Mousezilla invades New Mexico

Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Look out New Mexico, here come da mouse!

The Obama administration’s crackdown on Western land use has sparked a furor over the Forest Service’s decision to fence off a creek used by thirsty cattle in drought-stricken Otero County, New Mexico.

…“The Forest Service is coming in and saying, ‘We’re in charge of the water and the water is part of the forest,’” said Sheriff House. “It’s a control issue, and they’re trying to push the rancher out. They’re using every excuse in the book. One area is a riparian area. One area is critical habitat. One area might be for endangered species.”

Seriously? That’s the best they could come up with? A mouse? And it took a real stretch to do that since it is considered “of least concern” according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. But that can change with the stroke of a pen.

Let’s see, so far the feds have used a tortoise in Nevada to steal a rancher’s cattle in an attempt to divest him of his vested water rights, and a sucker fish in Oregon to steal water from farmers and ranchers.

Yup, it appears to be working. Agenda 21 here we come, riding on a whole slew of endangered species that evidently, need their own space void of cattle, people, and common sense.

But one thing for sure, you can bet your sweet bippy that Mousezilla would be a goner if found sniffing around a BP fracking site. No water for you! After all, there are limits, and water was made for fracking. If there is any left over, well, first comes the mouse, the sucker, and the tortoise. People and livestock might get some to drink after Nestle has bottled it, courtesy of the Federal Corporate Government.

©2014 Barbara H. Peterson

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8 Responses to “The Mouse That Ate New Mexico”

  1. The effects of fracking: This is an unbiased account of the effects of fracking. Here is an article regarding the history of fracking:

    How Long Has Hydrofracking Been Practiced?

    Hydraulic Fracturing is not a new process. The concept dates as far back as the 1860s when nitroglycerin was used to enhance production from hard rock oil wells in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and other Appalachian states. A book published by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1910 cites use of the technique in 1903 by mining companies.

    Hydrofracking was first used by the natural gas industry in 1947, when the Stanolind Oil and Gas Corporation experimented with the technique in the Hugoton field in Kansas. The following year, the Haliburton Oil Well Cementing Company received a patent for the “hydrafrac” process which they first used in March 1949 on wells in Texas and Oklahoma2.

    Since that time, the use of hydrofracking has increased dramatically. Today, thousands of natural gas wells use hydrofracking technology. The United States Energy Information Administration estimated that in 2009, shale gas made up 14% of the total U.S. natural gas supply and was expected to increase to 45% by 2035.3

    The technology of hydrofracturing has also increased in complexity. Early wells were only a few hundred feet deep. Applications of the fracking technique consisted of using gelled crude oil and kerosene as the fluid injected into wells to force the fracturing. Screened river sand became popularly used as the “proppant,” or material used to hold open the fractures. Quantities of the materials used were small, consisting of approximately 750 gallons of fluid and 400 pounds of proppant.

    In comparison, today, Chesapeake Energy, a company active in the Marcellus Shale, reports that an average well is now 5,300 feet deep4. Drilling a typical well now uses between 65,000 and 600,000 gallons of water, and the ensuing fracking operation requires an average of 4.5 million gallons of fluids and hundreds of thousands of pounds of sand.


    1. Horizontal drilling has not been around for 100 years, it is a relatively new process.

    2. The chemicals have gotten increasingly more toxic, and the wells deeper.

    3. Disposal of contaminated fluids is a huge problem, and they can and do contaminate water and soil.

    4. The industry has an exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act, and does not have to disclose the chemicals used.

    5. Huge amounts of water are used and contaminated for each well drilled.

    Yes, fracking is a problem.

  2. Gail Combs says:

    I agree with you on a lot of things but fracking has been around since just after the Civil War and is really not a problem. (Thats correct over 100 years.)

