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 […]
Hydrofracture compatible with farming? Part 2
Dear Mr Cyr, As a former farmer, I am appalled by these pictures. Is there any definite evidence that the tumors on these animals was caused by hydrofracking by-products? Is anyone doing any research on these incidents? If so, and there are definite links to the hydrofracking compounds, then they should be presented to the […]
Dear RFK: What *are* you thinking?￼
In a July 27 post, Robert F Kennedy correctly lists some of the reasons we need to move away from burning coal for energy generation. Unfortunately, his conclusion that the solution is to replace coal with natural gas is as erroneous as his convictions about coal are correct. At http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/king-coal_b_245117.html he concludes: “Natural gas comes with its […]
Gas industry in the neighborhood, or, How comfy …….. is your basement?
From Hedgehog Lane, Bradford Township, McKean County, PA: “There is a Crossett truck here this morning. The second that I saw it pull up, I closed every window because I knew what was coming. My house is currently full of vapors that are making me nauseous….even with every window closed, this is the result. What […]
It’s deja vu all over again: Natural gas well leak in Lycoming County, PA contaminating streams, ruining home water supplies
PA DEP Investigating Natural Gas Well Leak In Lycoming County WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a natural gas well leak at an East Resources well in McNett Township, Lycoming County. “East Resources is cooperating fully with our investigation, and has already implemented measures to stop the […]
Let’s not have to learn the hard way
We don’t have to wonder how New York State could be affected by HD/HVHF (horizontal drilling / high-volume hydraulic fracturing. All we have to do is look at what’s happened – and happening – in other states. Here’s a voice from the Barnett Shale in Texas: “We have learned that the industry we are dealing […]
Ohio: Gas well accident causes dangerous leak in residential neighborhood
July 8, 2009 – A landscaper’s backhoe struck a gas well in Mayfield Heights, near Cleveland, Ohio, forcing the evacuation of apartments and businesses, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer and News Channel 5. According to a spokesperson for NEOGAP, the accident occurred during the routine process of “reclaiming” the well site – that is, regrading […]
McKean County, PA: Does Schreiner’s ‘right’ to ……….. extract natural gas supersede residents’ RIGHT to clean water and safe homes?
Does Schreiner’s ‘right’ to extract natural gas supersede residents’ right to clean water and safe homes? And does the industry’s ‘right’ to process natural gas supersede the neighborhood’s right to clean air? These folks didn’t move into this neighborhood knowing their air and water was going to be ruined. They had good water and air. […]
Update on Louisiana cattle deaths from hydraulic fracturing: “No state agency took responsibility for testing”
From The Shreveport Times: The ‘stuff’ killed the cows, sheriff says • Prator questions whether drilling company has reported incident. By Vickie Welborn • [email protected] • June 25, 2009 That’s Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator’s assessment of what contributed to the deaths of 17 cows in late April near a natural gas drilling location south of […]
Brennan’s 08748: “letting our standards slip”
MB writes: One thing that struck me as I read the bill is that we have to guard against letting our own standards slip tolevels we would not have dreamed of accepting before we heard of thisdrilling nightmare. For example, read the section on noise limits. Itsays the noise cannot be at a level which […]