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Theodore Roosevelt Randy Udall

Arthur Link
Matthew Simmons

George Mitchell
Al Bartlett Marion Hubbert Micheal Ruppert James Schlesinger
Leigh Price Aubrey McClendon

Theodore Roosevelt
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When the dust has cleared and victory denied A summit too lofty River a little too wide
If we keep our pride Though paradise is lost We will pay the price But we will not count the cost

Theodore Roosevelt - 1858- 1919

"It is also vandalism wantonly to destroy or to permit the destruction of what is beautiful in nature, whether it be a cliff, a forest,
 or a species of mammal or bird. Here in the United States we turn our rivers and streams into sewers and dumping-grounds, we pollute the air,
we destroy forests, and exterminate fishes, birds and mammals -- not to speak of vulgarizing charming landscapes with hideous advertisements.
 But at last it looks as if our people were awakening."
Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt & Conservation

With No Boundaries

From yesterday, it's coming!  From yesterday, the fear!  From yesterday, it calls him
But he doesn't want to read the message  He doesn't want to read the message
Doesn't want to read the message here
On his face is a map of the world

30 Seconds To Mars From Yesterday
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Randy Udall
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Randy Udall - 1951- 2013

As we talk to people, I think we need to have an enormous compassion for how difficult our message is:
That conservation now is the most patriotic thing any of us can do.
We need not to be so shrill, I would suggest. We’re not running out of fossil fuels. Peak oil is probably not ‘the end of suburbia.’
It presents enormous challenges to the United States; probably the biggest ones we’ve faced in two or three generations.
 But we’re a talented people. And no one knows the future. Let’s be humble about the future.
No one knows how this plays out: Does it play out over three years or over 30?
 We have resources, we have wealth, we have brilliance, we have ingenuity. We’ve got cards to play if we’re smart about it.

Randy Udall An Energy Heros Journey

Energy That Has Made Us All Gods

Arthur Link
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Arthur Link - 1914 - 2010

Governor Link insisted that North Dakota's energy resources be developed in harmony with values deeper than mere extraction: stewardship,
the agarian ideal, the integrity of rural communities.On October 11, 1973, Governor Link delivered what is widely regarded as North Dakota's
 "Gettysburg Address." His creedo, written in the margins of his prepared speech moments before he was introduced, is known
by its opening phrase: "When the landscape is quiet again." This is the story of that man, that speech, and the landscape that inspire.

Arthur A Link

Wake Me Up
I tried carrying the weight of the world But I only have two hands
So wake me up when it's all over When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself And I didn't know I was lost

Matthew Simmons
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Matthew Simmons - 1943 - 2010

Mr. Simmons was an extrovert who never shied away from television cameras, which was quite unusual for the normally
media-shy Houston banking network. 
He was always up for giving his opinion about the energy industry, no matter how controversial.

Matthew Simmons

George Mitchell
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George Mitchell - 1919 - 2013

Two decades before his innovations in hydraulic fracturing achieved economically feasible production of natural gas from the tight Barnett Shale of North Texas,
 he envisioned that the shale resources in North America could change the country's energy outlook. Flying in the face of a barrage of naysayers
 his multi-decade, high-risk commitment to crack the shale, literally and intellectually, has now fundamentally altered world energy markets.
 But, he also recognized the potential environmental consequences, and has dedicated philanthropic funding to support stakeholder
collaborations in raising the standards for gas drilling to protect water and air quality.

George Mitchell

The Foundation

Somebody That I Used To Know
Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

Al Bartlett
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Albert Allen Bartlett - 1923 - 2013

Al Bartlett

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Arithmetic - Population - Energy - 1999

Marion Hubbert
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Marion King Hubbert - 1903 - 1989

M King Hubbert

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M King Hubbert's 1956 Paper
[Hubbert was well aware of the existence of Canada’s tar sands, citing them as early as 1948 as an energy source
that would likely be tapped in decades to come. But the well-known parts of Hubbert’s papers focused on conventional oil.]

I think, going back to Hubbert, that a lot of the captious remarks or criticisms of Hubbert with regard to his supposedly being wrong
about peak oil—
which you hear not infrequently—are based upon a misinterpretation, sometimes deliberate, of what he was saying.
Which was, I am dealing with conventional oil fields, and how they are going to have a natural cycle, reach a peak, and diminish.
 He was not talking about oil sands, he was not talking about Venezuela and heavy oil. He was not talking about drilling down 10,000
 feet below the ocean surface.
He was talking about what he was talking about.  And for people to criticize him for not anticipating this or that,
 is, I think, is intellectually offensive.
James Schlesinger

I know you've heard it all before, So I don't say it anymore,
I just stand by and let you fight your secret war.  And though I used to wonder why,
I used to cry till I was dry,  Still sometimes I get a strange pain inside.


Micheal Ruppert
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Micheal Ruppert - 1951 - 2014

Micheal Ruppert

Collapse - The End Of Oil

Crossing The Rubicon - The Profit Made On 911

In Memoriam -

Abby Martin's Tribute To Micheal
  There's only so much pain one can absorb. There's only so much burden of the world one can hold on their shoulder's.

If I could turn the page In time then I'd rearrange just a day or two
Close my, close my, close my eyes But I couldn't find a way
So I'll settle for one day to belive in you Tell me, tell me, tell me lies

Tell Me Little Lies

James Schlesinger
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James Schlesinger - 1929 - 2014

James Schlesinger

2012 Interview

Yeah. It’s in part a rhetorical denial. It’s partly [that] the industry feels that way.
You read in the papers all the time about how America is going to become an exporter of oil and gas.
Well, it’s true [laughs]. We can become an exporter of gas—but we’re not going to become an exporter of oil. It’s just as simple as that.

[Here, Schlesinger was apparently talking about net exports of both oil and gas.]

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Leigh Price
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Leigh C. Price - 1944 - 2000

Leigh C. Price - Papers Leigh C. Price - Background

The papers published by Price and released by the USGS have been removed from the EERC Energy & Environmental Research Center
Go Figure

The EERC appears to be more about Hype and Money then about Scientific Data.

Price had defined in detail and drawn out the Bakken in his papers long before the Fracking Boom.
The two areas outlined in blue lines is all she wrote.
 Four anticline areas in North Dakota, one at Tioga, and the Nesson, and the Little Knife, and the Billings.
Two anticline areas in Montana, at Elm Coulee, the Cedar Creek, and the Sheep Mountain.

The Manuscript the USGS wouldn't release then did release and now you cant find it and even the EERC removed it.
Why is that? Because it had such a high estimate of recoverable oil, or because it described in detail the difficulty of extracting it?
Price Manuscript 1999 - 2000
& Characteristics of the basin-centered continuous-reservoir unconventional oil-resource base of the Bakken Source System,
Williston Basin Manuscript by Leigh C. Price (1999/2000)

Bakken Formation Reserve Estimates - The Controversy

Leigh C. Price - USGS
Leigh C. Price - Geologist

Bakken Absent - Petroleum System

Aubrey McClendon
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Aubrey Kerr McClendon - 1959 - 2016

Aubrey Kerr McClendon - Terminates 03/02/2016
A Man Who Built A Natural Gas E&P Second To Exxon & Somehow Let It Slip Away
Aubrey Kerr McClendon

What I'd give to rewind and start all over  But the world has turned too many times    
To Many Times

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