Hawaii volcano, fracking at that geothermal plant and did it cause the volcano to erupt?

This is not related to Louisiana but it touches topics we talk about here.

The Hawaii volcano eruption news is covered on the FC blog. Keith M. sent some good information about the lava-hit geothermal plant in the vicinity of the volcano, Puna. 

LINK –  https://youtu.be/m78W3ANKex8

ExoPolitics –

Hawaii Volcanic Eruption Intentionally Triggered to Generate Massive Tsunami?

By Dr. Michael Salla May 15, 2018

” . . . From its inception, there has been controversy over the wisdom of the Puna Geothermal Venture being built within an active volcanic region with regularly occurring lava flows. However, what most aroused local opposition is direct scientific evidence that the powerplant has been using fracking techniques as a means of generating heat for power generation.

Scientists have established a clear linkage between fracking and earthquake activity in multiple studies . . . “

” . . . While the owners of the Puna Geothermal Venture insist that fracking has not been used, independent studies confirm otherwise. “

https://www.exopolitics.org/hawaii-volcanic-eruption-intentionally-triggered-to-generate-massive-tsunami/

” . . . It is quite plausible that the Rothschild’s 1977 support and financial backing made Bronicki and Ormat Industries obligated to do the Rothschild’s bidding in some way. This makes it possible that Bronicki was instructed by the Rothschilds to build the geothermal facility in a dangerous volcanic region for a hidden purpose despite the inherent risk in building a facility in such a dangerous area. . . . “

 

And this is a comment on the article –

“I don’t know anything abt how geothermal works but I think the article did address this?

“While the owners of the Puna Geothermal Venture insist that fracking has not been used, independent studies confirm otherwise. A Duke University study of the eight wells used by the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) concluded:

The region of high fracture density is also consistent with the areas of the highest fluid production at PGV…. The production records are proprietary to the PGV parent company, Ormat, so tables and diagrams are not included in the dissertation. However, it is indicted that wells that penetrate the area where we calculate the greatest fracture density have higher fluid flow than elsewhere in the PGV lease. [pp. 55-56]

Essentially, the Duke University study suggested that fracking was occurring at the Puna Geothermal Venture via the injection of pressurized fluids into the wells and surrounding rocks.””

The 2010 Duke University Study [PDF]

https://www.scribd.com/document/379975113/Hydrothermal-Systems-of-Puna-Hawaii

original link –  https://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/10161/3111/D_Kenedi_Catherine_a_2010.pdf

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EPA gives giant refiner, Andeavor, a ‘hardship’ waiver from regulation

Reuters – Exclusive: EPA gives giant refiner a ‘hardship’ waiver from regulation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency has exempted one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies, Andeavor (ANDV.N), from complying with U.S. biofuels regulations – a waiver historically reserved for tiny operations in danger of going belly up, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The exemption, which applies to the three smallest of Andeavor’s ten refineries, marks the first evidence of the EPA freeing a highly profitable multi-billion dollar company from the costly mandates of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard. The law requires refiners to blend biofuels such as ethanol into gasoline or purchase credits from those who do such blending.

The decision, which has not been previously reported, raises the question of whether other big and profitable oil firms with small refineries – such as Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM), Chevron Corp (CVX.N) and Phillips 66 (PSX.N)also have or could receive the waivers, which are granted by the EPA in secret. . . . (more)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biofuels-epa-refineries-exclusive/exclusive-epa-gives-giant-refiner-a-hardship-waiver-from-regulation-idUSKCN1HA21P

Big Crackdown on Pipeline Protests!

The Intercept – LOUISIANA AND MINNESOTA INTRODUCE ANTI-PROTEST BILLS AMID FIGHTS OVER BAYOU BRIDGE AND ENBRIDGE PIPELINES

“This week, the Louisiana House of Representatives introduced new legislation aimed at criminalizing the activities of groups protesting the extraction, burning, and transport of oil and gas.

. . . .The Louisiana bill, unlike the ALEC model, does not require that any disruption to a facility’s functioning take place for penalties to apply — an individual could face huge fines or prison time without ever having set foot on the property.

