January 19, 2018

Fracked-up roads: Texas, NY

The Texas Tribune reported yesterday on legislative attempts to address the damage done to Texas roads by drilling:

“The Texas Department of Transportation has estimated that maintaining infrastructure impacted by the drilling boom will cost $4 billion a year. Advocates are urging lawmakers to tap the state’s Rainy Day Fund

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NYPIRG Urges Cuomo to Reject dSGEIS Due to Conflicts of Interest

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has sent a letter to New York State Governor Cuomo urging him to reject the Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) due to a conflict of interest on the part of the consultants who worked on the socio-economic impact section. … 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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The Shale Gale is a Retirement Party

So concludes an expert analyst of the natural gas boom. Brace for bust.
By Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, March 27, 2013

Every day a government agency or industry group in North America still hails natural gas mined from deep shale rock formations as “the bridging fuel” that will power a brighter … Continue reading

Dramatic Decline Rates of 4 Gas Fields Confirmed by Industry Study

This report (click here) shows the dramatic decline rates of 4 gas fields –

Barnett, Fayetteville, Woodford and Haynesville.  Nearly 2,000 horizontal shale gas wells were included in this study, so these rates are not statistical flukes.

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Shale Game – It’s an Ugly Picture

A big chunk of the American economy is betting on the value of producible gas reserves that aren’t there.
By Peter Gorman, Fort Worth Weekly, March 13, 2013

This article, from the Fort Worth Weekly, is an excellent piece and highlights the need before the United States launches into a Continue reading

Elected Officials to Protect NY Speak Out on Fracking

This document makes a very important point, which is that any moratorium period should be devoted not only to studying health impacts, but also the economic impact issues.

Statement from Elected Officials to Protect NY on NYS Assembly Fracking Moratorium vote, FYI:

Following on news that the New York State … Continue reading