"No Fracking Near My House," says Exxon C.E.O.

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 22nd Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/mxwa6-b8/
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The CEO of Exxon, the biggest energy company in the world and largest producer of natural gas in the world, Rex Tillerson, is paid $40.3 million dollars a year to promote hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," but he doesn't want any of it to occur near his house.

Not in my back yard!

Good ole Rex Tillerson. As CEO of ExxonMobil, he has lashed out and castigated fracking critics and proponents of regulation. "This type of dysfunctional regulation is holding back the American economic recovery, growth, and global competiveness. It's an old technology just being applied and integrated with some new technologies, so the risks are very manageable," he says.

But wait! Wha? you say. Rex has filed suit to block the construction of a fracking well water tower within sight of his five million dollar home. He really did.

The tower would supply water to a nearby fracking site, and Rex's lawsuit, in which he was joined by a couple of his obscenely wealthy neighbors, seeks to put a stop to the whole operation. Tillerson claims he is not suing because fracking is in any way dangerous. "It's all about maintaining his property's value." he says, and if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. The water tower under construction, according to the lawsuit, will "sell water to oil and gas explorers for fracking shale formations leading to traffic with heavy trucks on Route 407, creating a noise nuisance and traffic hazards."

Well, Mr. Tillerson. I hate to tell you this, but in shale regions, residents far less wealthy than you, residents that cannot even dream of finding the wherewithal to bring suit after their wells have been contaminated and their children have been sickened, have protested your company's fracking activities. Their property values have gone into the tank, Rex, because you have made their environment unlivable. Your spills have leveled homes and destroyed entire regions.

Rebecca Leber, writing in democraticunderground.com, informs us that "In shale regions, less wealthy residents (than Rex Tillerson) have protested fracking development for impacts far more consequential than noise."

"Hypocrite" is too mild a word to describe who you are Rex.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
22nd Feb 2014 (#)

Fracking is really something all Americans should be more concerned about but most only care if it is on their land.
I am disgusted but not surprised.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Feb 2014 (#)

Amazing his hutzpah, don't you think?

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author avatar Kingwell
23rd Feb 2014 (#)

It's okay if it's not near his estate. He should go into politics. Very true Steve I don't agree with fracking either.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
24th Feb 2014 (#)

Thank you Kingwell.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
24th Feb 2014 (#)

I detest these CEO's formt eh oil companies, pathetic!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
24th Feb 2014 (#)

Hypocrisy at its worst level seen here Steve .
I can't think why Rex Tillerson wouldn't want fracking taking place in his backyard ...!
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
26th Feb 2014 (#)

it is mind boggling that such a person is not taken to court or at least tarred and feathered...

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
26th Feb 2014 (#)

i tweeted this

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
26th Feb 2014 (#)

Thank you Carolan. I appreciate that.

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author avatar Mariah
28th Feb 2014 (#)

The big I am..but you don't matter, he should be hung out to dry.
Great article Steve.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
28th Feb 2014 (#)

The arrogance and hubris of this man is beyond the pale. Thanks for commenting Mariah.

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