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Pennsylvania DEP = “Department of Environmental Predation”

October 25, 2014
Pennsylvania DEP = "Department of Environmental Predation"

Why does the DEP act like yet another arm of the State Gastapo ? Because their primary regulatory role is to promote fracking – not protect the environment from fracking. Pennsylvania and New York are two of the few states that combine their minerals resource departments with their environmental departments. (Most states keep their environmental agency separate from mineral resources. Some  have as many as 6 agencies with fracking oversight) To compound the problem, the DEP in Pennsylvania and the DEC in New York task their environmental agencies with promoting oil and gas development. To the detriment of their role as environmental watchdog – as it pertains to fracking.  They are truly the fracking fox guarding the environmental hen house. We have seen examples of how compromised these agencies are. The only solution […]

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Fracking Nancy Brinker

October 24, 2014
Fracking Nancy Brinker

This Sunday at the Steelers Game  Stand up against the Pinkwashing of Fracking at a rally outside the Steelers game this Sunday! “I’m from Pittsburgh so I grew up loving Western Pennsylvania’s rivers and woods and of course the Pittsburgh Steelers. Finding out the Steelers were participating in the pinkwashing of fracking, a process that threatens the health of Western Pennsylvania’s citizens and environment, felt like a kick in the gut. Or worse, being tackled by a Steelers linebacker. The Susan G. Komen foundation has partnered with one of the world’s leading fracking companies to distribute 1,000 pink drill bits and on Sunday, October 26, Baker Hughes’ CEO will present a $100,000 check to Nancy Brinker, Komen’s founder and figurehead at the Pittsburgh Steelers football game. It sounds insane, right? An […]

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The Daily Frack – Oct. 24

October 24, 2014
The Daily Frack - Oct. 24

New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fracking Moratorium — And Clean Energy Last month, NRDC engaged a nationally recognized opinion research firm to conduct polling in New York State to evaluate public attitudes about fracking and clean energy. Importantly, this is the first statewide poll in at least two years — and perhaps ever — to directly ask residents their views of the now six-year-old de facto moratorium on fracking. The results were overwhelming: Nearly 8 in 10 New Yorkers support the moratorium, and support crosses geographical, ideological and racial divides.  At the same time, respondents showed tremendous support for renewable energy.  The upshot is clear: New Yorkers want clean energy, not fracking. Here are some of the key takeaways from the poll: New Yorkers from All Walks of Life Strongly Support […]

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Most People in NY, MA., VT. and NH Won’t Get Fracked. They’ll get gassed. And dumped on.

October 24, 2014
Most People in NY, MA., VT. and NH Won't Get Fracked. They'll get gassed. And dumped on.

Sane Energy Project has long focused on infrastructure, and truth be told, it used to get a little lonely banging the drum about pipelines and compressor stations. But we’ve reached a turning point for the anti-fracking movement in New York State: it’s way beyond just talking about a ban now. Because really, we are already being fracked, in every way BUT the drilling. Due to the efforts of our members and allies, and with the help of our YOU ARE HERE map, people all over the region are now up in arms about shale gas infrastructure of every stripe. New coalitions are coming together, blockades are planned, forums are being held, hearings and rallies are packed! Here’s a roundup of recent and upcoming actions: Northeast Regional Pipeline Coalition Forms The […]

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We Are Seneca Lake !

October 24, 2014
We Are Seneca Lake !

Wherein fractavists defend the lake and its environs against shale gas industrialization. Pictures here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/wendylynnelee/sets/72157648941947952/ Hundreds of people are out this morning rallying and blockading against Crestwood’s massive gas storage facility project in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Please help amplify this on social media. Please include www.WeAreSenecaLake.com in social media posts. Facebook image to share: https://www.facebook.com/FrackAction/photos/a.289293371082899.79840.134846486527589/888498451162385/?type=1&theater Tweet: Rally against Seneca Lake gas storage! WeAreSenecaLake.com  @BarackObama @NYGovCuomo @SenSchumer @SenGillibrand pic.twitter.com/65OYZlkA2L   Dear friends, Today, with a dozen other people, I blockaded a driveway for seven hours, in an action intended to serve as a prelude to a much bigger action tomorrow.. Behind us,  a crew of workers string barb wire atop a fence that separated me from the FERC-approved construction site that will prep fracked gas for storage in Seneca lake […]

