Fracking. Spills. U.S. Geological Survey: Fracking waste is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in earthquakes. Worst Fracking Wastewater Spill in North Dakota Leaks 3 Million Gallons Into River. Children 'Clean' Oil Spill With Kitchen Utensils in Bangladesh. Government inaction has pushed local children and families to attempt to clean up the oil spill with little more than household items and no protective gear.
Photo by: Kallol Mustafa. Jeremy Hance, MongabayWaking Times Bangladesh struggles to deal with devastating oil spill in world’s largest mangrove forest, home to dolphins and tigers. Hard Times in a Boom Town: Pennsylvanians Describe Costs of Fracking. © 2014 Laura Evangelisto Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlogWaking Times If you’re looking for the shale gas boom, northeastern Pennsylvania is the place to start.
The Marcellus is the largest and fastest growing shale gas play in the U.S. and more than half of its 50 most productive wells were drilled in Susquehanna County in the northeast. Susquehanna and neighboring Bradford County produced 41 percent of all Marcellus gasthis June. Bush Family and Its Inner Circle Play Central Role in Lawsuits Against Denton, Texas Fracking Ban. Scientists Just Discovered How To Determine If Water Contamination Comes From Fracking. By Emily Atkin Posted on Share this: "Scientists Just Discovered How To Determine If Water Contamination Comes From Fracking"
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Schlesinger, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, and approved May 30, 2014 (received for review December 17, 2013) Significance. NASA Confirms A 2,500-Square-Mile Cloud Of Methane Floating Over US Southwest. California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater. Mike G, DeSmogBlogWaking Times After California state regulators shut down 11 fracking wastewater injection wells last July over concerns that the wastewater might have contaminated aquifers used for drinking water and farm irrigation, the EPA ordered a report within 60 days.
It was revealed yesterday that the California State Water Resources Board has sent a letter to the EPA confirming that at least nine of those sites were in fact dumping wastewater contaminated with fracking fluids and other pollutants into aquifers protected by state law and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Timothy Krantz, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Redlands, says these chemicals could pose a serious risk to public health: “The fact that high concentrations are showing up in multiple water wells close to wastewater injection sites raises major concerns about the health and safety of nearby residents.”
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But just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions? MIT researchers looked at three policies achieving the same reductions in the U.S., and found that the savings on health care spending and other costs related to illness can be big—in some cases, more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation. "Carbon-reduction policies significantly improve air quality," says Noelle Selin, an assistant professor of engineering systems and atmospheric chemistry at MIT, and co-author of a study published today in Nature Climate Change.
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The temptation on the part of the declining power, Sparta, to strike out against its rival, Athens, while the power balance allowed this to be done with hope of success, proved irresistible. The Gulf Needs To Be Evacuated! “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.”George Orwell The conditions in the Gulf Coast region are so bad, that some are actually talking about a mass evacuation of the coastal regions in Louisiana.
Others think the potential devastation is so dangerous that the entire Gulf Coast region should be evacuated. Others think that all is well in the Gulf. What exactly is the truth? I have been investigating the events surrounding the Gulf Coast oil explosion for over four years. Foster Gamble: No Fracking Way! Foster Gamble with Erin Breech | ThriveMovement.com | July 26 2014 I have a fun relationship with our mail delivery person.
She said we’re the only household she’s seen in her 25 years of mail delivery who subscribe to publications from such a wide range of perspectives. At first, she had to recheck the address listed on each magazine, to be sure they were all really meant for the same person! Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast. (image by www.dreamstime.com) by Walter Brasch Persons in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate.
Wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cove-Point-RPS-Factsheet.pdf. BP and The Remnants of Its Oil Disaster in the Gulf - Waking Times. Scientists: Fracking Polluted Texas Family’s Drinking Water. June 6, 2014 Last night a Texas TV station broke the news that new independent analysis refutes the oft-repeated claim by the oil and gas industry that “there’s never been a confirmed case of fracking polluting drinking water”. Using data from Texas regulators, WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas reported that two independent scientists confirmed fracking in Parker County, Texas by the oil and gas company Range Resources polluted resident Steve Lipsky’s drinking water with dangerous levels of methane from the Barnett Shale. This is familiar news to people living with fracking across the country. Beyond confirming that fracking does pollute drinking water, the independent reviewers also demonstrate that Texas regulators are more interested in protecting the oil and gas industry than the public.
“Texas regulators should be ashamed of themselves,” said Sharon Wilson, Earthworks Texas organizer. How Fracking Is Exposing People to Radioactive Waste, Far Away from Drilling Sites. Photo Credit: Elnur/Shutterstock.com May 2, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Impacts of Shale Gas Wastewater Disposal on Water Quality in Western Pennsylvania - Environmental Science & Technology. Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (20), pp 11849–11857 DOI: 10.1021/es402165b Publication Date (Web): October 2, 2013 Copyright © 2013 American Chemical Society. Page 2 of Article: The Fracking Prostitutes of American Colleges. (image by Lackawanna College) (part 1 of 2) by Walter Brasch.
Enbridge Resisting Final Clean-Up of Its Michigan Oil Spill. Kalamazoo River oil spill. Keystone Pipeline. Shipping Crude Oil by Rail: New Front in the Tar Sands Wars by Jacques Leslie. 05 Dec 2013: Analysis by jacques leslie On New Year's Eve 2009, a train with 104 tank cars of light crude oil traveled 1,123 miles from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to a terminal in Stroud, Oklahoma, and opened a new front in the war over development of Canada's tar sands. It didn't seem that way at the time. EOG Resources, the company that owned the oil, simply needed a way to get its crude out of North Dakota, Andrew Burton/Getty Images Tanker cars at a depot in North Dakota, where railroads now move 600,000 barrels of oil a day from the Bakken fields.