Among the day’s local sights

Among the day’s local sights

This afternoon while driving south on Riverside Drive between River Spirit Casino and 91st Street, my lady friend and I were able to capture a photo of something not often seen in the Tulsa area…….not one but TWO bald eagles: One other thing of note that I could not miss was how dry the adjacent Arkansas River was.  If these two are nesting I do hope the far south Tulsa and Jenks and the Arkansas ecosystem can sustain...

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Pushing back against Big Oil

Pushing back against Big Oil

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a controversial technique utilizing the injection of various chemicals and water to free natural gas and petroleum from deep rock formations for extraction.  It has been around and used for several years and it does work for extracting those natural resources which are sought.  It however is not a benign method.  Its economic benefits have recently come flush up against its known environmental impact, especially around population centers.  Admittedly, most of my knowledge of the environmental effects of fracking come from word of mouth of people who have lived near drilling sites who verified the increased incidence of seismic activity which dropped dramatically when the practice was stopped.  When the Red Dirt...

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