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Archives for February 2012

Utah Finds High Wintertime Ozone Pollution Near Oil, Gas Wells

Like Wyoming, Utah Finds High Wintertime Ozone Pollution Near Oil, Gas Wells
By Mark Jaffe, The Denver Post, February 26, 2012

High levels of winter ozone air pollution have been recorded in a Utah oil and gas field — after the phenomenon was seen in Wyoming — raising concerns that … Continue reading

Chemicals in my Water in Drilling Area

PA Woman: Chemicals in my Water in Drilling Area
By Kevin Begos, Associated Press, February 24, 2012

EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — A woman says state environmental officials refused to do follow-up tests after their lab reported her drinking water contained chemicals, but it’s unclear where the pollutants came from.… Continue reading

Hydraulic Fracturing a Danger to Water, Food, Farmland

Hydraulic Fracturing a Danger to Water, Food, Farmland: NFU Calls for a Moratorium
National Farmer’s Union, February 23, 2012

(Rimbey, Alberta, February 23, 2012) “Many farmers in my area who either have direct experience with the destructive nature of hydro-fracking technology on their water wells, or who have neighbours who … Continue reading


Citizen Group Takes Action to Force Interstate Body to Show It Is Protecting the Vital Water Resources of PA, NY State and MD from Fracking

Information Request Seeks Records From Susquehanna River Basin Commission To Demonstrate Whether It Has Been Doing Its Water Resources Protection Job

Read letter here.

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Win in Middlefield, NY!

Lawsuit against Town of Middlefield over fracking ban is dismissed.

The lawsuit filed against the Town of Middlefield by a large landowner seeking to overturn an ordinance banning hydraulic fracturing (gas drilling) has been dismissed by the State of New York, County of Otsego Supreme Court. This comes on the … Continue reading

New York Judge Rules Town Can Ban Gas Hydrofracking


In August, Dryden’s Town Board used its zoning laws to pass a drilling ban, one salvo in a battle that is playing out nationwide as energy companies move to drill in densely populated areas. A month after the ban’s passage,Anschutz Exploration Corporation, a Colorado driller … Continue reading

Toxicological Analysis of Ohio Brines

Toxicological Analysis of Ohio Brine Constituents and their Potential Impact on Human Health

The Brine referred to is from gas or oil wells and though the paper is from 1986 and of course does not deal at all with the materials that are introduced by slickwater hydraulic fracturing, it is … Continue reading

Chesapeake is looking for more foreign investors

Chesapeake Energy’s New Plan: Desperate Measures For Desperate Times

Christopher Helman Forbes Staff

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This morning Chesapeake Energy announced a new financial plan that it hopes will allow it to raise the billions in cash it needs to keep drilling while still being able … Continue reading

Charting the Government’s Moves on Fracking

From Gung-Ho to Uh-Oh: Charting the Government’s Moves on Fracking

by Lena Groeger, ProPublica, February 7, 2012

Fracking has only recently become a household word, but government involvement with the drilling technique goes back decades. President Obama has championed the potential of natural gas drilling combined with more regulationContinue reading

Call Your PA Legislators NOW

Call Your PA Legislators and Urge Them to Vote NO on HB1950 and SB1100

With action – call as many PA legislators as you can (FIND them here).

– Especially these two top Republican senators (Floor Leader, Whip) to urge them to vote NO to HB1950 & SB1100:… Continue reading