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The Daily Frack – Oct. 23

October 23, 2014
The Daily Frack - Oct. 23

  Protestors urge gubernatorial candidates to find alternatives to fracking Before the gubernatorial candidates started volleying debate points, citizens were volleying protest slogans.  Outside of the WBFO-WNED studios, shouts for second amendment rights – mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo – were just as loud as chants against fracking for natural gas. One of the voices behind those chants was that of John Washington. He’s a community organizer for People United for Sustainable Housing, better known as PUSH Buffalo .  It’s a group that builds houses heated with geothermal energy.  Washington says there’s no need to frack for natural gas when geothermal heat is far more effective and less detrimental to the environment.  He sees it as a new way forward… “You’re really going to be able to set a trend […]

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Fracksylvania DEP Cooks Books on Fracking Air Pollution Reports

October 23, 2014
Fracksylvania DEP Cooks Books on Fracking Air Pollution Reports

Pennsylvania Frack Air Emissions Reports Gamed by DEP October 20, 2014 12:00 AM By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Three widely cited state studies of air emissions at Marcellus Shale gas development sites in Pennsylvania omit measurements of key air toxics and calculate the health risks of just two of more than two dozen pollutants. State regulators and the shale gas drilling industry over the past four years have repeatedly used the regional studies to support their positions that air emissions from drilling, fracking wastewater impoundments and compressor stations don’t pose a public health risk. The revelations about the shortcomings of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s short-term air sampling reports are contained in sworn depositions by two DEP air program employees who worked on them. Those documents were filed […]

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The Calvin to Debate Phrack Phreak Phlegm McClear in Big D

October 23, 2014
The Calvin to Debate Phrack Phreak Phlegm McClear in Big D

My pal Calvin Tillman is going to debate Phlegm McClear, the lying frack freak in Dallas. On Monday. At Brookhaven College. Check it out ! Phlegm is the fracking hoaxster that started the conspiracy theory that the Russians are behind the grass roots anti-fracking movement. Should be fun. Here’s the backstory on Phlegm’s fracking mockumentary. “It gives me great joy to inform you that FracDallas is presenting a debate between former DISH, Texas Mayor Calvin Tillman and mockumentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer (Fracknation)on Monday, October 27, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute, located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244. Jacki Daily (KLIF) has agreed to serve as debate moderator. Lawrence Cottle has agreed to act as timekeeper. The event location will be in Building H, Room H125. The […]

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Frackers Use Fed Loopholes to Inject Carcinogens into Drinking Water

October 23, 2014
Frackers Use Fed  Loopholes to Inject Carcinogens into Drinking Water

One loophole at a time. In pink ink.  Of course. Frackers Exploit Loophole to Use Carcinogens in Frack Fluids By Laura ArenschieldThe Columbus Dispatch  •  Thursday October 23, 2014 4:50 AM Federal laws meant to protect drinking water require fracking companies to get a permit before using diesel fuel in the drilling process. That permit is important: Diesel contains chemicals that can cause cancer and damage nerve tissues. The permits regulate the length and depth of concrete and steel well casings that keep those chemicals from reaching groundwater. But a loophole in the law allows oil and gas companies to separately inject the same toxic chemicals without a permit, according to a report released by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Integrity Project. Four chemicals in diesel — benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene […]

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Frackwaste Water Chemical Signature Identified by Scientists

October 23, 2014
Frackwaste Water Chemical Signature Identified by Scientists

As if there was ever any doubt where all that frackwaste water is going, (the local river, your street) a team of scientists have developed an chemical signature for frack waste water – so that it can be positively identified in the field. You don’t have to look for the pink trucks. Scientists Determine if Water Contamination Comes from Fracking   A new forensic tool can distinguish fracking wastewater pollution from other contamination. Published: October 22, 2014 | Authors: Emily Atkin | Climate Progress | News Investigation A team of U.S. and French scientists say they have developed a new tool that can specifically tell when environmental contamination comes from waste produced by hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. In peer-reviewed research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology […]

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