Category Archives: Politics

When a Rig Moves In Next Door

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CBS News on fracking…

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Obama Admin Rejects Timeout for Natural Gas Drilling in N.Y., Pa.

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/09/22/22greenwire-obama-admin-rejects-timeout-for-natural-gas-dr-60467.html

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Andrew Cuomo … too soft of a position on Fracking… TAKE ACTION NOW!

Our friends at Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, have studied carefully Cuomo’s position on Fracking… Very soft, too soft… Please send a fax to Andrew Cuomo and let him known that shale gas extraction is a highly polluting industry that … Continue reading

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Ohio: To drill or not too drill… despite a 1000 cases across the country of drinking water being contaminated.

There have been cases of improperly constructed wells, sloppy operations and drilling through shallow layers of methane that have contaminated drinking water.

Drilling opponents cite 1,000 cases across the country of drinking water being contaminated. That includes a highly publicized case in 2008 in Geauga County’s Bainbridge Township, where methane from a natural gas well got into a house and exploded.

The state traced the problem to an improperly constructed well, although the explosion remains under investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The federal EPA, however, is taking a closer look at fracing. It is holding public hearings on how it should conduct a $1.9 million study of hydraulic fracturing and its effects on groundwater.

Three such hearings have been held: in Canonsburg, Pa.; Denver; and Fort Worth; and a fourth in Syracuse, N.Y., is being rescheduled.

The EPA plans to complete the study’s design by September, begin the study in January and have initial results by late 2012. Continue reading

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Jim Gennaro, councilman-geologist, questions “natural” gas drilling at length

Gennaro, a 53-year-old with a bachelors degree in geology and environmental science, has the retail political skills of a research scientist; he speaks quickly and tends, sometimes, to ramble a little. He also gives the impression of being genuinely enthusiastic about rock formations.

He is skeptical that any amount of study will make fracking workable in New York.

In a recent interview, he said, “As a geologist, if this were to be done safely—if that were even possible—there would have to be certain geological conditions that I think would have to apply for where this could be done.” Continue reading

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PA: “Pooling” for gas irks county residents

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/leadertimes/news/s_695749.html

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