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Category: Cost Externalization

  • Thursday a.m. pipeline explosion, Texas

    The Associated Press reports: Gas line explodes in Panhandle Nov. 5, 2009, 9:29AM Flames blazed more than 400 feet high above a natural gas line explosion that rocked Bushland, Texas about 1 a.m. today. BUSHLAND — A natural gas pipeline exploded in the Texas Panhandle on Thursday, shaking homes, melting window blinds and shooting flames […]

  • “My babies are gone” – gas pipelines kill again

    http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20091031/NEWS01/91031008 Two teens killed in gas pipeline explosion Two teenagers died in an early morning explosion at a gas pipeline in Carnes. Wade White, 18, and Devon Byrd, 16, died at site of the explosion, which happened around 4 a.m. today near White’s home on Phillip White Road. Byrd was a sophomore at Forrest County […]

  • Vibro-acoustic disease: Living with compressor stations in Texas

    Published at http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/?p=4264 September 26, 2009 Dear Dr. Pierpont, I would like to thank you for making time to read this. Also, for your excellent work on WTS. It is so similar to VAD Vibroacoustic Disease caused by low frequency noise. Initially identified in the aeronautical field, by military pilots and aircrew. I am sure you […]

  • Air quality – or the lack thereof – in the Barnett Shale

    From Calvin Tillman, Mayor, DISH, Texas,  recent media reports on air quality: Cancer-causing toxin found in air near gas facilities State says more tests needed to assess cancer risk Scientists call for more Dish air studies Food for thought: Is this what we want here? On what basis doe the DEC’s draft Supplemental Generic Impact […]

  • Shameless

    From the desk of T. Boone Pickens Army: What a couple of weeks it’s been and I have lots to report and something very important to ask. There’s a new Natural Gas Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives which is headed by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK). The more than […]

  • If at first you don’t spill enough, try, try again

    Dimock, PA, approximately Thursday, 9/3:A blowout occurs during drilling under a road and wetland for a gas pipeline, resulting in a large spill of drilling mud.  Witnesses report a greasy, gray film running down a water body.  Local people who hear about the blowout have difficulty getting the straight story, despite persistently asking questions of […]

  • Frack fluid spill, Buckeye Creek, Doddridge County, West Virginia

    Copied with permission from http://sootypaws.livejournal.com/ ——————————————————————————– Buckeye Creek In late August the pit holding fracture flowback “water” for natural gas well 47-017-05815 was breached near Sherwood in Doddridge County (the north central part of the state). The pit was constructed within feet of Buckeye Creek (the state has no requirement for a minimum distance between ground […]

  • Expert: “The industry has too little concern for …….. public health, for our groundwater resources, and for facts.”

    Letter published today in the Cleveland Sun Star Courier: by James W. Cowden, Guest Columnist Monday August 31, 2009, 9:24 AM This is being sent as a result of the several letters on oil and gas drilling that have appeared in your pages over the past month. The other paper has also published material including […]

  • Rancher in New Mexico: ”It may be a clean fuel ……… but it is a very dirty business.”

    “As it runs through Orin Edwards’s ranch, the Belle Fourche River bubbles like Champagne. The bubbles can burn. They are methane, also called natural gas, the fuel that heats 59 million American homes. Mr. Edwards noticed the bubbles two years ago, after gas wells were drilled on his land. The company that drilled the wells […]

  • Is hydrofracture compatible with farming?

    Consider the effect that toxic chemicals used in Halliburton’s unconventional gas drilling hydrofracture process have on animals just one step down in the food chain: If you leased your property to corporations that will use hydrofracture to extract the last remnants of gas trapped too tightly in stone, you have allowed them to site toxic […]

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