"WE KNOW THE TRUTH, NOT ONLY BY THE REASON, BUT ALSO BY THE HEART"
Blaise Pascal
OH YEAH
click on picture & scroll down
EVERYTHING'S GOOD...OH, YEAH, OH, YEAH

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"DRILLING DOWN" - AWESOME

The New York Times is publishing
the first of a series of investigative pieces
on natural gas drilling:

THE WASTE PROBLEM - HERE

"While the existence of the toxic wastes has been reported, thousands of internal documents obtained by The New York Times from the Environmental Protection Agency, state regulators and drillers show that the dangers to the environment and health are greater than previously understood.

"The documents reveal that the wastewater, which is sometimes hauled to sewage plants not designed to treat it and then discharged into rivers that supply drinking water, contains radioactivity at levels higher than previously known, and far higher than the level that federal regulators say is safe for these treatment plants to handle.

"Other documents and interviews show that many E.P.A. scientists are alarmed, warning that the drilling waste is a threat to drinking water in Pennsylvania. Their concern is based partly on a 2009 study, never made public, written by an E.P.A. consultant who concluded that some sewage treatment plants were incapable of removing certain drilling waste contaminants and were probably violating the law.

"The Times also found never-reported studies by the E.P.A. and a confidential study by the drilling industry that all concluded that radioactivity in drilling waste cannot be fully diluted in rivers and other waterways."

This outstanding report includes:
 an abundance of previously unrevealed documents
interactive features
a new video on drilling and air pollution

AND THIS

TOXIC CONTAMINATION IN PENNSYLVANIA
Interactive Map - HERE

Out of 149 wells mapped:
42 exceeded the federal drinking water standard for
RADIUM
4 exceeded the federal drinking water standard for
URANIUM
128 exceeded the federal drinking water standard for
GROSS ALPHA RADIATION
41 exceeded the federal drinking water standard for
BENZENE


It's no coincidence that this series begins on the same day as the Oscar ceremonies with Gasland competing for Best Documentary
and Mark Ruffalo for Best Actor.


A Documentary on Natural Gas Drilling
Ignites an Oscar Controversy
Time Magazine Story - HERE

"THE WAR IS JUST HEATING UP"


ARE YOU READY?

Friday, February 25, 2011

"HYDROFRACKED?" - ESSENTIAL READING


Abrahm Lustgarten

Hydrofracked? One Man’s Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Natural Gas Drilling

Louis Meeks’ well water contains methane gas, hydrocarbons, lead and copper, according to the EPA’s test results. When he drilled a new water well, it also showed contaminants. The drilling company EnCana is supplying Meeks with drinking water. (Abrahm Lustgarten/ProPublica)

PLEASE
PLEASE
YOU MUST READ
THIS OUTSTANDING ARTICLE

Read Every Word
Then Read It Again


Thank You Abrahm: possibly the best I've seen
in nearly a year of reading about fracking.

DEEP GRATITUDE
&
BEST WISHES
TO LOUIS MEEKS


WAKE UP
DO SOMETHING

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BUBBLING UNDER THE DRBC HEARINGS


FEBRUARY 22, 2011
DRBC PUBLIC HEARING
HONESDALE, PA
WBNG 12 NEWS:


"...with just about 600 wells already drilled.
Everything is going really well."
Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko

REALLY?

SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
METHANE BUBBLES!
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER
SUGAR RUN, BRADFORD COUNTY
WENY-TV NEWS:

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
PA ENVIRONMENT DIGEST:

"On September 9 DEP issued Chesapeake a notice of violation for failing to prevent gas migration to fresh ground water and for allowing an unpermitted natural gas discharge into the state’s waters. DEP will determine future enforcement actions based in part on the speed with which Chesapeake eliminates the migrating gas."

Article - HERE

...tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock....

FEBRUARY 9, 2011
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER SENTINAL:

"I took a few minutes last week to write to the PA DEP and request a status of their investigation into what caused the bubbling in the Susquehanna River near Sugar Run ( Bradford County, PA ) that began on ~9/2/2010.
Here is the sum total of their response:"

Here is the Notice of Violation
sent to Chesapeake.
No sample results have been released
since the case is still under investigation.

Chesapeake Energy: Popcorn Anyone? - HERE

FEBRUARY 22, 2011
DRBC PUBLIC HEARING
HONESDALE, PA:

"This industry can't be trusted.
Everywhere they go
they've destroyed the areas,
they've destroyed the drinking water.
There's been problems
with water contamination
and full-on industrialization
in every area where they're doing it,"
Mark Ruffalo

LET'S GET REAL
COMMISSIONER DOUG McBUBBLEHEAD

Monday, February 21, 2011

MARK RUFFALO & JOSH FOX ON CNN


No way to ever thank these guys for all they are doing for us.

