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The Daily Frack – Sept. 17

September 17, 2014
The Daily Frack - Sept. 17

 Future of Fracking Will Influence November Election for Governor http://wxxinews.org/post/future-fracking-will-influence-november-election-governor Who will monitor the environmental fallout from fracking? http://mg.co.za/article/2014-09-17-who-will-monitor-the-environmental-fallout-from-fracking Town enacts moratorium on fracking-related activities http://poststar.com/news/local/town-enacts-moratorium-on-fracking-related-activities/article_ab88f784-3d31-11e4-94ad-fff6f4c947f9.html Mark Ruffalo calls on Obama to ban fracking ahead of UN climate summit http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/16/mark-ruffalo-obama-ban-fracking-shale-gas-un-summit Experts Call on Obama to Ban Fracking in Lead Up to People’s Climate March http://ecowatch.com/2014/09/16/obama-ban-fracking-climate-change ‘This Changes Everything’ Including the Anti-Fracking Movement http://ecowatch.com/2014/09/15/naomi-klein-this-changes-everything-fracking 5 common worries when fracking comes to town http://www.futurity.org/fracking-public-health-765362/   NJ: Fair Lawn to consider 3-year moratorium on fracking http://www.northjersey.com/news/fair-lawn-to-consider-3-year-moratorium-on-fracking-1.1089322   Scientists Find ‘Direct Link’ Between Earthquakes And Process Used For Oil And Gas Drilling http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/16/3568090/direct-link-between-earthquakes-and-fracking-process/ Gas Production Blamed for Rise in Colorado , New Mexico Earthquakes http://insideclimatenews.org/todaysnews/20140916/gas-production-blamed-rise-colorado-new-mexico-earthquakes  Keystone XL Operator Seeks South Dakota Approval http://insideclimatenews.org/todaysnews/20140916/keystone-xl-operator-seeks-south-dakota-approval Meet the Frackers: Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers’ Biblical Ambitions http://www.alternet.org/meet-frackers-right-wing-billionaire-brothers-biblical-ambitions How First Nations in […]

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100% Renewable the Old Fashioned Way: Hydro

September 17, 2014
100% Renewable the Old Fashioned Way: Hydro

Saw this story about another town – Burlington, Vt. – going 100% renewable. But not with solar or wind, but the old fashioned New England way – with water power, hydro. New York and Pennsylvania have more untapped hydro than any other states – in the valleys of the Mohawk, Hudson, Delaware and Susquehanna – enough to power the entire states. What’s lacking is the political will to tap those sources. There are no fat checks from hydro lobbyists. Burlington will be enjoying clean renewable energy long after the last shale well is fracked in Pennsylvania. And long after the last oil war is fought in the Mideast. Bravo Burlington. BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 […]

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Essential Resources to Fight Fracking

September 16, 2014
Essential Resources to Fight Fracking

  Friends, if you want a series of booklets to give to legislators or anyone to help them understand the reason and necessity for a ban, Our criteria are that these sources should be Compelling stories, good science, good journalism Peer reviewed (if appropriate) and sourced/footnoted, mainstream sources Any one of these could stand-alone as the ONE source you could give someone. Extra credit for beautiful presentation. Available free online in PDF form. I recommend the following as the BEST of the Best! Some can be purchased as color, bound editions. 1: Food and Water Watch’s: The URGENT case for a ban on fracking: Summary of all the reasons why fracking is inherently toxic, cannot be regulated, and therefore must be banned. Extra credit for beautiful presentation. http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/the-urgent-case-for-a-ban-on-fracking/ 2: PACWA’s […]

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Roof Top Solar Update – As Cheap As Grid in 11 States Already

September 16, 2014
Roof Top Solar Update - As Cheap As Grid in 11 States Already

MON SEP 15, 2014 AT 11:30 AM PDT Rooftop solar energy will reach or exceed grid parity in more than half of states by 2017, says UCS 109 Comments / 109 New Mike Jacobs, senior energy analyst of the Union of Concerned Scientist’s Climate and Energy Program, alerts us to the good news of solar energy grid parity in his article How Much Does Rooftop Solar Power Cost? Grid Parity Here or Coming in More Than Half of U.S. States.Even without considering state incentives, UCS estimates that with federal tax credits and financing, rooftop solar energy generation has already reached grid parity in 11 states, including many in the northeast, due to higher-than-average electricity rates. UCS estimates that with rapid declines in the cost of panels and installations, homes in […]

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The Daily Frack – Sept. 16

September 16, 2014
The Daily Frack - Sept. 16

Thursday’s rally outside one of Governor Cuomo’s events in Manhattan . WHAT: Rally to Ban Fracking outside the “Women for Cuomo” fundraising event WHERE: The Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue , Manhattan DATE: Thursday, September 18 TIME: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm   North country residents sound off on oil train traffic http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2014-09-15-89199.113122-North-country-residents-sound-off-on-oil-train-traffic.html   DEC still taking comments on Albany oil train project http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2014-09-15-89197.113122-DEC-still-taking-comments-on-Albany-oil-train-project.html   Talk in Beacon will look at fracking http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2014/09/15/tom-wilber-fracking-talk/15694073/   Tell the EPA: Require Disclosure of Dangerous Fracking Chemicals http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mmcfeeley/tell_the_epa_require_disclosur.html   PA: Election 2014 Natural Gas Drilling http://wesa.fm/post/election-2014-natural-gas-drilling   CO: Frustration Over Fracking Could Play Role In November Elections http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/09/15/fracking-november-elections    Texas: Traffic deaths in the booming Permian Basin rose 50 percent http://bakken.com/news/id/221248/traffic-deaths-booming-permian-basin-rose-50-percent/   Could EPA’s Power Plant Proposal Fast-Track Natural Gas Pipeline Projects? http://insideclimatenews.org/todaysnews/20140915/could-epas-power-plant-proposal-fast-track-natural-gas-pipeline-projects   […]

