before birth."
(NMHC = non-methane hydrocarbon)


And I'll tell you something

And I'll tell you something else. There's this myth that all these oilfield workers came from out west. Here in PA, all my coworkers, and most of those I work with, were born and raised here.

so I guess

all the jacked up 4 wheel drive welding trucks my nephews and I see from states west of us must just be in Western Pa on vacation in the winter time. ya!

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

Really anonymous1 !

There's so many Texas plates that sometimes I think I'm out west!
And there ain't no place busier that Washington County right now.

And if you read the police reports most of the guys who get involved in domestics with cheating wives and their hubby's are Texans.
And the bar fighters are Texans too.

Range: "Drilling Is Just The Beginning"