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FRACKING THE PUBLIC: Unfair Share: How Oil and Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties


Environment  (tags: FRACKING, Frack is whack, frack is whack, environment, ecosystems, destruction, habitat, habitatdestruction, protection, humans, green, government, world, forests, pollution )

Cal
- 351 days ago - motherjones.com
Energy companies have a host of tricks to help them skim higher profits.



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John S. (304)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 3:36 am
You cut cost to make higher profits, not skim. Skimming is just the wrong word, it's something that is done internally.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 6:03 am
Disgusting . . . .
 

Edo R. (71)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 6:06 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 7:03 am
PAY ATTENTION, PLEASE! These companies could never get such beneficial tax breaks without the assistance of their Republican SERVANTS!
 

kate k g (482)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 7:06 am
noted thank you
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 8:11 am
Thank you for the sad news, Cal, but I'm not surprised. In addition, fracking pollutes our water and air. It must be banned.

P.S. I'm able to post, but I'm able to get messages, but unable to respond or earn credits for comments. I'm heartbroken. Although in the scheme of life, I guess I need to keep things in perspective. I hope I'm able to note articles, but I don't know.
 

CareTwo Support (447)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 11:09 am
Thanks for posting, Cal!!

Bryna, please fully clear your web browsers cache and cookies, close and restart your browser and you'll be all set!!
 

Carol D. (109)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 11:40 am
Why is it big companies get away with these things Its the same world over i think yet if an ordinary person or small business does not pay their right amount of tax and on time they will end up fined or behind bars Talk about the rich get richer!
 

Timothy Spurlin (33)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 12:26 pm
Oil and Gas companies need to lower their prices, and give everyone a refund check for price gouging! The also need to pay their fair share to the government. So down with rebuplican cronyism.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 12:27 pm
Noted , thanls !
 

Dianne D. (463)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 12:41 pm
Irritating. Need to get people in Congress that works for the people who put them in office and not big corporations.
 

Aurea Walker (200)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 1:57 pm
Have signed so many times on this loathsome, toxic and life engendering frucking/fracking and to boot we now get it up the bum with these bastards not paying taxes! Just never ends and am starting to feel like I am signing
IN THE WIND!
 

Birgit W. (145)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 2:03 pm
Nothing new unfortunately. The big corporations get always away, and we little taxpayers get milked.
 

Rosa Caldwell (371)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 3:31 pm
Not able to submit private messages. Can't give out green stars and something wrong with signing petitions.
 

Helga Ganguly (83)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 3:41 pm
Rich get richer and the poor get trampled on by the rich every single time.
 

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 4:38 pm
Sadly the whole idea behind the (G) & (O), (P), is that the rich get rich, & the poor get poorer. You do the work, and they get the profit. I think is this case, it could safely be said, we've been fracked twice.
Noted & shared.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 4:39 pm
Chesapeake Energy your company is scum! This is a case of price gouging when you take 90% after the 1st cheque. Are there no caring people running Big Companies,,,the thing that gets to me most is that these money
grubbers can't take it with them when they go, and to leave it to kids or relatives is ridiculous as they wouldn't know where to begin to look after any free money.............sometimes I have a hard time keeping faith in humanity
Thanks Cal..
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 4:48 pm
Another case of a citizen getting screwed by a big corporation.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 5:23 pm
Noted. Thanks for this info, Cal. Yes, thievery is despicable. If it isn't bad enough that they take over your land and poison it for generations, as well as surrounding land. Then they just steal the profits and jack up the prices as they sell the finished product. I'd really hoped Obama would help the situation, and am extremely disappointed in him. If the TPP passes, this will all get even worse.....
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 6:06 pm
"It may just be part of their business decision to do it this way."
It is. The gas industry plays the percentages and the law of averages is in their favor; the make more with their cheating than they lose in the courts.
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 6:46 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 7:53 pm
noted, they screw everyone
 

Sheila D. (25)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 7:53 pm
Lie, cheat, and steal; some things never change. Thanks for the post, Cal.
 

Peggy Johnson (1)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 8:07 pm
Absolutely unacceptable and detestable!
But even more unacceptable and detestable is the process
of hydraulic fracking!
 

Elize Labuschagne (190)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 9:26 pm
South Africans should take note of this.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 9:30 pm
If the public doesn't get off their backsides and fight these bastards, they can be considered just as guilty because of their complacency.
 

Jan Fridtjofsen (2)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 11:45 pm
Thanks for posting!
 

. (0)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 12:52 am
𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖕𝖔𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖌, 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖘𝖈𝖗𝖊𝖜 𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖞𝖔𝖓𝖊!!
 

Nimue P. (249)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 2:30 am
noted
 

Frances Darcy (220)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 3:00 am
noted
 

John Gregoire (255)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 4:53 am
yep!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:38 am
Tell me something I don't already know. The LOVE of money is the root of all evil and Lucy, I'm home and you got a lot shplainin to do.
 

Barbara D. (76)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 10:30 am
This is CHESAPEAKE GAS not *GAS COMPANIES*. No one in Pennsylvania is losing a dime of royalties from CABOT GAS.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 3:05 pm
noted
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:42 pm
Above, John S. says skimming isn't the right word for what the oil and gas companies are doing. In the financial sense, no, they aren't skimming off our profits. But they are skimming off the life-blood of this planet's ecology--with politicians as willing collaborators! It needs to stop!
 

Andrea W. (39)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 7:16 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing, Cal!
 
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