Tag Archives: Air pollution

CBS News on fracking…

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Environmental and community groups launched a new website to educate New Yorkers about the potential degradation of New York State’s water resources by “natural” gas development

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Texas: Benzene in the air… More Air monitors planned for Texas drilling area

Earlier this year, the agency released results of testing at 94 sites across the Barnett Shale, revealing two sites with extremely high levels of benzene and 19 more with elevated levels of the chemical. Continue reading

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Learning from neighborhood states where Fracking is allowed: Water Contamination & Health Problems

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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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PA: Your “natural” gas well exploded? Please wait for the crew of specialists to fly from Texas…

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/23/police-killed-natural-gas-explosion-western-pennsylvania/

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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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