Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing, Pole Reversal Overdue by Thousands of Years (Video)

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing, Pole Reversal Overdue by Thousands of Years (Video)

With more than two years of measurements by ESA’s Swarm satellite trio, changes in the strength of Earth’s magnetic field are being mapped in detail.

Launched at the end of 2013, Swarm is measuring and untangling the different magnetic signals from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere – an undertaking that will take several years to complete.

Although invisible, the magnetic field and electric currents in and around Earth generate complex forces that have immeasurable effects on our everyday lives.

The field can be thought of as a huge bubble, protecting us from cosmic radiation and electrically charged atomic particles that bombard Earth in solar winds.

However, it is in a permanent state of flux. The animation above shows the strength of Earth’s magnetic field and how it changed between 1999 and May 2016.

Blue depicts where the field is weak and red shows regions where it is strong. As well as recent data from the Swarm constellation, information from the CHAMP and Orsted satellites were also used to create the map.

It shows clearly that the field has weakened by about 3.5% at high latitudes over North America, while it has strengthened about 2% over Asia. The region where the field is at its weakest – the South Atlantic Anomaly – has moved steadily westward and weakened further by about 2%.

In addition, the magnetic north pole is wandering east, towards Asia.

As remarkable as these changes sound, they’re mild compared to what Earth’s magnetic field has done in the past. Sometimes the field completely flips, with north and the south poles swapping places.

Such reversals, recorded in the magnetism of ancient rocks, are unpredictable. They come at irregular intervals averaging about 300,000 years; the last one was 780,000 years ago.

In the next video Suspectsky interviews Suspicious0bservers on what a Magnetic Reversal means for Earth.

The interview defines what a pole shift is and generally overviews the effects a magnetic reversal would have on the weather, geological events, and human health.

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Alicia Silverstone Takes on the Rockefeller Vaccine Promotion Industry

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by Jock Doubleday [jockdoubleday.writer(at)gmail(dot)com]
April 17, 2016

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Alicia Silverstone Takes on the Rockefeller Vaccine Promotion Industry (April 21, 2016)

Blacklisted Is the New Black: Alicia Silverstone Takes on Rockefeller Industrial Medicine – An expose of the historical fraud of vaccination

Let’s not pretend that Hollywood is free from political influence.

And let’s not pretend that the political forces in Hollywood are in any way interested in your welfare.

The political forces at work in Hollywood benefit a handful of families, most notably the Rothschild family and the Rockefeller family. “George Soros” (admitted Nazi collaborator Gyorgy Schwartz) is also a significant beneficiary from behind-the-scenes Machiavellian Hollywood machinations.

A few small-fry benefit, too, of course: movie producers, movie directors, and on down the line — a trickle-down of blood money.

If a mere actress takes on this dark Rockefeller machine, what are her chances? Alicia Silverstone Takes on
Rockefeller Industrial Medicine

Despite the threat of being blacklisted as an actress, Alicia Silverstone has courageously come out against the monied industrial interests behind Hollywood.

Here is Alicia’s April 13, 2016 Tweet:


Alicia’s original anti-vaccine splash was in her 2014 book, The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning.

Alicia’s book has garnered a 47% five-star review rating on Amazon. Phenomenal!

But to hear one Salon writer talk, you would think that Alicia had written a parenting book filled with nutty advice that no one would take seriously.

The desperately under-researched, anti-natural parenting Salon writer in question is Mary Elizabeth Williams

This Could Easily Happen to You – Political Prisoner Interview

The first Amendment is there to protect you – even if you choose to speak AGAINST an unfair or even tyrannical government. But that protection gave way in a landslide decision by federal agents to arrest a reporter simply for speaking up and objecting to the tyranny foisted by a zealous agency that will NOT tolerate dissenters.

Folks…we do NOT want this precedent!

Internet radio host Pete Santilli quickly became a familiar face for those following the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He became known for being an on-the-ground source for live video as well as his strong and at times even offensive statements.

