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Parents of Multi-Chem Marketing Coordinator In Fight Against Halliburton Fracking?

Multi-Chem: Amy Griffin Reese

Guerrilla Marketing Multi-Chem Style: Fracker Registers
CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTICHEM and CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTI-CHEM
domains to block fracking and pollution protests.

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PARENTS OF MULTI-CHEM MARKETING COORDINATOR IN FIGHT AGAINST HALLIBURTON FRACKING?

Citizens Against Multi-Chem founder Marcella Manuel attempted to register the domain name CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTICHEM.COM only to see that apparently Lawrence H. and Charlotte J. Fishlock Griffin – the parents of Multi-Chem Marketing Coordinator Amy Griffin Reese – or one of their house guests beat her to the draw on that name and others like it:

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/citizensagainstmultichem.com

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/citizensagainstmultichem.org

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/citizensagainstmultichem.net

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/citizensagainstmulti-chem.com

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/citizensagainstmulti-chem.org

http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/citizensagainstmulti-chem.net

The common contact info for all these registrations (at least until “they” see this) is as follows:

Riley Jane
rileyjane1154@gmail.com
20235 Hampshire Rocks Drive
Katy, Texas 77450 USA
281-220-7281

http://tinyurl.com/c76ap9c (screenshot)

Whether “Riley Jane” is a pseudonym or house guest of the Griffins we don’t know but we do know the address listed is real enough. Here’s the house:

http://goo.gl/maps/lp9r5

Here’s how we know Charlotte Fishlock and Lawrence H. Griffin live there, and that daughter Amy likely did at some point as well:

http://www.tax.co.harris.tx.us/ASP/voter/voter_cert.asp?cert=50336379&name=GRIFFIN%20CHARLOTTE%20FISHLO

http://www.whitepages.com/name/Lawrence-H-Griffin/Katy-TX/2s7yrrq

http://www.spokeo.com/Hampshire+Rocks+Dr+Katy+TX+addresses#752608631

http://www.texasmarriagerecords.org/marriage-of-lawrence-griffin-and-charlotte-fishlock.html

Of course Amy’s happily married to James “J.R.” Reese now and working hard as their Marketing Coordinator to paint a face on Frac King Multi-Chem that’s as lovely as her own:

http://www.facebook.com/amy.griffinreese

http://tinyurl.com/c7g5jca (screenshot)

http://www.linkedin.com/in/amyreese1

http://tinyurl.com/cc62tg4 (screenshot)

The telephone number on the registrations above – 281-220-7281 – reaches Amy’s voicemail at Multi-Chem. To actually contact her parents at their Hampshire Rocks Drive residence in Katy Texas, you might try 281-578-0261. If you do, ask them who the legal registrant for all those CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTICHEM[.com|.org|.net] and CITIZENSAGAINSTMULTI-CHEM[.com|.org|.net] domain names really is: The mysterious “Riley Jane”? Lawrence H. Griffin? Charlotte Fishlock Griffin? Amy Griffin Reese? Multi-Chem? Halliburton? Or none of the above?

One thing’s for sure: It’s NOT “Citizens Against Multi-Chem”:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-Against-multi-chem/402448976468156

Their REAL email address: citizensagainstmultichem@gmail.com

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LEARN MORE:

Multi-Chem: Less Bragging About Fracking?

http://wp.me/p24X30-dp

Multi-Chem & The Insanity Of Letting The Frackers Do It Again

http://wp.me/p24X30-cF

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Multi-Chem: Less Bragging About Fracking?

Multi-Chem: Citizens Against Multi-Chem

Lowering their fracking profile after a bungled blending blast, this self-proclaimed master fracker can now be found hawking “cleaner fracs through chemistry”.

MULTI-CHEM: LESS BRAGGING ABOUT FRACKING?

