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Aubrey McClendon Just Died

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by TheTalkingMule, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. TheTalkingMule

    TheTalkingMule Active Member

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    Drove His Tahoe Into a Wall

    Big deal in the energy world, this guy was the best at leveraged growth in fracking wells. He basically placed our last horrendous governor in office for Pennsylvania's worst 4 year run in it's history. Major cuts to public education, massive unpaid bills, and of course......zero tax on natural gas extraction.

    Justice Department served him papers yesterday and all the skeletons were going to be exposed. Sad to see I guess, but him trying to fill his empty soul with money stomped on the lives of countless poor Pennsylvanians.
     
  2. JER

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    Still tragic, but I'd take that as an admission of guilt.
     
  3. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I'm not sure that the sentence for stealing my beloved Super Sonics and violation of antitrust laws should be death, but when all you can see is money and power, like him, taking that away could seem like it. If it was intentional, he too the coward's way out.
     
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    Market watch kept calling this an 'accident'... sure it was....
     
  5. TheTalkingMule

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    No word yet if the body was positively identified. Should be easy enough to do a DNA check in case this was a Ken Lay Special.
     
  6. James Anders

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    Wow. Tough crowd here. I feel sorry for his family and friends.
     
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    Funny that this was also my first thought when I got to the part in the story that mentioned a fire...
     
  8. TheTalkingMule

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    I mean, that's what I would do in his position. Easily has a few billion stashed away just like Ken Lay did. I'm sure there are full-service groups out there who will disappear you properly for $5M. It's the logical move to a sociopath.
     

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