“I dare you, you government fricking Nazi pukes, I dare you to continue to spread lies, fear and intimidation and the threats,” he said during a mid-January show broadcast from Harney County.

Since then, federal prosecutors in Oregon and Nevada have brought felony charges against Santilli, who says he’s a journalist. So far, much of the prosecution’s case centers around things he’s said — raising questions about the First Amendment and the power of speech.



Prosecution Plans To Bring More Charges Against Bundys, Others

While in Harney County, Santilli’s daily uniform included full military fatigues and a black cowboy hat. He was armed with a tripod, microphone and iPad that he used to broadcast hundreds of hours of live video onto his YouTube channel. At times, thousands of people from around the world watched.

Before It’s News was able to catch up with Deb Jordan, Santilli’s Co-Host, for a personal interview about what’s going on with Pete.

Here’s the video for that interview:

This Could Easily Happen to You – Political Prisoner Interview

Santilli was a strong advocate for Ammon Bundy and other leaders of the occupation. But at times, he sounded like a traditional news reporter.

Santilli played a similar role during the 2014 standoff in Nevada between ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management.

“I want to call upon every single militia member,” Santilli said on his show in April 2014, days before the Nevada standoff peaked. “I want to call upon every single God fearing, America loving Patriot that can get out to Clark County and show support.”

While in Harney County in January, Santilli was often combative with members of the media or protesters who showed up to speak out against the occupation.

Kieran Suckling, the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, protested the militants. But Santilli attempted to intervene, yelling into a megaphone while Suckling tried to speak to reporters.

“We’ll take media questions afterwards,” Suckling said over Santilli’s shouting.

Santilli was arrested on Jan. 26 near Burns. Since then he’s been charged with the same crimes as the leaders of the Malheur occupation and leaders of the 2014 Nevada standoff.



Refuge Occupier Pete Santilli Earns Release, But Will Stay In Jail For Now

Between the two cases, Santilli faces nine criminal charges. The maximum penalties for each range from five to 20 years in prison, and some of the charges carry a maximum fine of $250,000. Prosecutors in Oregon say there are more counts on the way.

With one exception, it’s Santilli’s words prosecutors appear to be using against him.

Tom Coan, Santilli’s court-appointed lawyer in the Oregon case, said his client is not a traditional reporter, but rather an independent “new media journalist.”

“All of his speech was protected. He did nothing more down there than exercise all sorts of First Amendment rights,” Coan said. “His right to protest, his right to assemble people, his right to publish information. So he was hitting on all cylinders (on) the First Amendment.”

Federal prosecutors in Portland didn’t return calls for comment. But during Santilli’s detention hearings, prosecutors have argued his speech went too far – outside the protections afforded under the First Amendment.

“If it’s fundamental, to the crime itself, it’s not going to be protected,” Coan said. “And I think that’s where the government’s going to argue what Pete’s speech – why it’s not protected.”

Jane Kirtley, director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota, said for that the purposes of this case, it doesn’t matter whether Santilli is a journalist. She said the protections — as well as the limitations — of free speech are the same for everyone.

“The question is ultimately going to turn on whether his expressions could constitute a true threat or incitement to violence,” Kirtley said.

Those questions, she said, will likely have to be decided by a jury.

In the Nevada indictment, prosecutors say repeatedly that Santilli “encouraged and incited others” to travel to the standoff and engage in unlawful activities.

But for the speech to be incitement, Kirtley said, it requires immediate action.

“If he was making these statements with the expectation that people would come from far and wide, jumping in their trucks and loading up their families and coming, that’s not immediate,” she said. “That’s something that’s going to take some time, at least hours and maybe longer. So that too you see would be an impediment to arguing that this really is incitement.”

This realated story comes from the local news station:


ACLU Defends 1st Amendment Rights Of Refuge Occupier Pete Santilli

The indictments against Santilli do include one case in which prosecutors have gone beyond just things Santilli may have said; while it’s unclear who did what, the indictment said Bundy and Santilli blocked a convoy of federal vehicles, attempted to throw a rock at law enforcement officers and had physical contact with an officer.

