ExxonMobil CEO joins lawsuit against fracking in his neighbourhood


Tonington
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Exxon CEO Profits Huge As America's Largest Natural Gas Producer-But Frack In His Own Backyard And He Sues! - Forbes
A key and critical function of Mr. Tillerson’s day job is to do all he can to protect and nurture the process of hydraulic fracturing—aka ‘fracking’—so that his company can continue to rack in billions via the production and sale of natural gas. Indeed, so committed is Rex to the process of fracking that he has loudly lashed out at those who criticize and seek to regulate hydraulic fracturing, suggesting that such efforts are a very bad idea, indeed.

According to Tillerson, “This type of dysfunctional regulation is holding back the American economic recovery, growth, and global competitiveness.”

Thus, according to Rex Tillerson, nobody should have much of a reason to be disturbed or concerned when ExxonMobile comes knocking on your door to deliver the news that fracking is about to become a part of your daily life…unless, or course, you happen to live in Mr. Tillerson’s neighborhood.

In that case, the rules are, apparently, very, very different.
Nimby CEO.
 
mentalfloss
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Nimby!
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Nimby!

Nimby doesn't even begin to describe this hypocrite
 
petros
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NG and Oil are at war.

Quote:

Why?

Because the water tower being built next to Tillerson’s house that will supply the water to the near-by fracking site, means the arrival of loud trucks, an ugly tower next door, and the general unpleasantness that will interfere with the quality of his life and the real estate value of his sizeable ranch.

And some don't like giant overpriced whirligigs either.
 
captain morgan
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No different than the anti-rodeo hypocrites that sport leather jackets and head-out for a well deserved burger 'n beer after a hard days protesting
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

No different than the anti-rodeo hypocrites that sport leather jackets and head-out for a well deserved burger 'n beer after a hard days protesting

Um....yeah, it's not really the same thing but nice try...C+
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

NG and Oil are at war.

Really? hmmmmmm....ok...... so ExonMobile doesn't produce oil? or are you saying they don't produce NG? or are you saying that they are fighting internally?

Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

No different than the anti-rodeo hypocrites that sport leather jackets and head-out for a well deserved burger 'n beer after a hard days protesting


Completely different, but that's ok, one of these days you'll get your analogies right.
 
Machjo
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The Captain's analogy is valid, though of course it doesn't change the fact that the CEO is one too.

Perhaps we should pass a law requiring CEOs to live in fracking towns. It might make them more honest then.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Really? hmmmmmm....ok...... so ExonMobile doesn't produce oil? or are you saying they don't produce NG? or are you saying that they are fighting internally?

battle over markets and transport. Look into the New Englanders who are gas rich but are funding anti-oil campaigns and battling the XL. They already did in coal.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

battle over markets and transport. Look into the New Englanders who are gas rich but are funding anti-oil campaigns and battling the XL. They already did in coal.


Ok.... still not seeing how that applies to this article.

Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

The Captain's analogy is valid, though of course it doesn't change the fact that the CEO is one too.


Ummm....ya....ok........
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

The Captain's analogy is valid.....

Not its not really but that's OK
Last edited by Cannuck; Feb 23rd, 2014 at 11:11 AM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by MachjoView Post

The Captain's analogy is valid, though of course it doesn't change the fact that the CEO is one too.

Depends on what the protesters are protesting. If they're protesting the use of animal products at all, then yes, they are hypocrites. If they are protesting rodeos as animal cruelty, they're not. It's entirely possible to wear leather and still insist that animals be treated and killed humanely.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

No different than the anti-rodeo hypocrites that sport leather jackets and head-out for a well deserved burger 'n beer after a hard days protesting

Yea this is really no different at all.

 
petros
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He's not suing over frakking. It's noise, an unsightly water tower and truck traffic he's suing over.

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

It's entirely possible to wear leather and still insist that animals be treated and killed humanely.

You can treat the animal with all the respect you want but if you saw what the tanners have to go through it would be a human rights things.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

He's not suing over frakking. It's noise, an unsightly water tower and truck traffic he's suing over.


You can treat the animal with all the respect you want but if you saw what the tanners have to go through it would be a human rights things.

Sorry, but as a conservative, I oppose all attempts to require decent wages or safe, reasonably comfortable working conditions. That's socialism. Pardon me. . . SOSHULIZM!
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

He's not suing over frakking. It's noise, an unsightly water tower and truck traffic he's suing over.

But it is OK to impose such inconveniences on everybody else. Any way you cut it, the guy is an azzhole and a hypocrite.
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

He's not suing over frakking. It's noise, an unsightly water tower and truck traffic he's suing over.

Circular argument. Without the fracking operation there is nothing to sue over.
 
petros
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Without the water tower there is nothing to sue over.
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Without the water tower there is nothing to sue over.

 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Depends on what the protesters are protesting. If they're protesting the use of animal products at all, then yes, they are hypocrites. If they are protesting rodeos as animal cruelty, they're not. It's entirely possible to wear leather and still insist that animals be treated and killed humanely.

You could have a point there.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

 
taxslave
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Better analogy would be people that live in wood houses protesting logging.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Better analogy would be people that live in wood houses protesting logging.

An even better one would be somebody that makes millions building wood houses protesting logging
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

An even better one would be somebody that makes millions building wood houses protesting logging

There are a few greenies around here whose family fortunes came from logging.

OR worse from the clearcuts we call subdivisions.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

Um....yeah, it's not really the same thing but nice try...C+

Sure it is, perhaps you're just blinded by the issues


Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Good one Petros.... Extremely good
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Sure it is, perhaps you're just blinded by the issues

No, I think it was a ridiculously inadequate analogy
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

No, I think it was a ridiculously inadequate analogy

Sadly, it has everything to do with your inadequate understanding and foundation in knowledge
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Sadly, it has everything to do with your inadequate understanding and foundation in knowledge

Or your inability to come up with a good analogy....or your desire to deflect attention away from this hypocrite.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

OR worse from the clearcuts we call subdivisions.


Isn't that generally the way it goes?

Development = bad ... but only after my weekend cottage has been approved and built. Then all development must stop
Last edited by captain morgan; Feb 23rd, 2014 at 02:43 PM..
 
petros
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Why is a hypocrite for not wanting a water tower with truck traffic? They can build a pump house for cheaper closer to the gas play.
 

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