Category: Community Effects

  • Prove it

    In a February 23rd story, the Denver Post reports that homeowner Tracy Dahl lost his case before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Dahl’s water went bad on June 30, 2010, according to the Post story, “the same day that Pioneer fracked its Alibi well about 1300 feet away.” The COGCC – which “regulates” […]

  • “The resource curse”

    From “The Spill Seekers,” Outside Magazine, November 2010 ————————————- While I was in Louisiana, there was an event at the Cajundome, in Lafayette, called the Rally for Economic Survival:  11,000 people packed the place to hear the governor, the lieutenant governor, and, of all people, the executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Marketing and Promotion […]

  • When pigs fly

    Pipeline ‘pig’ crashes through Grand Prairie homeby BRETT SHIPP WFAA – NEWS 8 INVESTIGATES Watch the Video here: Posted on October 20, 2010 at 10:48 PM GRAND PRAIRIE — Those worried about the growing number of gas pipelines in North Texas may have new justification for their concerns. This time, it’s not a leak or an […]

  • Caught in the act in West Virginia

    We knew it happens; here’s proof: Tanker dumping fluid onto public road see also   Sootypaws Journal – Fracture Waste

  • Every agency has its price

    Side-by-side sampling reveals that the Texas Department of Environmental Quality air monitor in Dish, Texas is under-recording toxic VOC levels in the air. Now why d’ya suppose it’d do that?

  • PA ag department quarantines cattle exposed to fracking toxins

    COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIADept. of Environmental ProtectionCommonwealth News BureauRoom 308, Main Capitol BuildingHarrisburg PA., 17120 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/1/2010CONTACT:Justin Fleming, Department of Agriculture717-787-5085Cattle from Tioga County Farm Quarantined after Coming in Contact with Natural Gas Drilling Wastewater HARRISBURG — The Department of Agriculture announced today that it has quarantined cattle from a Tioga County farm after a […]

  • Isengard becomes an orc factory

    Dispatch from Dimock: The activity has really picked up here and over toward Elk Lake. Truck and tanker activity is steadily increasing. Water / whatever trucks running all night long.  A dump truck roared by while I was along the road and it reeked of an oily smell – what was he hauling? Dirt roads […]

  • A: “We know of no insurance carrier that would provide coverage in this instance.”

    That was the answer attorney Helen Slottje received from the Insurance Information Institute when she posed the following question: Q: Are there any homeowner insurance policies that cover damage resulting from seismic testing (oil and gas exploration) or drilling activities whether occurring on land leased to the oil and gas company or on adjoining unleased […]

  • Daily American: “Drilling impacts neighbors” Drilling impacts neighbors BAKERSVILLE — Not everyone in the Jefferson Township community is thrilled about their new 137-foot tall neighbor. Jerri Rigo said she lives less than a quarter-mile from the drilling rig on the farm of Robert and Janet Miller. And she said she hasn’t slept well in three weeks. “At night it’s […]

  • PA’s Department of Environmental Prevarication does it again

    WATERVILLE – A substance used in the natural gas drilling process is discoloring and distorting the texture of spring water running off a Cummings Township sidehill. . . . . . The mysterious substance was seen flowing down the slope, under the road and into Pine Creek, said Daniel T. Spadoni, spokesman for DEP’s northcentral […]

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