Alberta Politics: This week at the UCP: huge cuts, social conservative sins, and complaints of fractious fibs dominate the conversation

PHOTOS: A screenshot of United Conservative Party leadership frontrunner Jason Kenney as he appeared during his Internet town hall Tuesday. Below: UCP leadership contenders Doug Schweitzer and Brian Jean, U of A Professor Russell Cobb and Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley. Jason Kenney, front-running candidate to lead Alberta’s United Conservative Party, doesn’t put very much ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Oklahoma can look to The Gospel According to Alberta on Oilfield Prayer Day

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has declared October 13, 2016 to be Oilfield Prayer Day, and praying for a the price of oil to recover is something the Republican Governor says people of all faiths, not just Christians, can do. Oklahoma is an… Continue Reading →

LeDaro: Fracking for natural gas/oil causes earthquakes

I believe it does. Are Oklahoma Earthquakes Tied to Fracking? Answer is yes. But gas/oil companies won’t admit it. Please watch the video here.

LeDaro: "Bored" American teenagers kill an Austrialian athlete for "fun"

What is happening in U.S. Killing for fun? Maybe Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are these kids’ role models. They were bored so they invaded Iraq and over million innocent civilians were slaughtered. What happens in the south moves up to north. I hope we will not turn into a violent society like U.S. Christopher Lane, ...

The Canadian Progressive: Oklahoma Grandmother Locks Herself to Keystone XL Heavy Machinery

In response to Exxon Mobil’s disastrous tar sands spill in neighboring Arkansas, Oklahoma residents are engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience to halt construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline By: Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance | Press Release: ALLEN, OK – April 9, 2013 – Oklahoma grandmother Nancy Zorn, 79, from […] The post Oklahoma Grandmother ...

DeSmogBlog: New Bakken Shale Pipeline to Cushing, OK in the Works

shutterstock_79616923.jpg The controversy over TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline has raged on for years now, with no end in sight.  The Keystone XL pipeline would carry tar sands crude from the tar sands epicenter of the world in Alberta, Canada, take it down to Cushing, OK, and then eventually down to Port Arthur, TX, where it will be refined and placed ...

DeSmogBlog: Survey Says…Fracking IS Causing Earthquakes

oh-frack1.jpg A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says that the increased seismic activity taking place in certain areas of the United States is almost certainly the result of oil and gas drilling activities. The group has been studying dozens of earthquakes across America for the last 8 months and determined that the ...

DeSmogBlog: Obama Sojourns to "Pipeline Crossroads of the World" for Campaign Speech

Cushing .jpg It's the multi-pronged fight that never seems to end. The Alberta Tar Sands have been near the forefront of the North American energy and climate debate, thanks in large part to growing public concern and grassroots efforts like Tar Sands Action, a campaign led by climate activists to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The temporary derailing ...

Slap Upside The Head: Oklahoma Scraps Anti-Gay Bill

Yesterday, a house committee in Oklahoma rejected a horrendously anti-gay bill that would have made it legal to fire state municipal employees just for being gay. The bill was introduced by lawmaker Mike Reynolds, who is now officially so homophobic that even Oklahoma thinks he has gone to far.

DeSmogBlog: James Inhofe Takes the Climate Conspiracy Theory to New Heights—While His Home State Reels from Record Heat

hoaxbook.jpg James Inhofe, Republican Senator from Oklahoma, has a new book out. It is entitled The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future. I have not read it yet. So I cannot say much about its contents, but I can say this: The title suggests that Inhofe, like Rick Santorum, is endorsing the ...

DeSmogBlog: ALEC Model Bill Behind Push To Require Climate Denial Instruction In Schools

alec-exposed-600x400_0.jpg On January 16, the Los Angeles Times revealed that anti-science bills have been popping up over the past several years in statehouses across the U.S., mandating the teaching of climate change denial or "skepticism" as a credible "theoretical alternative" to human caused climate change came. The L.A. Times' Neela Banerjee explained, "Texas and Louisiana have introduced education standards that require educators ...

DeSmogBlog: U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, Exemplar of Political Corruption

Dan Boren.jpeg Today, The New York Times ran an investigative piece uncovering a thick, multi-layered corruption scene, honing in on one man: U.S. Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK). Boren, many will recall, is one of the original co-sponsors of H.R. 1380, the NAT GAS Act, also known as the Pickens Plan, which would given tax credits to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Global Weirding Settles Into Oklahoma

It’s been going on since January – record winds, an earthquake, floods, drought, tornadoes.  Call it “global weirding” Oklahoma style. “Even for Oklahoma, this is crazy,” said Rick Smith, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Norman. “Since January, we’ve been setting records. People are just kind of amazed and shocked.” State records set this year have ranged ...

DeSmogBlog: Fracking Linked To Earthquakes In The U.S.

Earthquake.jpg On the heels of yesterday’s report detailing Cuadrilla Resource’s admission that their fracking practices were responsible for small earthquakes in the U.K., new reports are surfacing that link fracking to earthquakes that occurred in January in Oklahoma. According to a new study by the Oklahoma Geological Survey [PDF], fracking is linked to 50 mini-earthquakes ...