January 19, 2018

Water Problems From Drilling Are More Frequent Than PA Officials Said

Water Problems From Drilling Are More Frequent Than PA Officials Said
by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, July 31, 2009, 11:29 a.m.

When methane began bubbling out of kitchen taps near a gas drilling site in Pennsylvania last winter, a state regulator described the problem as “an anomaly.” But at the time … Continue reading

“Clean” Energy and Poisoned Water

“Clean” Energy and Poisoned Water
by: Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com, Monday 25 May 2009

In the musical “Urinetown,” a severe drought leaves the dwindling supplies of clean water in the hands of a corporation called Urine Good Company. Urine Good Company makes a fortune selling the precious commodity and running public … Continue reading

US Energy Future Hits Snag in Rural PA

US energy future hits snag in rural Pennsylvania
By Jon Hurdle, Reuters, Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:03am EDT

(Reuters) – When her children started missing school because of persistent diarrhea and vomiting, Pat Farnelli began to wonder if she and her family were suffering from more than just a classroom … Continue reading

Gas Driller Found in Violation for ‘Polluting’ Ground Water

Gas driller found in violation for ‘polluting’ ground water
By Steve McConnell, Wayne Independent, Mar 10, 2009

REGION — A natural gas drilling company has polluted drinking water in a Susquehanna County community.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which regulates the burgeoning natural gas industry, recently issued a … Continue reading

Clean Natural Gas? Not in My Backyard

Clean Natural Gas? Not in My Backyard
by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Feb. 27, 2009, 12:52 p.m.

Got bubbles? Alarms have been ringing for months about the risk that natural gas drilling poses to drinking water supplies, but recent reports of water contamination just a few hours away have prompted representatives … Continue reading

Dimock’s Dilemma

Methane found in water wells
By SANDY LONG, The River Reporter

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA — It wasn’t exactly a happy new year for Norma Fiorentino, a resident of Dimock whose well exploded on January 1, shattering the cement casing atop the structure and leaving the retiree without water.

Fiorentino has … Continue reading

Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies?

Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica, Nov. 13, 2008, 1 p.m

In July, a hydrologist dropped a plastic sampling pipe 300 feet down a water well in rural Sublette County, Wyo., and pulled up a load of brown oily water with a foul smell. Tests showed it contained benzene, a chemical believed to … Continue reading

Methane Increasing in Water Wells Near Silt, Rifle, Consultant Says

Methane increasing in water wells near Silt, Rifle, consultant says
Phillip Yates, The Aspen Times, Tuesday, November 11, 2008

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — An analysis of about 700 water samples from 100 water wells and other water sources south of Silt and Rifle shows an increasing presence of methane, according to … Continue reading

Small Town, Big Changes

Want more domestic energy? Take a look at how big oil and gas companies are transforming lives in a small cow-town.
By Steve Hargreaves, CNNMoney.com staff writer, October 20, 2008: 5:21 AM ET

PINEDALE, Wyo. (CNNMoney.com)  — The United States is in the midst of one of the biggest domestic … Continue reading

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