In February, the ACLU of Oregon issued a statement in support of Santilli’s speech.

Mat dos Santos, the group’s legal director, told OPB’s Think Out Loud the government appears to be “cherry picking” Santilli’s comments in determining his risk without providing context.

“We do really need to be careful when we are criminalizing words alone. When we’re taking statements by someone and throwing them in jail based only on those statements,” dos Santos said. “The First Amendment protects people to say things, even wild and outrageous things, no matter who they are and what they believe in.”

Santilli is currently being held at the Multnomah County Jail on pre-trial detention for the charges he faces in Nevada. He’s scheduled to argue for his release Monday.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Pete Santilli, the right-wing online talk show host who embedded with the militia at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, will remain in federal custody until his trial.

Santilli appealed an earlier, similar ruling.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman said Santilli’s history does not favor detention and that the weight of the evidence cuts in his favor.

However, Mosman said he believes Santilli’s confession to having many registered and unregistered guns will pose a risk to law enforcement.

Prosecutors used videos of Santilli’s online talk show to bolster their claims seeking detention until trial.

In one, an episode from June 2015, Santilli unleashes a rant against the FBI.

“I will die a free man, watch me,” Santilli said at one point in the video clip. Later he said, “They will not take me away.”

His defense attorney tried to counter the video clips with arguments but the judge was not persuaded.

Judge Mosman said he did not consider Santilli — who lives in Ohio — to be a flight risk, but the confession about his cache of guns was enough to sway the decision.

The decision about Santilli’s detention came on the same day the federal indictments were unsealed against him and 15 others.

The FBI arrested Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox, Ryan Payne, Joseph O’Shaughnessy, Peter Santilli, Duane Ehmer, Jason Patrick and Dylan Anderson on probable cause. Six were arrested during a traffic stop along Hwy 395, others arrested at or near the refuge.

Arizona resident Jon Ritzheimer was also arrested in connection to the occupation but remains in custody in Arizona.

Two — Cox and O’Shaughnessy — have been ordered released to their homes.

Each has been charged with one felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.

On Wednesday, prosecutors presented the judge with a sealed indictment against the group. Defense attorneys asked to see the indictment but they were denied for 24 hours, when the indictments were unsealed.

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Seismologist says that current conditions in the Pacific Rim could trigger at least four quakes with magnitudes greater than 8.0 under present conditions.

The Big Ones: Scientist warns up to 4 quakes over 8.0 possible under ‘current conditions’

Sunday’s devastating earthquake in Ecuador might just be the beginning, according to a seismologist who says that current conditions in the Pacific Rim could trigger at least four quakes with magnitudes greater than 8.0.

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Earthquakes Caused By US Shale Oil & Gas Fracking. Methane Leakage From Gas Pipelines +Video

A gas production unit (foreground) cleans, depressurizes, and moderates gas temperatures at a Cabot Oil & Gas drill site in Kingsley, Pa. Photo credit: Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY

By Steve Hom

Documents: How IOGCC Created Loophole Ushering in Frackquakes and Allowing Methane Leakage

Earthquakes caused by injection of shale oil and gas production wastes — and methane leakage from shale gas pipelines — have proliferated in recent years, with both issues well-studied in the scientific literature and grabbing headlines in newspapers nationwide.

Lesser-mentioned, though perhaps at the root of both problems, is a key exemption won by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact (IOGCC) via a concerted lobbying effort in the 1980′s. That is, classifying oil and gas wastes as something other than “hazardous” or “solid wastes” under Subtitles C and D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), thusexempting the industry from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement.

The RCRA exemption has played a front-and-center role in two recent federal lawsuits on both of these issues — the frackquake case just started and the pipeline emissions one recently resulted in a favorable judgment for the industry.