A few days ago we issued a release about Multi-Chem – Halliburton’s newly-acquired oilfield production chemicals and fracking subsidiary – that included the following:

“Multi-Chem describes itself as ‘the global leader in EGR’ – where EGR stands for Enhanced Gas Recovery technologies such as hydraulic fracture stimulation, also called hydraulic fracturing, known and loathed by many of us as ‘fracking’, but referred to by dirty energy insiders as simply ‘frac’. Prior to its acquisition by Halliburton last October, being a frac specialist – with an extensive network of storage facilities and a fleet of frac trucks filled with ecosystem-destroying amalgams of toxic frac fluids and poisonous frac additives – made Multi-Chem one of the largest oil & gas production chemical companies in the world. Their ‘success’ had little to do with any questionable claims they ‘Think Safety’.”

http://tinyurl.com/7w9skcl

That information was drawn from the 29-slide “Multi-Chem 2011 Capabilities Presentation” that we linked in with a tiny URL which then looked like this…

http://tinyurl.com/6uz2hdb

…but now looks like this…

http://tinyurl.com/7d3g55g

…and a lot like their also-removed “Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Shale Plays” presentation:

http://tinyurl.com/7ck2d29

It appears that “the global leader in EGR” is lowering their online profile for hydraulic fracturing. But don’t think for a moment that Multi-Chem the Frac King is no longer fracking – at least not while their home page looks like this:


http://tinyurl.com/79eoc8n

Perhaps they’ve just been given a reason not to brag about it so much:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-Against-multi-chem/402448976468156

DEATH BY INJECTION [CHEMICALS]

The dirty politic$ of dirty energy: Similar we suspect to many Louisiana politician$, the “Vermilion Parish Police Jury” – like a County Commission, members and confederates including Nathan Granger, Linda Duhon, Selina Perry, Dane Hebert, Allen LeMaire, Ronald Darby, Wayne Touchet, Mark Poche, Paul Bourgeois, Errol J. Domingues, Kevin Sagrera, Ronald “Dago” Menard, Pervis Gaspard, Cloris J. Boudreaux, Sandrus Stelly and Leon Broussard – would rather place their constituents in harm’s way than find a way to stop Halliburton from building an ecohazardous 64-acre Multi-Chem oilfield/frac blending abomination in a residential area directly over Southwest Louisiana’s only freshwater aquifer:


http://tinyurl.com/8yqg7sb

http://vermilionparishpolicejury.com/PJ_members.html
(includes their home addresses and telephone numbers)

As Marcella Manuel of Citizens Against Multi-Chem advises, “In addition to storm control and water discharge permits, multi-chem/Halliburton has also applied for an emissions permit. This means they will be allowed to vaporize into your air up to 25 tons of toxic/hazardous air pollutants per year. Some of these are considered carcinogenic while others attack the nervous system, liver, lungs, heart, etc. Think about that the next time you hear someone saying ‘I just don’t think a chemical plant is that big of a deal.’ Help them understand The Truth instead of the propaganda.”

According to environmental health and justice organization LaBucketBrigade.org:

  • Louisiana is 2nd in the nation for benzene pollution; benzene is a known carcinogen.
  • Louisiana is 2nd in the nation for cancer mortality.
  • Louisiana is 4th in the nation for hazardous air pollution from the petrochemical industry.
  • Louisiana is 8th in the nation for carcinogenic air pollution from the petrochemical industry.


http://tinyurl.com/84m88js

Given that all Louisiana petrochemical polluters like Multi-Chem need to release 25 tons or more of toxic carcinogens into the environment is a “permit”, is there any question as to why?

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Key: multi-chem, protest, halliburton, halliburton loophole, frac, fracking, gasland, hydraulic fracturing, enhanced gas recovery, egr, toxic, chemicals, toxins, poisons, cancer, carcinogens, pollution, environment, ecology, acadiana, vermilion parish, lafayette parish, acadiana parish, new iberia, lafayette, cajun, louisiana, political corruption, corporate greed, fascism, fascists, kleptocracy, anonymous, ows, revolution, Nathan Granger, Linda Duhon, Selina Perry, Dane Hebert, Allen LeMaire, Ronald Darby, Wayne Touchet, Mark Poche, Paul Bourgeois, Errol J. Domingues, Kevin Sagrera, Ronald “Dago” Menard, Pervis Gaspard, Cloris J. Boudreaux, Sandrus Stelly, Leon Broussard

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Multi-Chem & The Insanity Of Letting The Frackers Do It Again

Multi-Chem | Halliburton | Fracking | MultiChem

Last year Frac King Multi-Chem sold out to Halliburton after they blew up their own blending plant in New Iberia LA. Now over in Vermilion Parish, they’re breaking ground on their next Ground Zero.

