Tag: gas

December 3, 2008 / Text

Some of you may recall a great guest I had on the podcast last year, Al Appleton, the man who saved the NYC water system.

I thought of Al today as I read about how NY state has loosened restrictions on drilling for gas in the NYC watershed are. Using a method called horizontal drilling under the Catskill Mountains, there are proposals to drill for gas. This despite the risk that drilling would bring of spilling toxic chemicals into New York City’s drinking supply. Interfering with the water system could also force the need for building a water treatment plant which would cost an astronomical amount. This despite the fact that over a decade ago, concerned citizens and watershed experts like Al Appleton eliminated the need for building such plants by

May 6, 2008 / Text

Santa Cruz has 1.5 million people, the largest city in Bolivia.  It also has the most money in Bolivia, 30% of the country’s GDP. Where does that money come from? -Natural resources;natural gas. When Evo was elected president, he had promised to do something about…

November 7, 2007 / Text

Greetings once again from Brussels, city of long work hours and dreary office work. Today’s item that has me pretty disappointed involves the Dutch government and the iron fisted oligarch that runs Russia. They’ve struck a deal so that the Dutch gas company now controls…

March 7, 2007 / Text

As I periodically do on this blog, today I’m writing about how more and more obvious it becomes that the Russian Federation is run by an oligarchy. Not that its so unique, lots of nations are run by oligarchies, but let’s stay on Russia today.…