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Texas Frack Regulators Claim Russians Behind Anti-Fracking Movement

September 16, 2014
Texas Frack Regulators Claim Russians Behind Anti-Fracking Movement

Calls on Exxon Chairman to “come clean about who put him up to protesting a frack water operation in his backyard. That stunt had KGB written all over it,” the irate bureaucrat fumed. “Who else would be behind that sort of psy-ops  tomfoolery but the Russians ?” Frack Regulators Target Russian “Outside Agitators” by JIM MALEWITZ, The Texas Tribune Sep 10, 2014   The Railroad Commission of Texas is talking an awful lot about Russia this summer.  Commissioner David Porter on Monday become the second of the state’s three oil and gas regulators to raise concerns that Russia, looking to bolster its share of the global natural gas market, is waging a misinformation campaign against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the method of blasting apart shale to free up oil and natural gas. Russia is […]

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The Fracking News – Monday PM Special Edition

September 15, 2014
The Fracking News - Monday PM Special Edition

New anti-fracking committee meets Tuesday in Penn Yan http://www.fairport-erpost.com/article/20140915/NEWS/140919784 Texas drinking water tainted by natural gas operations, scientists find http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/20140915-texas-drinking-water-tainted-by-natural-gas-operations-scientists-find.ece Drillers, But Not Fracking, Tied to Tainted Water, Study Shows http://keranews.org/post/drillers-not-fracking-tied-tainted-water-study-shows Fracking or Drinking Water? That May Become the Choice http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/fracking-or-drinking-water-may-become-choice-n202231 President Obama has a huge gas problem http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/12/obama-climate-methane.html Lawmakers Say State Needs More Disposal Well Field Inspectors http://www.newson6.com/story/26529395/lawmakers-say-state-needs-more-disposal-well-field-inspectors Shaking from injection-induced earthquakes http://www.japantoday.com/category/opinions/view/shaking-from-injection-induced-earthquakes Bad news for fracked gas in Vermont http://vtdigger.org/2014/09/14/paul-burns-bad-news-fracked-gas-vermont/ Accident shuts down natural-gas pipeline off Louisiana coast http://theadvocate.com/news/10277515-123/accident-shuts-down-natural-gas-pipeline Royalty Owners Haul Exxon Subsidiary XTO to Court Over Royalties http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/100778/royalty-owners-haul-exxon-subsidiary-xto-to-court-over-royalties Solar in Oil Drilling: Beat Them or Join Them? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-14/solar-oil-drilling-beat-them-or-join-them

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New Study Confirms Every Other Study: Shale Gas Wells Leak . . . Gas !

September 15, 2014
New Study Confirms Every Other Study: Shale Gas Wells Leak . . . Gas !

Right up the well bore itself – on the outside of the steel casing and on the outside of the cement sheath. Because the well bore is nothing but a enormous hole in the ground – that opens a pathway through every gas bearing formation that it encounters on the way to the target. And horizontal shale gas wells are ten times more likely to leak than vertical gas wells -because the well bore is that much wider and longer. What a surprise ! Who would have guessed ? Some of the usual hair-splitting about whether the gas came from the target shale formation – or another gas bearing strata. Who the frack cares which geological epoch it came from ? The well bores leak. Over time, all of them will […]

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What’s Your Choice, NY?

September 15, 2014
What's Your Choice, NY?

Here’s a quick summary of your present choices for Governor in NY:   1: The Fracker 2: The Fence Sitter 3: Howie REMEMBER: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different result. Choose wisely.  

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Zephyr to Cuomo: Frack You

September 15, 2014
Zephyr to Cuomo: Frack You

 http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/zephyr-teachout-mulling-andrew-cuomo-endorsement-opposes-fracking-article-1.1938274 Zephyr Mulling Cuomo Endorsement if he Opposes Fracking Zephyr says that the Governor will only get her Thumbs Up if he opposes fracking BY Ginger Adams Otis NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:49 PM Bryan Pace/for New York Daily News Zephyr Teachout might endorse Andrew Cuomo, if he decides to oppose fracking. Democratic gubernatorial challenger Zephyr Teachout didn’t succeed in unseating the incumbent in this week’s primary, but she still hopes to make an impact in the November election. The law professor who had hoped to become New York’s first female governor said Friday her endorsement in the general election will depend on several issues: fracking, school funding, and supporting other Democratic candidates. Teachout, 42, a Fordham professor, told the Associated Press Gov. Andrew Cuomo will only […]

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