Or what the frack really happened ? The science - including the political science and the geoscience - decided. Why New York Did Not Get The Fracking It Did Not Deserve "Success has many parents, failure is an orphan." We can summarize why fracking was prohibited in New York with a simple construct - the cost/ benefit ratio - what the environmental risks and economic costs would be to the state and it citizens versus the benefits of shale gas industrialization. Initially, this ratio … [Read more...] about A Brief History of the New York State Frack Ban Movement
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Fracking Pollution: Disgusting, Toxic and Legal “What’s that smell?” I asked that question when I caught a whiff of metallic gas while standing in Lyndia’s front yard. Her house is four hours west of Baltimore in West Union, a town in Doddridge County, West Virginia. Ten active fracking wells sit within one mile of her home. Doddridge County is a hot spot in our country’s fracking boom. I visited the fracking fields there last June to learn first-hand what it’s like to be a “fracking … [Read more...] about Fracking Pollution: Disgusting, Deadly but not illegal . . . .
SC: AG staff questions use of eminent domain for pipeline An opinion issued this week by Attorney General Alan Wilson’s staff states that Kinder Morgan might not be eligible to use eminent domain to secure rights of way for its proposed $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline. The 19-page reply to Republican state Sen. Tom Young of Aiken, North Augusta Republican state Rep. Bill Hixon and other legislators lays out the state codes, history and case law pertaining to the use of … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – July 6
Skirting Cuomo's fracking ban, N.Y. group files proposal BARTON , N.Y. – A proposal to frack for natural gas using gelled propane and sand was announced Wednesday morning at Barton Town Hall in Tioga County. Snyder Farm Group spokesman Kevin "Cub" Frisbie said an application was filed Tuesday with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The move comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration officially banned large-scale hydraulic fracturing on June 29. The state … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – July 9
University of Colorado Part of Fracking PR Scheme An investigation by Greenpeace and the Boulder Weekly has found troubling ties between the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado public relations firms working on behalf of the fracking industry and the Koch brothers. The controversy centers on the partnership between the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR), a front group funded by the oil and gas industry. This … [Read more...] about University of Colorado is All Fracked-Up! Daily Frack – Sept. 18
We ended the first installment of "Spill Baby Spill the Year in Frackastophes" way back in May. It's been a big year for Fraccidents and Frackastrophes since then, and Fractavist Extraordinaire Richard Averett has brought the list up to date, one fracking mess at a time. Fracking has become America’s deadliest form of energy, a bigger body count in a month than coal in a year. Fracking produces more radioactive HAZMAT material in a few days than the US nuclear industry does in a … [Read more...] about Spill Baby Spill ! Kill Baby Kill ! – 2014 Fraccidents & Frackastrophes
Martens to Depart DEC One day after codifying the state’s fracking ban – the signature issue of his tenure at the helm of the DEC – the agency’s commissioner, Joe Martens, has informed his senior staffers that he plans to depart in July. In an email being sent to all agency employees, Martens says it has been an “honor, an education and a gift” to head the DEC since 2011 – the first year Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office. He also informs staffers that his executive deputy, Marc Gerstman, will … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – July 1
New legislation gets taxpayers off the hook for oil spills, accidents An average of 1,119 carloads of crude oil a day are moved through the United States, and about every 77 seconds, a car carrying 30,000 gallons of crude oil leaves a station to begin its journey. In 2013, a whopping 408,000 carloads of oil were moved across the United States , according to Inside Energy, a collaborative journalism project supported by public broadcasting stations. Crude oil transport has various … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 16
Don’t Be Fooled by Yesterday’s Headlines, EPA Finds Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water Don’t be fooled. Headlines in the New York Times and other news media about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long-awaited study on the impacts of fracking on drinking water are another tragic case of not looking beyond the timid agency’s spin. Despite the lack of new substantive data and the limited scope of the study, the EPA did find instances of water contamination and … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 8
Evidently still groping for ways to rationalize New York's frack ban, a right wing blog, ""The Washington Free Beacon", which is indeed free, but not such a beacon, reports that five US environmental NGOs have received donations from a charitable foundation that may or may not have received funds, indirectly, from Russian oil companies, maybe. Or at least those are the allegations. To which I respond: So fracking what ? Some random rubles from Russia vs all the Koch Addicts and Carbon … [Read more...] about Russians Back Wrong Anti-Fracking Fractavists ?