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Vermont bans fracking. Governor says clean water more important

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill banning natural gas fracking saying said “In the coming generation or two, drinking water will be more valuable than oil or natural gas.” Vermont is the the first state to ban fracking. Several countries, including France, Switzerland, and Bulgaria have also banned this noxious and dangerous […]

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Earthquakes in US tied to fracking, says government

Who could have ever imagined that injecting high pressure water deep underground to fracture rocks could cause earthquakes? A spate of earthquakes across the middle of the U.S. is “almost certainly” man-made, and may be caused by wastewater from oil or gas drilling injected into the ground, U.S. government scientists said in a study. Switzerland, […]

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Fracking outbids farmers for Colorado water

Companies that supply water to fracking drilling in Colorado bid higher for water in auctions than farmers did. “How do we continue to sustain agriculture when there’s just more and more demand on our water resources in this state?” said Bill Midcap, director of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. Bizarrely, fracking is considered a beneficial […]

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Fracking: a problem not just for Pennsylvania and Ohio

It’s happening in California right now and has been for years, although apparently the state’s own regulatory agency doesn’t know about it. In the past, the state’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has said that it “does not believe that fracking is widely used” in the state. More recently, the division allowed that the […]

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Pennsylvania town has no water after nearby fracking

The EPA just reneged on delivering water to rural Dimock Township so they now have no potable water. This after the drilling company was allowed to stop delivering water by state regulators. We’re on our own, folks. It’s clear that state and federal agencies charged with protecting the population are worse than useless.

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Feel the earth move under your feet?

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources placed a moratorium on further pumping of waste liquids in an area five miles around a disposal well located near Youngstown after the 10th earthquake hit the region on December 24th. In response, the owner of the well, D&L Energy Group of Youngstown, stopped injection at 5 p.m. last Friday. There […]

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Frack no!

After a Wyoming community complained to the E.P.A. a while back that their well water “reeked of chemicals” the agency analyzed the water and found hydrocarbons. So the residents have been advised not to drink the water. And today a draft report was published that I’m sure made neither the residents nor the oil and […]

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Polizeros podcast. Libya, Bank of America, fracking and earthquakes

Topics last night included: Triumphalist liberals proclaim mission accomplished in Libya even as battles still continue in Tripoli and the National Transitional Council draws up a constitution for a strict Islamist state under sharia law. And then there’s the problem of 1000x more loose weapons than under Saddam. Libya is nowhere near being stable much […]

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