Then this morning's email (and Twitter feed) came with a notice that an outfit called Energy In Depth is now following me on Twitter.
They found me!!!
If Energy In Depth sounds familiar, it should. This national natural gas industry-funded website has been putting out propaganda for years, most of it not only purposefully misleading, but downright nasty in a personal way. It's associated with Marcellus Drilling News, another industry-based web publication. MDN goes off the deep end - rhetorically speaking - on a daily basis. (Here's a sentence from today's MND: "The EPA is a lawless organization, out of control and drunk on its own power."
At first, I was puzzled by by EID's sudden interest in following me on Twitter. Then I remembered I had a lengthy email back-and-forth with the editor of the Marcellus Drilling News (Jim Willis) over a piece he published.
In that piece he said this:
"Everything in fracking fluid is stuff you find under your kitchen sink
or in your bathroom medicine cabinet."
I emailed him back, pointing out that I didn't have benzene or toulene under my sink (or in any medicine chests) and that led to an exchange that ended with these two emails:
Marcellus Drilling News:
"Look, I know you're a radical anti-driller.
Why do you subscribe when you disagree with what I write?
Feel free to unsubscribe at any time.
I'm not interested in promoting your fictional book. - JIM"
"I disagree with the label radical anti-driller, Jim. I just want drilling done safely.
And statements like you made about frack fluid ingredients all being found
underneath a kitchen sink - or in a medicine chest?
Come on. If that was really true, there would not be so much secrecy.
And the Halliburton loophole, would not be necessary.
Keep pumping those stories out there pardner."
Why did I encourage him to keep pumping out his sometimes off-the-wall stories? Well, it's great fodder for future novels... Great stuff!
And for the record, I don't subscribe. I get a free daily feed of his "stories."