    Controlling energy, especially making fuel and electric prices skyrocket is another way to force people of their land and into the Agenda 21 trnsit villiges with their 14 ft X 14 ft ‘Sustainable Apartments’

    If you want to know where all the CAGW crap traces back to it is Shell Oil, BP, Enron and the Banksters (World Bank) Shell Oil, BP and the rockefellers orginally funded the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia of Climategate fame. WIKI

    In the USA Enron, joined by BP, invented the global warming industry. I know because I was in the room. This was during my storied three-week or so stint as Director of Federal Government Relations for Enron in the spring of 1997, back when Enron was everyone’s darling in Washington.

    This is why Deniers laugh their heads off whenever someone says they are “Funded by Big Oil” – big oil is really funding the Climate Alarmism industry!

    Shell Oil and BP wants to push natural gas (and renewables). Ged Davis, the Shell Oil VP who is an IPCC lead author and wrote the Sustainability Scenarios for the IPCC shows this in the “Sustainable Development (B1)” part of the February, 1998 Climategate e-mail.

    To quote from the Sustainable Development (B1) section (aka Agenda 21):

    “…The impact of environmental concerns is a significant factor in the planning for new energy systems. Two alternative energy systems, leading to two sub-scenarios, are considered to provide this energy:

    1. Widespread expansion of natural gas, with a growing role for renewable energy (scenario B1N). Oil and coal are of lesser importance, especially post-2050. This transition is faster in the developed than in the developing countries…

    No wonder Shell Oil (and BP) have been pushing global warming since day one when they provided the initial funding for the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia. It will be a real money maker. Tear out the old infrastructure and replace with natural gas, Solar and Wind. A new twist on ‘the broken window fallacy’ where the entire country has to shell out to pay for replacing the ‘window’ the energy sector is so busy breaking.

    If you bother to look there are lots of connections:
    David Hone is not only SHELL OIL’S Senior Climate Change Adviser he is also Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association.
    Besides lobbying the UK Parliament to strangle Shale Gas by insisting that CCS be deployed – in which venture he’s succeeded- he and his mentor James Smith. SHELL OIL’S previous UK Chairman took SHELL very deeply into Carbon Trading.

    Royal Dutch Shell:
    The Dutch royal family (The House of Orange) is still reportedly the biggest shareholder in the Dutch part of the group, although the size of its stake has long been a source of debate. The Queen of England is also a major stockholder. link and Scuttlebutt and more Scuttlebutt.

    Prince Bernhard of the Dutch Royal Family is the Founding President of World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

    HRH The Duke of Edinburgh served as International President of WWF for 16 years until his retirement at the end of 1996…

    John H. Loudon, Better known as “the Grand Old Man of Shell”, John H. Loudon, a Dutchman, headed Royal Dutch Shell from 1951 to 1965…. He was President of WWF from 1976 to 1981, and also a member of The 1001.

    Ruud Lubbers served three terms as Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1982 and 1994, thus becoming the longest serving Dutch Prime Minister…. He continued in Parliament as Senior Deputy Leader, and later Parliamentary Leader of the Christian Democratic Alliance. He became President of WWF International on 1 January 2000, but only served for one year as he was appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 2001-2005.

    World Wildlife Fund Presidents – past and present

    Then we look at the Shell Board of Directors.

    Peter Voser
    Chief Executive Officer
    … a member of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority from 2006 to December 2010. In 2011…

    Josef Ackermann
    Non-executive Director
    … He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zurich Insurance Group Limited and of Zurich Insurance Company Limited, positions he has held since March 2012.

    … he held a variety of positions in corporate banking, foreign exchange/money markets, treasury and investment banking. In 1990, he was appointed to SKA’s Executive Board, on which he served as President between 1993 and 1996. He joined Deutsche Bank’s Management Board in 1996 with responsibility for the investment banking division and, from 2006 and 2002 respectively until May 2012, he was Chairman of the Management Board and of the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank AG. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Siemens AG, the Board of Directors of Investor AB and a number of advisory boards. He also has various roles in several foundations and academic institutions….

