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Posts tagged shale

Apr 10 '14
Case Studies Show How Shale Boom Hurt Health and Infrastructure of Four Communities
http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/10/shale-boom-four-communities/

Case Studies Show How Shale Boom Hurt Health and Infrastructure of Four Communities

http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/10/shale-boom-four-communities/
Mar 11 '14
Radioactive Waste From Bakken Oil Fields Raises Concerns About Local Water Contamination
Known as Oaks Disposal Services landfill, the dump site is the creation of Ross Oakland and his wife, Tara. The duo are Montana-based farmers who have been growing wheat, peas and lentils on their farm in Lindsay since 1992.
Some of Oakland’s neighbors say they are concerned about the toxic materials being brought into their town from North Dakota. They claim that Oakland’s landfill is ruining the local land, air and water, and it’s only a matter of time before disaster strikes, which could result in a polluted water supply or health effects similar to those reported after prolonged exposure to radioactive and toxic waste materials …
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/11/radioactive-bakken-oil-waste-concerns-water-contamination/

Radioactive Waste From Bakken Oil Fields Raises Concerns About Local Water Contamination

Known as Oaks Disposal Services landfill, the dump site is the creation of Ross Oakland and his wife, Tara. The duo are Montana-based farmers who have been growing wheat, peas and lentils on their farm in Lindsay since 1992.

Some of Oakland’s neighbors say they are concerned about the toxic materials being brought into their town from North Dakota. They claim that Oakland’s landfill is ruining the local land, air and water, and it’s only a matter of time before disaster strikes, which could result in a polluted water supply or health effects similar to those reported after prolonged exposure to radioactive and toxic waste materials …

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/11/radioactive-bakken-oil-waste-concerns-water-contamination/

Jun 21 '13
During Record Drought, Frackers Outcompete Farmers for Water Supplies "There is a new player for water, which is oil and gas. And certainly they are in a position to pay a whole lot more than we are."http://ecowatch.com/2013/record-drought-frackers-outcompete-farmers-water/

During Record Drought, Frackers Outcompete Farmers for Water Supplies

"There is a new player for water, which is oil and gas. And certainly they are in a position to pay a whole lot more than we are."

http://ecowatch.com/2013/record-drought-frackers-outcompete-farmers-water/

Jun 20 '13
Watch Shale Truth Interview of Energy Expert on Fracking Industry’s Misleading Claims To offer different perspectives on shale gas extraction, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network is presenting the Shale Truth Interview series featuring experts talking about the impact of fracking on our environment and communities.http://ecowatch.com/2013/shale-truth-interview-energy-expert-fracking-industry-misleading-claims/

Watch Shale Truth Interview of Energy Expert on Fracking Industry’s Misleading Claims

To offer different perspectives on shale gas extraction, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network is presenting the Shale Truth Interview series featuring experts talking about the impact of fracking on our environment and communities.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/shale-truth-interview-energy-expert-fracking-industry-misleading-claims/

May 10 '13
Fugitive Methane Emissions: The Climate Implications of U.S. Shale Gas ExportsIn addition to habitat disruption and impacts on local air and water quality, one of the most significant implications of natural gas production is fugitive methane emissions …
… methane is a potent greenhouse gas—at least 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide. In fact, this fugitive methane amounts to more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the direct and indirect emissions from U.S. iron and steel, cement and aluminum manufacturing combined.
Domestically, LNG exports would likely raise natural gas prices, resulting in the greater use of coal for U.S. electric power generation.
In order to send natural gas overseas, you must liquefy it, transport it and then re-gasify it. This is an extremely energy- and emissions-intensive process.
http://ecowatch.com/2013/fugitive-methane-emissions-climate-implications-oshale-gas-exports/

Fugitive Methane Emissions: The Climate Implications of U.S. Shale Gas Exports

In addition to habitat disruption and impacts on local air and water quality, one of the most significant implications of natural gas production is fugitive methane emissions …

… methane is a potent greenhouse gas—at least 25 times stronger than carbon dioxide. In fact, this fugitive methane amounts to more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the direct and indirect emissions from U.S. iron and steel, cement and aluminum manufacturing combined.

Domestically, LNG exports would likely raise natural gas prices, resulting in the greater use of coal for U.S. electric power generation.

In order to send natural gas overseas, you must liquefy it, transport it and then re-gasify it. This is an extremely energy- and emissions-intensive process.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/fugitive-methane-emissions-climate-implications-oshale-gas-exports/

May 21 '12
Last week, NPR took a deeper look at the natural gas boom in the U.S. The special series, “The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers,” questions what the gas boom is doing to the air and water in communities where fracking has become a household name…
To Read More, CLICK HERE

Last week, NPR took a deeper look at the natural gas boom in the U.S. The special series, “The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers,” questions what the gas boom is doing to the air and water in communities where fracking has become a household name…

To Read More, CLICK HERE

Apr 19 '12
Uncovering the False Promises and Hidden Costs of Fracking
The oil and gas industry argues that potential economic benefits of fracking justify the risks and costs to public health and the environment. But the industry has grossly overestimated the number of jobs that fracking would create, and has either ignored or dismissed the public costs of the practice. This has created an illusion of economic benefits that is tainting the public debate.To learn more, CLICK HERE. 

Uncovering the False Promises and Hidden Costs of Fracking

The oil and gas industry argues that potential economic benefits of fracking justify the risks and costs to public health and the environment. But the industry has grossly overestimated the number of jobs that fracking would create, and has either ignored or dismissed the public costs of the practice. This has created an illusion of economic benefits that is tainting the public debate.

To learn more, CLICK HERE

Feb 20 '12
"Ohio is the latest state hit by fracking mania. The process, which  requires pushing millions of gallons of water, sand and industrial  chemicals into shale wells to fracture rock and push out oil and gas,  took off after the discovery of massive natural gas deposits in the  Utica shale underlying eastern Ohio last July.
Governor John Kasich sent the message that Ohio was open for  business, writing to energy company CEOs around the country, inviting  them to partner with the state to make fracking, or hydraulic  fracturing, a major component of his economic plan. Until last year,  there were just a few wells operating in Ohio. There are now 40, and the  governor’s spokesperson said next year there could be five times as  many.”
- As Fracking Boom Hits Ohio, Deceptive Industry Practices Squeeze Landowners, by Erika Eichelberger
To read the rest of Eichelberger’s, click here. 

"Ohio is the latest state hit by fracking mania. The process, which requires pushing millions of gallons of water, sand and industrial chemicals into shale wells to fracture rock and push out oil and gas, took off after the discovery of massive natural gas deposits in the Utica shale underlying eastern Ohio last July.

Governor John Kasich sent the message that Ohio was open for business, writing to energy company CEOs around the country, inviting them to partner with the state to make fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, a major component of his economic plan. Until last year, there were just a few wells operating in Ohio. There are now 40, and the governor’s spokesperson said next year there could be five times as many.”

- As Fracking Boom Hits Ohio, Deceptive Industry Practices Squeeze Landowners, by Erika Eichelberger

To read the rest of Eichelberger’s, click here