Love letter from Chris Salmon shows fracking industry’s faulty logic


STANDBY: More information is coming about the true motives of Chris Salmon.

Today is a happy day my fellow Fracking Insurgents! I received another love letter from industry!

This one came in a comment under the post, Let’s talk about that foaming fracking water runoff from Magnablend. (Most of Chris Salmon’s lovely comments are on the Magnablend foaming water post.) First a commenter noted the burning irony that the video showing the foaming creek water full of fracking chemicals is preceded by a drilling commercial. Then I explained one reason I have never accepted advertising offers.

TXsharon January 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm [edit]

That is one reason I have always refused advertising on my website. With the amount of traffic I now have, I could get a substantial check every month but it would be hard to stomach all the industry ads.

And then I received this love letter from Chris:

Chris Salmon January 27, 2012 at 11:24 am [edit]

If you’re not smart enough to know you can filter the advertising placed on your website, why would anyone believe anything you say?

You really cannot be that dumb, can you? You actually think you don’t have a way to filter out ads that are placed on your website? REALLY??!??

How’s that for some faulty logic? Because I don’t know some detail about something I care nothing about, you should not believe anything I say. …about anything. EVER.

And this guy has an “extensive oil-industry background.”


About Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.


  1. David says

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you (with big oil and gas shills), then you win.” Keep up the good work Sharon, this proves you are winning when they don’t ignore you.

    • says

      It was such a funny comment that made me laugh out loud. And by someone who calls himself “humble” then goes on to call himself a “prodigy.”

      • says

        ” by someone who calls himself “humble” then goes on to call himself a “prodigy.””

        Two words, picked out of context from two different sentences which refer to two different things. Yet another example of how you approach the things you write here.

    • says

      “with big oil and gas shills”

      This says: “I, David have no idea what the word shill means.”

      Well you could look it up, right? Oh wait, you guys don’t study things before you write them, never mind – I forgot. Sorry.

  2. says

    “So, your premise is this: because I don’t know about advertising on a website that is a reason to discount anything I have to say about everything? REALLY??!??”

    Absolutely. You have had your own website for years. Yet, you write a bunch of nonsense about web advertising which shows that you put NO effort into researching what you wrote about before you wrote it. You’ve displayed an astounding lack of knowledge and an equally astounding lack of effort to acquire it. You’ve shown that you’re perfectly willing to write about something without even doing a simple web search to find out if what you’re writing is true and factual or not.

    Why shouldn’t your readers assume that this lack of work ethic and intellectual laziness extends to the REST of your writing as well? It seems obvious to me that this is how you approach EVERYTHING you write, and this is but further confirmation of that fact. You won’t even bother to look up whether web ads can be filtered before you write about it – it would have taken about 2 minutes to find that out. Why would we assume that this is not a strong signal of how you operate in general?

    And what is this crap:

    “People in that area call me sometimes and whisper in the phone that they saw a truck dumping drilling waste in the Denton Creek. ”

    Now you’re posting out-and-out gossip and anonymous rumors on your site? Really? Well that makes the site just garbage, doesn’t it? Why not just trash it up with some porn ads then, Sharon – same kind of ethics, right?

  3. David says

    Sharon has a new boy friend! Sharon has a new boy friend! At least he knows how to spell this time. xoxo

  4. says

    “Love letter to me shows fracking industry’s faulty logic”

    So now I’m supposedly part of the “fracking industry” huh? Apparently you didn’t look at my website – yet another case of you posting something without researching it:

    “I do NOT own any natural gas interests of any kind. I do NOT have business interests in PA or NY or anywhere else in the Northeast. I do NOT own stock in any corporation at all, period – I prefer to invest in my own businesses. I am NOT in the pay of any kind of natural gas promotion or PR group or organization. I’m basically retired right now, and I receive NO money from any outside sources other than my own businesses. I do NOT benefit in any way from any posts I write here. Period. In fact if it was about greed I would be supporting the anti-fracking side of things, since outlawing gas production would help me financially.”

    Meanwhile YOU, “Texas Sharon” get paid to write your poorly researched propaganda:

    “In January 2010, I started working for Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project on a very part-time basis. I am likely the only person in Texas who gets paid for helping Texans who are negatively effected by oil and gas development. We hope to make my position full-time soon.”

    Hmm… guess I’m NOT part of the “fracking industry” am I?

  5. Chris Salmon (alter ego) says

    Guys, Sharon, I’m sorry, I forgot to take my Citalopram today so I have been a little off. I called my Dr. and he should hook me up in no time. It is too bad he can’t prescribe me something for envy, pretentiousness, and my general and overriding fear of strong Texas women.

  6. Tim Ruggiero says

    A geologist who is employed by a energy company is just another paid liar. I know of two ‘geologists’- one is Victor Carrillo, the now former Railroad Commissioner, who testified at the EPA hearing, repeating his master’s mantra “There’s not one documented case of ground water contamination die to hydraulic fracturing.” Then I got up next to speak and said, “I’m one the many whose ground water has been contaminated, and I brought my documentation with me.” My documentation was independent testing of our ground water before drilling and after, and I’m sure you’ll be shocked to know, being a ‘geologist’ and all, that drilling chemicals were found in my drinking water. When he was running for re-election, I caught up with him at a debate. He found it necessary, when given the opportunity to talk about his ‘experience’, the need to inform the voters he was ‘Pro-life’ and ‘pro-guns’. As if these issues cross the desk of the Railroad Commission.

    The other ‘geologist’ I know of is so smart, she uses Google Maps to decide where to drill. Oooohhhh, Google Maps, that’s impressive.

  7. Deb Lambert says

    HAHAHA………………Chris Salmon. He had to take a hiatus from the Pipeline Facebook page to go exercise and get away from us. He’s a shill with an agenda, much like all the pro gas folks on that page. Sorry to hear he’s bothering you now. I’m sure you could find other kids to babysit. Maybe get him some new legos and he can sit in a corner and play with them for awhile and leave you alone.

  8. kidcat24 says

    Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.