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NY Times Exposes Dangers of Fracking

In what will surely be seen as a game changing moment in the battle against the dangers of fracking, the NY Times publishes a major exposé on gas industry practices.  Read it here Advertisements

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A few thoughts from the departing secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection

http://citizensvoice.com/news/drilling/hanger-drilling-rules-are-needed-1.1090938

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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

Posted in Barnett Shale, Cabot Oil & Gas, Catskill, Chemicals, Chesapeake, Contamination, DEC, Delaware River Basin, EnCana, Energy, Environmental violations, EPA, Fracking, Fracking Fluid, Gas Drilling, Gas explosion, Halliburton, Hydraulic Fracturing, leaks from badly cased wells, Lobbying, Marcellus Shale, Methane, Moratorium NY State, New York State, Pennsylvania, Poisons, Politics, Produced Water, Special interests, Texas, Toxicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CBS News on fracking…

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/04/eveningnews/main6835996.shtml?tag=contentBody;featuredPost-PE

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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

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

http://www.newsinferno.com/archives/23178

Posted in air pollutants, Barnett Shale, Benzene, biocides(antimicrobial poisons), Brine, Chemicals, Colorado, Contamination, Delaware River Basin, Diesel, Dimock, Dish, EnCana, Environmental violations, Flowback water, Fracking Fluid, Hydraulic Fracturing, leaks from badly cased wells, Marcellus Shale, Methane, Moratorium NY State, New York State, Pennsylvania, Poisons, Produced Water, pyridines (potential carcinogens), spilled fracturing fluid, Texas, Toxicity, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No need to rush on natural gas

There are still many questions about the possibility of irreparable environmental damage associated with the extraction process. To get this gas, you blast a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals, some of them highly toxic, down a well a kilometre or two deep. This compound fractures the shale, and gas is freed to flow upward.
There are big problems with this process, the most alarming one being the danger that underground aquifers can become contaminated. Further, it emits considerable greenhouse gases. And up to 40 per cent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing make their way back to the earth’s surface. There, they must be treated, and disposed of in some cases as hazardous waste.
Companies involved in shale-gas production insist that these problems have been overestimated, and that contaminated water is the result of surface spillage only. But U.S. research suggests otherwise. In 2009, the investigative journalists of ProPublica published studies on the effect of shale drilling on water supply in Colorado and Pennsylvania. The organization reported that “houses, water wells, and pipelines have exploded and people have found methane levels in their water so high that they could light it with a match.” ProPublica also found 1,000 U.S. cases where the extraction process affected water supplies.
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