Fracking waste more likely to be located in poor communities and neighborhoods of color. Tuts & Resources. (126) Facebook. Is Our Food Fracked? Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a method of natural gas extraction using deep natural gas well drilling.
A well is drilled and millions of gallons of water, sand and proprietary chemicals are injected, under high pressure, into the ground. The pressure fractures (hence the name) the shale and props open fissures that enable natural gas to flow more freely out of the well. A Deaf Whale is a Dead Whale: Seismic Airgun Testing for Oil and Gas Threatens Marine Life and Coastal Economies. According to government estimates, 138,500 whales and dolphins will soon be injured and possibly killed along the East Coast if exploration companies are allowed to use dangerous blasts of noise to search for offshore oil and gas.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is considering allowing geophysical companies, working on behalf of oil and gas companies, to use seismic airguns to search for offshore oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean, from Delaware to Florida. These airguns use compressed air to generate intense pulses of sound, which are 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine.
Gaz non conventionnels: odeurs de schisme dans la majorité. L'Effet Papillon - L'Effet Papillon du 22/09/12 - Partie 1. GdS episode 1 - une vidéo Actu et Politique. Gaz de Schiste : Les foreurs interpellent Delphine Batho. Une lettre ouverte adressée à Mme Delphine Batho, Ministre de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie, par l’Amicale des Foreurs et des Métiers du pétrole de Bordes.
Bordes le 30 juillet 2012 Objet : Hydrocarbures non conventionnels Madame la Ministre, Le Chef de Cabinet du Président de la République a accusé réception d’un courrier que nous avions adressé au Président de la République en date du 29 mai 2012 concernant les hydrocarbures non conventionnels, en nous signalant que ce courrier vous avait été transmis. C’est la raison pour laquelle nous nous adressons maintenant à vous en vous demandant de bien vouloir prendre ce courrier en considération.
Ces déclarations sont fort surprenantes car elles ne sont pas le reflet de la réalité et nous doutons fort qu’elles vous aient été suggérées par les experts très compétents de votre ministère. . - la fracturation hydraulique est une technique qui a fait des progrès considérables depuis une décennie. Robert Chase. Fracking drives potentially explosive demand for potentially explosive ammonia factories. The U.S. could soon be home to a lot more ammonia factories — not a comforting thought after a deadly explosion at an ammonia fertilizer plant in Texas on Wednesday evening.
You can blame the fracking boom. Ammonia is used to produce fertilizer, industrial explosives (like those used in mining), plastics, and other products. It’s becoming cheaper to produce in the U.S. because one of its main feedstocks is natural gas, and natural gas, in case you haven’t heard, is being fracked here at a breakneck pace and sold for bargain-basement prices. Australian company Incitec Pivot this week announced [PDF] that it will be building a hulking new $850 million ammonia facility in Waggaman, La., just outside New Orleans. Construction could begin within six weeks, with the plant expected to come online in 2016. From Australia’s The Age:
BREAKING: One Dead in Oil and Gas Well Explosion in Ohio. EcoWatch [Editor's note: I just received clarification that earlier reports that two had died in the oil and gas explosion south of Bolivar was incorrect.
La silice un danger pour les ouvriers pratiquant la fracturation hydraulique. Tremblements de terre.
Pollution de l'air. Des infos de la fracturation aux USA - GAZ DE SCHISTE - Collectif 07 Stop au Gaz de Schiste. Alors que Josh Fox nous gratifie du deuxième volet de son documentaire "Gasland II", Arte tv a diffusé Gasland I.
Ces documentaires mais d’autres aussi tel que "la malédiction du gaz de schiste" ou les nombreuses expertises, les articles de presse ... nous confirme au fur et à mesure que le temps passe et que les langues se délient que l’exploitation de ces hydrocarbures non-conventionnels : est un véritable désastre sanitaire, environnemental et économique pour les régions concernées que les dégâts sont considérables et irréversibles que depuis 20 ans l’on sait tout cela mais que la puissance des lobbies est immense.
Illinois town bans stripping because of fracking. It’s bad enough that the fracking boom is making it more difficult for Americans to breathe clean air, feel safe drinking their water, and stand on steady ground.