Those cases, Sierra Club v. Chesapeake Operating LLC, Et Al and Northern Illinois Gas Company (a Nicor subsidiary) v. City of Evanston, offer an opportunity for a history lesson. At the center of that history, a DeSmog investigation reveals, is theIOGCC.

IOGCC, a recent InsideClimate News investigation demonstrated using documents obtained by DeSmog and GreenpeaceUSA, is a constitutionally-authorized interstate compact that more or less has served as a Congress-chartered industry lobbying node since signed into law way back in 1935.

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IOGCC’s RCRA Exemption

Beginning in the late 1970′s, IOGCC entered the fray in the battle to lock in an oil and gas industry RCRA exemption. The earliest IOGCC model resolution dealing with RCRA dates back to one passed in 1979.

As with the Halliburton Loophole and the Energy Policy Act of 2005, in its own newsletter the IOGCC readily admits the prominent role it played in landing the industry a RCRA enforcement loophole in a 2006 retrospective by IOGCC.

In 1980, the ball got rolling on landing this exemption with the Bentsen Amendment, named after the late U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX). Bentsen ran on the Democratic Party’s presidential ticket in 1988 as Michael Dukakis’ vice president pick.

Located in the Solid Waste Disposal Act Amendments of 1980, the Bentsen Amendment called for the temporary exemption of EPA toxic wastes enforcement of “drilling fluids, produced waters, and other wastes associated with the exploration, development, or production of crude oil or natural gas” under RCRA. EPA was then called on by Congress to study the environmental and public health impacts associated with all of the cradle-to-grave impacts of the oil and gas exploration and production process.

Bentsen, as it would happen, had a staffer who worked on the RCRA issue named Lee Fuller. Fuller would eventually pass through the government-industry revolving door and become a lobbyist for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the creator of the powerful fracking front group Energy in Depth, where he still works today.

“Lee Fuller was Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s staff during the 1979-1980 RCRA development and debate on the provision; more than any other person, he is the architect of the current law,” IPAA proclaimed in a September 2010 IPAA newsletter.

A push to make the temporary exemption a permanent reality ensued over the next eight years and ended with a major industry triumph in 1988.

One of the reasons the push lasted eight years instead of two: it wasn’t supposed to take that long, at least legally. Under the dictates of the statute, EPA had until October 1982 to publish its report.

Failing to abide by its duty to do so, the Alaska Center for the Environment brought a lawsuit in 1985 against the EPA to force it to comply with the Bentsen Amendment. A docket sheet obtained by DeSmog documents that American Petroleum Institute, Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia and West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association all served as intervenors for the case.

Image Credit: U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

“Happy New Year”

DeSmog has also obtained documents from Tarleton State University’s Charles Stenholm collection offering a rare glimpse inside of the eight-year push that took place in the years between passage of the Bentsen Amendment and the eventual settlement of the Alaska Center for the Environment case.

The documents show that U.S. Rep. Stenholm (D-TX) appeared elated to do the bidding of the industry upon hearing of itsRCRA concerns, as well exemplified in a 1987 letter exchange he had with the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.

Image Credit: Tarleton State University Charles Stenholm Collection

By the end of 1987, with the RCRA oil and gas wastes exemption more or less locked in, Permian Basin Petroleum Association sent a “Happy New Year” card to Stenholm thanking him for his service to the oil and gas industry.

Image Credit: Tarleton State University Charles Stenholm Collection

“Right Decision”

In 1988, J. Winston Porter — who then served as EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response and now is a climate change denier who runs his own consultancy — wrote a memo calling for EPA to continue the RCRAexemption as applied to the oil and gas industry. Instead of regulating oil and gas wastes, Porter argued for a collaborative approach between IOGCC and EPA called the Council on Regulatory Needs.

“We were concerned about layering on another level of regulations,” Porter told The Washington Post in 1988. “It was a tough decision but I think we made the right decision.”

An Associated Press story also reported that the oil and gas industry played a key role in maintaining the RCRA exemption and named some of the congressmen who helped make it happen. One of those included, once again, Lloyd Bentsen.

