January 19, 2018

An Unstoppable Oil Leak is Flowing in Alberta

This is a new kind of oil spill and there is no ‘off button’
By Chris Tackett, treehugger.com, July 24, 2013

As if ruptured pipelines, train explosions and drilling rig fires weren’t enough ways for oil to damage the environment, oil companies are now creating new types of disasters.… Continue reading

Leaking Test Well in Upstate NY

Efforts to test Marcellus in upstate NY produces leaky well Carrizo crews on site to fix casing problem in Owego
By Tom Wilber, Shale Gas Review, May 15, 2013

A Houston company’s pioneering venture into the Marcellus Shale in upstate New York has produced a leaky gas well that the … Continue reading

Colorado ‘promotes’ natural-gas catastrophe that now threatens Colorado River

Joel Dyer of the Boulder Weekly reports how a slowly unfolding benzene-contamination disaster for a local creek and, ultimately, the Colorado River, was created by the conflict of interest in the state regulatory agency’s role as both purported regulator and promoter. “This is, of course, just the latest example of … Continue reading

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

You Have to See It to Believe It: What It’s Like to Have Fracking in Your Backyard

You Have to See It to Believe It: What It’s Like to Have Fracking in Your Backyard
Residents in industry-friendly West Virginia share their experiences, photos and videos. April 15, 2013

From Alternet, by Tara Lohan

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This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.

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Death on the Gas Field

Safety and the high risks of the rush to drill
By Gayathri Vaidyanathan, EnergyWire, Feb. 21, 2013
The ground was like a sponge and the men’s legs sank, in places up to their calves. A rumble of diesel engines filled the air. Then, there was a cry: “Back! Go back!”Charles … 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

Former Gas Industry Worker Blows the Whistle

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Williamsport native and formal gas worker David Bean describes what life on the job used to be like: spills, dead fish, accidents and foul chemicals. Interview and videography by Morgan Myers.

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Oil Sheen Mysteriously Appears Off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
CNN, October 4, 2012

Quote from Paul Rubin, Hydrogeologist, HydroQuest, regarding the following article:

And, so it begins (or continues) … the mysterious appearance of … Continue reading

In PA, 3,355 Marcellus Violations between 2008 and 2011

On Verge of Historic Marcellus Shale Vote, PennEnvironment Study Finds 3,355 Marcellus Violations between 2008 and 2011

As the Pennsylvania state House takes up contentious Marcellus Shale legislation today, the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center released a new study uncovering environmental violations by gas drillers in Pennsylvania over the last

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