Now the boom is preventing anybody in one Illinois town from dancing with their clothes off. Fairfield, Ill. (population 5,000 and shrinking) is bracing for an influx of frackers, most of whom will be men from out of town. CHEC Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction Documentary with Terry Greenwood on 6/12/2010 Part 1. Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 3 EPA comes to Dimock.
Explosion at West Virginia fracking site seriously injures four. Federal investigators are trying to figure out what caused an explosion at a West Virginia fracking site over the weekend.
The blast injured at least seven people, including four workers who were sent to a hospital with life-threatening burns. Residents and activists have long complained about safety practices by frackers operating in the state, where they draw natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation. Traffic accidents involving trucks traveling to and from frack sites in the state are common, and explosions can be deadly. What the frack do we know? Not much, it turns out. Remember the scene in the movie Gasland where the guy lights his tapwater on fire? No?
Here it is: Fracking for uranium, first accidentally, and now on purpose. What has 92 protons, deforms growing children, sickens adults, and is being squeezed out of its underground lair by frackers operating in Pennsylvania?
U[hh], uranium! The toxic and radioactive heavy metal is naturally trapped in the Marcellus shale, the fossil-fuel-laden rock formation popular with frackers that stretches from upstate New York through Pennsylvania to West Virginia and Ohio. Que se passe-t-il sur l' île d'Anticosti ? Another drilling blowout in the Gulf, another explosion. An offshore natural-gas platform burned through the night off the coast of Louisiana following a blowout and explosion on Tuesday.
A drilling company was completing a sidetrack well 115 miles south of New Orleans on Tuesday morning, which likely means it was boring a new hole into an existing well, when gas began spewing uncontrollably from the seafloor. The rig’s crew of 44 workers was evacuated as natural gas formed a sheen in the waters around it and billowed dangerously into the air. Hours later, while everybody was at a safe distance, the gas ignited, triggering a conflagration that still had not been extinguished as of this writing.
From the AP: No injuries were reported as a result of the fire, Eileen Angelico, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, told The Associated Press.She said it wasn’t known what caused the gas to ignite. What was the crew up to when it lost control of the well? Look what the gas and oil industry did to the Gulf of Mexico — again. Sheens of oil atop the Gulf of Mexico have become a depressingly familiar sight — the result of reckless drilling by the oil and gas industry. Here is a photograph shot Wednesday of the latest such debacle. An old natural gas well off Louisiana’s coastline was being sealed shut Monday when it began leaking, 144 feet beneath the water’s surface.
This photo is one of a series taken during a flight over the site by On Wings of Care, an environmental nonprofit. National Parks Are Threatened By Oil And Gas Drilling. Written by Jessica Goad Here’s another example of how “the score card shows that the industry is winning,” as the NY Times put it last year. The National Parks Conservation Association today released a new report warning of the risks that oil and gas drilling pose to national parks. In “National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing: Balancing Energy Needs, Nature, and America’s National Heritage” the group writes: Chemical Disclosure - Home. Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania. More than 70 years ago, a chemical attack was launched against Washington state and Nevada.
It poisoned people, animals, everything that grew, breathed air, and drank water. The Marshall Islands were also struck. This formerly pristine Pacific atoll was branded “the most contaminated place in the world.” Fracking boom could lead to housing bust. When it comes to the real estate market in Bradford County, Pa., where 62,600 residents live above the Marcellus Shale, nothing is black and white, says Bob Benjamin, a local broker and certified appraiser.
There aren’t exactly “fifty shades of grey,” he says, but residential mortgage lending here is an especially murky situation. Big builders hoarding fracking rights beneath new homes. As environmental debate rages over fracking, people in western Pennsylvania express dread. Frackers are chewing up Pennsylvania’s forests. Frackers don’t just foul the air and the water — they trample nature and carve up ecosystems into inadequate little pieces. That’s the message coming out of the U.S. Geological Survey, which studied aerial photographs of a handful of Pennsylvania counties where gas companies are using hydraulic fracturing to tap deposits in the Marcellus Shale. The survey’s analysis revealed sweeping damage and forests fragmented by new well pads, roads, and pipelines. Money, death, and danger in North Dakota’s fracking capital. At 9 p.m. on that August night, when I arrived for my first shift as a cocktail waitress at Whispers, one of the two strip clubs in downtown Williston, I didn’t expect a 25-year-old man to get beaten to death outside the joint.
Un puits avec des fuites de gaz barricadé à Bécancour.