U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX); Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX); Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

“Sens. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas, Phil Gramm, R-Texas, and Don Nickles, R-Okla., pressured the agency, as did the Interior and Energy departments and some states,” reported AP. “EPA administrators deny their call was swayed by political pressure.”

Don Nickles, also listed, now works as a lobbyist representing clients such as Anadarko Petroleum and ExxonMobil through his firm Nickles Group.

At the time of the rule-making decision, Don Clay — now Managing Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for Koch Industries — headed up EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Clay started his own firm called Don Clay Associates after leaving his EPA gig, where one of his clients was Koch, thereafter landing the Koch job. Don Nickles also now works as an oil and gas industry lobbyist.

And IOGCC was involved until the 11th hour too, coordinating comments for submission among IOGCC member states’ governors on the RCRA guidelines in April 1988. One of those comments came from then-Oklahoma Governor Henry Bellmon, whose state is now the epicenter of the proliferation of frackquakes.

“I support EPA’s conclusion that the full RCRA regulations appear unnecessary and impractical at this time, but I would go one step further–it is unnecessary and impractical period,” wrote Bellmon. “EPA’s decision to recommend no additional regulations does not mean that an industry will go unregulated–rather that it recognizes the abilities of the state agencies to regulate oil and gas activities with proper concern for health and the environment, and the importance of the oil and gas industry to the security of this nation.”

An Earthworks report released in April 2015 details that many states, though, have adopted their own versions of the RCRAexemption, including New York, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

West Virginia’s then-Governor Arch A. Moore was among those to submit a comment to the EPA, citing the adequacy of his state’s regulatory program for oil and gas wastes. Representatives from Ohio and Pennsylvania also weighed in.

Ohio IOGCC RCRA Exemption

Image Credit: Oklahoma Historical Society

RCRA Referendum

A few short years later, a de facto RCRA exemption congressional referendum was held by Congress in 1991 and 1992 on the law at-large’s reauthorization, resulting in the continued oil and gas wastes exemption. IOGCC fought hard to make it so.

“The EPA’s report to Congress and the regulatory determination two years ago found no necessity to declare these wastes ‘hazardous,’” then IOGCC executive director W. Timothy Dowd testified in front of Congress on September 11, 1991:

Nothing has happened since to change that decision…There is no evidence that these wells…have caused significant environmental damage either to the crops and livestock that flourish around the well locations or to the farm families that live nearby. The IOGCC and its member States support the exemption of E&P wastes from RCRAsubtitle C classification…We see no reason for the Congress to impose burdensome and duplicate regulations on top of those that are presently working in the States

Dowd also testified at the 1991 hearing that IOGCC had already passed not one, but nine RCRA-centric model resolutions.

One of those resolutions, passed in March 1991, called for the creation of a “Council on Exploration and Production Wastes,” which would have been a 12-person committee (six from oil and gas regulatory agencies, six from state environmental regulatory agencies) with nine advisory committee members (three from oil and gas regulatory agencies, three from state environmental regulatory agencies and three industry members).

Image Credit: Rutgers School of Law-Newark

Further, currently IOGCC Executive Director Carl Michael Smith, then vice president of Oklahoma Independent Producers Association, was part of a pro-RCRA exemption lobbying team sent from Oklahoma to lobby Congress and the EPA not to overturn the loophole in 1992, according to a piece published by Oklahoma’s Journal Record. Smith formerly served as Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy for Department of Energy for the Bush Administration and as a lobbyist for former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham’s lobbying firm, The Abraham Group.

RCRA Exemption Efforts Continue

As the 20th century turned into the 21st, IOGCC stayed on top of monitoring and fighting back against efforts to overturn theRCRA exemption it had helped the oil and gas industry carve out.

Ensuring the exemption remained on the books, former IOGCC chairman and Alaska Governor Tony Knowles told those in attendance at the June 2000 IOGCC midyear meeting in Lexington, Kentucky, was a top objective of the compact.

