I remember when Tom Shepstone, head camel in the fracking industry’s Joe Camel advertising campaign came after Deborah Rogers calling her a “goat farmer.” I knew then that Shepstone had just fallen neck deep into his own pile of camel dung.
Energy in Depth (EID), a public relations entity formed and funded by the oil and gas industry, made the following statement:
“…all one has to do is look at the evidence…where the ultimate recoveries of wells are increasing each year through better technology and production management[emphasis mine], to see the truth she is intent on denying.”
This statement was in response to my presentations on shale gas economics. Unfortunately, this is yet another of EID’s many prognostications that have no basis in reality or fact. It is mere spin. And the latest numbers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirm this
As Rogers points out in her latest article, USGS Releases Damning EUR’s For Shale, it’s getting harder to hide the truth about shale plays. The shale game as Rogers pointed out long ago, is a shell game or ponzi scheme aided by Wall Street and bankers.
It is also getting harder to hide the truth about Independent Petroleum Association of America’s (IPAA) advertising campaign, Energy In Depth. Recently, Dory Hippauf connected the “GAS”roots dots and Rogers has exposed EID’s massive blunders several times now.
How far will EID go to serve their masters the Fracking mafia?
According to this blog post, Hate Speech, Energy In Depth and Actual Violence, Energy In Depth is using a kind of hate speech that has been used in the past to justify violence.
In an article published yesterday, EID says these PEOPLE are an infestation of misinformed antis,
following Josh Fox like sheep. http://eidmarcellus.org/marcellus-shale/josh-fox-out-of-his-den-and-roaming-albany/
Of course, EID had the sense changed that post after they got called on it, so it now says “invasion.”
The blog post goes on to say:
Three days after EID suggested that “Antis” were moles which should be “whacked”,
I’ve been threatened with violence a number of times.
Big Oil July 25, 2008 at 10:09 pm
I’ve also had my employment threatened, been called names, had neighbors and friends turned against me, been stalked and my personal information has been shared on the internet and I have been harassed, dragged into court and threatened with legal action.
The fracking mafia is spending billions on lobbying, propaganda, advertising campaigns, harassment, and intimidation to “whack” an opposition that would not exist if they could operate in a more responsible manner. Since it would be much cheaper to operate responsibly, the only conclusion I can draw is that responsible fracking is not possible.
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kim Feil says
EID has recently banished me from commenting on their Facebook posts after I asked some hard questions of which one was about why the industry isn’t using scrubbers on the open hatch flowback tanks. I asked that wouldn’t those scrubbers be logically appropriate at least for URBAN drilling in densely populated areas.
I do believe you were a happy person, living a different life until “clean energy” took a big, steamy dump in your back yard. You, unlike so many sheep who choose to follow blindly, or should I say ostriches with their heads buried in the sand, have a pair of great big ‘ole balls. When screwed with, you and your big ‘ole brass ones clanked together to make a very loud noise. The industry does not like noise, they like sheep & ostriches. The count on people being so busy in their lives that most won’t take the time to educate themselves or speak up & out. If your words did not ring of truth & exposure, big energy would not give you a second look. It makes me sad to live with so many who choose to look the other way, but also very proud that I know you and others who work to make a difference. You Sharon, and those I now know who are battling this shale hell are the only positive impact that I have gotten from this experience. Keep typing,blogging,marching, educating, and polishing your brass! This small “insurgent” salutes you!
Fracking Crazy says
The Ironic Part of all of this is that Oil and Gas are insinuating that ‘us moles’ are stupid and/or ignorant. The best part being: your mean old threats came from someone who can’t tell the difference between your and you’re.
Or how bout that dude from Colorado who knows more about growing hemp than he did geology. Give me a fracking break!!
“The fracking mafia is spending billions on lobbying, propaganda, advertising campaigns, harassment, and intimidation to “whack” an opposition that would not exist if they could operate in a more responsible manner. Since it would be much cheaper to operate responsibly, the only conclusion I can draw is that responsible fracking is not possible.”
Thank you God and Thank you, Sharon for the above quote!!
And Jana, you speak so eloquently, like I believe!
Note that Josh Fox is not behind Energy company blunders like this:
” And she notes “that there’s also this little matter of Enbridge’s own Social Responsibility Policy. They claim to help support the quality of life in their host communities.”
One of her goals is to remind them of that.”
While that was not shale related, I don’t see this, or exploding and/or burning Refineries (BP & Chevron come to mind), or deadly offshore oil rig disasters (BP), or Atmos repair crews rupturing their *own* pipeline, or giant sinkholes originally for gas storage eating land in the Bayou, or other energy company blunders, helping trust of such companies. Time to suck less, energy producers.
Oh, and the guy running a blog about Enbridge’s Line 6B replacement project has a fan club of his own at Enbridge:
Kind of funny that these “nuisance” blogs, that are claimed to be ignored by their target industries & companies, actually have strong followings by their targets!
Chip Northrup says
EID’s operatives are resorting to desperate measures in New York; getting really really ugly up here. Not the pretty face of the Gas Blonde of the TV ads, but the real face of the industry exposed:
Sean Kitchen says
You should see the doozy Wendy Lee gave them over the past couple of weeks. She went after Mike Knapp, Sheptsone, and the two college grads working for EID Marcellus.
Yeah, I need to link to Wendy Lee’s posts. Thanks for reminding me. Mike Knapp was hanging around here until my readers spanked him.
Sean Kitchen says
Wendy going after Tom Shepstone.
Wendy going after Mike Knapp ( I love the photo of Mike Knapp that I edited into the post. The “Truthland” photo makes him look so….shilly
Wendy going after Massaro and Colley.
Thanks for adding those. I was going to but you saved me the work.
Fish Creek Neighbor says
I dislike the gas industry very much because of how they have behaved in my community and how they harmed my family ~ and this was long before I even knew about that guy, Josh Fox. I guess I am now an injured sheep who is part of the fold of the ones who are fracked.
Thank you everyone for your added research & links!
Deborah Rogers is at it again:
The Shale Recipe: Public Relations at its Best
“The USGS released EUR’s (estimated ultimate recoveries) for all shale plays in the US last week. The numbers were damning. Operators have been claiming reserves that now appear to be at least 100% higher than actual production data would suggest. The same exercise appears to be happening with shale oil as well.”
Time to spin again, EID!