April 18, 2014

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

New Josh Fox Video: The Sky Is Pink

New Josh Fox Video: Gas Industry Documents Show Wells Leak and Gas Can Migrate

Another industry document on gas migration

The following introduction to “The Sky is Pink” was made at a celebration of short films at the Black Bear Film Festival in October, 2012, in  Milford, PA:

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Chesapeake to Pay $1.6 Million for Contaminating Water Wells in Bradford County

The case may be the first Mar­cel­lus con­t­a­m­i­na­tion law­suit to get resolved with­out a nondis­clo­sure agree­ment
By Susan Phillips, StateImpact Pennsylvania, June 21, 2012

Chesa­peake Energy has agreed  to pay $1.6 mil­lion in dam­ages to three fam­i­lies in Wyalus­ing, Brad­ford County. The case may be the first Mar­cel­lus con­t­a­m­i­na­tion law­suit … Continue reading