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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:01 pm 

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Sorry folks but I feel this must be posted here as well as on the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline threads:

"We humans have always behaved as if new sources of energy will come along to replace the ones we use up, so we don’t have to think about conservation or efficiency or alternatives, but we are at the end of that process, we can’t think that way anymore, because there aren't new abundant pools of energy that are affordable."



Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/bl ... z1psQ7zWNF


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:36 am 

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Another double post http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... CNtW8ydCZY


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:22 pm 

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Hau Mollydee,

It was hard to pick out just one fact this guy threw out as the most important. For me it was the eight mile reach of slant drilling.

I have seen this guy before in another video. I sent it out in an e-mail titled 'The Pig In The Pipe.' At 3:33 of this video he explains what that means, which is why, I believe, there is a picture of a pig on his book and pig is in the title:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2q1PTJsv7g


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:55 pm 

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When it rains, it pours:

http://motherjones.com/environment/2012 ... nna-county

http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012 ... a-fracking


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:49 pm 

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https://www.waterdefense.org/content/na ... exxposed-3

https://www.waterdefense.org/content/videos

https://www.waterdefense.org/


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:44 pm 

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Dear Friends—

It’s extremely exciting that Bill McKibben and 350.org are jumping into the Fracking fray. Read on, hope to see you in Ohio.

-Josh



The fracking industry has been causing earthquakes in Ohio. So it’s time we caused one of our own.


No, not a 4.0-on-the-Richter-scale temblor like the one that shook Youngstown on New Year’s Eve. Instead, we need to aim for an 8.0 on the political scale--we need to shake Columbus with the biggest anti-fracking gathering yet seen in the U.S.



Save these dates: June 14-17, in Columbus. The 14-16th will be dedicated to training and movement building, and on the 17th we'll be taking over the Ohio statehouse for a people's assembly that will 'pass' legislation that Ohioans need to stop this destructive practice. You can sign up here, but we need you to do more--please spread the word to friends and colleagues. And get ready for the caravan that will cross the state in mid-May to raise awareness - we'll have much more on that front soon.



Fracking is a great mistake for many local reasons. By now we’ve seen its effects on local water supplies: the dead creeks in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the wells poisoned to the point where residents can’t drink from their faucets. We’ve watched fracking cause the worst air pollution in the U.S., even in Wyoming counties so remote and unpopulated that they lack stoplights. We’ve seen enough to know that communities are as easy to fracture as rocks--that neighbors have been turned against neighbors, and towns blighted as they turn into industrial zones crisscrossed by endless tanker trucks.

Gov. Kasich wants to bring all this to Ohio--and why not, since the industry donated $213,000 to his last campaign? His legislation would put only the slightest and most token reins on the industry. Foreign countries (France, say) have banned fracking, and several states including New Jersey and Vermont are poised to prevent the practice; in New York there’s been a de facto four-year moratorium.



Ohio is just the latest of many states poised to become a sacrifice zone. But as the nation’s attention turns to Ohio for the election this fall, it is a fitting place to make a stand and say that this process must stop once and for all. Of course we won’t stop here either: other governors, from New York, to Colorado, to even California should be on notice that a powerful movement against fracking is brewing in their backyards.

Ohio is also the dumping ground for fracking wastewater from many other states, and untold thousands of barrels of toxic and radioactive poison is injected underground into dozens wells in Ohio every day. This pollution is an inevitable result of any form of fracking, and if we stop the gas industry from treating Ohio as its personal dump, we may very well succeed in slowing down fracking operations across the northeast region and beyond.



It’s hard to overstate what’s at stake here. We used to think that natural gas might be a help in the fight against climate change--but new studies have demonstrated that so much heat-trapping methane leaks from fracking fields that it may be just as dirty as coal.

Ohio used to be one of the country’s leaders in renewable power--the solar and wind industries were sparking a manufacturing renaissance. But the 18-story gas-drilling rigs along the Ohio River are starting to make life hard for renewable energy: because they don’t have to pay for the environmental damage their drilling does, they can undercut everyone else’s price. “It’s kind of taken the wind out of wind,” one businessman explained.



