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Exxon-Mobil CEO Suing His Own Company To Stop Fracking -- At Least In His Neighborhood



Whatever happened to "what's good for the goose is good for the gander?" For that answer you really shouldn't be asking ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. His company is invading the US with natural gas fracking operations -- the more the merrier. So how is it that he's just became the highest-profile anti-fracking activist in the world? He's now party to a lawsuit to stop fracking -- at least in his own neighborhood.

The CEO who made $46 million in salary last year is concerned that the fracking operation that's taking place in his multi-million dollar housing neighborhood - he has 86 acres so it's a large neighborhood - will lower the value of his home. And why would fracking bother Tyrannosaurus Rex? Well, the noise, the pollution and the traffic to name a few.

According to Credo Action:

Even though he is the CEO of one of the largest fracking companies in the world, Tillerson is suing to block a fracking development near his Texas horse ranch because it would create a "noise nuisance and traffic hazards."

Didn't he care when this was happening in other people's backyards?  Evidently not.  So this is only a case of me, me, me.  He only cares when it affects him.

So it might be with some great surprise that T-Rex Tillerson has joined a massive anti-fracking lawsuit -- essentially suing his own company. To tell you what's at stake here, enjoy this clip from Chris Hayes and anti-fracking documentary filmmaker Josh Fox:

The outcome of this and many similar lawsuits might not stop fracking from taking place -- but when you've got a deep-pocketed CEO like Tillerson and his bevy of high priced lawyers biting the same hand that feeds him, you realize there may be some good to come out of this -- in a trickle down sense. Maybe for once, trickle down policy will actually work for the good of the masses, not just the rich.

Here's hoping Exxon-Mobil takes it in the gas hole. And no lubricant will be necessary -- they've already dipped their probes in oil. I don't mean to be crude -- yes, a pun.


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Video- The Colbert Report: New Jersey Bridge Scandal- Damning Emails



Chris Christie, you got some 'splainin' to do!


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Chris Christie lied to us? Naaah. Via a New York Times email alert. Enjoy!

Emails Link Top Christie Aide to Bridge Lane Closures

A series of newly released emails shows that Gov. Chris Christie’s office was closely involved with the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September and that officials closed the lanes as retribution against the mayor whose town was gridlocked as a result.

Mr. Christie has insisted that his staff and his campaign had nothing to do with the lane closures, and said that they were done as part of a traffic study.

But the emails show that Bridget Anne Kelly, a deputy chief of staff to Mr. Christie, gave a signal to the Port Authority to close the lanes about two weeks before they occurred.

Of course, he'll plead innocent and blame his staff. But we all know that this was orchestrated, and that there's no way he wasn't behind this or at least known what was going on. He may try to slither and slime his way out of a smoking gun moment, and he may even succeed, but on the Official Scale of Trustworthiness, he just sank to -1000.

For more on why nobody should ever support this phony baloney bully, see this post.

you got some 'splainin' to do smallerUPDATE: For even more damning details, please read Blue Jersey's post here:

Governor Christie's deputy chief of staff told one of his top Port Authority executives that it was "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" several weeks before controversial lane closures took place at the George Washington Bridge, according to sources.