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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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CBS News on fracking…

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

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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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Fracking Chemicals Found In Well Water

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

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Riverkeeper releases First-of-its-kind Report on Environmental Impacts of Gas Drilling

Read about the report and find out about Riverkeeper here.

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Upstate NY farmers divided by differing perspectives

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/environment/2010-08-23-fracking-natural-gas_N.htm Among the prime targets for gas leases are dairy farmers, who have been losing money since milk prices plunged in 2008.  “The money is tempting, but what you have to do for it isn’t,” Alice Diehl says. She believes … 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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