"It really is at the point
where it's in our hands.
If you're losing hope
then you're not doing enough."
Mark Ruffalo

Saturday, February 19, 2011

FRACKING: "NEED TO KNOW" UPDATE


Need to Know last night on PBS 
An update to their August 2010 report on fracking.

This update includes new information
on the use of diesel fuel in frack fluids
and a recent interview with
Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica

Fuel Injected
Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

For full screen in HD click the full episde link.

Reported Health Complaints include:
respiratory ailments
chemical sensitivities
shortness of breath
swelling
skin rashes
lesions
severe headaches
nausea
severe vomiting

A message to Lee Fuller of Energy in Depth - 
see the Bill Hicks video near the top of the sidebar.

ProPublica Report - HERE


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

IN DEPTH: FRACKING


SPECIAL REPORT
WRGZ 2 News - Buffalo


"Through history progress has taken sacrifice.
The economy vs the environment.
Up for grabs - 
Tens of thousands of jobs,
Billions of dollars and cleaner energy
But at stake - 
Safe drinking water and the future of our environment."

Wow - a fresh new face to spew their frackola
Maribeth Anderson of Chesapeake Energy:
"...it's important, I think, to remember that there's never been a case of hydraulic fracturing chemicals getting into the groundwater. It's never happened."
On that impermeable rock:
"It's kind of like saying, 'you stand on that side of the mountain. I'll stand on this side of the mountain, and I'll point a water hose at you, and you tell me when you get wet'"
A stunningly simple minded analogy
A worthy addition to my collection.

From Carl Paladino of Buffalo:
"Drill it and  put people to work. Stop this economic foolishness and scaring people unnecessarily.
For this cabal to stand in the way over an unknown
and undefined fear is so, so bad.
Let's be rational. Let's balance risk with economic impact too."

He looks and sounds like what he is
An absolute tea partying Frack-Hole
Google him and check out the e-mail scandal
The guy is disgusting

Paladino lost to Cuomo by a 2 to 1 margin statewide
He won only in the Buffalo area
Buffalo's Common Council recently banned fracking
Go Figure

WRGZ Story - HERE


"I sure don't want to live here anymore."
Craig Sautner - Dimock

Sunday, February 13, 2011

ROBERT KENNEDY JR, JOSH FOX & GASLAND


Robert F Kennedy interviews Josh Fox
Ring of Fire Radio

"I don't believe it can be done safely
other than in an imaginary world"

"What really is happening here is
not a battle between natural gas and coal.
What's really happening here is
a battle between another dirty fossil fuel
and renewable energy."






Kennedy on the Public Trust Doctrine
Yes Magazine - May 27, 2010

"There are two ancient laws that underlie all modern environmental laws: One is the nuisance doctrine that essentially says you can use your property any way you want, but if you pollute and it escapes your property and goes onto somebody else’s property, you’re violating the law."

"The other is the public trust doctrine, which says you can’t do anything that is going to diminish the commons, which includes any property that is not susceptible to private property ownership, like air, water, the fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, the wandering animals, rivers, streams, shorelines, aquifers, underground rivers, etc. Everybody has the right to use the commons, but nobody can use them in a way that diminishes their use and enjoyment by others."

"The first thing that happens in a tyranny
is the privatization of the public trust
by powerful entities."

Article - HERE

Thursday, February 10, 2011

UP IN "SAFE, CLEAN, NATURAL GAS" FLAMES - AGAIN


Allentown, PA
10:45 PM Wednesday Night

Five people - including a 4-month-old boy -
have died in Allentown's massive gas explosion and fire,
authorities confirmed at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

“Down the street, it was all red flames.”
“You could hear people screaming. It was awful.”

Recent Report - HERE

WFMZ 69News w Video - HERE

Associated Press Video

The Allentown explosion is the third deadly natural gas line fire in the U.S. over the last few months. On January 18, a natural gas explosion in Northeast Philadelphia killed one gas company worker and injured five people, three of them critically. In the Northern California city of San Bruno, a natural gas line owned by PG&E Gas & Electric Co. exploded, killing 8 people, and destroying dozens of homes.

SACRIFICE

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PERFIDY


THE VIOLATION OF TRUST


How do you live with this?
How can you keep pretending?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

FRACKING REALITY


Interview with James Chip Northrup
of Otsego 2000
Cooperstown, New York
November 2010


Please see his outstanding presentation
near the top of the sidebar to the right.

Numerous writings by Mr Northrup and others
can be found on the Otsego 2000 site.

Otsego 2000 - HERE

I featured an earlier Northrup interview last August.

Faults with Fracking - HERE