Category Archives: Cabot Oil & Gas

When a Rig Moves In Next Door

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/business/energy-environment/07frack.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=fracking&st=cse

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Fracking Chemicals Found In Well Water

The bad news continues for residents of Dimock, PA.  Read about it here.

Posted in Cabot Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Contamination, Dimock, Environmental violations, Fracking, Fracking Fluid, Gas Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydrolic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania, Poisons, spilled fracturing fluid | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in air pollutants, Barnett Shale, Benzene, biocides(antimicrobial poisons), Bush Cheney, Cabot Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Clean Air Act, Colorado, Contamination, Delaware River Basin, Diesel, Dimock, Dish, Energy, Environmental violations, EPA, Fracking, Fracking Fluid, Gas Drilling, Gas explosion, Gas Lobby, Gasland, Hydraulic Fracturing, leaks from badly cased wells, Marcellus Shale, naphthalene (a blood poison), Pennsylvania, Poisons, Politics, Produced Water, pyridines (potential carcinogens), Special interests, spilled fracturing fluid, Strontium, Toxicity, Volatile Organic Compounds, Wastewater tanks or pits, Wayne County, xylene and carbon disulfide (neurotoxicants) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poisoned Wells in Dimock, PA Won’t Stop Cabot From More Fracking

With so many trucks pulling into so many drilling locations, the locals around here know the roads take a beating.

“The traffic is pretty big, of course the gas trucks, the water trucks and all them.” Continue reading

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The Sad State of Dimock, PA, post-Cabot

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE52C07920090313

Posted in Benzene, biocides(antimicrobial poisons), Cabot Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Contamination, Delaware River Basin, Diesel, Dimock, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental violations, Fracking, Fracking Fluid, Gas Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, naphthalene (a blood poison), Pennsylvania, Poisons, Produced Water, pyridines (potential carcinogens), spilled fracturing fluid, Strontium, Toxicity, Volatile Organic Compounds, Wastewater tanks or pits, xylene and carbon disulfide (neurotoxicants) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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One Family’s Story of a Poisoned Well in Dimock, PA

Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation had just begun hydraulic fracturing gas drilling in their area. It was August of 2008.

Soon the The Sautner family began to suffer from dizziness, hives, and gastrointestinal pain. Their 19 year-old daughter had to lie on the floor after taking a shower in discomfort.

Three surface spills have already occurred in the vicinity, and Julie said that she and her family live in fear of another spill every day.

Testing by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed high concentrations of iron, magnesium, sodium chloride, and highly saturated methane gas in Sautner’s water. The family has received a letter confirming the toxicity, according to Craig.

The Sautner family says they have lost not only their water, but also their dignity and privacy, as they now must receive daily water deliveries from a large tank located in their driveway.

Cabot Oil and Gas has been forced to make reparations. The DEP reported in November 2009 that Cabot paid a $120,000 civil penalty for the violations.

Documented violations against Cabot have been numerous, indicating much of what can go wrong with hydraulic fracturing. In September of 2009, the DEP temporarily banned Cabot from fracking after three polluted waste-water spills occurred in the Dimock area, polluting wetlands and reportedly poisoning the fish. The prohibition was removed after the company complied with a remedial action.
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