July 25, 2014

EPA wants State Dept. to rework analysis of Keystone XL pipeline

By Lenny Bernstein and Juliet Eilperin

The Washington Post published: April 22

The Environmental Protection Agency objected Monday to the State Department’s latest review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, suggesting that more work must be done before the Obama administration can determine whether to approve the 1,179-mile northern leg … Continue reading

Dimock Water Problems Continue After 4-plus Years

Results of recent cases in fracking zone not yet released.
By Tom Wilber, Shale Gas Review, March 26, 2013

More than four years after the explosion of a residential water well called attention to the problem, Pennsylvania environmental officials are still trying to solve water pollution in this small town … Continue reading

Drilling Spills Reaching Colorado Groundwater; State Mulls Test Rules

Oil and gas have contaminated groundwater in 17 percent of the 2,078 spills and slow releases that companies reported to CO regulators over the past five years.
By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, Dec. 9, 2012

Oil and gas have contaminated groundwater in 17 percent of the 2,078 spills and … Continue reading

New Fears Over Fracking Groundwater Contamination

High concentrations of salts, including those of radium and barium, are present in the flowback waters from late-end fracking operations, lending fears over potential groundwater contamination.
By Professor Chris Rhodes, oilprice.com, Jan. 1, 2013

It is found that high concentrations of salts, including those of radium and barium, are present … Continue reading

How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water Supply

Part of an Ongoing Investigation
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Dec. 11, 2012

Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation’s drinking water.

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Danger If Ohio Watershed Conservancy District Leases Reservoirs for Fracking

         Report Cites Dangers If MWCD Leases Reservoirs for Fracking: Calls for Immediate Moratorium on Fracking Wells in Watersheds with Reservoirs

CLICK HERE to download the press release as a pdf.

A report commissioned by citizens opposed to hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas has identified grave public health and environmental … Continue reading

Well Casing Failures Explained

Casing failure leading to fluid migration is explained by Dr. Ingraffea in his latest paper. This is the same subject covered in Josh Fox’s “The Sky is Pink” – Though Fox’s short film also tackles aspects of how the media influences public discourse.  The “fluids” that can migrate are … Continue reading

PA Representative Calls for Probe of DEP Water Testing Reports

State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, today called on state and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate the DEP for “alleged misconduct and fraud”
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 1, 2012

CLICK HERE:  This article ties fracking and renewable solutions to climate change and calls on political leadership to … Continue reading

EPA Fracking Investigation in Wyoming Revisited After Objections

Validity of initial water sampling results confirmed
By Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, October 11, 2012

In December of last year, Ars reported on a major EPA study in Pavillion, Wyoming that concluded hydraulic fracking operations there had contaminated the groundwater aquifer. While there wasn’t a clear link to contamination … Continue reading

Shell Fracks Egypt, Threatening Scarce Water Resources; Egyptians Demand Moratorium.

Shell is bringing fracking to Egypt, threatening the North African country’s already limited water resources.

The company is using hydraulic fracturing technology to drill three wells in Egypt’s Western Desert, in the Alam El Shawish West concession. Concerned that scarce water resources will be poisoned, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Continue reading