MULTI-CHEM & THE INSANITY OF LETTING THE FRACKERS DO IT AGAIN

>> Blend <<

Frac King Multi-Chem blends oil & gas production chemicals such as viscosity reducers, wetting agents and “biocides” – toxins whose sole purpose is to kill living organisms.

Multi-Chem describes itself as “the global leader in EGR” – where EGR stands for Enhanced Gas Recovery technologies such as hydraulic fracture stimulation, also called hydraulic fracturing, known and loathed by many of us as “fracking”, but referred to by dirty energy insiders as simply “frac”. Prior to its acquisition by Halliburton last October, being a frac specialist – with an extensive network of storage facilities and a fleet of frac trucks filled with ecosystem-destroying amalgams of toxic frac fluids and poisonous frac additives – made Multi-Chem one of the largest oil & gas production chemical companies in the world. Their “success” had little to do with any questionable claims they “Think Safety”.

http://tinyurl.com/7d3g55g

>> Blast <<

On 14 June 2011 the Multi-Chem blending plant in New Iberia LA was rocked by a series of explosions that filled the skies with huge fireballs, thick black smoke and deadly toxins.

“Louisiana state police and Iberia Parish emergency management officials said the first blast was reported about 4 p.m., followed by several more explosions. The plant is near the Acadiana Regional Airport, which was shut down as a precaution… ‘It was a big explosion, I mean a big one,’ said Odis Lounsberry, who was in his front yard near the plant. He said several smaller blasts followed… Lounsberry, who said he is an inventor by trade, said he got a bad taste in his mouth after feeling drops of a liquid hit him… ‘It was like a bitter taste, just a foul taste,’ he said… Mary Celeste Clement, a children’s book author, lives about 2 miles away and said she evacuated to Lafayette after she saw smoke pouring from the plant… ‘I packed my bags and left,’ she said. ‘I didn’t want to take the chance.’

http://tinyurl.com/7dwmy6g

>> Pollute <<

The “accident” at the Multi-Chem blending plant in New Iberia released xylene, methanol and toluene into the environment requiring evacuation of everyone within a 1-mile radius.

“The chemical fire burned nearly 24 hours before it was deemed safe for hazardous-material firefighters to extinguish it… The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has maintained its monitoring presence on the site, and containment ditches used to capture run-off from the incident have been cleared and verified free of contaminants, stated Rodney Mallett, a DEQ spokesman in an email response… The response now moves from an ’emergency response phase’ into a ‘remediation phase,’ Mallett stated. Multi-Chem stated that it will work with the DEQ to develop a ‘comprehensive plan to analyze the effects [on] the subsurface.’ About 20 people work at the site, which includes a chemical storage facility, blending plant and office building.”

http://tinyurl.com/89dzprt

>> Repeat <<

Now part of Halliburton, Multi-Chem is breaking ground on a new facility south of I-10 between Maurice and Indian Bayou to replace the New Iberia plant they blew up.

“The chemical company Multi-Chem, recently bought by Halliburton, is building a new facility in Vermilion Parish. This new location off highway 92 will have an office, field laboratory and blending facility on 64 acres of land [http://goo.gl/maps/oRDe]. Multi-Chem said it will eventually replace the New Iberia facility [that was destroyed in an “accident” last year]… Construction is still in the very early stages, but there might not be much that residents can do because there are no zoning restrictions in Vermilion Parish… ‘They can locate next to a residential area because we don’t have zoning in our parish,’ explained Police Jury President Nathan Granger.”

http://tinyurl.com/872l9a8

>> Insanity <<

The Multi-Chem plant being built in Vermilion Parish will blend a witch’s brew of deadly toxins right on top of Chicot Aquifer, Southwest Louisiana’s sole freshwater source.

