Coal CEO Robert Murray Unearths Lease From Aubrey McClendon’s New Fracking Company

By: Friday October 17, 2014 3:59 pm

DeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of a sample hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) lease distributed to Ohio landowners by embattled former CEO and founder of Chesapeake Energy, Aubrey McClendon, now CEO of American Energy Partners.

Elisabeth Radow, a New York-based attorney who examined a copy of the lease, told DeSmogBlog she believes the lease “has the effect of granting American Energy Partners the right to use the surface and subsurface to such a great extent that it takes away substantially all of the rights attributable to homeownership.”

 

Analyzing NYC’s Mayoral Elections: Joseph Lhota (Part III of V)

By: Sunday November 3, 2013 6:20 pm

We move on to Joseph Lhota, the former Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from January 9th, 2012 to December 31st. He is the Republican candidate in this election and has experience in numerous offices under major names like Rudy Giuliani.

Lhota echoes a sentiment of being a fiscal conservative and a social liberal, which is a theme all three major candidates build upon.

Secret Blacklist Provision in Defense Authorization Signals End for Small Businesses, Transparency in Contracting

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 6:40 pm

While everyone’s attention is on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, there are far more nefarious sections that demand the public’s attention and action.

The Senate Small Business Jobs Bill is Anti-Small Business and Will Not Create Jobs

By: Wednesday September 15, 2010 3:10 pm

The Small Business Jobs Act, poised to pass the Senate this week, contains provisions that will do more to damage small businesses than all the decent provisions combined. The bill is another swing-and-a-miss for Democrats trying to bolster their small business creds…

Checking My Crystal Ball on the FY 2009 Federal Small Business Contract Numbers, Part 2

By: Monday August 30, 2010 1:40 pm

The Small Business Administration released its Procurement Scorecard late Friday afternoon, showing that once again, the government did not achieve its mandated 23 percent small business procurement goal. Several weeks ago, I made several predictions about this, lets see how accurate I was.

Stupid Economy – It’s About Small Business

By: Saturday August 21, 2010 8:03 am

In remarks made by President Obama yesterday, Senate Republicans were taken to task for their obstruction of the small business lending bill. However, it seems more that the president is unwilling to take a new direction in helping small businesses.

Analysis of Latest Obama Administration Small Business Contracting Data Released

By: Saturday July 17, 2010 12:00 pm

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has released the first analysis of the government’s fiscal year (FY) 2009 small business contracting data, and found 61 percent actually going to corporate giants.

Department of Defense: The Black Hole of Small Business Contracts

By: Thursday July 15, 2010 6:30 pm

A program being run through Department of Defense that is supposed to help small businesses subcontract with large businesses does the complete opposite and no one seems to know about it…

Obama Applauds Mass Firing of Teachers

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 6:55 am

A wholesale firing of an entire school; the only ones left in the entire high school are the food service workers and the custodians. So why is Obama and his administration going out of its way to praise this mass firing?

Big Business Likes Arbitration — If It Can Control the Process

By: Thursday May 14, 2009 1:34 pm

Opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act, desperate in their efforts to kill the proposed legislation that would level the playing field for workers seeking to form unions, have come up with another line of attack. They are making a lot of noise over the bill’s arbitration provision. The argument is just another straw-man attempt at gutting legislation that would enable more workers to have a voice on the job.

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