Fracking Dilemma – It’s Not the Promised Land

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I recently went to see the new movie Promised Land starring Matt Damon, as rising star salesman Steve Butler. What does Steve sell? The promised glory to landowners if only they’ll sell off the rights to their land so the power companies can drill for natural gas on their property. SteveContinue reading “Fracking Dilemma – It’s Not the Promised Land”

Fracking Power

Sierra magazine published an article in its July/August 2012 issue called the “Fracking Nightmare.” I read the article with interest since I live atop the Marcellus shale region of western Pennsylvania. Washington County considered the “honeypot” for the “wet gas” resources underground. Those resources include propane, butane, ethane and other profitable chemicals. Interestingly, until 2010,Continue reading “Fracking Power”

Five Ways to Go Greener

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick The Sierra Club  offers five simple ways to make a difference in your lifestyle. I’m posting them along with a few of my own. It’s always good to be reminded that we can make easy changes in our ongoing efforts to live greener. Keep your vehicles tuned up – AContinue reading “Five Ways to Go Greener”

Power – Cheap, Easy, and Hidden

By P.C. Zick – @PCZick We all want power. Today, our lives depend heavily on power. Try going a day without using it. We want it cheap and easy, but we’d rather not know its dirty little secrets. For many decades, coal ruled as the energy source of choice for powering up the power plantsContinue reading “Power – Cheap, Easy, and Hidden”