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Date: 11-Mar-10
Country: US
Author: Jon Hurdle

Obama Aide Urges Listing Of Gas-Drilling Chemicals Photo: Jon  Hurdle/Files
A worker at EnCana’s Frenchie Draw gas-drilling rig in central Wyoming guides sections of steel pipe into an 11,000-foot well in this September 19, 2009 file photo.
Photo: Jon Hurdle/Files

President Barack Obama’s top environmental adviser urged the natural gas industry on Tuesday to disclose the chemicals it uses in drilling, warning that the development of massive U.S. shale gas reserves could be held back otherwise.

Joseph Aldy, special assistant to the president for energy and the environment, said concerns about water contamination from drilling chemicals could lead to states requiring disclosure and that could deter additional investment.

“You can’t leave this in the status quo if you think we are going to have significant shale gas development in the United States,” Aldy told Reuters after a natural gas conference.

Some energy companies decline to publish lists of toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, a technique used to extract natural gas from shale beds far underground.

Companies have been under pressure from critics of fracturing and from some lawmakers, who say the technique is damaging the water supplies of people who live near gas rigs.

Aldy said it is unclear whether fracturing chemicals are fouling groundwater but acknowledged the industry is under pressure from those who say the process leads to contamination with chemicals that can cause a range of illnesses.

“I don’t think we have the information to assess that,” he said.

Aldy said the industry could disclose the chemicals voluntarily, as some companies already do, or through regulation.

He declined to say whether the Obama administration supports the “Frack Act,” a Congressional bill that would require drilling companies to disclose the chemicals and give the Environmental Protection Agency oversight over the industry, which is now regulated by the states.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said on Monday she was “very concerned” about the composition of fracturing fluids and that she hoped the agency would conduct a study this year if it obtained funding.

U.S. shale gas reserves are estimated to contain enough of the clean-burning fuel to meet national demand for at least a century. A current boom in development has been made possible by fracturing technology that injects water, sand and a mix of chemicals to fracture the shale at high pressure.

(Editing by John O’Callaghan)

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Oil prices top $65 for the first time this year
OPEC hold fast on production; reports suggest an economic rebound

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Oil prices rose above $65 per barrel Thursday as OPEC maintained crude production levels as expected and a pair of reports suggested an economic rebound may push energy prices higher.

Benchmark crude for July delivery added $1.63 to settle at $65.08 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a six-month high.

In London, Brent prices gained $1.80 to $64.30 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

Retail gas prices have shadowed oil prices, ticking higher every day this month. Gas prices are not only rising because of crude. Refiners, stung by falling demand for gasoline, have cut back sharply on production this year.

The national average pump price increased 1.5 cents overnight to $2.449 a gallon, according to auto club AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. Gas is 40.1 cents a gallon more expensive than last month, but it’s still $1.495 a gallon cheaper than a year ago.

Despite the uptick in petroleum prices, U.S. energy consumption still hovers at its lowest level in a decade.

The Energy Information Administration said Thursday that U.S. storage facilities added another 106 billion cubic feet of natural gas last week, putting the overall surplus well above the five-year average.

That’s largely because manufacturers and other big industrial power users have been slashing production and cutting jobs.

The lack of spending on energy over the past several months has meant growing supplies and lower prices, compared with last year.

On Thursday, however, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries stood firm on production levels. Oil prices have nearly doubled since the beginning of the year as the group uncharacteristically complied with production quotes for the most part.

Even though a huge glut of oil remains, OPEC President Jose Maria Bothelo de Vasconcelos said Thursday that the organization has seen signs of an economic upturn.

Signs that those cuts may be working have showed up weekly in U.S. government reports on the level of unused oil in storage.

The government reported Thursday that U.S. oil supplies dropped unexpectedly by 5.4 million barrels last week. Though crude inventories remain near 19-year highs, it was the third week in a row that supplies have fallen.

With petroleum prices, “the biggest drag until now was the oversupply in everything. That’s starting to change slowly,” said Phil Flynn, an analyst at Alaron Trading Corp. “We saw the big pad of crude oil drop a little bit. And demand for oil has probably bottomed out. We may see demand start to go up.”

Crude prices had fallen in the early part of the year despite OPEC cuts, but there are some indications that spending may be picking up, the other part of the equation that determines energy prices.

The government reported Thursday that demand for big-ticket manufactured goods in April took the biggest leap upward in 16 months. It was the second increase in the past three months.

And the number of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, an indication that the huge layoffs may be slowing.

In other Nymex trading, gasoline for June delivery rose less than a penny to $1.8968 a gallon and heating oil added 3.76 cents to $1.5993 a gallon. Natural gas for July delivery was up 28.6 cents at $3.924 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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These external frequencies ARE NOT harmonizing within the normal 6-8Hz frequency that humans, animals and the earth operate at.

The external electromagnetic fields operating at many different are not with the same range.  Hence, our body is not ADAPTING TO THE ENVIRONMENT as it was intended.

Technology is available to reverse polarization and protect yourself, your pets and life as we know it.  Research it.

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Using magnets to repel crocodiles by Jane Sutton Jane Sutton – Wed Feb 25, 1:06 pm ET

MIAMI (Reuters) – Florida wildlife managers have launched an experiment to see if they can keep crocodiles from returning to residential neighborhoods by temporarily taping magnets to their heads to disrupt their “homing” ability.

Researchers at Mexico’s Crocodile Museum in Chiapas reported in a biology newsletter they had some success with the method, using it to permanently relocate 20 of the reptiles since 2004.

“We said, ‘Hey, we might as well give this a try,” Lindsey Hord, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s crocodile response coordinator, said on Tuesday.

