Scientists Launch Study of Emissions over Fracking Sites Researchers are taking to the air to measure trace emissions over oil and gas production sites in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota , the Niobrara shale formation of northern Colorado and Wyoming , and the Four Corners . Scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan 15 research flights out of Colorado and Texas … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – March 25
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Fracking Boom Responsible for 175 Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Spilled Since 2009 Among the litany of risks posed by the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels, an Associated Press analysis published Tuesday exposes yet another harmful side effect of the oil and gas drilling boom: an uptick in toxic wastewater spills. According to data obtained from leading oil- and gas-producing states, “more than 175 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014 in … [Read more...] about Frack Wastewater Spills S.O.P.! Daily Frack – Sept. 10
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
The New York Times has declined to endorse Cuomo in the Democratic Primary on September 9th. Since he is highly likely to get indicted either before or after the election. Which means he would resign and be succeeded by the Lieutenant Governor. Which is why the New York Times is endorsing Tim Wu for Lieutenant Governor - as the more able successor. A Withheld Endorsement for Governor The possibility of having a major party gubernatorial candidate who calls for a statewide ban on … [Read more...] about New York Times to Cuomo: Take a Fracking Hike
Over 200,000 comments were delivered to the DEC's bunker in Albany courtesy of the Yoko, Sandra & Sean Delivery Service. (See story below) Bravo to all concerned ! Now time to sue the DEC for trying to turn the Empire State into a fracking banana republic. Here is the breakdown of who helped gather the 200,000 responses. Plus thousands more from individuals, organizations and elected officials. To put this in perspective - this is over 300 times the number of responses the DEC got on … [Read more...] about 200,000 Fracking Comments !
The anti-choice movement has little regard for women or the unborn, even though they say they "love" fetuses. By forcing women to have unsafe abortions (i.e., abortions not performed in a hospital setting), or back-alley abortions because of severe restrictions, the anti-choice movement makes clear they would rather see a woman suffer or even die first... Pregnancy-related deaths double in Texas after cuts to women’s health services Texas has seen an “unusual,” dramatic … [Read more...] about Pro-Lifers Really Hate Women!
...more BS from another idiot in Trump's Administration...if we ring the US coastal areas with off-shore wind (and upgrade the grid), base-load will never be a problem again! Rick Perry Orders Study Of Renewables’ Effect On U.S. Electric Grid By Zainab Calcuttawala - Apr 17, 2017, 4:31 PM CDT Secretary Rick Perry had ordered his Department of Energy to conduct a study on the United States’ electricity grid to determine whether renewable sources of energy have jeopardized baseload … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Attacks Renewable Energy
Old drilling leaseholders – get ready. PA Governor Tom Corbett is forcing you into the Fracking Pool with his latest Gift to Gassers. Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday defended the new Gift to Gassers which he signed into law this week. Critics say it will undercut some landowners in lease negotiations with Marcellus shale gas drillers. The Gift to Gassers was tacked onto legislation to clarify information on gas royalty payments, empowers oil and gas drillers to combine land into larger … [Read more...] about FORCED TO FRACK – GET A LAWYER
By: Leslie Danks Burke | 19 hours ago Editor’s Note: This article was written by Leslie Danks Burke, an attorney in the Ithaca area who ran for U.S. Congress in New York’s 23rd district in 2012. It was written in response to an article recently published in the Ithaca Voice, “Ithaca area’s Congressman: N.Y. should pay for damage done by fracking ban.” “When government gets out of its rightful lane, people get hurt,” writes Congressman Tom Reed in a March 23 op-ed. He offers this as a … [Read more...] about Ithaca attorney responds to Rep. Reed’s fracking proposal
Texas: Fracking Blowout in Texas Causes Huge Dead Zone The same week that Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill stripping local communities of their ability to control the oil and gas industry, a fracking well exploded in south Texas , spraying a toxic mix of chemicals and forcing the evacuation of 20 families. The well, one of two that blew out that week, exploded outside of Karnes City in the Eagle Ford shale, one of the most heavily fracked places in the US. The fracking … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 12