    Charles O. Holliday
    Non-executive Director
    … He served as Chief Executive Officer of DuPont from 1998 to January 2009, and as Chairman from 1999 to December 2009…. He previously served as Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Chairman of The Business Council, Chairman of Catalyst, Chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry – American Section, and is a founding member of the International Business Council. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank of America Corporation and a Director of Deere & Company.

    Gerard Kleisterlee
    Non-executive Director
    …He is Chairman of Vodafone Group plc, a member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG, and a Director of Dell Inc.

    Christine Morin-Postel
    Non-executive Director
    …. she was Chief Executive of Société Générale de Belgique, Executive Vice-President and a member of the Executive Committee of Suez S.A., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crédisuez S.A. and a Non-executive Director of Pilkington plc, Alcan Inc. and EXOR S.p.A. She is a Non-executive Director of British American Tobacco plc.

    Sir Nigel Sheinwald GCMG
    Non-executive Director
    He was a senior British diplomat who served as British Ambassador to the USA from 2007 to 2012. He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1976 and served in Brussels (twice), Washington and Moscow and in a wide range of policy roles in London. He served as British Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels from 2000 to 2003. Prior to his appointment as British Ambassador to the USA, he served as Foreign Policy and Defence Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of the Cabinet Office Defence and Overseas Secretariat. He retired from the Diplomatic Service in March 2012….

    Linda G. Stuntz
    Non-executive Director
    She is a founding partner of the law firm of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C., based in Washington, D.C. Her law practice includes energy and environmental regulation as well as matters relating to government support of technology development and transfer. From 1989 to 1993, she held senior policy positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, including Deputy Secretary. She played a principal role in the development and enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

    From 1981 to 1987, she was an Associate Minority Counsel and Minority Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She chaired the Electricity Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Energy from 2008 to 2009, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Schlumberger Limited from 1993 to 2010. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Raytheon Company. [Raytheon does mostly government contracts G.C.]

    Jeroen van der Veer
    Non-executive Director
    ….He was Vice-Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Unilever (which includes Unilever N.V. and Unilever plc) until May 2011 and is Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. and of ING Group. He also has various roles in several foundations and charities.

    Gerrit Zalm
    Non-executive Director
    He is Chairman of the Board of Management of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., a position he has held since February 2009. Before joining ABN AMRO, he was the Minister of Finance of the Netherlands from 1994 until 2002, Chairman of the VVD Liberal Party in the Lower House (2002) and Minister of Finance from 2003 until 2007. During 2007 until 2009 he was an adviser to PricewaterhouseCoopers (2007), Chairman of the trustees of the International Accounting Standards Board (2007-2010), an adviser to Permira (private equity fund) (2007-2008) and Chief Financial Officer of DSB Bank (2008). Prior to 1994, he was head of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, a professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and held various positions at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. ….

    Rather well connected to governments, NGOs and various banks are they not?

  3. Arthur says:

    Barbara, you put better than I have ever seen: “But one thing for sure, you can bet your sweet bippy that Mousezilla would be a goner if found sniffing around a BP fracking site. No water for you! After all, there are limits, and water was made for fracking…”

    But most folks don’t seem to notice, as long as there is football or American Idol.

    Thank you for all you do to wake us up!

  4. Abe says:

    Just sent you something on that mouse in your mail. Nice to see county commissioners and the sheriff finally do there jobs!

    New Mexico county defies U.S. government over cattle grazing

  5. Abe says:

    @ Clayton,
    About 40+ years ago I had this poster of two buzzards sitting on top of a cactus. The one looks at the other and says,

    “Patience my ass! I’m ready to kill something”.

    For those that don’t get it, buzzards eat carrion (dead or decaying meat).

  6. Clayton Jones says:

    Beware of the wrath of a patient man.

  7. Karin says:


    Just a quick Thank You for all your work and bringing awareness on so many relevant things.. which we should ALL be concerned about ! Have not commented in a good while just so you know I’m still “in your corner” and I know few have time to say thank you these days, even myself at times.

    I try to get over and read as often as possible and I tweet also as so many others need this info. Your subscription emails keep me abreast and help so much.

    My best, and you are an inspiration gal !