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Why Pennsylvania Needs Clean Energy, Part I: Fracking Out of Control

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2010/08/why-pennsylvania-needs-clean-energy-part-i-fracking-out-of-control

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Fracking and Food Don’t Mix

http://www.alternet.org/food/147634/fracking_with_food_how_the_natural_gas_industry_poisons_cows_and_crops

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Fracking Robs Owners of Land

•Oil and gas companies are exempt from the Safe Water Drinking Act. (It wasn’t always that way—thank the 2005 Energy Policy Act, passed under Bush and now known as the Halliburton Loophole.)
•Waste related to oil and gas exploration and production is exempt from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. (So there are no regulations on its disposal, meaning it can be handled in any way a company pleases, from being injected into the ground—regardless of its proximity to water supplies, animal habitats, etc.—to just being left on the land.)
•Because of loopholes in the Clean Air Act, oil and gas wells are not subject to restrictions on hazardous air pollutants. Garfield County, Colorado, for example, a site where a lot of fracking has taken place, has shown elevated levels of several hazardous air pollutants. Continue reading

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Fracking: A Concern For Every Citizen

In spite of gas’ reputation as a “clean” form of energy, hydrofracking it appears to be anything but.
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The Lessons of BP Apply to Fracking

In states like New Mexico and Colorado, hydrofracking is contaminating the drinking water. The film, Gasland, shows numerous cases of homeowners who sold drilling rights to their land only to find that after the drilling their water became unusable — harming their own living circumstances and totally trashing future land values. Some households displayed black or brownish water from their taps, a few demonstrated that the water contained so much benzene that the homeowner was able to ignite the water as it came out of the tap.

Despite these safeguards, the oil and gas industries successfully lobbied Congress during the Bush administration for exemptions for hydrofracking. (As it happens, hydrofracking is a process used profitably by Halliburton where former vice president Dick Cheney was once CEO.) Hydrofracking was established as permissible with no need to comply with federal environmental safeguards. As a result, Americans must rely on state regulations.

“Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Continue reading

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Cabot, Halliburton and the Poisoning of Dimock, PA

by edward berbaum
I live near Dimock PA and it is not like “America” any more. More like Iraq. Homeowners are trapped, unable to sell their homes and live in fear every day of illness, noise, very bad roads, unable to drink their water from the natural source. Children can no longer play outdoors. It is the worst assault I have seen on innocent Americans. Mr. Greg Vitali should be Governor ! The way he thinks and communicates is on the correct side of this act of, what I call terrorism against PA residents. The landmen LIED to leases signed and I do not mean “A” Landmen I mean ALL landmen as far as I have found. It is a criminal act that has not been dealt with. Thank you Mr. Vitali for your efforts. Hope you stay with us.
-from Philadelphia Inquirer

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Harsh Environmental and Human Costs of Fracking from TX to PA

From compressor stations emitting known human carcinogens such as benzene to the poor lining of wells after drilling that has led some water taps to literally spout flames, the full set of activities needed to produce natural gas gives rise to a panoply of potential problems.

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