500,000 active gas wells in the US X 8 million Gallons of water per fracking X 18 Times a well can be fracked = 72 trillion gallons of water and 360 billion gallons of chemicals needed to run our current gas wells. Read more…Dangers of Fracking
A temporary moratorium (until 2018) has been placed on gas drilling in Bucks and Montgomery counties due to a provision attached to a bill passed in the state Legislature.
“This really smacks of cronyism and self-preservation in order to protect a few elite areas in this state that have more power than others,” she (Delaware Riverkeeper Network Deputy Director Tracy Carluccio) said .
New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania’s natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies. Posted on: August 6, 2012 The appellate court ruled that the state cannot require local municipalities to allow gas drilling in areas that would conflict with their zoning rules, as … Continued
The appellate court ruled that the state cannot require local municipalities to allow gas drilling in areas that would conflict with their zoning rules, as several towns argued was the outcome of the Legislature passing and the governor signing Act 13 in February. Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/marcellusshale/court-throws-out-state-zoning-for-marcellus-shale-drilling-646340/#ixzz22oEP42jx
How universities, politicians unite with gas industry to hide environmental and health concerns caused by gas extraction in Pennsylvania
Watch Stephen Colbert take on Fracking Stephen Colbert exposes the dangers of hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — with Governor-turned-lobbyist Tom Ridge. Watch it and join the campaign to Stop Fracking Now
A large-scale study done in Garfield County, Colorado investigating the potential health and environmental impacts of a proposed fracking facility near a residential development is raising eyebrows around Colorado. http://durangoherald.com/article/20110513/NEWS01/705139921/0/s/Study:-Fracking-health-impacts-underestimated
Pro-drilling group offers expenses-paid trip to Department of Energy hearing in western Pa. Industry is paying for supporters to speak about their support for fracking. Transportation will likely include both a bus and a chartered plane for people who have to return to the region directly after the hearing, he said, adding that supporters want … Continued
HARRISBURG — Natural gas industry officials are asking Pennsylvania officials to provide clarity and consistency in municipal zoning ordinances that the industry is accusing of making drilling inconvenient or even impossible in certain parts of the state. The article does not indicate the makeup of the 30 member Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission is tilted heavily … Continued
While Republican State Senator Joe Scarnati’s bill to charge gas drillers a local impact fee may sound like an improvement, it strips local county and municipal governments of self-determination. SB 1100 would further limit local counties and municipalities resources and powers to control what happens in their communities when it comes to gas development. It would … Continued