Letting the same people do the same thing over and over again expecting different results is one definition of insanity, and nobody is aware of the implications here more so than mental health professional Marcella Manuel. She lives half a mile away from what could be Multi-Chem’s next Ground Zero, and is determined to evict them before their next toxic blending bungle forces her to evacuate. Ms. Manuel, a licensed practical counselor in Maurice LA, has founded Citizens Against Multi-Chem (citizensagainstmultichem@gmail.com) to alert environmental groups, warn those living in Vermilion, Acadia and Lafayette parishes of the imminent threats to their water supply and public safety, and organize an effective multi-front resistance.

http://tinyurl.com/7qt6yyr

>> Epilogue <<

If you’re a proponent of depopulation, then perhaps the present population of the Cajun Oil Patch and their potentially pollution-mutated progeny are as good a starting point as any. Otherwise, consider this:

WHAT WAS THE COST OF 20 MULTI-CHEM JOBS IN DAMAGES AND LOSS TO NEW IBERIA? WHAT WILL IT BE FOR VERMILION PARISH?

Like BP and Halliburton, in the ruthless pursuit of dirty energy and pollution profits Multi-Chem has already done irreparable harm to ecosystems in Louisiana, across America and around the globe. And in return for the now fleeting prospects of cheap gas and steady paychecks, we’ve let them get away with it for years. We must stop this insanity, and we must stop it NOW. If not us, then WHO? If not now, then WHEN? And if not for ourselves then for our grandchildren, who’ll be spitting on the toxic earth we’re buried in if we don’t.

http://tinyurl.com/62xeez4

http://tinyurl.com/7d63bxp

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Halliburton Loopholes: Solving Challenges with Crony Capitalism

Halliburton Loopholes: Solving Challenges with Crony Capitalism

“Halliburton Company is an oilfield services company. The Company’s two business segments are the Completion and Production segment and the Drilling and Evaluation segment. The Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas around the world. It conducts business in approximately 80 countries. The business operations of its divisions are around four primary geographic regions: North America, Latin America, Europe/Africa/CIS, and Middle East/Asia. During the year ended December 31, 2010, based on the location of services provided and products sold, 46% of the revenue was from the United States. It has 170 international and 109 United States field camps, from which it delivers its services and products. In October 2011, the Company acquired Multi-Chem Group LLC.”

http://tinyurl.com/3tkqh4s

“Halliburton has become the object of several controversies involving the 2003 Iraq War and the company’s ties to former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.  Cheney retired from the company during the 2000 U.S. presidential election campaign with a severance package worth $36 million.  As of 2004, he had received $398,548 in deferred compensation from Halliburton while Vice President.  Cheney was chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000 and has received stock options from Halliburton…  In the run-up to the Iraq war, Halliburton was awarded a $7 billion contract for which ‘unusually’ only Halliburton was allowed to bid.  Bunnatine Greenhouse, a civil servant with 20 years of contracting experience, had complained to Army officials on numerous occasions that Halliburton had been unlawfully receiving special treatment for work in Iraq, Kuwait and the Balkans.  Criminal investigations were opened by the U.S. Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Pentagon’s inspector general.  In one of Greenhouse’s claims, she said that military auditors caught Halliburton overcharging the Pentagon for fuel deliveries into Iraq.  She also complained that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s office took control of every aspect of Halliburton’s $7 billion Iraqi oil/infrastructure contract.  After her testimony, Greenhouse was demoted for poor performance.  Greenhouse’s attorney, Michael Kohn, stated in The New York Times that “she is being demoted because of her strict adherence to procurement requirements and the Army’s preference to sidestep them when it suits their needs.”

http://tinyurl.com/48s73

When Halliburton came under investigation by the Justice Department Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations of improper dealings in Iraq, Kuwait and Nigeria in 2007, it opened a second corporate headquarters in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai and moved its chairman and chief executive, David J. Lesar, there…  Halliburton remains a US company subject to US laws, but Dubai has no extradition agreement with the United States, meaning that Mr. Lesar could not be compelled to return to the US to testify, stand trial or serve any sentence related to any Halliburton activities under investigation…  According to a 2004 GAO report, the company is incorporated in Delaware, but had 17 subsidiaries in tax-haven countries…  In February 2007 Whitley Strieber wrote “Congress was told that $2.7 billion paid to Halliburton and its subsidiaries and subcontractors for work done in Iraq was either excessive or unsupported.  Another upcoming investigation that affects Halliburton is the [then] current scandal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  The Washington Post reported that the Army agreed to privatize the operation of Walter Reed by awarding a $120 million contract to IAP Worldwide Services, a contractor with connections to KBR, [at that time] a Halliburton subsidiary.”

