Please make sure the Denton task force and the Denton City Council watch this video. Last Monday the task force voted 3 to 2 against common sense proposals like exploring the feasibility of well bore integrity requirements and the got an amazing amount of the science wrong on several other issues.
Notice in the beginning of the video Michael McKenna says,
“…just since we’ve been doing it, in the last 5 years–right–the new style hydraulic fracturing…”
Oops! He forgot to say they’ve been doing it for 60 years.
There is a lot of great stuff in this video. They starting talking about the casing about 25 minutes in. 50% of all casing fails.
About Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
- Web |
- More Posts(5117)
jumping jehosaphat batman – I was thinking like 1% and I thought that was to high, reasoning with 15,000 wells in the count maybe 150 could still contaminate the water table but 7,500 is frightening.
Flowback page 8
the Railroad Commission investigated and found that more than 100 wells in the county “didn’t have enough surface casing to protect groundwater and that records about the surface casing had been falsified.”
News report Report
There have been 47 violations issued on 33 Marcellus wells in the
first five months of 2011 for casing and cementing problems, according
to DEP records.
In 2010, there were 90 violations issued on 64 faulty wells.
But, that’s not all. Think about the well bore construction. Do you think that cement makes an impermeable bond with the material down hole? I don’t think so. There will be tiny gaps and pathways.
The well bore has thousands of feet that have no cementing at all. They only cement to 200′ below the potable water. The rest is wide open until the get to the bend were they turn horizontal.
Michael McKenna is a dirt bag!
McKenna is the President of and a lobbyist at MWR Strategies, whose clients are fossil fuel companies, including Koch Industries.
A leading GOP strategist who advises congressional leadership on energy issues was dismissive of the former officeholders’ efforts.
Josh made him look bad.
Did you notice that was the Ruggiero place in the video?
I noticed his personal attack on Josh ” Your just trying to sell a movie”.
So typical, I don’t see why a paid liar for Big O & G has anyplace on a discussion about fracking. A scientist yes, but a lobbyist -give me a break.
Ed Ireland on a task force to recommend drilling ordinances…
Lets face the fact that our regulator agencies that are suppose to keep us safe are in bed with industry putting our health at risk :
Right on David! And’ that’s just that exective branch (2nd branch) (so-called regulators) of our gubment that is worthless. Everybody knows that the 1st branch(legislative branch consisting of politicians) is bought off, crooked and worthless. Further that 3rd branch (so-called Justice) branch is also WORTHLESS for helping the peasants. That’s the story! Don’t expect any help from our gubment at any level.
You have Michael McKenna (a mouth piece), Josh Fox (movie producer) & an academic who admits no actual knowledge of the subject, brought together by Aljazeera (sworn enemy of the USA) I’m sure the interview is just good journalism interviewing “experts” in their field but, not the subject discussed, with no hidden agenda. Really?
Why do we continue interviewing and discussing this with people that have no real idea of the process or what has or could happen. The only experts in the process are in the business, just like any other business. The only experts on the effects of the business processes would be the State regulators responsible for keeping us all safe. Why can’t reasonable people sit down to have a reasonable discussion to try to come up with a plan to move forward. It’s not like we have an alternative to fossil fuels.
Wow Nick. You occasionally contribute som worthwhile information here but this shows stunning ignorance. When did Aljarzeersa English, an American branch of a news organization, become our sworn enemy? You have them confused with that terror group that now has no leader thanks to Obama.
Also, the esteemed professor was invited to testify at the Republican hearing on Pavilion. He said we do not have enough information he did not say he didn’t know anything about it.
Now let’s consider why we lack the information:
Industry sham science
Industry required non disclosure agreements
Industry paying scientists to discredit real science
Industry intimation of real science
The state regulators??? Really? Have you read the Sunset Commission Report.
I can go on and I can provide concrete examples.
How reasonable is it to poison water, air and soil and think you can continue to get away with it?
And another thing: I know no one who started out being against fracking and unconventional shale gas and oil. Now I know thousands. Wonder what happened.
Like I told Blake Jackson at the PSYOPS conference:
I see, after rereading why you think I was confused. I apologize for not being clear. What I was TRYING to say was that the Arab world isn’t excited about us being able to produce energy domestically. If we do, they lose. I don’t know why I didn’t just say that?
Your comments on industry, with the exception of the attorney demanded non-disclosure agreements they ALWAYS force on ALL settlements, not just the oil & gas industry, is just not true. There are numerous organizations reporting on the internet and in publications world over about actual results observed, studies being conducted and the continued development of best practices to improve the drilling & completion process. Drilling close to residences is not something my company will do and if we find we ever have an interest in a populated area, we would sell our interest.
Ignorance is not only no excuse but, isn’t the best slam to further discussion on ANY topic. It works well in upsetting others many times but, tends to reflect back on the user every time.
On State oversight..We no longer operate in Texas but, when we did, MANY years ago, I noticed they were very computerized on their standard requirements like form filing, reporting requirements, etc. I don’t recall much about real oversight though but, we weren’t drilling wells either. I have been surprised to read yours & others comments on your states lack of control of the industry. We are currently operating in Oklahoma, Montana & Wyoming & these states seem to have it going on. They understand the business, the pitfalls & how accidents can happen. They have regulations in place with professional staff to inspect and enforce as needed, at every step of the process. All states are understaffed but, these three, at least, seem to make it work with limited budgets.