September 30th, 2008
The Dominion gas well fire in Leidy Township, Pennsylvania, is now out, apparently having burned for over a week… but who knows how long it was burning before a passing pilot noticed it in the dark. I wondered what was going on because there was a HUGE uptick in my numbers for Pennsylvania, and it was all about the gas well fire. So I started googling to see what was happening, and not a word since September 19! Well, folks, a little more digging turned up some folks in the area who knew the scoop, and it’s been out for a few days.
This article from The Express:
A crew of firefighters from Texas experienced in quelling this type of fire worked with local officials to put the cap the well head, which shot flames high into the air and lit the night sky in Leidy Township for the last 12 days.
“Right now we are trying to determine how much gas it consumed. There are no estimates at this time. We’ve also started an investigation into what caused the leak,” Donovan continued, declining to even estimate what the loss in dollars might be.
September 28th, 2008
Contact your Senators and Representatives TODAY:
Thanks to Jonathan Larson for sending this… a speech from a Rep Marcy Kaptur, 9th District, Toledo, Ohio.
“SAY NO TO THIS DEAL!”
And an earlier one: Let’s Play “Wall Street Bailout”
September 27th, 2008
Only Palin can save McCain, her party and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.
Alan put this under my nose today. Kathleen Parker, whose bio says, “One can only stand watching from the sidelines for so long without finally having to say, ‘Um, excuse me, but you people are nuts.’” Ummm, yup, that about sums it up. When even conservative columnists wake up, McCain better be paying attention. I’ve got such mixed feelings about Pawlenty, I sure want him out of Minnesota, but with McCain so old, but hey, they’ll never get in anyway…
… so, Sarah, how ’bout it?
September 26th, 2008
A little bull sent me a distracting missive, more evidence on Obama’s toadying for coal gasification, calling it “clean coal.” Oh barf… supporting capture and sequestration that doesn’t exist, supporting cap and trade that allows continued spewing of CO2 by those who can afford it. grrrrrrrr
Obama talks coal in Elko, NV
Barack on coal in Virginia
Obama better get a clue about this. McCain is hopeless, they’re both falling all over each other to show who’s the bestest and biggest supporter of coal… scary for those concerned about CO2.
September 25th, 2008
It’s right here:
Be sure to check out what they thought about using public money for golf balls! I haven’t found yet whether they approved the $10 video rental at the ritzy D.C. hotel!!!!