Carol Browner, the EPA Administrator at the time, ensured IOGCC’s Knowles, former IOGCC chairman and Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and IOGCC executive director Christine Hansen that the exemption would remain on the books during a private meeting.

“We wanted to make sure she knew the states are doing a great job managing the oil and gas conservation business and that neither she, nor her agency, need concern themselves with already successful programs like the ones we use to manage produced fluids,” theKnowles speech transcript still existing on the Way Back Machine, details.

I think she agrees that there are more important issues for her agency to address right now. She hears us loud and clear and there should be no barriers for RCRA reauthorization.

Just about a year later in April 2001, memoranda obtained by DeSmog show, IOGCCexpressed internal worry about the contents of the EPA’s “Brown Book” — the IOGCC-influenced publication that came out back in 1987 — and potential revisions to it. One memo shows that then-IOGCC Washington, DC Representative (lobbyist) Kevin Bliss, which he wrote to then-IOGCC executive director Christine Hansen, set up a meeting with EPA scientists Steve Sounder and Daniel Derkics to make sure it included no substantive policy changes and asked for a review copy and EPA said they could make that happen.

EPA, then run by the Bush Administration and not the Clinton Administration, ensured him no major policy changes loomed, while offering IOGCC a review copy as it had requested.

Dead on Arrival: Overturning RCRA

Some advocates have tried to overturn the RCRA exemption, albeit to date, doing so with little success.

For example in 2010, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a petition for rulemaking with the EPA, calling forEPA to end the RCRA exemption as applied to oil and gas. NRDC followed that up with a 2012 report documenting the environmental costs of the RCRA exemption.

With little delay and just a couple weeks later, IPAA pledged in its newsletter that it would utilize its resources and political connections like Lee Fuller and others, to fight back.

“While the RCRA Regulatory Determination is not an issue that should be addressed, clearly, the industry must respond to the NRDC threat,” IPAA wrote. “Clearly, American oil and natural gas production faces another compelling challenge by special interests dedicated to preventing new development, seeking to shut down existing operations…However, IPAA is well positioned to respond – and will keep its membership informed as it does and as this issue progresses.”

Fuller told industry publication Natural Gas Intelligence, commenting on the gravity of NRDC’s petition, that many wells would no longer be “economic” if NRDC’s push to overturn the RCRA exemption succeeded. NRDC told DeSmog it has yet to hear back from EPA on the status of the petition.

A few years after NRDC filed its petition, U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-PA) introduced a bill calling for reversal of the RCRAoil and gas wastes exemption.

Called the CLEANER (Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations) Act (H.R. 2825), a seven-person IPAA team that included Lee Fuller advocated against the bill’s passage, according to lobbying disclosure forms. Thebill made no progress in Congress and sat on the desk of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

On the same day Cartwright introduced H.R. 2825, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on a different bill that would do the opposite of what the CLEANER Act called for: deregulation of fracking. That bill, Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (H.R. 2728), passed in the House and failed to pass nin the U.S. Senate.

At the hearing, Alaska’s IOGCC representative Catherine Foerster testified on behalf of both IOGCC

“The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission applauds Congressman Flores for introducing this bill and the members of this sub-committee for their interest in considering it,” she said. “The last thing the United States needs right now is duplicative regulation of an already stringently regulated process, unless, of course, we need increased federal spending and bureaucracy; delays in providing jobs, revenue, and affordable domestic energy; confusion among operators and regulators; and one-sizefits-all regulations that are ignorant to regional differences.”

Beyond testifying on behalf of H.R. 2728 at the congressional hearing, IOGCC played a central role in pushing that bill as a shadow non-registered lobbying squadron — alongside registered lobbying interests such as IPAA, Devon Energy, Chevron, Devon Energy, Chesapeake Energy, API, ANGA, ExxonMobil and others — behind the scenes.

E-mails obtained via the North Dakota Industrial Commission expose that IOGCC coordinated with the office of then-U.S.House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) to gather signatures from state-level regulatory commissions in support of H.R.2728′s passage.