ALSO –

Revealing bad guys: there are now multiple fake organizations opposing clean energy for Louisiana

Sent in –

 There are now multiple fake organizations, and they’re opposing clean energy for Louisiana. You may have seen Facebook posts for these groups. Perhaps you received a mailer, or saw a TV commercial. These are well-funded groups, and they’re not friends of Louisiana. But first, some context.
In 2015, Southwestern Electric Power Company (a Shreveport-based electric company) developed a long-term plan to buy lots of renewable energy. These plans in the electric industry are called “integrated resource plans”, and you can read SWEPCO’s plan, here. To implement its plan, SWEPCO is partnering with a sister-utility in Oklahoma to construct the nation’s largest wind farm in western Oklahoma; the “Wind Catcher” project will total 2,000 megawatts – that’s about 4x more power than the entire city of Lafayette. According to SWEPCO, “When the project is complete, SWEPCO will provide 26% of its energy from renewable resources, up from 8% today” and it will “save SWEPCO customers more than $4 billion.” So who would be opposed?
Our first anti-wind group is called “Protect Our Pocketbooks“. Their  sole  purpose to is oppose the Wind Catcher wind farm. It’s a shady group run by aDelaware-registered company, with its primary lobbyist based in Little Rock. Their slick videos and web materials are put together by a PR firm called Impact Management Group in Little Rock, which has deep ties with the natural gas industry. 
The second group is called “Renewable Louisiana” – they’re 100% modeled off another group called “Renewable Arkansas – similar logo, same slick videos, etc. They’re masquerading as a pro-solar group, but their sole purpose is to oppose the Wind Catcher project, and are doing nothing to support solar. They’re tricking pro-solar folks to oppose wind energy. Neither group is registered in Arkansas nor Louisiana. Renewable Arkansas claims to be a “project” of a group called “Americans for Affordable Energy”, except, that group is registered in North Carolina to a PR firm in Virginia, which has deep ties to coal, natural gas and nuclear industries. 
Is your head spinning yet? These are “dark money” groups, so we don’t know for sure who’s paying for it all, but there are clearly some good theories. They paid significantly to grow their Facebook pages to nearly 3,000 people, each. Check out their Facebook pages and ask who’s funding them. 
But enough on the fake groups. Email our public service commissioner, Commissioner Craig Greene, and let him know you support clean energy, including the Wind Catcher project: craig.greene ‘at’ la.gov
Events 

Bayou Electric Vehicles meeting, 3/28, 6:30PM, Main Library 2nd floor (event)

Green Drinks!, 3/29, 6:30PM, Dat Dog (event)


Lafayette City/Parish Council meeting “open mic night”, 3/20, 5:30PM event)

Lafayette Mini Maker Faire, 3/24, 10AM, Lafayette Science Museumevent)
The Current Rebooted: A Relaunch Party, 3/21, 6PM, Jefferson Street Pubevent)
Science on the Bayou, 3/27, 7PM Jefferson Street Pubevent)
Social Media Breakfast, 4/6, 7:30AM, Opportunity Machineevent)
Earth Day Preamble, 4/7, morning, Wurst Biergarten (more to come)
Southern Board Game Festival, 4/14, 9M, Lafayette Science Museumevent)
Fete de la Terre expo, 4/20, UL  (more to come)
Fly Fishing Film Tour 2018, 4/21, 3:30PM, Pack & Paddleevent)
Festival, 4/25event)
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Court Order Pausing Bayou Bridge Pipeline Only Applies to Path Through Cypress Swamp

By Julie Dermansky

A federal judge’s recent order stopping construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline — though only in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin — has successfully prevented further sections of the National Heritage Area from being destroyed, for now.

On February 27, the same day U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick explained her previous week’s ruling to halt work on the pipeline, Dean Wilson, executive director of the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, surveyed the oil pipeline’s route in the basin. He was relieved to find cypress trees recently identified as “legacy trees” — those which were alive before 1803 — still standing.” . . . (more + photos)

https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/03/01/court-bayou-bridge-pipeline-paused-path-atchafalaya-basin

Bayou Bridge Pipeline – 3 protesters arrested

KSL – Appeals begin over halted pipeline; 3 arrested at protest

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The company building a crude oil pipeline through environmentally sensitive wetlands in Louisiana’s swampy Cajun Country asked a federal judge Monday to suspend her own order temporarily halting construction.

Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC asked U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick for a ruling on that request by Tuesday so that it can pursue an appeal “if necessary.” . . . (more)

A MAP of the project

Current Gulf of Mexico Anomalies + More

Keeping up with the seafloor news . . . .

LINK –  https://youtu.be/m90BKv0YQMI

LINK –  https://youtu.be/mVxr-Ma8SiI

LINK –  https://youtu.be/b_ETm7wodU8

LINK –  https://youtu.be/DfpL9sIuc_c

EXTRA –

LINK –  https://youtu.be/eEJ4UsQX_dM

LINK – https://youtu.be/KCTqqwMUeFM

LINK –  https://youtu.be/z8VxqE7qslk

Bayou Corne – looking back –

A good summary of the story so far, from the Daily Mail [UK]

2010 report from ABC News Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole Raises Concerns of Explosions and Radiation

Julie Dermansky report and photos – Ghost Town Left in the Wake of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Louisiana