Crocodiles are notoriously territorial and when biologists move them from urban areas to new homes in the wild, they often go right back to the place where they were captured, traveling up to 10 miles a week to get there.

Scientists believe they rely in part on the Earth’s magnetic fields to navigate, and that taping magnets to both sides of their heads disorients them.

“They’re just taped on temporarily,” Hord said. “We just put the magnets on when they’re captured and since they don’t know where we take them, they’re lost. The hope would be that they stay where we take them to.”

Hord and his co-workers have tried it on two crocodiles since launching the experiment in January, affixing “a common old laboratory magnet” to both sides of the animals’ heads. One got run over by a car and died, but the other has yet to return, Hord said.

Once an endangered species, American crocodiles’ numbers have rebounded to nearly 2,000 in coastal south Florida, their only habitat in the continental United States. That puts them in increasing contact with humans, especially in areas where backyards border on canals around Miami and the Florida Keys.

Crocodiles are still classified as a threatened species, so game managers are reluctant to move them to new areas where they might be killed battling other resident crocodiles for turf rights, Hord said. Unlike alligators, which are far more numerous, each crocodile is considered important to preserving the species, he said.

“These crocodiles are unique and valuable creatures and we feel like we have a responsibility to live with these animals as much as we can,” he said.

Many frightened residents don’t share that view, although crocodiles are shy creatures, Hord said. Wildlife managers will try to relocate any thought to pose a significant risk, mainly those that seem to have lost their fear of humans.

Most crocodiles in Florida are tagged as hatchlings so biologists can easily recognize them, Hord said.

Any that come back twice after being captured and moved are sent to zoos or otherwise placed in captivity, something biologists hope to avoid if the magnet experiment works.

“This one is by no means a really well-developed scientific study with a control group. It’s just something we thought we would try,” Hord said. “We do have to make some room to live with them.” (Editing by Pascal Fletcher and Todd Eastham)


Repower America

Dear Reader,

Some of the most effective measures for Repowering America in the economic recovery package are coming under attack. And when the Senate votes as early as later today, we know one of your senators — among just a handful — will cast a crucial vote.

Will you take a minute and call your senator now? There is no time to waste.

Senator Martinez’s Miami office phone: (305) 444-8332

Leave a message and let your senator know: “As a constituent, I urge you to champion clean energy and green jobs in the economic recovery bill.”

Then, let us know you called here: www.RepowerAmerica.org/reportsenatecall

Investments in clean energy are some of the most effective ones our country can be making now. But there have been surprising attacks in the national news.

One senator questioned a measure in the stimulus that upgrades federal government buildings, even though these upgrades will reduce the energy bill of the biggest energy consumer in the nation (a bill taxpayers pick up).

A different senator recently argued that the recovery should invest more in dirty fossil fuels like oil and gas — even though investments in renewable energy projects create three to five times as many jobs as ones in fossil fuels.

These attacks are picking up. As a Florida resident, you — more than We Campaign members in most other states — have the ability to defend the measures that will help keep Repower America in the recovery.

Take a moment, and make a call today.

Thanks,

Cathy Zoi
CEO
RepowerAmerica.org

P.S. Please forward this message to everyone you know who shares your concern for getting our country back on track.

Many of us get quite agitated when a cell call is abruptly disconnected or if there is static interference on the line. We demand quality.

Well, while demanding quality reception, why not also demand safety. Demand to know you can use your cell as often as you wish to without depleting the oxygen in your blood. Studies prove that the electromagnetic radiation coming from the cell, the blue tooth and the charger are very high for low level radiation frequencies.

  • If it takes two hours to repair your blood after a 15-20 minute cell call, do you think it can repair itself in a given day after all the use it gets?
  • What if someone is wearing a blue tooth or earpiece all day? Just because you cannot see the frequency between the base unit (cell phone, cordless base) and the earpiece you know SOMETHING is allowing them to connect.
  • What about all the other wireless electronics in your home and office? That connection needs to be neutralized from your body to improve your immune system.

You need to create interference in the EMF / EMR to harmonize the radiation. Once neutralized; you eliminate the harmful damage to your blood. View VIDEO

The EMR danger is common knowledge in many countries outside the US, it has become a serious issue among the citizens, governments, manufacturers and health agencies.  It is time for us to do the same.

Now that you realize the urgency, we suggest you:

  • Use the hands free option on a cell, mobile or cordless phone to make and receive calls and place the phone a couple feet away. The further the distance the less harmful the low level radiation is to you.

  • When carrying your cell, but not in use, put it somewhere other than on your body; it’s damaging your blood.   Briefcase or purse I guess; I don’t know where, you figure it out.   I’m just reporting how harmful it is without neutralizing the radiation.

  • Don’t ever let children use an unprotected cell; their developing brain and skull are more severely damaged.

  • Unplug your cell charger when not in use, it tends to put out more EMF than the cell when in use.

  • Move your wireless routers as far away from you at the desk as possible. They are powerful like a cell tower antennae.

OR

  • Create the Good Interference by neutralizing the EMF and never worry about it again.

  • Two excellent options are the Green 8 EMF Phone Blokker and / or a Body Harmonizer for those of you surrounded by EMF at work, going out to a restaurant, to watch the game, at home or driving the 18 wheeler.

Face it, we can’t get away from it, so neutralize it and avoid the constant depletion of oxygen in your blood. You can get additional information at http://CSeaPerkins.com

Did you know that in India it is against the law for pregnant women to talk on a cell? As stated earlier, many countries are aware of the dangers and their Governments are beginning to recognize it and help.

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