Image Credit: North Dakota Industrial Commission

Maryam Brown, who wrote the email to IOGCC Executive Director Carl Michael Smith that he then forwarded onto his state-level IOGCC oil and gas regulatory agency colleagues, formerly worked as a public policy manager for ConocoPhillips according to her LinkedIn page.

Cartwright gave the CLEANER Act a second try in December 2015, this time in the form of H.R. 4215. Mirroring its H.R. 2825 predecessor, it was dead on arrival and sat on the desk of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

Back to the Future: RCRA, Frackquakes, Methane Leakage

The history of RCRA and its exempt status as applied to the oil and gas industry, brings us back to the future with the City of Evanston and Sierra Club cases.

As the ruling laid out in City of Evanston, “Methane gas was first detected in and around James Park [near a Nicor pipeline] in Evanston, Illinois, in 2012. If this methane were to reach concentrations at or exceeding the gas’s ‘lower explosive limit,’ it could combust when exposed to an ignition source.”

James Park is located near both an elementary school and a senior center and methane is a greenhouse gas more potent in terms of its global warming potential than carbon dioxide. Yet, even with those facts on the ground, the Court ruled that theRCRA exemption trumps all else.

“Congress has authorized the EPA to oversee the implementation of RCRA and to issue regulations with the force of law in furtherance of this effort,” wrote the Court. “And the EPA has concluded…that uncontained gases do not fall within RCRA’s definition of solid waste.”

It appears Nicor, and thus now the industry at-large due to the legal precedent City of Evanston sets, also got a bit of help from the Obama White House’s industry-friendly Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs along the way. OIRAconcluded, according to a November 2011 document, that “EPA interpretation of the term ‘contained gaseous material’ demonstrates that RCRA only applies to ‘contained’ gases, to the exclusion of ‘uncontained’ gases.”

John Z. Lee cited this OIRA interpretation in his ruling. It’s a simple conclusion from there, given the legal and regulatory state-of-play, wrote Judge Lee.

“Because the Court concludes that methane gas does not meet the definition of RCRA solid waste,” he wrote, “Evanston cannot base a RCRA claim on the release of methane gas from natural gas pipelines.”

The methane storage and leakage issue is not just a thing of the past, however, for IOGCC. In the wake of the California methane leakage crisis in California, IOGCC has created a natural gas storage working group.

Gas storage impacts are also exempt from Safe Drinking Water Act enforcement, a lesser known provision within the “Halliburton Loophole” that IOGCC played a central role in inserting into the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Meanwhile in the Sierra Club case, the plaintiffs utilized RCRA to say that Chesapeake and other companies have violated the law, calling on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma to set a new legal precedent: RCRA as applied to disposal of an oil and gas waste injection, which is causing rampant earthquakes in the state.

In exhibits cited as part of the complaint, Sierra Club points to the upswing in earthquakes in Oklahoma in recent years, juxtaposing this with figures depicting the accompanying upswing in levels of waste injection volume. As an exhibited map shows, the ‘quakes have increased alongside oil and gas waste injection levels increasing.

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Yet even armed with damning facts and scientific truths on their side, by definition and as the history has shown, an oil and gas-related RCRA victory for Sierra Club in this case would prove unprecedented.

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Healthy baby dies one day after being vaccinated: Mother asks why?

baby gets vaccine(NaturalHealth365) For a Nova Scotia family, the heartbreak over losing their vaccinated 18-month daughter has been so overwhelming, they have yet to connect her mysterious death to a well-baby check up she received only the day before. But it was at that check up that she and her twin sister both received vaccinations.

Nyla Kennedy survived. But less than 24 hours after receiving the vaccine, her otherwise-healthy twin sister, Nevaeh Kennedy, was found dead by their mother the next morning, another victim of vaccine dangers and pharmaceutical industry greed.

News media and the family remain in the dark over vaccine dangers

Shortly after Nevaeh’s death, the family moved in with relatives, only to fall victim to a house fire. It was that fire, so soon after losing their child, that was the focus of local news media coverage.