http://tinyurl.com/44bppj7

In February 2011, Desmogblog.com outed Halliburton and other oil and gas companies who together set up “Energy in Depth”, an industry front group that claims to represent “small and independent” operators.  EID’s website was registered by a PR firm experienced in working for companies engaged in scientific deception (e.g. Big Tobacco).  EID was set up to fight back after investigative journalists began to expose problems with hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) – notably ProPublica.org and the producers of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Gasland”.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org

‘It was reported that Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed charges against former U.S. Vice-President and Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney and officials from five companies, including Halliburton and KBR, over a bribery scheme involving the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Nigeria (see pending KBR and Halliburton instances, “Nigeria LNG Contracts Bribery (UK Prosecution)”).  In December 2010, EFCC agreed to drop the charges against Cheney. News accounts reported Halliburton agreed to pay $250 million in fines; however, Halliburton stated in a press release that the amount was $35 million (“$32.5 million to the FGN [Federal Government of Nigeria] and an additional $2.5 million for FGN’s attorneys’ fees and other expenses.”)’

http://tinyurl.com/3ouvmrm

On 12 October 2011 the U.S. Interior Department formally cited BP and its two chief contractors – Halliburton and Transocean – for numerous safety and environmental violations in the operation of the doomed Deepwater Horizon well.  The citations, which could lead to millions of dollars in fines, arose from an investigation of the April 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers and led to the worst offshore oil spill in American history. The department and the Coast Guard found in a report issued last month that BP, Transocean and Halliburton had failed to operate the Gulf of Mexico drilling rig in a safe and responsible manner, had heedlessly endangered their workers, had not followed proper well control procedures and had not properly maintained safety equipment, including the blowout preventer.  The actions against Transocean, which operated the drilling rig, and Halliburton, which performed the well cementing job, are the first time that the government has cited contractors rather than just a well’s principal owner, in this case BP, for safety violations.

http://tinyurl.com/4xl3axp

“Corporate insiders peddling the claim that drilling for methane gas will solve America’s energy needs just scored big in Washington – and for these insiders fracking for gas is very lucrative business.  House Resolution 1380, given the feel-good moniker of the ‘New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act’ or ‘NAT GAS Act’, was announced on Wednesday, April 6 [2011], in the U. S. House of Representatives.  The bill is 24-pages long and rewards the fracking industry with tax credits and products to help “drive” consumption. The bigger the vehicle, the more tax credits given.  This initiative to expand the controversial fracking process – which has already resulted in contaminated wells and rivers and even ignitable tap water for some – is being spearheaded in Congress by Reps. John Sullivan (R-Oklahoma), Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma), John Larson (D-Connecticut), and Kevin Brady (R-Texas). The bill has 77 co-sponsors, with 40 Democrats in support and 37 Republicans, from 33 different states.  But, perhaps its most powerful supporter or potential supporter is President Barack Obama…  Though hailed by [T. Boone Pickens] and other uncritical observers as an “energy efficient solution” and a “clean” energy resource, this PR spin ignores the true dangers and consequences of fracking and of the methane distribution and consumption process. Fracking – using a drilling technique pioneered by Halliburton that forces a concoction of hazardous chemicals and drinkable water into shale – has been well-documented in movies like Gasland, as well as by the Center for Media and Democracy’s Water Portal, as a dangerous and destructive process that shortchanges land owners, enriches drillers, and spoils land and water.”

http://tinyurl.com/3vu3bkx

“Public fears are growing about contamination of drinking-water supplies from the chemicals used in fracking and from the methane gas itself.  Field tests show that those worries are not unfounded.  A Duke University study published in May found that methane levels in dozens of drinking-water wells within a kilometer (3,280 feet) of new fracking sites were 17 times higher than in wells farther away.  Yet states have let companies proceed without adequate regulations.  They must begin to provide more effective oversight, and the federal government should step in, too…  In 2005 Congress – at the behest of then Vice President Dick Cheney, a former CEO of gas driller Halliburton – exempted fracking from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  Congress needs to close this so-called ‘Halliburton loophole’, as a bill co-sponsored by New York State Representative Maurice Hinchey would do.  The FRAC Act would also mandate public disclosure of all chemicals used in fracking across the nation.”

http://tinyurl.com/3gu3x65

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