We can’t let that happen--we can’t let Ohio turn into a pincushion, pricked with drill rigs and shaken by earthquakes. If we stay silent, special interests will win; if we speak out together we have a chance.



Not a guarantee--the fossil fuel industry is awfully rich. But we’re going to give it a try.

Please join us June 14-17 in Columbus!

Click here to sign up to join the action.

Signed,

Bill McKibben - 350.org

Josh Fox - Director - Gasland

Katie McChesney - Ohio Student Environmental Coalition

Teresa Mills - Center for Health, Environment and Justice

Vanessa Pesec - President, for Network for Oil and Gas Accountability and Protection

Ellie Rauh - Fracking Coordinator Buckeye Forest Council

Molly Shea

Ohio Alliance for People and Environment

Ohio Fracktion

Athens County Fracking Action Group


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:27 pm 

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http://www.npr.org/2012/04/11/150440356 ... tudy-finds


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:34 pm 

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http://www.climatedots.org/thingshappen/

An amazing bit of footage.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:28 pm 

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http://www.propublica.org/article/the-e ... king-rules


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:24 am 

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I received an e-mail from GasLand with a link to Rolling Stone Magazine's article and Josh Fox's new 18 minute video The Sky Is Pink.If you are unfamiliar with this issue it will drop your jaw. If you are familiar with this issue it may not drop your jaw but will widen it a bit:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/bl ... k-20120620


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:01 pm 
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That is why our Earth is dying.All from greedy people.Jennifer


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:19 pm 

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Bill Clinton talks about fracking in his latest book "Back to Work". He praises it like it's the best thing since sliced bread. Someone should tell him about what it will do to pollute the water and cause earthquakes.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:17 pm 

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ablg234 wrote:
Bill Clinton talks about fracking in his latest book "Back to Work". He praises it like it's the best thing since sliced bread. Someone should tell him about what it will do to pollute the water and cause earthquakes.


Bill Clinton is aware of fracking ecological problems just as his wife is aware of the ecological regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline. They just don't care. Any of this going on where they live??? Where they vacation?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:04 pm 

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Craig wrote:
That is why our Earth is dying.All from greedy people.Jennifer


It's not just Mother Earth that is dying:

http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/18768


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:12 pm 

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Sorry for the double post:

summerofsolidarity.tumblr.com


Friends -

The next critical phase of our fight against Keystone XL is here. Here's what will be a long - but I hope useful - update that I'd like to share with you, the folks who led this campaign as part of the Tar Sands Action, about where we're at.

Your work stopped TransCanada in its tracks - and forced them to take drastic measures to try to get the pipeline built. They broke the pipeline in two - getting fast-track approval for the southern leg through Oklahoma and Texas, and forcing a re-review of the northern half.

The fight you started last summer is continuing, and on more fronts than ever.

There is a budding resistance movement developing along the Southern pipeline route that is stepping up to use direct action to stop the pipeline.

The Tar Sands Blockade is leading the way -- when TransCanada begins construction they'll be met by a coalition of landowners, Tea Party types and environmentalists engaging in non-violent resistance to stop the pipeline. It's critical that we support these efforts, both for their own sake, and to show our leaders that they can expect serious backlash whenever they build dirty tar spewing pipelines from now on. Click here to join the Tar Sands Blockade: tarsandsblockade.org/join-us/

As construction begins on the Southern leg of the pipeline, the State Department is re-starting its environmental review of the northern leg of the pipeline, putting us on track for an early 2013 decision on whether to move forward with the critical northern link to the tar sands.

We need to show, once again, the connection between Keystone XL, the tar sands, and climate change. Extreme weather is the most important story of 2012 so far, and connecting this pipeline to the incredible devastation caused by runaway climate change gives us an incredibly powerful tool to keep this thing bottled up.

Last year, thanks to your pressure, President Obama said that he would consider the climate impacts of the tar sands when considering approval of Keystone. Right now, The US State Department is deciding how they will review the pipeline, and it's not clear that they will examine climate change. Yesterday, 10 of the nation's top climate scientists sent a letter to State insisting that climate impacts be included in the review of Keystone XL. Can you join them and make sure that the State Department knows that climate change is not in our national interest, and must be considered as part of the Keystone XL review?

