Oh guess what? Contaminating and disrupting our water The state's case-based tally suggests the rate of drilling-related contamination incidents increased with the start of the Marcellus boom: Drilling damaged water supplies at a rate of more … [Read more...]
Short Documentary: Methane in water causes well house to explode
We've heard this story hundreds of times. Here are the Cliff Notes: Happy life, good water. Drilling and fracking comes. Water changes. Regulators side with industry. Explosion. Hospital, scarring, long recovery ? … [Read more...]
Attention Texas Railroad Commission: Size matters!
It's a proven fact that everything is bigger in Texas. Texas-sized is an expression that can be used in two ways: to describe something that is approximately the size of the U.S. state of Texas, or to describe something (usually but not always … [Read more...]
FracFocus is fracked
Surprise, surprise! FracFocus is hocus pocus! As reported by Mike Soraghan, April 23, 2013, "FracFocus has 'serious flaws,' Harvard study says." The report, titled "Legal Fractures in Chemical Disclosure Laws," echoes the complaints of … [Read more...]
New fracking well construction rules for Texas
It's about time! The Texas Railroad Commission RRC has updated their well construction rules (to be adopted early next year) for the first time in decades. The last time the rules were updated was back in the 70s which is way before 2002 when … [Read more...]
Keeping dirty fracking secrets
During the last legislative session in Texas, when the fracking disclosure bill was submitted, I warned that this weak disclosure bill would confuse the public into believing they were protected when they weren't. I was right. The media failed … [Read more...]
Drillers still using diesel for fracking.
They are still fracking with diesel. They only report 43% of the chemicals used in fracking. 27,000 wells used at least 65.9 billion gallons of water – more water than goes over Niagara Falls in a day New Website Makes Information on Fracking … [Read more...]
Fracking victories at the voting booth
Ballot Question 300: Longmont fracking ban storms to victory By Scott Rochat Longmont Times-Call Posted: 11/06/2012 The charter amendment bans hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a process used by oil and gas drillers to crack rock deep below the … [Read more...]
New reports from Europe show fracking is not safe.
There are several new reports from Europe that make fracking look like a monumentally bad idea. Amy Mall has condensed them all down to some concise bullet points. … [Read more...]
Proud I participated in this article that is devastating to fracking
"America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation. ... "The natural gas industry has spent $747 million lobbying state and federal officials over the past decade, allowing it to continue drilling … [Read more...]
Updated: Is this Schlumberger’s new fracking propant?
Update: If you thought I was kidding and that this post was all in fun, you were wrong. I have the best and smartest readers on the whole Internet who often send interesting items for me to post on my blog. Then I just post the funny part. I'm like … [Read more...]
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