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Soros’ Anti-Frack Attack in MN

George_SorosLeftwing progressive organization, Land Stewardship Project bussed in activists from rural Minnesota to lobby for a “temporary moratorium” (read: 30 year moratorium that will never go away) on silica sand mining in the state, a direct attack on the natural gas industry. The silica sand has been used for decades in hydraulic fracturing – also known as “fracking” – to safely and cleanly remove natural gas from shales deep beneath the ground.

The Land Stewardship Project is funded by the Joyce Foundation and billionaire George Soros and claims to promote “sustainable agriculture.” The group’s spokesperson wouldn’t disclose the cost of the busses or the number of passengers.

As reported by KMSP Fox 9 News, “a temporary statewide moratorium on frac sand mining in Minnesota passed the Senate Energy and Environment committee by an 8-4 vote Tuesday.”

Should the proposed legislation pass the democratically-controlled state house and senate, the very liberal governor, Mark Dayton (who benefited from a Soros-hosted fundraiser for his campaign), will promptly sign it into law, sending thousands of jobs and millions of dollars into Wisconsin and surrounding states.

“It will lock Minnesota out of the energy revolution that’s going on in the country,” says Scott Sustacek of Jordan Sands.

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Fracking Under Attack

Frack AttackHydraulic fracturing in Minnesota is about to take another big hit as environmental activists bus in from around the state to descend on the Capitol in St. Paul. A joint hearing of energy committess in the Minnesota House and Senate is expected to discuss a 30 year moratorium on silica sand mining on Tuesday, February 19th at 12:00 noon at the State Capitol. The sand is used by oil and gas drillers for hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.”

The Land Stewardship Project, an activist group heavily funded by the Joyce Foundation, a pet project of billionaire George Soros, has organized 2 busloads of activists who will travel from rural counties in Minnesota to the capitol. The Land Stewardship Project calls itself a “grassroots” community organizing group that is “organizing for change.” The group spent over $2 million in 2011.

According to Johanna Rupprecht, the contact at LSP organizing the travel details for activists from St. Charles and Rochester, there are still seats available on the 42 passenger bus, though she wouldn’t share on the record how many activists have been confirmed.

“We want to send a clear message to the legislature that this issue is very important… Local governments can’t handle this kind of thing on their own without state involvement,” said Rupprecht when asked what the group hopes to accomplish.

Rupprecht says LSP is urging the state to fund a General Impact Study and impose a moratorium on sand mining until it is complete and can be reviewed.

Rupprecht declined to divulge the costs associated with the community organization and travel for the hearings saying she would, “rather not share how much it will cost. I’m not sure how that’s relevant.”

The other bus is being organized in part by a newly formed group called The Houston County Protectors. Organizer Donna Buckbee says there are 45 confirmed attendees and she is hoping for more to reserve seats throughout the day.

LSP Executive Director George Boody is a registered lobbyist and “local foods expert” at the University of MN. LSP is also a member of Take Action MN which hosted training for the Occupy Movement. Boody did not immediately return a call for comment. LSP will hold a press conference at 11AM at the capitol.

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Filmmaker Phelim McAleer labels Damon film “Classic Propaganda”

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Judging by his ignorant and radical leftist rants on subjects such as public education, it’s probably no surprise Matt Damon opposes hydraulic fracturing, the highly effective process of extracting natural gas that some critics say is environmentally unfriendly.

Damon’s latest politically charged movie, though, has prompted one of his peers to call him “a liar” for claiming it isn’t an outlet for his own ideological views.

“Promised Land,” co-written by Damon, is “political from the beginning to the very end” and perpetuates the left’s misinformation about the process commonly known as “fracking,” said director Phelim McAleer. The filmmaker called the move “classic propaganda.”

McAleer’s own movie, “FrackNation,” presents the positive side of fracking and he is vocal in his criticism of Damon’s portrayal of the drilling method.

Dispelling the leftist claim that fracking leads to contaminated water supplies, McAleer points to historical data that far predates any such drilling.

“In America hundreds of years ago, Native Americans named three different locations ‘Burning Springs,’ he said. “Quite simply, this is because of the naturally occurring gases – like methane – that are found beneath the earth’s surface with water.”

He went on to say “there is no evidence that suggests that fracking has led to an increase in this phenomenon.”

A billboard campaign McAleer began in New York addresses the actor/activist directly, stating, “Matt Damon: the water has been on fire since 1669.”

When news broke that the United Arab Emirates, an influential member of OPEC, partially funded the film, Damon’s already shaky credibility took yet another serious blow.

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North Carolina Joins Fracknation

North Carolina overrides Purdue veto on fracking

North Carolina overrides Purdue veto on fracking

After what one Democrat calls an accidental vote, North Carolina will join most modern states in the 21st century energy

boom sweeping the nation. No, not solar or wind – a resurgence in new production of oil and gas in the United States.

Using “fracking”, oil and gas producers are able to collect petroleum and natural gas from formations previously inaccessible. The new production is creating boom towns and a resurgence in hiring in towns and cities that sorely need the jobs.

Misinformation, like that presented in the environmentalist-backed “Gasland” video, has had states such as North Carolina prohibit the practice of fracking which has left their states out of the new energy boom. Just recently North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Bev Purdue had vetoed a bill to allow fracking in the tarheel state. But, due to what State Rep. Becky Carney called an accident, her ‘yes’ vote was just enough to overturn Purdue’s ill-informed veto.

North Carolina sits on a formation known as the Deep River Basin which is thought to contain enough energy to power the state for upwards of a decade. It certainly would revitalize an economy the Democrat Governor has failed to reignite. Perhaps something even state Rep. Carney even accidentally knew.

Looking for a JOB-Try North Dakota!

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Are you willing to relocate? Try North Dakota. Unemployment is now at 3% with some areas as low as 1% (DOL June 2012 figures). Fast food restaurants are paying $15/hour because there is such a demand. Construction workers and truck drivers are in big demand as boom town cities spring up in the middle of nowhere. From waitress to engineers, North Dakota boasts the highest jobs increase over the past year of any state.

Why? What is happening in the state most people think of as a vast farm?

It’s simple. It’s oil. Oil found on private lands and a t new technology allows the companies to retrieve. Proponents are excited because this is a vast untapped area. This oil will help reduce the need on foreign products hopefully stabilizing fuel prices for Americans.

When the Alaska pipeline was built many high school graduate friends took advantage of the need for workers and braved time working on the pipeline and the North Slope. In return they came home with experience and enough money to pay for college or establish themselves in business. Similarly, if you are willing to make a move and experience life in the heartland North Dakota might be worth a try.

The Foundry, a news blog of Heritage Foundation has been looking at the oil boom in ND. This short video gives a quick explanation of fracking and shows how it has impacted some of the people. You can also read more about it here.