Click here to send a message to the State Department: act.350.org/letter/keystone-state-climate/

Also, we need to make this a fight about the toxicity of the tar sands themselves. The federal government just released their report about the largest tar sands spill to date, which took place in Michigan in 2010, and it showed that the industry is failing to protect people, land and water along the pipeline routes. The tar sands are an inherently corrosive, toxic product, and should not be allowed in anyone's back yard.

We're continuing the broader fight against tar sands oil by coordinating with folks across New England who are working to stop a proposal to move tar sands oil through an aging natural gas pipeline, for export to the Atlantic. It's the same kind of pipeline, and pipeline company, that spilled millions of gallons of tar sands oil in Michigan two years ago, which is why we're supporting a day of solidarity actions on July 25th, the anniversary of the spill, called We Are the Kalamazoo. Several dozen events are planned along pipeline routes across the country -- click here to join one near you: tarsandsfreene.org/find-events

The fossil fuel industry's role in wrecking the planet and our democracy could become a defining issue this fall. People are waking up to the impacts of climate change. And they're getting mad about the fact that we're paying for the damage by subsidizing the very industry that is responsible for the wild weather. If we can keep organizing around climate change and extreme weather to show that there is enormous political opportunity in standing up to stop the tar sands, we'll be much closer to stopping Keystone.

There are already dozens of visits to campaign events planned to put members of Congress on the stop for their stances on fossil fuel subsidies (it would be great if you could join - click here to sign up act.350.org/signup/heat-subsidies/).

Also the spark you helped set last fall has ignited a string of exciting civil disobedience actions this summer. There is a whole summer of bold action planned - a Summer of Solidarity - spanning from West Virginia to Montana to New York, where folks are standing up to stop dangerous fossil fuel projects. Click here to find out more about what is planned this summer: summerofsolidarity.tumblr.com

So, that's the big picture. The last year or so has been a wild ride for this movement, and your work to stop Keystone has been one of the highlights, showing what we can do with focus, some courage and a lot of people. I am eager to see what we will do together next.

-Duncan


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:25 pm 

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Bill McKibben of 350.org has a new article out in Rolling Stone Mag. that he says is the most important thing he has written since 1989:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/ne ... h-20120719


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 Post subject: Re: Fracking
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:32 pm 
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http://www.frackcheckwv.net/2011/04/17i ... -regulated -pollutants/ This next one has a list,looks like a cheap way of getting rid of toxic waste to me! It is so wrong that it is in the water supply.I guess they will do whatever they can to get away with.They own many legislatures! http://democrats.energycommerce.house.g ... .18.11.pdf Jennifer


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:13 pm 

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This is rather shocking:

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvani ... t-geysers/


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:25 am 

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"Most of the residents at the meeting, many of them organic farmers, were openly defiant. The gas companies didn’t seem to care. They gave us the feeling that whether we liked it or not, they were going to fracture our little town."

"Natural gas has been sold as clean energy. But when the gas comes from fracturing bedrock with about five million gallons of toxic water per well, the word “clean” takes on a disturbingly Orwellian tone. Don’t be fooled. Fracking for shale gas is in truth dirty energy."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/opini ... h_20120828


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:00 pm 

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"According to Ms. Johnson, one of the most troubling aspects of the controversy over natural gas drilling is how it has torn at the social fabric of small communities. It is not just a question of toxicity in the land, she said, but of poisoned personal relationships. “The presence of drilling corrupts everyone on both sides,” Ms. Johnson said. “It has drawn battle lines in communities. Families are pitted against families, neighbor against neighbor, mother against son.” But allies have been created of people who might otherwise have had little in common.


"The thing about hydraulic fracturing, said members of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, is that even after you make sense of its complex science and divisive politics, it still isn’t easy to photograph. First, there is the invisibility of the stuff itself. “We’re talking about things like air and water,” Mr. Cohen said. “These are the two central issues in this story, and they’re very ethereal and hard to grasp.”"


http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/1 ... -fracking/


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