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Mark Ruffalo and Rachel Maddow on the Frack Threat to Our Water

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Posted in Catskill, Chemicals, Contamination, Delaware River Basin, Environmental violations, EPA, Flowback water, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, Methane, Moratorium NY State, New York State, Poisons, Produced Water, Safe Water Drinking Act, Special interests, spilled fracturing fluid, Toxicity, Upper Delaware Council (UDC), Wastewater tanks or pits | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) needs to take a clear position on natural gas drilling


Posted in Catskill, Chemicals, Clean Air Act, Contamination, Delaware River Basin, Energy, Environmental violations, EPA, Gas Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing, Legislation, Marcellus Shale, Methane, Moratorium NY State, New York State, Pennsylvania, Safe Water Drinking Act, Sullivan County, Toxicity, Upper Delaware Council (UDC), Wild and Scenic Rivers Act | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fracking Robs Owners of Land

•Oil and gas companies are exempt from the Safe Water Drinking Act. (It wasn’t always that way—thank the 2005 Energy Policy Act, passed under Bush and now known as the Halliburton Loophole.)
•Waste related to oil and gas exploration and production is exempt from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. (So there are no regulations on its disposal, meaning it can be handled in any way a company pleases, from being injected into the ground—regardless of its proximity to water supplies, animal habitats, etc.—to just being left on the land.)
•Because of loopholes in the Clean Air Act, oil and gas wells are not subject to restrictions on hazardous air pollutants. Garfield County, Colorado, for example, a site where a lot of fracking has taken place, has shown elevated levels of several hazardous air pollutants. Continue reading

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