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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 02:00 PM
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Ex-Homeland Security boss (Tom Ridge) joins gas drilling group
Source: Associated Press

Ex-Homeland Security boss joins gas drilling group

HARRISBURG, Pa. The nation's first Department of Homeland Security secretary has agreed to serve as strategic adviser to an industry group led by companies drilling for natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation.

The group announced Friday that Tom Ridge's communications and policy groups will be paid $75,000 a month for help in such areas as public outreach, education and coalition building.

The vast gas deposits under Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio may contain enough to supply the entire East Coast for 50 years. But the drilling process being used to extract it, hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has drawn concerns about water pollution from the chemicals it uses.

Ridge is a two-term Republican governor for Pennsylvania. He served as Homeland Security secretary under President George W. Bush.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iYhHpjTFHgYX9J7VAxVs2oAyQc3wD9H9IGA80
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 02:27 PM
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1. Ridge is a two-term Republican governor for Pennsylvania.
He served as Homeland Security secretary under President George W. Bush.

And he joins a LONG list of former political heavyweights that is now a whore for some evil and polluting corporation.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 04:25 PM
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2. Not that we are a corrupt duopolistic corporate kleptocracy or anything.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 04:43 PM
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3. Only $75,000/mo? He shoulda had Billy Tauzin negotiate his contract!
Sounds like his job is to make fracking more acceptable.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 06:10 PM
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4. Fracking Bastard!
We need a list of the Fracking Bastards!

Watch Gasland!

-Hoot
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 06:23 PM
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5. Why the hell not? He got the whole country to believe his orange level BS.
I'm sure he can come up with a fracking spin or two.

C'mon, baby, light my tap water.

Frack, baby, frack.

The possibilities are endless.

/sarcasm off
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