As the newscaster reported on the tragic loss of the toddler, the close proximity of her death to the administration of her vaccinations – which the reporter merely refers to as “shots” – is never mentioned. In fact, there is not even any mention of which vaccinations were given.

The mother tearfully tells the reporter that she needs closure, but has been told an autopsy could take up to six months. Little does she realize that unnecessarily long, drawn out autopsy processes benefit a pharmaceutical industry hoping to diminish any association between the vaccinations and the child’s sudden death. She is unlikely to ever get real answers as to why her baby died.

Is this mother fully aware of the health dangers associated with vaccines? Check out this video report and decide:

Pumping toxins into healthy babies at astounding rates in the name of well-baby programs

The number of vaccinations babies and young children are routinely subjected to has grown at a phenomenal rate during the past 40 years. In 1976, children received 10 vaccines before starting school. Today, they are subjected to over 36 injections.

While the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 legally requires pediatricians and other vaccination providers to report serious health consequences following the administration of vaccinations to federal officials, many fail to do so. In fact, it is estimated that only from 1 to 10 percent of serious health problems related to the administration of vaccinations or prescription drugs are ever reported to the very federal health officials responsible for vaccination policies.

The evidence is clear: Vaccines are NOT safe

By the start of March 2016, there had been 972 claims filed with the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Those claims involved 57 deaths and 915 injuries occurring after administration of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination.

In one such case, the Department of Health and Human Services conceded that an otherwise healthy one-year-old toddler, Madyson Williams, died from a reaction to having been administered the MMR, varicella zoster and Hib vaccines simultaneously during a well-baby office visit. She developed seizures and died within six days. Her family was awarded the maximum allowable limit – $250,000 – for an acknowledged vaccine-related occurrence.

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics continually reassure parents that vaccinations are safer than ever, even when given in combinations. Blanket statements on vaccination safety are accepted by parents as truth. Yet, there remains a noticeable lack of scientific evidence to back such statements up.

But when someone doesn’t blindly accept this reassurance, and instead raises concerns that vaccinations are causing death, autism, schizophrenia and neurodegenerative diseases, the conventional medical community insists not enough scientific evidence exists to support these theories. Study after study raising red flags about vaccination safety has been proclaimed inadequate by those who stand to profit from a robust vaccination schedule, no matter the human price.


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Be Aware – Huge Wave Anomaly Appears Over New York and Upper East Coast! (Video)

In our article Violent Shaking Along The Ring Of Fire, The Pacific Is Moving we reported that the MIMIC (Microwave Analysis of Total Precipitable Water) data from April 5 and April 14, 2016 showed us very large unusual waves anomalies, presumed microwave energy, from an unknown source.

While millions of Americans are still regularly ridiculed by those who are either not yet aware of chemtrails, weather modification and weather warfare, now the MIMIC data from April 21, 2016 has shown another huge wave anomaly and this time the anomaly covers New York and the upper East coast.

We are experiencing a global uptick in quake activity and it seems these huge anomalies appear before a series of strong earthquakes which indicates that these anomalies are artificially and thus a clear signal of the reality of weather modification and weather warfare.

Yet there is a massive earthquake activity cover-up and data being censored globally.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has stopped announcing the probability of aftershocks in Kumamoto Prefecture because past occurrences are not providing the guide they did before, according to an agency official.

The decision to stop announcing estimates is unusual, since the JMA has always released probabilities, with the exception of earthquake swarms.

Aftershock probabilities are usually calculated based on data compiled from past cases, like those indicating the downward trend in the frequency of aftershocks. The JMA would typically make announcements such as, “Over the next three days, there is a probability of aftershocks measuring lower 5 or higher on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7.”

Add to this the fact that Major Earthquake Tracking sites like USGS Are Severely Downgrading or not even Listing Earthquakes from around the globe.

One thing is for sure, the ones responsible for letting us know what’s going on, are keeping information from us on a global scale.

You start to see we have a big problem!


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