January 19, 2018

Fracking Away Our Air, Water and Land

Natural gas is not a “bridge fuel” to less hazardous energy sources, but a grave danger to communal resources and the global climate
By Ruth Hardinger and Barbara Arrindell, Creative Time Reports, January 21, 2014
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Christy Rupp, Exploit/Exhale, 2010

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Small Emission Sources Could Mean Big Pollution, But No One’s Counting

Small, poorly regulated sources can have large cumulative impacts
By Irina Zhorov, Wyoming Public Media, January 17, 2014

Some landowners with oil and gas wells on their property complain about emissions affecting their air quality and health. But though there may be a lot of wells, they’re considered small facilities, … Continue reading

Key Impacts of Dirty Drilling

Report: Fracking by the Numbers
By Environment America, October 3, 2013

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Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the

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The Mother of All Unfunded Mandates

A4 Saturday June 22, 2013 / The Leader


I agree with Sen. Tom O’Mara. In his commentary in this paper on June 17 he favors legislation which would “put an end to the unfunded state mandates that impose unfair and unreasonable fiscal burdens on counties, … Continue reading

French Fracking Ban Endorsed on US Environmental Repercussions

the cost of producing gas doesn’t take into account considerable environmental damage
By Tara Patel, Bloomberg.com, June 5, 2013


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France’s ban on hydraulic fracturing should not be eased because the oil and gas drilling technique is causing “considerable” environmental damage in the U.S., according to a Continue reading

A “Sacrifice Zone” for Fracking

Faulkner County: ExxonMobil’s “Sacrifice Zone” for Tar Sands Pipelines, Fracking
By Steve Horn, desmogblog.com, May 15, 2013

For all the gas drilling, the unemployment rate in Faulkner County last month (7.3%) is about the Arkansas state rate (7.1%) and well below the long term average (5.3%).

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Oilsands Contaminants Travel Further than Expected

Contaminants are collecting on the bottom of remote lakes up to 100 kilometres away.
By Margaret Munro, Edmonton Journal, Nov. 13, 2012

Federal scientists have uncovered evidence that contaminants wafting out Alberta’s oilsands operations are collecting on the bottom of remote lakes up to 100 kilometres away.

The chemical “legacy”

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