In a weird new tactic, fracking apologists are pitching the joys of fracking to sportsmen - hunters, fisherman, and (?) birders (?!&). Right. Couple of three problems with that: 1. Most leases prohibit the use of firearms near infrastructure, since hitting a high pressure gathering system with a boat-tail 30-06 round might offer more excitement than most hunters bargain for. So bow hunting only, gents. 2. Methane is a sure-fire way to kill fish. Upside: having a lot of gas wells near … [Read more...] about Fracking Trout
With thanks to Charley T and profuse apologies to the great Zippo, proudly headquartered in beautiful, hard working Bradford, Pa :'The product line continues to be marketed and sold in the United States and Canada under the Ronson name at retailers and at the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford, Pennsylvania.' "Zippo Lighters, the inventor of the wind-proof lighter, announced today that it is moving its lighter manufacturing division, including the Ronson Lighter group, to Bradford, Pa. to be what … [Read more...] about Zippo Lighters Announces Move to Bradford, Pa. To Be Closer To “100 Year Lighter Fluid Supply”
http://www.propublica.org/article/so-is-dimocks-water-really-safe-to-drink Because when you poke a lot of fracking holes in the ground, it releases methane into the groundwater . . . http://www.scribd.com/doc/65577477/How-Gas-Wells-Leak Zippo Moves HQ To Bradford,. Pa. to take advantage of "100 year supply of free lighter fluid" http://www.nofrackingway.us/2012/03/21/zippo-lighters-announces-move-to-bradford-pa-to-be-closer-to-100-year-lighter-fluid-supply/ So, is Dimock’s Water Really Safe to … [Read more...] about EPA Says Dimock Water OK To Use As Lighter Fluid
That whiney Okie Rep. Dan Boren was concerned that 100% federal loans should not require an environmental test on land leased for gas drilling : http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2012/03/20/how-fracking-in-the-northeast-could-impact-farmland-in-oklahoma/ And so the USDA reversed itself and said it would write mortgages on gassed properties, no questions asked - until the house's well goes kablooey : USDA Reverses Itself and Exempts Rural Properties with Gas Drilling Leases from NEPA [New … [Read more...] about USDA Gasses Mortgages
Great video report http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-762459 Why is the groundwater super-saturated with methane - to the point of fountaining the water wells ? Everybody in the industry knows why: http://www.scribd.com/doc/65577477/How-Gas-Wells-Leak They can even try to make it produce more gas - so you can sell out, move and pay for your kids medical bills http://www.scribd.com/doc/80574646/Well-Failures Chip Northrup http://www.scribd.com/northrup49 … [Read more...] about How to Turn Your Water Well Into a Gas Well – without really trying . . .
http://www.stateintegrity.org/new_york New York's new poster boy for ethics investigations - a shale $hill . . . go figure : "A key witness in a federal corruption trial involving three Westchester County political figures has accused Sen. Thomas Libous, R-Binghamton, of offering increased business to his politically-connected law firm in exchange for a high-paying job for his son, Matthew Libous. In recent testimony, former attorney Anthony Mangone said Libous (pictured, right) called … [Read more...] about Senator Tom Libous Headlines Report on New York’s Failing Ethics Score
44% of wells leaking at Australian gas field Posted on March 14, 2012 By Will Cottrell A study of a gas field in Queensland, Australia has found 44% of gas wells leaking (see p4 of this pdf). The report adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that gas drilling inevitably leads to water contamination as gas escapes from boreholes. The study, conducted in the Tara, Queensland field examined 56 of the field’s wells. 26 were found to have leaks. Tara is a Coal Bed … [Read more...] about Gas Wells Leak – Even Upside Down – in Australia
In on Ohio county, over 3,000 residents have ask to have their wells checked for methane. It's appearing at elevated levels in their water - to the "surprise" of local officials. Who say they are not sure of the source. Here's a clue: "Another source — would be old and abandoned oil and gas wells. Stark County has nearly 3,000 operating wells, and hundreds more plugged or abandoned wells." http://www.cantonrep.com/fracking/x1612627646/Is-there-methane-in-your-water Water is being checked … [Read more...] about Fracking a Mortgage and Groundwater at the Same Time
As noted in a previous post, if you want some action in Albany, this is the year to clean out the senate - by getting rid of the Republican majority. Pick 3. Any 3. So long as one of them is Tom Libous: http://www.nofrackingway.us/2012/03/11/want-a-ban-frack-some-new-york-state-senate-republicans-out-of-a-job/ The Republican senatorial committee chairs will sit on every bill that comes up - no hearings, no nothing . For instance - Senator Grisanti was asked over a week ago to schedule … [Read more...] about Want A Fracking Hearing ? Get Rid of 3 Republican State Senators.
Full report here: How Gas Wells Leak Into Groundwater The DEC’s proposed “enhanced requirements” for well construction will not keep Upstate drinking water from being gassed. Gas wells leak methane from the outside of the casing up, then from the inside out. As they rust out, all gas wells will eventually leak into groundwater. The only viable solution is adequate setbacks of gas wells from drinking water sources. Gas well setbacks in New York are the worst in the United States. The DEC’s … [Read more...] about How Gas Wells Release Methane Into Groundwater